05-14-2010, 02:43 AM
Will games from the Id pack get on Steam Mac some day? Most if not all of the games (Dosbox too) are Mac supported.
05-14-2010, 06:46 AM
Most likely, but the Doom 3 engine games need to be worked out with Aspyr too as the Mac version was published by them. Also, Resurrection of Evil was never ported to the Mac.
05-14-2010, 06:50 AM
LOL lets worry about the games Steam currently has in its list cause personally if they dont get them working again im not buying another thing off steam.
05-14-2010, 08:14 AM
If you are a NEW osX Valve user, and you're wondering if the games work under osX:
Most, yes. I've purchased them, a LONG time ago...
I run them under osX. I only use my Windows gaming box for games I can't run on osX. Now, I had to do some fiddling with configurations, and even build some things like IOQuake3 from source, but they work. And work well.
Again - Quake, Quake2, Quake3 all work. The expansions work. Doom, Doom2, Hexen; those all work. Commander Keen as well. Wolf3d, the dos game, works.
Is it a one-click, download, and run? No - you'll have to do some fiddling. But the CONTENT is the licensed content you need to run the opensourced versions of the games - ID has been very good about this, releasing the source code; and it's been ported to osX. Such as IOQuake3. Valve undoubtably won't offer you a one-click-run version of IOQuake3, but if you read the documentation for it, you'll get it to run.
They may have a way of getting a licensed, supported osX client that works as well - or maybe something will happen with the port and they'll distribute it, but I would say that would be a 'low low low priority' for them (: On the other hand, it's not THAT hard to do so maybe we'll be pleasantly surprized.
The dos games - they run in DOSBox. There's an osX version of DOSBox. There are, in fact, nice 'wrapper' programs like 'boxer' which can make those pretty much 'drag-and-drop' of the downloaded folder into the Boxer window, and you're off and running. Valve may just, at some point, just go ahead and give us the osX version of DOSBox and the same _DOS_ configuration for the Windows version will work. But again I imagine that is very, very low priority for them. They MIGHT consider it if we ask nicely. And they see that some gamers on osX would buy it from them. It isn't THAT big a stretch. But they're more likely to sell more copies of L4D2 than, say, Quake 1 (: You never know though.
Now - I don't know about Doom3, I don't care, I hate that game - save the Turkey arcade game. That was the only part I liked, so I never installed it or tried.
But I can say that the ID games, which I purchased from Steam, have been happily running on my osX box.
(I can also say the Xcom games work great this way too.)
For those not wanting that, ask nicely, they may make it possible. It's not the biggest hurdle - especially the DOS things.
05-14-2010, 08:37 AM
It would be great if they did, yes. I'm definitely hoping so. :)
05-14-2010, 08:53 AM
I am a huge ID fan, i got most of their games for Windows. I would not mind if ID would make Steam Support for their titles. Would be very welcomed.
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