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Matt Diamond

Member Since 30 Jul 2001
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In Topic: (old) steamclient on (old) machine

Yesterday, 10:26 AM

Incidentally my idea to virtualize the Snow Leopard machine has a difficulty I forgot to mention. Snow Leopard's license specifically prohibits virtualization so VMWare (and I think Parallels) contain a software check that prevents it. You either have to get a copy of Snow Leopard Server somehow, or hack the OS to convince the VM that that you are running Snow Leopard Server.

Setting up a Snow Leopard VM is on my list of things to do someday, but I probably won't ever get around to it.

In Topic: (old) steamclient on (old) machine

Yesterday, 10:11 AM

View PostFrigidman™, on 18 September 2019 - 08:14 AM, said:

Yeah, I thought it extremely rude of Steam to not do a self-EOL build for prior OSX when they updated steam above multiple OSX versions. October 2018 they jumped up to 10.11 minimum, and pushed an update to everyone on lesser OSX that effectively killed steam to run. Such brilliant minds over there :P

I'm told they pulled a similar stunt for an old version of Windows. So at least they are platform-agnostic in how poorly they treat some of their most loyal customers.

In Topic: (old) steamclient on (old) machine

17 September 2019 - 07:31 AM

I give you major beans for trying so hard to get this to work. I wonder if you'd be able to virtualize the old Mac with the games already installed, and run the VM on new hardware. You'd pay the performance price of running in a VM of course. On the plus side you could turn off the VM's network independent of the Mac.

Keep us posted!

This mess is exactly why I'm trying to avoid Steam purchases going forward. There is no reason Steam couldn't support a library-only client that only does the downloads and DRM check. But they never will.

I recently decided to make a point of paying more for DRM-free games when possible. Sadly it often isn't.

In Topic: RAGE for Mac is here

15 September 2019 - 02:45 PM

View Postdr.zeissler, on 15 September 2019 - 11:21 AM, said:

MAS is a very bad thing. They do not allow to download versions that I bought, you only get the
lastest for the actual OS.

Not true. Whenever you download an old purchase, MAS downloads the latest version of the purchase that is marked compatible with your OS.

This requires developers to keep old versions available for download, which some do not. They also have to accurately mark which OS versions the app is compatible with. But MAS gives them the ability to do it.

In Topic: RAGE for Mac is here

15 September 2019 - 10:30 AM

If you can, try installing on a different machine. That may narrow down the problem.

You'll have to try contacting Aspyr then, and hope that giving out MAS keys isn't the only fix.

I won a CD/DVD game from them once and when I found the key didn't work they sent me another. Since you've had two fail the problem might be more serious, but maybe it's specific to one machine or OS version.


I am not interested in any online-bullcrap where I can play games as long as a company supports an online-platform.
I hear that. But if the only options turn out to be download sketchy software from sketchy sites, or not play, I'd personally go with the MAS version.

Good luck!