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

21 September 2019 - 12:12 AM

Games that might run on that steam-client (and I don't have them bought yet)

- HL/HL:Source
- ColdWaters
- SyderArcade
- ShadowGrounds

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

19 September 2019 - 11:18 PM

I tested both, only one solution is working for me in 10.6.8.

Do a clean install of the old steam-client linked above.
Copy the content of "steam" found under user/library/application-supports/steam from a machine that has all games already downloaded and installed to your old machine.
Start steam and go directly to offline-mode.
All games that can be started under 10.6.8 will work, the newer games that require 10.7+ will obviously not run. They can be deleted.

The Backup and Restore feature of steam will not work!

I'll have a look what games that will run under 10.6 are still available on steam. Perhaps I will buy some.

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

18 September 2019 - 12:52 PM

The MacGameStore-Support has closed the ticket and told be to go to virtual-programming with that issue.

https://www.vpltd.com I see white on white, what do you see?

I installed Riddick a view minutes ago and this installation registered just fine. Beside that, fantastic game.

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

18 September 2019 - 09:28 AM

In short: it works! I played HL2 ten minutes ago on a fresh install on my macmini 2009 with 10.6.8 :) YEAH!

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

17 September 2019 - 09:59 AM

Google for "still_running_os_x_1068_or_earlier_you_can_still"
I think I remember to get the old steam-client from that, but I do not remember how to get my games in that client.


"Duh! If such a link were available, this wouldn't be an issue. Valve doesn't make old versions available. I can understand you not trusting my link, but you could easily run a virus checker on the app in it. If you have an archive copy of a functional Steam install, you can use it. You just have to tell the Steam client not to update: You have to make a text file containing the line "BootStrapperInhibitAll=Enable" (without the quotes). Name the file Steam.cfg. Find the Steam app, right-click, select Show Package Contents. Within the package, open Contents, then Mac. Copy the Steam.cfg file into there. Once you do that, the Steam client will never update, but the games will. That's all I did to create the linked copy, other than deleting 250 MB of installation packages out of it."