Steam Beta Hints At Mac OS X Support

Images and menu files point to future support.

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Steam Beta Hints At Mac OS X Support
Valve launched a new Beta of its Steam platform for Windows PCs on Tuesday, bringing with it a range of funky new UI changes. Generating the most attention however, are hints that the Left 4 Dead developer could be adding Mac OS X support to the client.

The move from Microsoft's Internet Explorer and the adoption of a Webkit-based rendering engine had already raised suspicions. But hawk-eyed Steam forum members believe they have found substantial evidence of Apple support, after digging into the source code.

Images for Mac OS X window functions – such as the Zoom, Minimise and Close buttons – sit alongside images named “steam_cloudsync_osx.tga”, an icon for the operating system's dock and menu files.

It is believed that Valve is making a more concerted effort to support Macs, due to the latest Source engine apparently supporting the Apple hardware. Postal III will be using the Valve-created engine for release on Windows, Linux and Mac as well as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Are you waiting for a Mac OS X version of Steam? Would it make your day? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.
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Comments

Cleo 26 Feb 2010 14:05
1/11
F**k yeah, then I could possibly use it at school.
Yay! 26 Feb 2010 18:22
2/11
F**k yes!
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Sick!! 26 Feb 2010 18:28
3/11
F**k yeah!! Steam is the best. Switching from using Windows to Mac made me lose Steam and that was absolutely terrible
ohms 27 Feb 2010 04:20
4/11

This would be cool, even though their DRM pisses me off.
If you could buy some games with dual OS support, that
work on OSX or Windows, that would be even cooler.

Static Frost 8 Mar 2010 21:25
5/11
I have waited SO LONG for this!
Keo 8 Mar 2010 23:23
6/11
In replay to OHMS

if one owns a game it is playable on both mac and pc. nothing about having to buy it twice.
hey Keo 13 Mar 2010 00:12
7/11
If that were correct then you could play your Xbox game on the PC
Joey 17 Mar 2010 07:59
8/11
I own a gaming computer + macbook

i would install all my games on my macbook for travel... but i'd doubt i'll use it often

cool tho, I can talk to my steam friends while on my macbook
daniel Glass 18 Apr 2010 10:42
9/11
this would be a dream
JIGS 23 Apr 2010 03:13
10/11
when is the actual release date like when in April and how can we get it as a download for macs from appl.com or steam?
oops 26 Apr 2010 15:25
11/11
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