Steam Client – is the manager of games and downloads / updates from Valve, Half-Life creators. In Steam, which allows you to buy and download any game from a huge library of other major game developers, as well as free demos and videos.
NOTE: The Mac Client downloaded via Steam is identical to the Mac Client downloaded from lotro.com. Steam is simply a download mechanism. See: Mac Client Steam Installation for more information on the Steam download.
Install and configure the Steam account is very easy, and the download manager is very stable. Whatever the speed of your Internet connection, you do not need to worry that the injection will stop midway. If you exit from Steam, then all your download will be resumed without any problems at the next startup.
Although you will not get the box and the instructions for buying games from Steam, you will automatically download all the patches and updates.
How to install Steam Client?
Download Steam Client For Mac
- Download the latest version of the Steam client on the link below. The file is downloadedfrom the official serversteam,so don’t worrythatthe file has a virus.
- Run the downloadedfile.
- Log in orregister a new account.
Steam Client for other platforms
- Download Steam client for Mac OS
- Download Steam client for Linux
Some notes ahead of time:
You can log in, but can't play games if you aren't registered in the Beta.
It exits you pretty much right away.
It all started from the info at this link:
From there, you see files that Steam uses. Simply download the steam_osx file. At time of writing, it's the following:
Once this file is downloaded, rename it to steam_osx.zip, and unzip it with Archive.
When unzipped, you have the following structure: steam_osx/ steam_osx/info.plist steam_osx/steam.icns steam_osx/steam.sh steam_osx/osx32/ steam_osx/osx32/steam
At this point, open up Terminal and browse to the steam_osx directory.
The steam.sh file and osx32/steam need to be flagged executable. Simply do a
Now, if you open up Finder and browse, you should have a Steam icon that will patch and run. Enjoy!
(There's probably a much easier way to do this. I wonder if this would work for the Linux client? http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam_client_linux )
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EDIT: Thanks to natemckn below, if you paste steam://run/52003 into safari/firefox's address bar, you can get past the 'Beta' exit dialog.