Steam Fail

I’ve been looking forward to Steam on the Mac because I’d love to play Portal on my MBP.

YAY!! Steam for Mac is live today!


Drag to apps folder


Oh shit:

Steam requires that /Applications/ be created on a case insensitive filesystem, with read-write access.

Oh hell no.

One of the joys of UNIX is case sensitive file systems. I’m not going to reformat my drive and rename thousands of files just to play Portal.

Way to fail, Valve.

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0 Responses to Steam Fail

  1. Kristopher says:

    Put it on a thumbdrive that is formatted the way the retards at Valve need it to be.

    Or don’t bother. Both work for me.

  2. norm says:

    use disk utility to create a new image, copy steam there.

  3. norm says:

    ugh lame, they also want ~/Application Support/Steam to be on a case-insensitve rw volume. symlinking doesn’t seem to work, suggestions?

  4. TJP says:

    Huh? I never had that problem on Linux. All the paths where just lower-case.

    But I guess that’s what they get for originally developing it on a game console platform that tries to pass itself off as a multi-user operating system.

  5. Kristopher says:

    Norm: Format a thumbdrive to fat32. Mount it.

    Create a new user with a home directory on the thumbdrive.

    Log in as that new user, and load the application from the website.

  6. Kristopher says:

    Or take option 2, and just don’t bother.

    The Mac support is a lie!