Steam Update Mac

Download the latest version of Steam for Mac - Multiplayer and communications platform for gaming. Read 79 user reviews of Steam on MacUpdate. However, with the availability of Steam Link on macOS, users now have the option of choosing a lightweight download (29.8MB) to stream games to their Mac, rather than having to install the Steam. My Mac hangs on 'Updating Steam. Checking for Available Updates.' I've tried reinstalling, including blanking out the Library folder. I've tried changing the firewall settings. My trouble ticket is 8 days old and stale.

  1. Update Steam On Mac

Sometimes one Steam just isn't enough

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This tutorial will show you how to use Wine to install the Windows version of Steam on your Mac. Make mac os lion bootable usb type c. Why? Well, even though Steam runs on OS X and Windows, some games are Windows-only.

This tutorial will not be able to troubleshoot how to get specific games to work. For that, check out Wine's App Database.

Downloading and Installing winetricks


Note: if you don't have curl installed, simply go to that website, save the page as 'winetricks', move it to the folder with all of your Wine binaries, then do the chmod +x winetricks.

Installing Steam

Now that winetricks is ready to go, installing Steam is no problem:

  • Go to the Steam website and click 'Also available for Windows', beneath the green 'Install Steam Now' button.
  • Save the 'SteamInstall.msi' file to your Downloads folder
  • Open a Terminal and cd ~/Downloads (or wherever you saved the Steam installer)
  • Enter wine start SteamInstall.msi to start the installation process
  • You may get an 'Installation ended prematurely because of an error' message while installing Steam, but don't worry about that.
  • Once Steam installs, cd to and open its folder in Terminal to make sure it's there:
    • cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam && open .
  • Run wine Steam.exe
  • Wait for Steam to update itself, and that's it!

Video Demonstration

Here's a video walk-through of the installation process:

Update Steam On Mac