Install Windows Steam on Mac
Sometimes one Steam just isn't enough
This tutorial will show you how to use Wine to install the Windows version of Steam on your Mac. 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
cd ~/wine/bin # or wherever you installed Wine curl http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks > winetricks # downloads winetricks chmod +x winetricks # makes winetricks into an executable script
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 Dependencies
winetricks tahoma winetricks flash # It may install twice; that's okay
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)
wine start SteamInstall.msito 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,
openits folder in Terminal to make sure it's there:
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam && open .
- Wait for Steam to update itself, and that's it!
Here's a video walk-through of the installation process: