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The days of the Mac being a barren wasteland for games are, if not completely consigned to the history books, at least heading there. Steam, arguably the closest thing PC gaming has to a default supplier, has had an OS X client since 2010, and there's no shortage of games compatible with Apple hardware.

The dedicated Steam Link hardware units support a wide variety of input devices and are specifically designed for low latency streaming to your TV. We are continuing to support the product and believe it is a valuable part of the Steam Link ecosystem.


One thing that isn't compatible though is the just-launched Steam Controller. Valve's dedicated oddball joypad -- first announced what seems an eternity ago, in the dark days of 2013 -- isn't currently working for Mac users who have received the new hardware. Similarly affected is the Steam Link game streaming set top box, with the device unable to display content played on a Mac.


About the only thing that does work is getting the controller to emulate mouse and keyboard. However, you'll need to opt in to the Steam beta client program for even this to work (it's free though, and worth doing).

Affected users have been contacted by Valve, with an email saying the problems are due to 'temporary software issues that prevent the hardware from functioning with Macs'. However, the problems will hopefully only be shortlived. An upcoming update is planned to address the issues, restoring streaming audio and video, and getting the controller working as it should. 'We expect these problems to be resolved as we update firmware and drivers over the next few weeks,' Valve says. 'We want to apologise for the delays in providing full functionality for the Mac platform. We’re doing everything we can to resolve the issues.'

In the meantime though, there's a pretty good consolation prize. All affected customers will be given the Valve Complete Pack, a Steam bundle consisting of all Valve's games. 'We’ve added the Valve Complete Pack to your Steam account as a free gift from Valve,' the company says. 'This will give you all of Valve's games (past, present and future) free of charge. Even better, those who receive the bundle get to keep it, even if they choose to return the Steam Controller and/or Steam Link for a refund, as apology for the inconvenience.

Past, present and future? Is this all a really convoluted way of confirming Half-Life 3?


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