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You’ve fired up Steam on your Mac and you get a pop up message telling you that, “Steam Needs to be Online to Update”. You click ok, the message goes away but Steam closes. Annoying isn’t it? Thankfully there’s a simple fix:
- Browse to <user>/Library/Application Support/Steam
- Delete the file registry.vdf
- Open Steam – it should now work.
Enjoy your gaming once more.
For those unable to see the path, here’s a screenshot from my Mac of my path:
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If you’ve installed Mac OS X Lion then Apple have kindly hidden your Library folder.
Open terminal (under Utilities) and run the following command:
chflags nohiddenÂ ~/Library
If you now browse to your user folder you’ll find the library folder is visible again.Mac, online, steam, update