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Steam on Mac
Jamie Smith
Posted 2007-05-01 12:17

I installed steam using the crossover installer but when I try to run steam I get an error with Steam.dll.  I found and downloaded this file from the internet and put it in my windows/system folder.  After this I now get an error in SteamUI.dll.  So I also found and downloaded this.  I still get an error even with this dll in place.  Can anyone help me?

Jeremy Newman
Jeremy Newman  Staff Member
Posted 2007-05-01 12:21
Strange. I have never seen this error. How about you delete that bottle and re-install steam from scratch. Also, make sure you are installing Steam into a fresh bottle, i.e. nothing else installed in it.

Sounds to me like the install was corrupt, or there is some other path issue going on.
Jamie Smith
Posted 2007-05-01 12:51
I did as you said, deleted both the bottle and the steam installer and downloaded it again.  Same problem I'm afraid.  
Jeremy Newman
Jeremy Newman  Staff Member
Posted 2007-05-01 15:10
Well, you have stumped me. I don't know what could cause this. Either your CrossOver install is corrupt, or something else in your OS X is messing things up for CrossOver. Are you running a beta version of OS X 10.5?

Jamie Smith
Posted 2007-05-01 17:19
No, I'm running 10.4.9 with all the latest updates on a Core Duo Macbook with 1Gig of RAM.  I'll try reinstalling crossover.
Jamie Smith
Posted 2007-05-02 05:19
Still getting the same error.  This time it got as far as bringing up a screen that looked like steam saying updating steam but then the error appeared.
Ken Thomases
Ken Thomases  Staff Member
Posted 2007-05-03 13:43
This seems like something you'll need to take to our ticket system to get properly diagnosed.  We'll need whatever is written to console.log and we may ask for a debug log, too.
Posted 2007-10-13 10:53
i have the same issue, i copied steam.dll and steamui.dll to the directory and now i get error
"steam.exe (main exception): Unable to start steame engine: *steamstartengine(0x34e824) failed with error 201: cannot perform this operation while offline"

I am however able to connect to internet through internet explorer

thanks for any help

Posted 2008-05-07 10:51
I'm getting the same error. I've tried using Crossover 6 and CrossOver games 7 and I get the same error everytime.
Posted 2008-08-19 10:45
I'm getting the same errors as well, and if I try to simply run steam from a good, known working install in bootcamp (via normal crossover), it complains that Steam cannot connect to the network. It works perfectly on bootcamp, however.

Image of the error:
Note that this is from a fresh install of crossover Games.
Stefan Dösinger
Stefan Dösinger  Staff Member
Posted 2008-08-19 11:42
Peter, are you able to write to the boot camp partition? Windows uses NTFS by default I think, and as far as I know MacOS cannot write to NTFS.

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