Team Fortress 2 For Mac Os
I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 with an updated version of Steam installed. I recently downloaded the Team Fortress 2 Beta to this Mac and then removed it via Steam's "Delete Local Game Content." This has left the "Team Fortress 2 Beta" icon stuck on the Launchpad, and I cannot remove it.
Team Fortress 2 For Mac Os
All of the typical methods for removing an icon have not worked (i.e., dragging to trash, Control+Option+Command+Left-Click, holding down left-click over the icon until icons start shaking, et cetera). I have uninstalled Steam and removed all game content and that has not deleted the icon.
I have also deleted the "Application Support" folder to try and force the Launchpad to reset itself; it did reset, but the icon stayed there. There is also not an icon in the Application folder for the game, or Steam (now that I've removed it).
The system requirements to run Team Fortress 2 are similar to other Steam games; Intel processors only, newer versions of Mac OS X, and a decent video card. Obviously the better your Mac the better the game will run. Read on for some tips you can use to improve the performance of TF2 in Mac OS X (the tips work for Windows versions too btw).
Valve Software today posted a teaser on its official blog for Team Fortress 2 hinting at a release for the game on Mac OS X tomorrow. Team Fortress 2 would mark the third major Valve series to hit Mac OS X, following Portal and Half-Life 2 (plus two Half-Life 2 sequels) released since Valve announced that it would be making its game library as well as its Steam game distribution platform offering a host of third-party games available on Mac OS X beginning last month.
Enter Valve, who just a few months ago announced that not only would many of its popular titles be coming to the Mac, but it was also bringing Steam, its digital game distribution platform which has more than 25 million users and offers access to 1,100 games on the PC. The release of Steam for Mac could potentially pave the way for other publishers to release their content for the Mac, with a popular and established platform readily available for all Intel Mac users. In fact, Valve has said it has already received interest from other publishers who want to bring their titles to Steam on the Mac.
One of the most anticipated games of 2010 is Portal 2, which will ship simultaneously for the Mac this holiday season. Other popular titles like Left 4 Dead 2, released last fall for the PC, are said to be coming to the Mac, but are not yet available on Steam.
Steam for Mac also allows Mac users to play against PC gamers. That means online fragging in Team Fortress 2 isn't restricted to one operating system: Mac and PC users can play with or against each other with no discernible differences.
In March, John Cook, director of Steam development at Valve, told AppleInsider that that Valve worked closely with Apple as the developer became more acquainted with the Mac platform. He called Apple a "great partner" in the process of bringing Steam to Mac.
The beta release of Steam for Mac will look familiar to anyone who has used Steam on the PC. The main window is divided into four categories: Store, Library, News and Community. Users can easily view their Friends list to see what games others are playing, what achievements they have unlocked, or quickly join them in an online game.
Still, this does not feel like a PC application ported to the Mac. This is a true, native Mac application. For example, the software also features Growl support, with notifications displayed on the screen while in a game. Steam also has its own notification system for when downloads have been completed; these display in the same manner as Growl.
The Steam Store is currently nonexistent with no titles available for the Mac, though Valve expects that to change in the future, with its own games being ported along with third-party titles. A note in the storefront placeholder currently says the Mac game store is "coming soon," once the Steam beta ends.
While Valve has said all of its games will support SteamPlay, allowing gamers to access their titles on either the Mac or PC with just one purchase, other developers who sell their titles through Steam may not opt to offer this feature. To help Mac gamers know which titles will offer this feature, a SteamPlay symbol for Mac and Windows will be featured when shopping in the Store.
Like Steam on the PC, running the client on the Mac makes sure all of your games are up to date. Patches and updates for titles are instantly downloaded when Steam is launched, ensuring that all users have the latest version of a title.
In addition, users can also access the Steam in-game overlay, by pressing Shift+Tab. The in-game Steam Community offers notifications for users when their friends sign on, and allows them to initiate text or voice chat with others on their Friends list.
Just two titles are currently available on Steam for Mac, but luckily they are two of the most popular and best-reviewed titles available for the PC. Both Portal and Team Fortress 2 were originally released as part of Valve's bundle package, dubbed "The Orange Box," in 2007. Though they are more than two-and-a-half years old, the games are still graphic-intensive first-person titles that are still frequently played to this day.
Team Fortress 2 is a team- and class-based first-person shooter with a unique, cartoonish style of graphics and unique character personalities that has been mimicked repeatedly since the title was first released in 2007. In the years since the title became available, Valve has courted a devoted community of gamers through constant updates to the game, including new maps, modes, weapons and various unlockables that demand repeated plays of the competitive online game. Various game types include traditional online modes such as capture the flag, king of the hill, team deathmatch and more.
Achievements for both titles that have been earned on the PC will automatically show up when playing the game on the Mac, and vice versa. However, for games that do not have the Steam Cloud game save service available, you'll have to play through that title again. For example, with Portal, we were forced to start from the first levels, which serve more as a tutorial for the more difficult puzzles to come.
While the first two titles run well, Steam for Mac is still in beta, and as such there are a few minor glitches. For example, when playing through Portal, one level would not load without the game being restarted. In between each level, the player enters an elevator, and the game would not load the next level, leaving the player trapped in the elevator. And in Team Fortress 2, occasionally a slain player would remain standing rigid and in place, even after they were fragged. On our system, we also could not select anything in the Steam overlay, accessed by pressing Shift+Tab. However, these are minor issues with a release that remains in beta.
The Steam client itself is free, and the games are too, for those who may already own them for PC. That alone makes it a must-have for any Mac gamer. But the Steam service will become truly invaluable in the coming months, when blockbuster titles like Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and online stalwarts like Counter-Strike: Source are joined by new titles like Portal 2 and Left for Dead 2. Then it will be safe to say that gaming on the Mac has finally arrived. The Steam for Mac beta is scheduled to open to the public on May 12.
As a former heavy gamer in my youth, I'd pick up a few games to play casually every once in a while. If you're into games and are a Mac user then you should have a pretty good year with the new Steam games coming out and Starcraft 2.
PosterLogoTeam Fortress 2Release DateMicrosoft Windows (October 10, 2007) (Original Retail 2007 Version - Orange Box)
Xbox 360 (October 10, 2007) (Original Retail 2007 Version - Orange Box)
Microsoft Windows (Steam) (2007 October 10, 2007)
Playstation 3 (December 11, 2007)
Microsoft Windows (Retail - Standalone) (April 9, 2008)
Mac OS X (Steam) (June 10, 2010)
Linux (Steam) February 14, 2013)
Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet ConnectionRecommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX 9 level Graphics Card, Windows 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
Team Fortress 2 is a class-based first-person and third-person shooter game developed by Valve Corporation, and the sequel to Team Fortress Classic. There are two playable teams, RED and BLU, which players can enter and complete objectives in different game modes. Players can choose nine classes which are Scout, Soldier, Pyro, Demoman, Heavy, Engineer, Medic, Sniper, and Spy.
Background: Through Steam, I recently downloaded the Team Fortress 2 Beta to this Mac and then removed it via Steam's "Delete Local Game Content." This has left the "Team Fortress 2 Beta" icon stuck on the Launchpad, and I cannot remove it.
All of the typical methods for removing an icon have not worked (i.e., dragging to trash, Control+Option+Command+Left-Click, holding down left-click over the icon until icons start shaking, et cetera). I have uninstalled Steam (dragging icon in "Application" folder to trash) and removed all game content (deleted associated Steam directory in "Application Support") and that has not deleted the icon.
I have deleted the "Application Support" folder to try and force the Launchpad to reset itself; it did reset, but the icon remained there. There is also not an icon in the Application folder for the game. Clicking on the icon in the Launchpad does nothing, now that Steam is removed.