RussDragon Mar 28, 2013 @ 2:06am
New problem after update
I have updated steam today, and it doesn't work now. Icon just appears and disappears with error:
28.03.13 12:55:06,638 [0x0-0xdaddad].com.valvesoftware.steam: found breakpad via in process memory: '/Applications/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/osx32/../Frameworks/Breakpad.framework/Versions/A/Resources'
28.03.13 12:55:06,639 [0x0-0xdaddad].com.valvesoftware.steam: Installing breakpad crash handler
28.03.13 12:55:06,663 [0x0-0xdaddad].com.valvesoftware.steam: SteamID: 0, universe Public
28.03.13 12:55:06,664 [0x0-0xdaddad].com.valvesoftware.steam: SteamID: 0, universe Public
28.03.13 12:55:06,683 [0x0-0xdaddad].com.valvesoftware.steam: SteamID: 0, universe Public
28.03.13 12:55:06,683 [0x0-0xdaddad].com.valvesoftware.steam: SteamID: 0, universe Public
28.03.13 12:55:06,685 [0x0-0xdaddad].com.valvesoftware.steam: /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/steam.sh: line 704: 18857 Killed: 9 $STEAM_DEBUGGER "$STEAMROOT/$PLATFORM/$STEAMEXE" "$@"

Mac OS Lion 10.7.5
Thanks.
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kozz Mar 28, 2013 @ 2:16am 
I use Steam for Mac about a half of the year and about a week ago it's worked fine. But now after one quit or reboot it don't work until I redownload and reinstall it.
After launching it's icon appears in Dock only for a second and then disappears. Can you help me with it? Mac OS X 10.8.3


Last edited by kozz; Mar 28, 2013 @ 2:17am
kozz Mar 28, 2013 @ 2:57am 
You should now be able to see the Steam folder, and the registry.vdf file inside that. Simply rename the file, or delete the full stop so that Steam doesn't recognise the file (you can delete the file, but best to rename first as if this fails, you might want to be able to revert back).

Once the file has been renamed, you should be able to start up Steam and get back online. Note: if the above fails, try following all of the steps again but rather than starting up Steam, re-install it instead.

Worked for me - I'm now back online.
Tycoos Mar 28, 2013 @ 3:50am 
yes, it works. thnx kozz!!
RussDragon Mar 28, 2013 @ 6:37am 
Thank you Kozz!
Last edited by RussDragon; Mar 28, 2013 @ 6:38am
Vladimir Yanukovich Mar 28, 2013 @ 7:21am 
i don't have registry.vdf file inside my steam folder at all... i don't know, what to do.
Dark Crusader Mar 28, 2013 @ 8:04am 
Thanx dude really helped.
jpearce Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:30am 
Originally posted by Vladimir Putin:
i don't have registry.vdf file inside my steam folder at all... i don't know, what to do.

Hey, look, you should have it, it's not in the /Applications/Steam.app/ - it's in the ~/Library/Application\ Support/Steam/registry.vdf ('backslash is for space character in Terminal')

And thank you Kozz, really works
Last edited by jpearce; Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:30am
nickalekseev Mar 28, 2013 @ 10:59am 
Hi, but i don't see folder "Steam" in ~/Library/Application\ Support/
kENNAAAAA Mar 28, 2013 @ 11:08am 
Thanks, dude. Realy helps.
J Wafom Mar 28, 2013 @ 12:02pm 
Thank you, Kozz!
Memento Mori Mar 28, 2013 @ 12:15pm 
♥♥♥♥, it automatically creates that file again.
Primasha Mar 28, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
I doesn't work! crash happens again
I don't have Steam folder in Library/Application Support
No spaces in names&
Crash just crash
Janichsan Mar 28, 2013 @ 2:11pm 
Originally posted by Calvin Klein:
♥♥♥♥, it automatically creates that file again.
That's the point.

Your old registry.vdf was broken in some way and by deleting it, you force Steam to create a new, hopefully functional one.
Memento Mori Mar 28, 2013 @ 3:25pm 
Originally posted by Janichsan:
Originally posted by Calvin Klein:
♥♥♥♥, it automatically creates that file again.
That's the point.

Your old registry.vdf was broken in some way and by deleting it, you force Steam to create a new, hopefully functional one.

well, obviously it's not creating functional ones. :'(
Alex the killer Mar 28, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
When they are going to fix it ? I just add money to my account to purchase new games for mac and i cant log in always crashing :/
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