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I sometimes use Steam for games on my Hackintosh, but I partitioned my disk as Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled) which is incompatible with Steam. Instead of creating a whole new partition table for a small application, you can create a disk image of a case-insensitive format and run Steam from there. These Terminal commands will create this disk image. If you do not create a separate SteamApps folder, replace 500m (on row 26) with a byte size that can fit your games aswell, eg 40g.

mkdir -p /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/Resources
mkdir -p /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Add CFBundleExecutable string 'Steam'" $plist
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Add CFBundleInfoDictionaryVersion string '1.0'" $plist
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Add CFBundlePackageType string 'APPL'" $plist
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Add CFBundleSignature string '????'" $plist
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Add CFBundleVersion string '1.0'" $plist
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Add CFBundleIconFile string 'steam.icns'" $plist
echo '#!/bin/bash'                                                                               > $bin
echo 'hdiutil detach /Volumes/Steam'                                                            >> $bin
echo 'if [ != /Volumes/Steam ]'                                                                 >> $bin
echo '  then hdiutil detach -force /Volumes/Steam'                                              >> $bin
echo 'fi'                                                                                       >> $bin
echo ''                                                                                         >> $bin
echo 'hdiutil attach -noverify -nobrowse /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/Resources/Steam.dmg'  >> $bin
echo '/Volumes/Steam/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/steam.sh'                                         >> $bin
echo ''                                                                                         >> $bin
echo 'hdiutil detach /Volumes/Steam'                                                            >> $bin
echo 'if [ -e /Volumes/Steam ]'                                                                 >> $bin
echo '  then hdiutil detach -force /Volumes/Steam'                                              >> $bin
echo 'fi'                                                                                       >> $bin
chmod +x /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/Steam
hdiutil create -size 500m -fs "Journaled HFS+" -volname Steam /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/Resources/Steam.dmg
hdiutil attach -noverify -nobrowse /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/Resources/Steam.dmg
mkdir -p /Volumes/Steam/Steam
ln -s /Volumes/Steam/Steam $HOME/Library/Application\ Support/Steam
curl http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.dmg -o $TMPDIR/steam.dmg
hdiutil attach -noverify -nobrowse $TMPDIR/steam.dmg
cp -RX /Volumes/Steam\ 1/Steam.app /Volumes/Steam/
cp -X /Volumes/Steam\ 1/Steam.app/Contents/Resources/steam.icns /Applications/Steam.app/Contents/Resources/
chmod +x /Volumes/Steam/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/steam.sh
rm $TMPDIR/steam.dmg
hdiutil detach /Volumes/Steam
if [ -e /Volumes/Steam ]
  then hdiutil detach -force /Volumes/Steam
hdiutil detach /Volumes/Steam\ 1
if [ -e /Volumes/Steam\ 1 ]
  then hdiutil detach -force /Volumes/Steam\ 1

When you are prompted to accept a license, just press QY and , in chronological order. After running all the commands, reboot and start Steam from the application in /Applications. You may have to create a firewall exception, by opening System Preferences, Security & Privacy, Firewall and Firewall Options…

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To save all the rigmarole , try "Source Finagler.app", allows you to put SteamApps folder to different location.


Good tute, script none the less.

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IIRC, the SteamApps folder can reside on a case-sensitive partition without affecting Steam. You can also add alternate SteamApps directories from the native Steam Preferences, in the Downloads section.

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