Steam has dropped support for older macOS versions. Here is a timeline of when support was dropped for each version:
- September 1, 2023: Dropped support for macOS 10.11 El Capitan and 10.12 Sierra.
- February 15, 2024: Will drop support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave.
Steam’s move and its impact on 32-Bit Game compatibility
Valve, the company behind the popular Steam gaming platform, has announced that it will be dropping support for older macOS versions. This means that as of February 15, 2024, Steam will no longer run on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and 10.14 (Mojave).
These changes are due to several factors, including the need to support newer macOS features and security updates, as well as the increasing difficulty of maintaining compatibility with older versions of macOS.
While this may not seem like a big deal to some, it has significant implications for gamers who still use these older versions of macOS. For starters, it means that they will no longer be able to purchase or play new games on Steam. Additionally, they will no longer receive security updates for the Steam client, which could leave them vulnerable to cyberattacks.
But perhaps the most significant impact is on the world of 32-bit games. With Steam dropping support for older macOS versions, 32-bit games will no longer be available for purchase on the platform. This is because 32-bit applications are not compatible with newer versions of macOS.
This is a major blow for 32-bit games, as Steam is the primary way that many gamers purchase and play them. As a result of this change, the popularity of 32-bit games will likely decline, and it may even become more difficult for developers to create new ones.
If you are still using an older version of macOS, you should consider updating to a more recent version to continue playing 32-bit games on Steam. You can also use an emulator to run 32-bit games on newer versions of macOS.