Install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 Desktop

Steam is digital gaming platform built developed by Valve Corporation… It offers digital game management, multiplayer server, social networking and entertainment services… There are thousands of games from action to indie and others for gamers….

It sofware is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux… and this brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Steam gaming software on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 desktops…

Whether you’re on a Windows, Mac Linux PC, Steam should work and allow you to move between different PC platforms…

When you’re ready to install Steam on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

There are multiple ways to install Steam… One is via Ubuntu default repository… another is via Steam official package… You can also install Steam built for Windows on Ubuntu using Wine…

Option #1: Install Steam via Ubuntu Repository.

If you’re on Ubuntu, all you have to so is run the commands below to install Steam… However, installing Steam from Ubuntu default repositories may not install the latest and greatest…

To install Steam from Ubuntu repositories, run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
sudo apt update
sudo apt install steam

That should do it… After installing, go to the Activities Overview and search for Steam and launch it.

Steam Ubuntu Install

If you don’t already haven an account, you can create one from the screen above… If you do have one, logon and play the latest games…

Option #2: Install Steam via Its Office DEB Package

You can also install Steam via its default DEB package… to do that, run the commands below to install required dependencies…

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wget gdebi-core libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

Next, run the commands below to download Steam DEB package….

cd /tmp && wget

Finally, install Steam by running the commands below….

sudo gdebi steam.deb

That’s it!

Option #3: Install Steam for Windows via Snap

If you want to others options above didn’t work for you… you can also install Steam for Windows… This is a version built for Windows systems but is repackaged in Snap and made available to Linux users via Wine…

This snap downloads and installs Steam for Windows in WINE on Linux. First setup takes a little while to download the necessary parts. Subsequent launches are faster.

Run the commands below to install Steam for Windows via Snap…

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install steamforwindows --edge

That’s it!

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