In this article, you will learn how to install Steam on Linux. The guide applies to all the distributions.

Steam is a very popular video game distribution service. It acts as a storefront where users can buy the game, play and update it directly through the Steam application. Apart from that, community features such as friends lists and groups, cloud storage, and in-game voice chat functionalities are also provided by Steam.

The Steam platform is the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming in the world, accounting around 75% of the market share.

As Linux is not the preferred platform for the game publishers, however many games that are not available natively to Linux can be played through Steam platform.

Installing Steam on Ubuntu 20.04

In order to install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 or any of it’s derivatives, you need to get the .deb package file.

Download Steam (.deb)

After downloading the file, you have to install it in the system.

sudo dpkg -i steamFileName.deb

This will install the Steam in the system. Now you have to start the Steam. For that just type steam and installer window will pop-up.

steam

Here is will download the required data and then you can login to your account and play the games.

For Fedora, Manjaro, Arch & other distros

For other distributions, you can go to the pkgs.org and download the required package file.

Download Steam (.rpm and others)

After downloading the installer file, you can simply open it up with the software center and install it.

Learn more about, how to install package files: Installing applications in Linux | Complete guide

Watch Video guide on YouTube

Additionally, You can also watch a step-by-step video guide on YouTube to get a better understanding of it.

Conclusion

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