Chris Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:16am
Does Steam for Linux work for me ?
I know that it says "for Linux" but I want to try it so I ask you if it works for Windows, or if I need a program to work or something else, just pls help me
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Junior s2 Camila Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:30am 
it usually works fine for most people. Make sure you know this is a BETA and there are bugs to be fixed, and we're making amazing progress so far. I suggest you verify:

- Your Linux system is fully up to date
- Your graphics card driver is up to date

Also, for now you have the best chance on getting it running well by using Ubuntu and derivatives because Steam is focusing on them right now, they're easier to deal with and offer the biggest community support. I'd recomend either Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux MInt (I'm using LinuxMint Nadia 14, 64bit). I also had no problems with Ubuntu and openSUSE but I wouldn't recomend SUSE if you are new to Linux.

So the steps should be pretty easy, download Ubuntu, update the system, install graphics driver, download Steam Client and run it.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
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More info here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve
Chris Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:32am 
Originally posted by Linux Junior s2 Camila:
it usually works fine for most people. Make sure you know this is a BETA and there are bugs to be fixed, and we're making amazing progress so far. I suggest you verify:

- Your Linux system is fully up to date
- Your graphics card driver is up to date

Also, for now you have the best chance on getting it running well by using Ubuntu and derivatives because Steam is focusing on them right now, they're easier to deal with and offer the biggest community support. I'd recomend either Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux MInt (I'm using LinuxMint Nadia 14, 64bit). I also had no problems with Ubuntu and openSUSE but I wouldn't recomend SUSE if you are new to Linux.

So the steps should be pretty easy, download Ubuntu, update the system, install graphics driver, download Steam Client and run it.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
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More info here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valve
So I can obtain Steam For Linux for my Windows only if I download Ubuntu
sorry I am pretty noob with Ubuntu :(
I do not know so much
Last edited by Chris; Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:32am
Junior s2 Camila Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:37am 
No unless you run Ubuntu (or any other Linux distribution) on a Virtual Machine.

Steam for Windows = Works on Windows (and Linux but that's not the case)
Steam for Linux = Works on Linux

Of course, you can play Steam for Windows in Linux with the help of Wine, but Valve wants Steam for Linux to be a native experience.

So in order to fully get to know Steam Linux Client you should download a Linux distribution and run it, either installing it alongside with Windows or on a Virtual Machine.

I recomend you try it on a VirtualMachine first, so you don't make any major changes you'd somehow regret.

  • Download VirtualBox
  • Download Ubuntu
  • Install Ubuntu on your VirtualMachine

If you like it and trust it, you can install with Windows, so you will have an option to boot Windows or Linux, thus not losing any games that aren't on Linux yet.

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.6/VirtualBox-4.2.6-82870-Win.exe
Last edited by Junior s2 Camila; Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:37am
Chris Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:41am 
Originally posted by Linux Junior s2 Camila:
No unless you run Ubuntu (or any other Linux distribution) on a Virtual Machine.

Steam for Windows = Works on Windows (and Linux but that's not the case)
Steam for Linux = Works on Linux

Of course, you can play Steam for Windows in Linux with the help of Wine, but Valve wants Steam for Linux to be a native experience.

So in order to fully get to know Steam Linux Client you should download a Linux distribution and run it, either installing it alongside with Windows or on a Virtual Machine.

I recomend you try it on a VirtualMachine first, so you don't make any major changes you'd somehow regret.

  • Download VirtualBox
  • Download Ubuntu
  • Install Ubuntu on your VirtualMachine

If you like it and trust it, you can install with Windows, so you will have an option to boot Windows or Linux, thus not losing any games that aren't on Linux yet.

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.6/VirtualBox-4.2.6-82870-Win.exe
ok thx :)
rudeboyskunk Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:42am 
I think the OP isn't aware that Linux and Windows are two separate things.
Junior s2 Camila Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:43am 
Originally posted by cristian_hotmail:
ok thx :)
Don't mention it.
Chris Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:45am 
Originally posted by Linux Junior s2 Camila:
Originally posted by cristian_hotmail:
ok thx :)
Don't mention it.
why ? :(
^1Gentoo Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:45am 
Originally posted by rudeboyskunk Linux:
I think the OP isn't aware that Linux and Windows are two separate things.
I think your right... :/
Junior s2 Camila Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:46am 
Originally posted by cristian_hotmail:
why ? :(
"Don't mention it" is like "Hey I'm glad I helped" =)
Chris Jan 26, 2013 @ 5:48am 
Originally posted by Linux Junior s2 Camila:
Originally posted by cristian_hotmail:
why ? :(
"Don't mention it" is like "Hey I'm glad I helped" =)
oh sorry, lol
and thx again
gutigen o) Jan 26, 2013 @ 6:15am 
I love this thread, so innocent :) No calling names or other worse things or even laughing at OP, You guys just explained things patiently.
Prime example of how internet communities should look like :)

+1
Last edited by gutigen o); Jan 26, 2013 @ 6:16am
sounds like a wooosh Jan 26, 2013 @ 6:15am 
christian, die you get the steam for windows now? steam is available for linux, mac and windows - just install the windows program if you use windows.
Chris Jan 26, 2013 @ 6:16am 
Originally posted by gutigen o):
I love this thread, so innocent :) No calling names or other worse things or even laughing at OP, You guys just explained things patiently.
Prime example of how internet communities should look like :)

+1
Premium answer :)
Last edited by Chris; Jan 26, 2013 @ 6:16am
Chris Jan 26, 2013 @ 6:17am 
Originally posted by sounds like a wooosh:
christian, die you get the steam for windows now? steam is available for linux, mac and windows - just install the windows program if you use windows.
The question was already answerd
read the 3rd comment
Junior s2 Camila Jan 26, 2013 @ 6:26am 
Originally posted by gutigen o):
I love this thread, so innocent :) No calling names or other worse things or even laughing at OP, You guys just explained things patiently.
Prime example of how internet communities should look like :)

+1
Doing any of those things just shows how some people have traumas about their past in some ways. I'd say laughing at the OP should at least mean people laughed at you when you didn't know about some subject.

BTW I'm not talking about you, but about anyone who acts like a jerk when dealing with people that are new to something :D
Last edited by Junior s2 Camila; Jan 26, 2013 @ 6:30am
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