Steam for Linux

Steam for Linux

Hori Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:32am
Windows games on Ubuntu
How can I install and play Windows games on Ubuntu 14.04 on Steam?
Where can I find a tutorial on how to properly configure WINE for the official Steam client in order to be able to install and run Steam games?
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Hori Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:40am 
Originally posted by Fork_Q:
Will this help:
So I have to install Steam two times? On the OS and on WINE?
Fork_Q2 Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:45am 
Just scanning the guide, it looks like you have to install it just once.

You could either install a fresh Windows copy through WINE or link an already existing Windows installation to work with Wine. There appears to be a PlayOnLinux walk-through as well.
Last edited by Fork_Q2; Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:45am
Hori Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:10am 
I installed it and also installed a recently greenlit game (Zoo Rampage) to test WINE and it works indeed :D

Now there is a last question: How can I launch WINE games from Ubuntu's Steam Library?
I already linked the installation folder and it appears in the library as installed but there is no Play button :-s
Ofc this isn't a very big problem as I can just launch them trhough WINE's Steam but it would be easier to have only one Steam client opened :D
Last edited by Hori; Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:11am
Spawn of Totoro Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:12am 
You can't. For that you need to install the Linux version of the game or run the Windows version of Steam on Wine.
Hori Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:13am 
Ok, I'll manage with both clients opened.

Thanks for all the help guys!
Last edited by Hori; Jul 23, 2014 @ 8:14am
Hori Jul 23, 2014 @ 8:15am 
I ran into a problem...

Whenever I connect to the second client, the first one is disconnected from the Steam Network...

How can I have both the native client and Wine client online at the same time?
Fibbles Jul 23, 2014 @ 9:06am 
You can't have both open at the same time because you can only login from one PC at a time (Steam views the Linux client and WINE client as being on separate PCs).

The only way around it would be to log in to one client, go into offline mode and then log into the other client. I'm not sure what the point would be though.
R3450N Jul 23, 2014 @ 10:20am 
My advice is to use Windows if your only initiative is to play Windows-only games.
Hori Jul 23, 2014 @ 10:28am 
Originally posted by Sin:
My advice is to use Windows if your only initiative is to play Windows-only games.
Nah, I was using Ubuntu on my other computers for quite a long time and now I finally installed it on my main computer yesterday, and I have no intention of ever "downgrading" to Windows again.

I am pleased enough with the natively supported Linux games in my library, but I didn't want to loose a few of the unported games I bought. I'm not going to use WINE Steam for more than 3-4 games, and I also will not buy any more Windows games (except if I get them for free ofc)

Anyway switching from one client to the other isn't such a big deal as I don't think I will play WINE games very often and anyway they switch really fast.

PS: Since I started this thread I removed WINE and installed PlayOnLinux (which inclueds WINE) and IMO is better this way
Sirik Jul 31, 2014 @ 10:05am 
I use 2 copies of Steam. The native Linux version, and the Windows version via PlayOnLinux with Wine 1.7.22 (i think). I have been playing Skyrim on it at Ultra quality with mods and it plays perfectly... other games, dont work so well...
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