What is Steam and is It Available for Ubuntu?
Steam is a digital distribution platform for video games that is developed and maintained by Valve Corporation. It allows users to purchase and download games, as well as access a wide range of features such as achievements, cloud saves, and multiplayer gaming. Steam is available for a wide range of platforms, including Ubuntu.
Once installed, you can use Steam to browse and purchase games from the Steam store, download and install games onto your computer, and access a range of features such as achievements, cloud saves, and multiplayer gaming. Steam also includes a range of tools for managing and organizing your game library, as well as a social aspect that allows you to connect with friends and other gamers.
How to install Steam on Ubuntu:
- Open a terminal window and update the package manager by running the following command:
sudo apt update
- Install the required dependencies by running the following command:
sudo apt install libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libc6:i386
- Download the Steam installation script by running the following command:
- Install Steam by running the following command:
sudo dpkg -i steam.deb
- If you encounter any errors during the installation, run the following command to fix them:
sudo apt install -f
- Once the installation is complete, you can launch Steam by typing “steam” in the terminal or by clicking on the Steam icon in the Applications menu.
Note: If you are using a 64-bit version of Ubuntu, you may need to enable 32-bit support by running the following command:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386