Steam has made gaming on Linux much easier and more accessible. You can now use Steam to play games on the Ubuntu operating system. Here is a guide; on how to install Steam on Ubuntu and how to use it to play games on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
Steam is a digital store where you will find the original games for all the major platforms. You can also check for Steam alternatives you can use to download games.
How to Install Steam on Ubuntu
Before you install Steam on Ubuntu 22.04, your device needs to be capable of running Steam or meet the Steam for Linux system requirements. If your Ubuntu system meets the requirements, you can follow the following steps. Or else, you can try to install Steam if not.
Step 1: Firstly, you need to; update and upgrade your Ubuntu 22.04 package repository. For that, open the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following command:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
or else, you can also run this command:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: To install Steam, you need to; enable the multiverse repository on your Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, as Steam is not FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). Run the following command and hit the [Enter] key.
sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
Note: Multiverse repository contains software that is not FOSS. Due to licensing and legal issues, Ubuntu cannot enable this repository by default. It’s up to you to decide if you want to use the Multiverse repository or not.
Step 3: Now, you are ready to install Steam on Ubuntu. For that, run this command on Terminal.
sudo apt install steam
After that, you will get a question; “Do you want to continue?”. Here, press the Y key to continue the installation process.
Note: This may take some time to install. Wait until the installation is complete.
How to Use Steam on Ubuntu
After the installation of Steam on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS completed. To download games for Ubuntu, you must first configure and login into Steam. To do so, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Launch the Steam application from the terminal by running the following command:
Step 2: It will open the Steam application. Here you will get a Steam update window. It will download some additional packages. Once done, close the terminal.
Step 3: Once you’ve downloaded the updates. The screen below will appear. You may either make a new account or log in if you already have a steam account.
Step 4: Now, you may search for your favourite games on Steam to play games on your Ubuntu operating system. Now you are ready to play games.
Steam is a well-known online gaming platform that works with all major operating systems. It was first released for Linux in 2013. Since then, Steam has grown in popularity as a platform for playing online games on Ubuntu. That’s it; this is how you can install the latest version of Steam on your Ubuntu operating system.
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