Steam users, rejoice! The native Steam client for Linux (Ubuntu) is finally here. Previously, you will have to install via Wine to get it working in Linux, but with the release of the native client and is open to the public, you can now easily install it and have quick access to your Steam games. Ubuntu users, here is how you can install Steam in Ubuntu.
Note: This installation instruction is meant for Ubuntu. If you are using OpenSUSE, Gentoo, Fedora, or Arch Linux, you can grab the package installer here.
1. Head over to the Steam site and click the big button to download the deb file. Double-click the deb file to start the installation.
2. Once it is finished, it will prompt you to start Steam and it will start to run and retrieve update.
3. After the update is completed, the main login page will show up. From here, you can either create a Steam account (if you don’t have one) or simply login to your existing account.
4. Once you are logged in, it will bring you to the main page where you can access your account and the games you have purchased. I have not purchased any game for Linux yet, so it is showing empty result.
Linux Games available on Steam
If you are wondering which Linux games are available in Steam, here are some of the title:
- Killing Floor
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent
- Team Fortress 2
- World of Goo
- Trine 2
- Superbrothers: Swords & Sworcery
As of this post, there are 39 games released for the Linux platform and I believe more will be coming. Another thing is that most of the games are having a 25 – 75% sale, so check them out and grab them while the discount lasts.
Enjoy your game!