In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Steam on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Steam is a digital distribution platform for video games. As Amazon Kindle is a digital distribution platform for e-Books, iTunes for music, similarly Steam is for games. It provides you with the option to buy and install games, plays multiplayer, and stays in touch with other games via social networking on its platform. The games are protected with DRM. Recently, over 4500 games are available through Steam, and 125 million active users are registered with the Steam platform.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Steam on a CentOS 8.
Install Steam on CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf install epel-release sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Required Dependency.
Run the following command to install dependency for Steam:
sudo dnf install glibc-2*el8*.i686 sudo dnf install https://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/updates/29/Everything/x86_64/Packages/g/gamemode-1.2-3.fc29.i686.rpm
Step 3. Installing Steam on CentOS 8.
Now use the following command to install Steam:
sudo dnf install steam
Step 4. Accessing Steam.
Once successfully installed, Now launch Steam go through the graphical install, and provide your account credentials to log in. Enjoy!
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Steam. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Steam on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Steam website.