In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Steam on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Steam is a digital distribution platform for video games. Amazon Kindle is a digital distribution platform for e-Books, iTunes for music, similarly Steam is for games. It provides you the option to buy and install games, plays multiplayer, and stay 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 gaming distribution platforms on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Steam on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Steam on Linux Mint 20.
Now, run the following command to start downloading and installing Steam:
sudo apt install steam
Step 3. Accessing Steam on Linux Mint.
Once successfully installed, As you are running for the first time, you’ll be asked to either create an account or log in to an existing account. It will also ask for agreeing to terms and conditions.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Steam. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Steam gaming distribution on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Steam website.