How To Install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Steam was first released on September 12, 2003. It is digital service to distribute video games. Furthermore, it is developed by Valve Corporation. There are numerous games available on Steam store, few we can play for free. While others would require us to make a purchase.

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 Steam on an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa server.

Install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Steam on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • Install Steam from Ubuntu repository

Run the following commands to add multiverse Ubuntu repository:

sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
sudo apt update
sudo apt install steam

Use your desktop menu to start Steam or alternatively execute the following command:

steam
  • Install Steam from official Steam package

First, enable the i386 architecture repository:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt update

Next, install all Steam prerequistes:

sudo apt install wget gdebi-core libgl1-mesa-glx:i386

Then, download the official Steam package:

wget -O ~/steam.deb http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb

Once done download, use the gdebi command to install the steam.deb package:

sudo gdebi ~/steam.deb

Next, we have two options – either launch package Steam from Systems’ main menu or from terminal (type steam)

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Steam. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Steam on your Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Steam website.

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