Steam: Community, Store and Game Client for GNU / Linux

Steam: Community, Store and Game Client for GNU / Linux

Steam: Community, Store and Game Client for GNU / Linux

After walking through video game applications for GNU / Linux, such as GameHub, y lutris, it is logical not to stop commenting on updated information on the best known, used and complete platform (Community / Store / Customer) for games on GNU / Linux, in other words, Steam.

Yes, Steam is for many, the best of all video game digital distribution platforms. Above all, for being part of the world famous company, which develops games and gaming hardware, called Valve.

Steam: Introduction

Thanks to that support, Steam is today, a place where their users (members / customers) can buy and download a large number of games, from different manufacturers (software developers), available in your huge and growing catalog. In addition, to be able to enjoy other services and benefits.

Steam: Content


How does Steam work?

Understand and use Steam it's pretty easy. Apart from the use of free games, free or open, that could be offered without any limitation, basically, when you buy a game in it, what you are buying is a subscription to it, that is, a single subscription (personal and non-transferable) accessible through your account login.

Steam never provides a physical copy of any game. Although, it allows creating a copy of it on some physical medium after being downloaded. Game that always remains tied to the user's account, in order to allow them to download, install and use it as many times as they deem necessary, and on the computers they require, without any limitations, except to start it from one computer at a time, for middle of your account.

Steam is available through your Official website, where among many things, a visitor can register to be part of the Community, visit the Our shop to buy and / or download games, and download the Game client, for their respective Operating system installed on your Computer.

How to install and use Steam on GNU / Linux?

Currently, the Steam game client It is available in .deb format, in the version Before downloading and installing it on a Compatible Operating System, in our example case, a MX Linux 19.1, distribution based on DEBIAN 10.3, it is advisable to register on the web platform first. The procedure is quite simple and is as follows:

  • Launch Official Website for user account registration and / or login.

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  • Download and install from the Steam Games client.

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  • Initial launch of the Steam Game Client for your update and final configuration.

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  • Use of the Store for installing and running available games.

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As you can see, both the registration in the Steam platform, such as the download, installation, configuration and use of some of the free games (Free-to-play) or paid (commercial) It is not difficult at all, and basically everything will depend on the hardware of the computer used and the compatibility of its GNU / Linux Distro to support Steam and its own requirements, and the requirements of the games to be used.

Rest, either with Steam, GameHub, y lutris, or other applications for videogames such as retro console emulators or individual desktop games, it is shown that currently GNU / Linux It is an excellent Gamer Operating System with a level very close to that of Windows and MacOS.

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We hope this "useful little post" about «Steam» an excellent and legendary platform for gamers all in one, since it is a Community, Store and Client of multiplatform games, with an excellent, huge and growing catalog of «Juegos compatibles» For us Free and Open Operating Systems, is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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  1.   Nasher_87 (ARG) said

    If you sell programs, you should support programs in Proton

    1.    Linux PostInstall said

      I understand that if you buy a Software through Steam you can access it through it, so if we are on Linux, it is very likely that Proton is used to support it.

    2.    vicente said

      Comes with the option to activate Proton