Steam software is the largest online distribution platform for computer games and is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS. Steam comes from developer Valve and has more than 100 million active users. Here we learn the commands to install and use Steam on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish.
The online platform Steam is ostensibly a distribution platform for software, PC games, and series or movies. The platform is developed by the company Valve and has several million active accounts, according to its own information
Even though it is available for Linux, that doesn’t mean all the games available on it can be played on Linux Distros. Only games that are originally published by the developers with Linux support can be. Yes, indeed as compared to Windows the numbers of the games are not much for Ubuntu or other Linux distributions but whatever is there yet a good source to satisfy the binge of gaming on open source platforms. The games are protected with DRM.
Steps to install Steam on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
The given steps are not limited to Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy, you can use it for other versions of Ubuntu or Debian-based operating systems such as Linux Mint, MX Linux, POP!_OS.
1. Update your System
To update the APT package manager cache and install the latest security updates run the system update command. Here it is:
sudo apt update
2. Install Steam on Ubuntu 22.04 Linux
The best thing is we don’t need to install any third-party repository on our Ubuntu 22.04 to download and install Steam on it. Like for any other open-source application just use your APT package manager and the name of the package to install.
sudo apt install steam-installer
sudo apt install steam
3. Launch Steam to update packages
As the Command terminal confirms the installation is done, go to Ubuntu Applications and start the Steam platform by clicking on its icon. After that, the auto-updater will download the latest updates available for Steam to run on Linux. Let that happen.
4. Create a Steam account or login
The next step you see is the window of Steam asking to create an account or log in with the existing one. Therefore, if you have already registered with this gaming platform then log in with your account otherwise create a new one.
5. Filter Game by Linux Distro
To go through only those games on Steam that are compatible with Linux such as Ubuntu, go to the menu and select Categories -> SteamOS + Linux option. This will show the games that are available for your system.
6. Make SteamOS+Linux as default OS
Furthermore, you can even set Linux as a default operating system to show and search games on Steam. Simply click on your Account name and select Account Defaults. Then from the left side again select Preferences, scroll down to select the SteamOS+Linux option.
7. How to update Steam
We have used the Apt package manager and official system repository to install the Steam on Ubuntu 22.04, therefore, to get future updates for this gaming platform run:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
8. Uninstall Steam from Ubuntu 22.04 Linux
In case you are not anymore interested in this gaming distributing platform then you can use the below command in order to remove it completely from your system:
sudo apt remove steam-installer
sudo apt autoremove
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