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How to Install and Play Steam Games on a Chromebook in 2022

Games are not a strong suit of Chromebooks, but thanks to the Linux Support, Chromebook games are better than ever, since you can now install and play many desktop-level games on Chrome OS. Steam is one of the best digital game distribution platforms and it’s officially supported on Linux. So, you can get it running on Chrome OS and enjoy desktop games. And the best part is that you don’t need to move your Chromebook to the Developer Mode or install Crouton. Things are quite straightforward now and the installation process is a breeze. In addition, Borealis on select Chromebooks is going to make Steam gaming even better. So without any delay, let’s go ahead and learn how to install and play Steam games on a Chromebook in 2022.

Install and Play Steam Games on a Chromebook (Updated 2022)

Here, we have mentioned the steps to enable Borealis and install Steam games on select Chromebooks. Along with that, we have mentioned how to install Steam on Chromebooks that have Linux support. Keep in mind, if you have a school-issued Chromebook and the administrator has locked Linux on your Chromebook then you won’t be able to run Steam. However, if you have Android app support then you can use the Steam Link app to stream desktop games on your Chromebook. Having said all of that, let’s go through the steps.

Enable Borealis to Play Steam Games on Select Chromebooks

Google has finally launched Steam on Chrome OS, but it’s only available to a handful of Chromebooks. Project Borealis aka Steam Gaming on Chrome OS requires high-end specs. If you want to enable Steam on Chrome OS, you need 8GB of RAM (or more), an 11th-gen i5/i7 processor (or later), and Intel Iris Xe Graphics support. Naturally, only a few Chromebooks make the cut, and here are the currently supported Chromebooks for Steam Gaming through Borealis. If you have got one of these Chromebooks, follow the steps below and start playing Steam games right away.

  • Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1W)
  • Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W)
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W)
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500)
  • ASUS Chromebook CX9 (CX9400)
  • HP Pro c640 G2 Chromebook
  • Lenovo 5i-14 Chromebook

1. First of all, you need to switch to the Dev channel. For that, open Settings and move to “About Chrome OS”. Here, click on “Additional details”.

2. Next, change the channel to “Developer – unstable“. Note that, moving to the Dev channel won’t wipe any of your data but when you switch back to the Stable channel, everything will be wiped.

3. Now, go back to the “About Chrome OS” page and check for updates. Your Chromebook will now update to the latest Dev build. Restart your Chromebook after the update is installed.

4. Once you are on the latest Dev build, open chrome://flags and enable the two flags mentioned below. Now, click on “Restart” at the bottom right corner.

#borealis-enabled
#exo-pointer-lock

5. After restarting your Chromebook, open the Chrome browser and press “Ctrl + Alt + T” to open the Crosh Terminal. Here, paste the below command and hit Enter.

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6. Now, follow the on-screen instructions and Steam will be installed on your Chromebook. After that, you can log in to Steam and play desktop games natively. Here are the games Google tested and they work fine on Borealis: Portal 2, Hades, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, World of Tanks Blitz, Vampire Survivors, etc. For more information, you can head over to this link.

Enable Steam Play to Play PC Games on Chromebook

If you want to unlock PC games on your Borealis-supported Chromebook, you need to enable Steam Play. It’s a compatibility layer that lets you play PC games on Linux machines. Here is how to enable it.

1. Open Steam on your Chromebook and move to “Settings“. Here, open “Steam Play”.

2. Now, enable the checkbox for “Enable Steam Play for all other titles”. After that, select “Proton Experimental” from the drop-down menu, and you are done.

Run Steam Games on Any Chromebook in 2022 (Linux Required)

This method will work on any Chromebook, granted you have got Linux support. Borealis is a special container (Developed on Ubuntu) built only for Steam so Google has set high-end spec requirements to run Steam. However, with the Crostini container (Developed on Debian), you can install and play Steam games on your Chromebook, just like any other Linux machine. Here is how to do it.

1. First and foremost, set up Linux on your Chromebook by following the linked article. After that, enable GPU acceleration for Linux in Chromebook for better graphics and smoother gameplay. In case, GPU acceleration is not enabled, don’t worry, just move on with the steps.

2. Next, open the Linux Terminal and execute the below command. It will update Linux on your Chromebook to the latest build. If you get any errors, don’t worry, just move on.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

3. Now, click on this link to download the setup file of Steam. Similar to the EXE format on Windows, it’s a DEB file for Linux. Next, move the DEB file to the “Linux” section in the Files app.

5. Having done that, double-click on the setup file and click on “Install“. It will start installing Steam on your Chromebook.

6. After the installation, press the “Search” key on the keyboard and search for “steam”. After that, open it.

7. Alternatively, you can open the App Drawer and manually look for the Linux folder. After that, open Steam. The Linux folder generally resides on the last page of the App Drawer.

8. Now, Steam will automatically start downloading dependencies and libraries which are needed to smoothly run Steam on a Chromebook.

9. After the update, Steam will automatically open up. Now, sign in to your Steam account. If Steam does not pop up after the update then open it manually from the App Drawer. Note that, if you are using your Chromebook’s trackpad, you might have to press on the trackpad rather than soft-tapping it.

10. Finally, there you have it. Steam running successfully on a Chromebook. But there is one more setting that you should enable.

11. Click on Steam at the top-right corner and go to Settings -> Steam Play -> Enable Steam Play for all other titles and click on “OK”. Make sure “Proton Experimental” is selected in the drop-down menu. This will unlock and allow you to run several Windows games that are not natively available for Linux.

12. In our testing, we installed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on our Chromebook through Steam, but it failed to run. However, other non-intensive games like Among Us, Stardew Valley, Squad, Tank Force ran absolutely fine and without any graphics issues. I would recommend you to try your favorite Steam games and see if they work on your Chromebook.

If you don’t want to mess with Linux and you have got Play Store support on your Chromebook then you can easily get Steam running on your Chromebook. You need to install the official Steam Link app from the Play Store on your Chromebook. Also, note that you will need a Windows PC in your local network from where you will stream desktop games on your Chromebook. Here is how to go about it.

1. Open Play Store and search for the Steam Link app (Free). Now, install the app.

2. Once installed, open it and connect your gaming controller to the Chromebook. If you don’t have one, you can skip it. You can play with your keyboard and mouse.

3. I am assuming you have already set up Steam on your Windows PC in the local network, either via WiFi or Ethernet. By the way, Ethernet is recommended for lag-free gaming. The Steam Link app will now scan the local network and will display the name of the server. Simply, click on it and pair your PC with your Chromebook.

4. After a few automatic tests, you will be connected to your PC’s Steam setup. Now, go ahead and you will be able to play Steam games right on your Chromebook. Enjoy!

Play Your Heart Out with Steam Games on a Chromebook

So that was our short guide on how to install Steam and play games on a Chromebook. While the installation process is not a one-click process like on Windows OS, it’s still quite straightforward and all you need is a bit of familiarity with Linux. So go ahead and install various Steam games to check if your Chromebook can handle graphics-intensive games.

Anyway, that is all from us. But how has been your experience? Let us know in the comment section below. In case, Steam didn’t work for you then you can use GeForce Now on your Chromebook. It’s a cloud gaming service and does not require Linux support. On top of that, the game library is pretty huge.

161 Comments

  1. No error message but the steam app does not appear, used the “Run Steam Games on Any Chromebook in 2022 (Linux Required)” method. Help?

  2. 4. Once you are on the latest Dev build, open chrome://flags and enable the two flags mentioned below. Now, click on “Restart” at the bottom right corner. i got lost after this and now there is a @penguin thingy on my screen i feel like a whole ass hacker rn and im lost 🙁

  3. help meee it keeps saying
    You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
    libGL.so.1
    libdrm.so.2
    libdrm.so.2
    libdrm.so.2
    when every i try to load steam
    what do i do?

  4. i need help! when i try to run steam it says “You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
    libc.so.6” please help!!

    1. Skip all this and just use the Geforce Now app and connect it to Steam. Anyone who says Chrome OS isn’t for gaming is old fashioned. Can also play Stadia games and Xbox Live.

  5. You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
    libc.so.6 how do i fix this

  6. I downloaded the deb for steam and when i open it it takes me to the terminal and says ” You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
    libc.so.6 “

  7. It’s letting me install but then I’m getting this error:

    You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
    libGL.so.1
    libdrm.so.2
    libdrm.so.2
    libdrm.so.2

    and then when it tries to update Steam, I get

    Fatal Error: Failed to load steamui.so

    I’m so used to Linux at all and I’m so confused.

  8. I got as far as step five but it wouldn’t let me install it bc of it couldn’t get the app info.

  9. i keep getting this message
    You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
    libc.so.6

  10. Many thanks. It is easy and really run. I have chrombook from 2 years but unfortunatelly my knowlage about linux is very poor. I would like learn this enviroment and doing more on my chroombook in the future. Acer 314 chrombook.

  11. Before I try this, anyone have success with this and able to run Surviving Mars? I only have a chromebook now and am jonesing for play that game.

    1. If you havent bought it on steam yet and it doesnt work you can refund if if you have played under 2 hours

  12. everything works fine until i try to download steam and it says
    E: https://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 amd64 2.30.6-1~deb10u1 is not (yet) available (404 Not Found [IP: 199.232.10.132 443])
    E: https://deb.debian.org/debian buster/main amd64 libwebpdemux2 amd64 0.6.1-2 is not (yet) available (404 Not Found [IP: 199.232.10.132 443])
    E: https://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 amd64 2.30.6-1~deb10u1 is not (yet) available (404 Not Found [IP: 199.232.10.132 443])
    can i please get some help

    1. whatcha do to get it to work i get an error file that pops up with this”You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
      libc.so.6 “how do i fix this

  13. Hello, I followed exactly the steps to install steam on chromebook but when I click to install, it gives an error and not install, what should I do? and why didn’t it work?
    (I’m from Brazil and I’m using the translator so I’m sorry in advance for some grammar mistakes or something.)

  14. It says i need alot of space to download games but i have more than the needed space on my chromebook and it only says i have 3 gigabites when i have atleast 30. please help!!!

    1. The allotted Linux size might be small. You can expand it from Settings -> Developers -> Linux (Beta) -> Linux -> Disk Size.

  15. Everything worked fine until I tried running a few of my games. It looks like they’re all compatible via steam play, but when I hit run a window that should have the game opens for a second and then immediately closes. The window is completely blank with a bunch of boxes at the top part where it can be dragged.

  16. Totally late at this point but for other people who are just figuring this out as well. Once linux has installed and opened steam, the game will say that its non-installable. Go click on the settings button right next to the info button, open properties, configuration and click the one button available on that page. From there it should ask if you want to add to home bar or shortcut. Tada! Hope this helps

  17. i get an error everytime this is the error

    E: https://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 amd64 2.30.4-1~deb10u1 is not (yet) available (404 Not Found [IP: 2a04:4e42:58::644 443])
    E: https://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates/main amd64 libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 amd64 2.30.4-1~deb10u1 is not (yet) available (404 Not Found [IP: 2a04:4e42:58::644 443])

    not exactly sure what to do, id like some help. thanks 🙂

  18. so i tried to do this and didnt have enough space so steam partally downloaded but i cant get steam to launch to finish and also whenever i launch linux it says [Error starting penguin container: 50
    Launching vmshell failed: Error starting crostini for terminal: 50 and i cant type. PLS HELP!

  19. It all installed fine but wont let me log in, keeps saying user name or password is incorrect, I have reset passwords and checked I am entering correctly but it just wont accept them?
    Anyone else got this issue? any suggestions?

  20. Managed to get as far as installing steam, but on launch it goes to update but fails with Fatal error and steam needing to be online to update. The laptop is connected to the internet fine and no issues. Anyone else get this and found a solution?
    Oh I downloaded the .deb file direct from the steam website.

    1. I am getting the exact same error… no solution as of yet ( been researching for 2 hours now )… anyone else figure this out?

    2. I am getting the exact same error as Fedzy… “Managed to get as far as installing steam, but on launch it goes to update but fails with Fatal error and steam needing to be online to update. The laptop is connected to the internet fine and no issues. Anyone else get this and found a solution?”

      no solution as of yet ( been researching for 2 hours now )… anyone else figure this out?

      1. After installing the steam.deb I ran `sudo apt-get install upgrade` again and it said there were broken packages and told me to run `sudo apt –fix-broken install`. After I ran that, it worked for quite some time and installed zenity, steam-launcher, xterm, and a lot of other stuff. Once I started steam, it installed two more packages. Then it downloaded 292MB and updated steam (it needs to update even though I got steam.deb directly from steam.com). Now Steam works for me (Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook). (Also wondering: shouldn’t we be using apt instead of apt-get in 2021?)

  21. I keep getting this error : You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
    libc.so.6

    Any tips? Ive tried updating too and nothing

    1. hi try this after install, do each one in the terminal:

      1) sudo apt install libc6-i386
      2) sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
      3) sudo apt-get update
      4) sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libc6:i386
      Thanks

      1. All the other commands work but the first. It says, “E: Package ‘libc6-i386’ has no installation candidate” There’s another package called libc6:1386, it installs but doesn’t fix the problem

    2. Sorry but thats the same problem i used to have theirs nothing you can do unless u but another Chromebook :<.

  22. Alright so I fixed my problem with the deb file and what I did is went to my account on Steam, now I do not have Steam installed, I have an account and what I did was got to the top right where it shows my email. So I click on my email and it then shows View Profile, Account Details, Logout, preferences, etc. So click on preferences and your going to go all the way to the bottom where it says “Platform Preferences”. And underneath it it’ll say Operating Systems and there’s 3 boxes you can check Windows, Mac OS X, and SteamOS + Linux. Check the last one and then go back to the install, under windows click on Steam and once it downloads, go to your files and find the Steamdeb file and click it and then you might be able to install it.

  23. When you get to the install Steam page dont click the windows installation, underneath it you’ll see the apple icon and the steam icon. Click the steam icon and that will download the deb file so once that is finished go to the file and you should be able to install it. When your done with that just message back.

  24. Got everything working on Samsung chromebook 4, I can open my downloaded steam games but game pads are not recognized. I’ve tried wierd Xbox 360 & Logitech controllers. I’m bummed to get this far and hit a roadblock. Anybody know how I can fix this?

  25. I got to the part of downloading Steam through the Linux installer. It just says error, and that there is not enough storage. It says to run ‘dpkg — configure -a to correct the problem, but I have no clue what to do from there. I have most of my files taken off of my Chromebook and it still says I have only 1.8 Gb of storage left but I didn’t think this was a big download. Anyways, Chromebook is dumb for taking up 7.3 GB from the “system” itself and only putting 15 GB of data on the device in total.

  26. IT WORKED! But tbh, there are a lot of other steps you need to take apart from what’s shown here to actually make it work.

  27. okay so like, after i got it installed and everything it simply said, cannot run steam without internet connection, even though im connected, help ;-;

  28. Once i ran the commands in order, I received the same messages, however I was able to use the linux installer to run the install by just going to steams website, and downloading the linux (steam) installer. worked like a charm.

  29. All went well until: “sudo apt install steam”

    It said this:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    steam:i386 : Depends: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    Can anyone help?

    1. Instead of doing this the complicated way, just install the linux beta, head over to the steam website, click on “Install Steam” and underneath the Windows icon, next to the Apple icon, click on the steam icon. This will download the .deb file. Open the .deb file after linux has finished installing. The .deb file will install steam for you. If you run into any issues, it’s important to first update linux by opening a terminal window and simply pasting “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade”. Hit return and when everything finishes in the terminal window hit “Y” to accept. Linux will be updated and you can go and install steam using the .deb file.

      1. This worked up until i tried installing steam with the .deb file and its saying Failed Retrieve App info.

        1. If you get unmet dependencies warnings, then issue this command:

          sudo apt-get install -f

          That should install all the packages that were missing, and reconfigure the original package.

  30. how do i get around this error message?

    This file is designed for a PC using Windows software. This is not compatible with your device running Chrome OS. Please search the Chrome Web Store for a suitable replacement app.

  31. The mini window for Steam didn’t pop up after I went through all the other steps. I tried typing in steam but it says: /usr/games/steam: 16: /usr/games/steam: /home/maddieg727/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: Exec format error
    tar: This does not look like a tar archive
    xz: (stdin): File format not recognized
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

    How do I fix this?

  32. Hey I downloaded steam but when I try and boot it up the app just loads and wont open

    1. just wait but idk whenever i hover my mouse over steam in the launher it might open sometimes then u have to wait

  33. E: Type ‘echo’ is not known on line 5 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
    E: The list of sources could not be read.

    1. you can only install games supported by google. for example I tried aoe 2 bur it was not supported but when I tried sid meiers civ5 it was supported and i could install it

  34. someone help fix this please i typed down everything correctly and it came up with this
    sudo apt install steam
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package steam

    it says unable to locate package steam . what do i do?

  35. What am I supposed to do when It says Error starting penguin container :13
    Launching vmshell failed: Error starting crostini for terminal :13

  36. This was the only tutorial that worked on my machine. After the install I was never prompted for a login so I just typed steam into the command line. When it updated and opened, it then asked to login and after that I was able to browse my collection and play games. You might have to allocate more memory under the storage management section in settings for linux then restart the linux app and steam.

  37. When I type sudo apt update it give this error:
    ‘sudo’ is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    What should I do?

  38. Everything works fine until I try to download a game. Everything pops up like it should, then when I hit download it says “An error occurred while updating the game (invalid platform”

  39. I’m seeing this error

    You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
    libc.so.6

  40. i downloaded steam through this process but when i go to download rise of nations the install button is greyed out. The game is already purchased

      1. hey, did they respond? I’m having the same problem for a game I spent $20 dollars on. thanks 🙂

  41. Hi, I was able to install steam and download Binding of Isaac. However when I hit play to launch the game within the Steam app, it launches a little window which promptly disappears. The game never launches. The play button in Steam switches to Launching and then back to Play. I tried sudo apt update and upgrade and it didn’t help.

    Any recommendations?

  42. I have a Chromebook and I just followed the steps to download Steam and it worked out perfect! But when I try to play a game (such as VRChat) it says “Error.” Do I need to download Unity too?

  43. I am getting the following error. You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
    libc.so.6

    1. Package libgl1-mesa-dri:i386 needs to be installed
      Package libgl1:i386 needs to be installed
      Package libc6:i386 needs to be installed
      XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server “:0”
      after 149 requests (149 known processed) with 1 events remaining.
      Running Steam on debian 10 64-bit
      STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
      Pins up-to-date!
      Error: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
      libc.so.6

      1. Run the below commands one by one. After that, reinstall Steam by following the instructions mentioned above.

        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get upgrade

        1. I noticed this error after running sudo apt-get update
          Err:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu groovy Release
          404 Not Found [IP: 2001:67c:1560:8008::15 80]
          Hit:9 https://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates InRelease
          Reading package lists… Done
          E: The repository ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu groovy Release’ does not have a Release file.
          N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
          N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

          This is what showed after sudo apt-get upgrade
          Running Steam on debian 10 64-bit
          STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
          Pins up-to-date!
          Error: You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run:
          libc.so.6
          Can’t find ‘steam-runtime-check-requirements’, continuing anyway
          /home/btmullin77/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam
          /home/btmullin77/.local/share/Steam/steam.sh: line 749: /home/btmullin77/.local/share/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

          I really appreciate the help!

          1. I mislabeled that second part. Sorry. That is obviously what happened when I tried run Steam. I apologize for the confusion.

  44. Okay, so when I type in Sudo apt update, what I get is this message = E: Malformed entry 4 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list (Absolute suite component). What should I do

      1. can you please help me i cant figure out the final steps.. i got to the point where i did the download and the steam app is in my linux folder but anytime i click it it just will not open the steam

    1. Wow. It honestly makes me sad to hear that, considering I just did it with no issues. Maybe check to see if you typed something in wrong?

  45. my friend and i were trying to get this to work in order to play stardew on her chromebook, and it seems like we got through everything. steam is downloaded and stardew was installed. but once she tried to open stardew, steam froze and it wouldn’t load at all. we’ve tried to uninstall and reinstall steam and the game itself multiple times, but nothing has worked yet. are we overlooking something that’s super simple? we got so close but we weren’t able to run the game 🙁

      1. There’s a fix in a comment below, look in your app drawer and you should be able to find the linux folder with steam in it

  46. Everything seems to be working out and I can get into Steam, but when I try to play/download any of the games, it says “An error has occurred while updating *game* (invalid platform)”. Do I need to setup something like Wine (if so, please explain to me the steps/commands)? If not, then is it not possible to play any Steam games on a Chromebook (I have an Acer Chromebook 13)? It took me around 45 minutes to install Steam on my Chromebook because problems kept popping up and know I feel I did it for nothing.

    1. when I open the steam shortcut, it loads then stops. and when I type steam in the terminal, i get this:/usr/games/steam: 16: /usr/games/steam: /home/onenut09/.steam/ubuntu12_32/steam: Exec format error
      tar: This does not look like a tar archive
      xz: (stdin): File format not recognized
      tar: Child returned status 1
      tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
      What do I do?

  47. I tried and went through with everything here, and it does say its updating steam, but when it finishes and moves on to extracting steam, it says it cant because it failed to load steamui.so? what can i do to make it work?

  48. I followed all the steps all the way to selecting “I AGREE” and the installation continued to completion, but no steam log-in came up. How do I get that to happen? (I have absolutely ZERO Linux experience)

    1. Open the app drawer and look for the Linux folder. There you will find the Steam shortcut. Or else, you can just type steam in the Terminal and hit enter to run Steam.

      1. So when I double click on the Steam shortcut it starts to load and nothing happens for a minute until this pops up–You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6. How do I fix this?

      2. So when I double click on the Steam shortcut it starts to load and nothing happens for a minute until this pops up–You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6. How do I fix this?

  49. i get the command
    $sudo apt install steam
    up to this point everything is doing what it should, but when i reach the install point i get this message
    reading package list… done
    building dependency tree
    reading state information… done
    E: unable to locate package steam
    so now i dont know what im supposed to do, i do have decent knowledge techwise and and more than competent on windows platforms but im a complete newcomer to linux.
    please help
    kieren roberts

    1. You should be connected to the internet to execute this command. Anyway, try sudo apt-get install steam or sudo apt-get install steam-installer.

      1. I am having same issue and tried your two commands but still saying unable to locate.

      2. I tried all of these and none of them worked, im getting the same message as them ^

          1. What does your last sentence there mean? I downloaded this file and it installed. I then got a window saying the installation was complete, clicked ok. Then nothing happened. How do I “open Linux folder from app drawer and open Steam for further installation”? What is the Linux folder? (I have a Linux client but not a folder) and open Steam? There is no Steam icon in my app drawer 🙂

          2. There should be a folder named “Linux apps” inside the app drawer. It usually sits on the first page. Open it and click on Steam for further installation. Apart from that, you can also run ‘steam’ (without quotes) on Linux Terminal to proceed with the installation.

          3. This worked beautifully! I did the ‘steam’ on Linux Terminal option to proceed with the installation. I’m super not techy so your guidance has been excellent! Thank you!

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