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Thread: Steam/Ubuntu/Windows

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Cool Steam/Ubuntu/Windows

    Hey guys. Quick question: I have steam installed on both my operating systems: windows 8.1 64 bit and ubuntu 13.10 64 bit and had downloaded a lot of games on my windows steam. Can i use those files in my ubuntu steam without having to download them all over again? Can I just copy them over and put them in a new folder in my ubuntu partition and get it work? I'll try it out later tonight and any help would be much appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Norwich CT
    Ubuntu Mate

    Re: Steam/Ubuntu/Windows

    If they're Windows files, you'd have to use Wine to install the Windows Steam client, the try copying over the Steam for Windows SteamApps/common folder to ~/.wine/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common folder, and they may or may not run under Wine. If a game you've purchased for Steam for Windows becomes available for Linux, it'll appear in your Linux Steam library.

    Otherwise, you'll have to download the Linux Steam games over again.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Steam/Ubuntu/Windows

    you can't use something compiled for one system on a totaly different system withouth some emulator or interface like wine.

    just like you can't run windows games on andorid, iOS or mac you can't run windows games on linux. some may work through wine. so in order to run native linux steam games you need to redownload them.
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