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    steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    Hi there.

    I am trying to install Steam on a Ubuntu 64 bit OS. I am using the app store, but when I launch Steam, it says that I am lacking the 32bit libraries. I am trying to install them, but really struggling. Any ideas?

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    Re: steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    Uninstall it and do not use it.

    Get the officially supported DEB package directly from steam. https://store.steampowered.com/

    Truth of the matter is the snap version which is what you are trying to use is a pain.

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    Re: steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    Quote Originally Posted by fizzyfanta View Post
    Uninstall it and do not use it.

    Get the officially supported DEB package directly from steam. https://store.steampowered.com/

    Truth of the matter is the snap version which is what you are trying to use is a pain.

    I tried that too, but can't find dependencies. I'll try to manually install them, but seems that some packages do not exist.

    Steam shouldn't be so hard to install. 8 or 9 years have passed since I stopped and it's sad that the Linux desktop situation is still like so.

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    Re: steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    In a default install of Ubuntu 22.04 and 23.10 installing steam using the official DEB file works without issue.

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    Re: steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    you always have to add 32 bit library support in order to install steam(because steam is still a 32bit program)

    the commands to install it are like this

    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install steam

    and if you get the steam .deb from it's website
    then you would navigate to the folder it's in and use
    sudo dpkg -i steam.deb, after using the commands,
    to add 32bit library support, and updating the apt
    database listed above...
    Last edited by hyperlinxe; April 11th, 2024 at 05:13 PM.

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    Re: steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    @hyperlinxe

    I dont know if that was something in the past you had to do but right now if you install the official steam *.DEB after launching the steam app it will automatically check and install the 32 bit libs for you. No need to manually install it yourself.

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    Re: steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    Use the Steam flatpak. No issues for me on Ubuntu and runs every game.

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    Re: steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    I just recently installed 24.04 on my Desktop. Tried the Snap Steam, and that just caused too many unnecessary headaches. I found using the .deb version I was getting weird micro-stutters which did not exist on my old Arch setup. Finally I tried the Flatpak Steam and now things are working great on my system.

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    Re: steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    I also started with the snap version of Steam. I had just installed Ubuntu to see what was new in the Linux world and I was surprised to see Steam in the software store. Anyway I couldn't get Protontricks to work with the Snap version so I switched to the .deb from the Steam website. Most of the information that I've read online said to avoid the Snap version of Steam (and most other snaps too). So far it's been working fairly well.

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    Re: steam on ubuntu 64 bit

    Can you provide more details about your computer?

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