Steam Gaming Also Available on That Other OS

Isn’t this refreshing? I as a GNU/Linux user can now click on “Download” and get a Debian package for Steam’s gaming platform:

Not that I’m a gamer but this is what happened when I tried to install it:

dpkg -i /home/pogson/Downloads/steam_latest.deb
dpkg: error processing /home/pogson/Downloads/steam_latest.deb (–install):
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)

Well, it’s a start…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Steam Gaming Also Available on That Other OS

  1. oiaohm says:

    Robert Pogson install multi-arch and it works. I am using steam on a debian amd64 system.

  2. dougman says:

    I downloaded the .deb as soon as the article was posted on Slashdot last night.

    Ended up playing TF2 for a few hours worked flawlessly. 🙂

  3. George Hostler says:

    This is an exciting development, Robert. I remember a decade ago, installing Heroes of Might and Magic 3 from Loki Games onto SuSE 6.4 Linux. It operated much smoother than Windows 98, did not crash like Win98. My son could play the game until exhausted. Response on Internet dial-up was faster, too. My son told me he could get in early to beat out the others to host games. He missed out on opportunities due to the lag in the Win98 version. Also, one could only play the game for about 45 minutes in Win98 until it crashed.

    It’s video action, stories in game play were smoother in Linux when compared with Windows.

    I am excited that commercial gaming has finally returned to Linux.

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