How to install Steam with Ubuntu 21.04

Today we will see how to install Steam with Ubuntu 21.04. This is the ultimate destination for playing, discussing, and creating games. This is the official statement of the Steam website. A cross-platform where users can play or purchase games. While surfing across the official site, I was able to see more than five million gamers online. Now. you can imagine of polarity level of the platform.

Popular features

  • Have a huge community base of more then 100 million users.
  • Provide gaming controller hardwares too which make steam gamming expericen even batter.
  • Steam broadcast possible.
  • Mobile application avaiable. You can steam from any device you want.
  • You can chat with team members. Video, gif and texting makes collaboration easy while steaming.
  • Multilingual support and lots of community based self help guide help to increase interest in streaming.

Installtion

Download the latest package of steam.

# wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

Sample output

root@rajneeshunix:~/Downloads# wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb
--2021-10-11 14:13:13--  https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb
Resolving steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net (steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net)... 104.94.102.218, 104.94.102.234
Connecting to steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net (steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net)|104.94.102.218|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: https://repo.steampowered.com/steam/archive/precise/steam_latest.deb [following]
--2021-10-11 14:13:21--  https://repo.steampowered.com/steam/archive/precise/steam_latest.deb
Resolving repo.steampowered.com (repo.steampowered.com)... 104.17.141.86, 104.17.152.86, 2606:4700::6811:9856, ...
Connecting to repo.steampowered.com (repo.steampowered.com)|104.17.141.86|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 3402320 (3.2M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘steam.deb’

steam.deb                     100%[=================================================>]   3.24M   353KB/s    in 12s

2021-10-11 14:13:36 (287 KB/s) - ‘steam.deb’ saved [3402320/3402320]

After the package got downloaded, install the application.

# apt install ./steam.deb

Or, altaeatively application can be installed using apt.

$ sudo apt install steam

Run steam

$ steam

The following window will appear

Create a new account, if login in the first time.

Let’s log in to the stream.

Here, we are able to log in successfully. We can see the dashboard something like the below image.

I tried to log in to Steam from a different browser, it asked immediately for an access code.

We can buy some decent games, after logging in.

Let’s try to play some random game. It will start download locally.

Now the game is available locally to play.

How to uninstall steam from Ubuntu 21.04

Let’s remove Steam from Ubuntu 21.04

$ sudo apt remove steam steam-launcher

Remove configuration files of the application.

$ sudo apt purge steam steam-launcher

Configuration files of steam are stored in the home directly. After remove configurations still residue files will remain there. You can remove them locally. Have a look.

Remove file manually.

$ rm -rf .steam

Now the application is totally gone from the system.

Conclusion

Itch and Steam are almost similar platforms. Steam is much sleek and sophisticated. Though both of the platforms have their own pros and cons. Both support Indie game developers and gamers. Users can opt based on their tastes. Stay tuned.

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