Gamer Rewrites Valve’s Steam Installer For Debian

Posted by lordpenguin on Mar 4, 2013 7:03 PM EDT
The Powerbase; By Dean Howell
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Using vanilla Debian and want to play Steam without making a mess? One developer has the answer.

Gaming on Linux is a very real thing right now, and most of that is thanks to Steam. Initially, Steam committed only to the most popular desktop distribution, Ubuntu but more recently has opened the door to others. So what do you do when you want to game in Linux and you’re using something a little less popular — at least, on the desktop?

If you’re GhostSquad57, you rewrite the installer for Debian and upload it to Github. GhostSquad57 uploaded his efforts to Github yesterday, and has since reached out to the Linux community on Reddit for testers. Does it work fo you?

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