ObjectiveInstall the Windows version of Steam on Linux with Lutris.
DistributionsThe Lutris installation section of this guide is tailored to Ubuntu, but this can be done on any distribution running Lutris.
RequirementsA working Linux install with root privileges.
- # - requires given linux command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ - given linux command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
IntroductionPlaying games with Steam on Linux is great, but you're still locked out of all your Windows-only titles. With Lutris, though, playing them becomes a lot easier. Lutris has a separate Steam runner specifically designed for playing Windows games. It also has all the benefits of the separate script configurations and prefixes that Lutris uses.
Install LutrisFirst, you're going to need to install Lutris on your system. We have great guide for installing and using Lutris on Ubuntu. If you're on a different distribution, check the official Lutris documentation to get your distribution set up.
Install the Steam Launcher
Now that you have Lutris installed and working on your system, open it up. Click on the "Runners" icon. It's the second one from the left. Scroll all the way down until you reach the Wine Steam launcher. Install it.
When everything's set, launch Steam. Sign yourself in, and take a look around. Now, you could start installing games here, but they won't have their own individual configurations and prefixes.
Install A Windows Steam GameSo, it's time to try installing a game the better way. Close Steam. Open up your browser, and head over to the Lutris website and find a Steam game that you want to install. Click on the "Install" button to start installing your game.
Follow through the install process. Lutris won't install Steam again. It'll work through your existing Steam installation. Lutris will begin downloading your game.