Installing Steam on Fedora 18

Installing Steam on Fedora 18

The good folks over at Valve have recently launched their Steam client for Linux and ported some of their games to run on Linux.

Unfortunately the officially supported client only runs on Ubuntu, however Fedora People have kindly re-packaged it into an RPM suitable for running on Fedora 18.

Installing Steam

To install steam on Fedora run the following commands:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
yum install steam

Installing 32bit textures

You can then start Steam using the normal application starter. However to run games there is also a need to install a texture package that is not installed automatically. Please note that even if you are running 64bit Fedora you should install the 32bit package as the games are compiled to use the 32bit textures.

yum install libtxc_dxtn.i686

That's all there is to it. Enjoy Linux gaming!