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Installing Steam using Wine 0.9.37


The Requirements
- Download the latest release of Wine. At the moment the latest release is 0.9.38 but it has some issues with steam updates so I am using 0.9.37. If you need any help with the installation of Wine, you can refer to a very well-written tutorial by Chipp.

- Download the latest version of Steam. The file is now an MSI file which is a form of a windows installer. Do not worry though, Wine can install them.

- Lastly you will need a copy of tahoma.ttf which you can retrieve from a current Windows installation or you will have to search the web for it. I cannot provide a link due to legal issues.

The Installation
Once you have done all of the above, locate your Steam installer through terminal and run the installer:
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wine start steaminstall.msi
After the installation is complete, all you have to do to run it is something similiar to this:
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wine "/home/accountnamehere/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/Steam.exe"
I hope this helps and if you have any questions or need any help at all, do not be afraid to ask.

*This faq will be updated once more with help with Gecko, troubleshooting, and such.
    
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cool find, one of the main reasons i have not used linux more is that i am a gamer and now i have no excuse besides I cant get the wifi to work on my linux install.
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cool find, one of the main reasons i have not used linux more is that i am a gamer and now i have no excuse besides I cant get the wifi to work on my linux install.
The gamer one is no excuse, I got nearly every game I own working flawlessly. Some with issues that I can deal with though so its not a big deal, the gaming scene for linux is growing a lot. As far as the Wifi, look around for your model number and maybe someone has made their own drivers for it..
    
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