Steam is a digital distribution platform for video games. As Amazon Kindle is a digital distribution platform for e-Books, iTunes for music, similarly Steam is for games. It provides you with the option to buy and install games, plays multiplayer, and stays in touch with other games via social networking on its platform. The games are protected with DRM. Recently, over 4500 games are available through Steam, and 125 million active users are registered with the Steam platform.
Here at Ibmi Media, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Software Installation queries.
In this context, we shall look into how to install Steam on CentOS 8.
Steps to Install Steam on CentOS 8
1. Perform System Update
First, let's start by ensuring your system is up-to-date:
$ sudo dnf install epel-release
$ sudo dnf update
2. Install Required Dependency
Run the following command to install dependency for Steam:
$ sudo dnf install glibc-2*el8*.i686
$ sudo dnf install https://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/updates/29/Everything/x86_64/Packages/g/gamemode-1.2-3.fc29.i686.rpm
3. Install Steam on the system
Now use the following command to install Steam:
$ sudo dnf install steam
How to access Steam ?
Once successfully installed, Now launch Steam go through the graphical install, and provide your account credentials to log in.
So, To launch Steam, go to the activities and search for the "Steam".
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