How to install Steam client on debian 7 (Wheezy)

Steam is ultimate entertainment platform.Play,connect,create and more. Steam offer a catalog of PC, Mac, and Linux games, many of which support Steam Play so you can buy once and play anywhere, and Cross-Platform Multiplayer so you can play with all your friends, no matter where they log in.

Preparing your system

Install the following package before proceeding next steps

apt-get install jockey-common

Before installing the Steam client in Debian, please run these commands if you are running under a 64-bit system:

sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

sudo apt-get update

Install Steam client on debian 7 (Wheezy)

You need to download .deb package from here or use the following procedure

wget -O steam-debian_1.0.0.39-10-2_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i steam-debian_1.0.0.39-10-2_all.deb

sudo sh /usr/lib/steam/

You can launch steam client using the following client from your terminal


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4 thoughts on “How to install Steam client on debian 7 (Wheezy)

  1. root@Ruud-debian:/home/ruud# apt-get install jockey-common

    Reading package lists… Done

    Building dependency tree

    Reading state information… Done

    E: Unable to locate package jockey-common

  2. When “sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386” is input, the output is:

    sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

    dpkg: error: unknown option –add-architecture

    Type dpkg –help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];

    Use `dselect’ or `aptitude’ for user-friendly package management;

    Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;

    Type dpkg –force-help for a list of forcing options;

    Type dpkg-deb –help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

  3. I think who wrote this tuttorial was on other distro diferen then Debian 7 becouce “jockey-common”
    dose NOT exist in the official repos and Debian package web site even !!!

    sorry for my bad englis

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