Ubuntu – How to install the steam client?

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I am trying to install steam for Ubuntu, yet I get forbidden messages when following these two tutorials:

  1. Valve's guide for Steam for Linux

    http --download http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/archive/precise/steam_latest.deb
    HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
  2. Ubuntu's wiki

    http --download http://media.steampowered.com/client/installer/steam.deb
    HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

it seems those guides are outdated. How to install the latest steam client on Ubuntu?

Best Answer

In the issue from valve's steam for linux there's the link provided which works:

http --download http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/pool/steam/s/steam/steam-launcher_1.0.0.48_all.deb

Be careful when installing third-party deb package, as they can harm your system. repo.steampowered.com is owned by Valve, hence it should be fine.

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