Getting Steam to run on ubuntu with play on linux

October 16, 2010 at 1:23 am Leave a comment

Steam is a downloaded windows client buy software and download it via the internet.

When I first ran it on linux it got this far

Checking plugin: Advanced Wine Configuration...
Checking plugin: Offline PlayOnLinux...
Checking plugin: Capture...
Checking plugin: Transgaming Cedega...
Checking plugin: Wine Import...
Checking plugin: Wine Look...
Checking plugin: Detour...
Running install menu
Running configuration of Steam
Running Steam
CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
CellID: CSDS returned 171 servers.
CellID: Connecting to 58.120.225.151:27031. . .
CellID: Connect to 58.120.225.151:27031 took 317 MS
CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 36 MS

Before sitting idly and not doing anything.

After some fiddling I discovered that to get this to work one needed to make wine emulate the appropriate windows version – Windows Vista seemed to work here. (Windows 2008 caused Steam to try to install updates which failed)

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