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I downloaded the file and when I click it nothing happens?

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We need more information. Please edit the question and tell us which version of Ubuntu you are using? Does steam install from the software Center Work? – user68186 Feb 16 '13 at 0:59
When you say "click", did you mean single, double or right click? – user25656 Feb 16 '13 at 2:54

If you want to install Steam using a .deb file you should navigate to the directory holdimg it using the cd command in terminal. Then type dpkg -i Steam_latest.deb

However it is recommended for you to use the Ubuntu Software Center to download and install Steam.

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The Ubuntu Software Center does not contain Steam. What do you mean? – Warren P Feb 19 '13 at 14:33

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