Alright so my computer is 64-bit and I only want to use Linux to install Steam, play Team Fortress 2 and get that penguin item but It's not working out for me. The version of Ubuntu I installed was the "Wubi.exe" which let's me use it along with Windows. But when I get it up and download the Steam .deb file, it tells me "Wrong Architecture 'i386'". What do I have to do to run Ubuntu alongside windows without using a CD/USB stick?
EDIT [Preferred Method on new Ubuntu]
As of Ubuntu 16.04 you can now do the following:
$ sudo add-apt-repository multiverse $ sudo apt-get install steam
Try installing the
ia32 libs by opening up a terminal and entering the following:
$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
Once that has run and installed, then use terminal to install Steam for you. Run the following in terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install steam
Now you will have Steam installed and you should be able to launch it as expected.
Talk of i386 or ia32-libs doesn't work for 14.04. When I try the later, I receive the following output: However the following packages replace it: lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0
As such, this solution works for me. Alt+Ctrl+T to open the terminal and run following commands:
sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32bz2-1.0 sudo apt-get install steam
Steam works as expected from here.