Linux Gaming with Ubuntu Desktop Part 1: Steam & Proton

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The holidays are coming, and if you’re anything like me that means only one thing: The Steam Autumn Sale is live!

A few years before joining Canonical as the Ubuntu Desktop Product Manager, I was a video game producer (with at least one of my titles getting a native Linux port you’ll be pleased to hear). So improving the gaming experience on Ubuntu is high on my to-do list. With the Linux user base on Steam breaking the 1% ceiling earlier this year- which may or may not be related to the upcoming Linux-based Steam Deck– 2022 is shaping up to be a great year for Linux gaming!

In the first of a mini-series of blogs, I wanted to break down some of the easiest ways to get started with gaming on Ubuntu. With part 1 we start with the obvious; Steam (and Proton).

Installing Steam on Ubuntu Desktop

You can find Steam in the Ubuntu Software app with a quick search, or alternatively install it from the command line with:

sudo apt install steam Native vs Steam Play

Since Linux gamers are not exactly the dominant demographic in PC gaming, there aren’t that many titles that are developed explicitly for us. Filtering by Linux in the steam store produces around 9,000 results at the time of writing.

That’s not a small number by any means, and while it only represents 15% of all

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