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NameSteam
VersionOfficial Release
License Free to use
URLhttp://www.steampowered.com
Votes 149
RatingGold
Wine Version1.7.21
Free Download Download
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Description

Steam automatically updates itself to the latest version whenever it is run.

This is the platform for all recent Valve games. You can find out information about whether or not individual games (such as Half Life) run by checking out their respective sections in the database. This page is about Steam only.

When adding test results please specify video card and driver version you are using.

Available natively for Mac OS X and Linux.

Old test results
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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

  • Installation.
  • Logging In.
  • Downloading Games.
  • Accessing the Store and News and Community.
  • Running games.
  • Updating games.
  • Chat and voice chat.


What does not

  • Buying games.


What was not tested

  • Nothing.


Additional Comments

Follow the HOWTO below to get the program working well.

My Specs :-

AMD Phemon II X2 - BLACK EDITION (3.10GHz)
2GB RAM (DDR2)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (1GB RAM)
Using 195 nVidia driver from hardware driver manager
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Jul 26 20141.7.21 Yes Yes Gold brad baago 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 08 20141.7.20 Yes Yes Gold Dušan 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Jun 30 20141.7.20 Yes Yes Gold Marc 
ShowUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 07 20141.7.19 Yes Yes Gold Evil 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 18 20141.7.19 No Not installable Garbage LunaVorax 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
22041 External screen resolution changes are not detected NEW View
22053 Steam games crash on startup if in-game community is not disabled (gcc bug) NEW View
23299 screen under Steam windows is not refreshing NEW View
23301 Steam 2010 version: tooltips popup even when the steam windows isn't top-active one NEW View
23977 Steam overlay can't use shift or caps lock NEW View
26658 Steam startup is slow NEW View
26738 Steam crashes using ALSA UNCONFIRMED View
29240 Anti-aliasing not working for all fonts NEW View
31374 Steam text invisible with dwrite.dll enabled NEW View
32515 Steam games protected with Valve's CEG (Custom Executable Generation) DRM scheme fail validation/crash on startup (Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, CoD:MW3 SP, LotR: War in the North, Total War: Shogun 2) NEW View
33842 Steam failed to log-in/connect in a restricted environment UNCONFIRMED View
33931 Steam is broken when installed on a "Local hard disk" type drive UNCONFIRMED View
34701 Sound choppy and slow game responses in most Steam games UNCONFIRMED View
35102 Qvodplayer 3.5 Crashes on start NEW View
35361 Multiple Steam games crash on keypress with in-game community overlay enabled (cross-process/thread IME must be prohibited) NEW View
36059 Multiple Steam games fail to install DirectX runtime prerequisite, resulting in repeated install attempt on startup ('xinput1_3.dll' locked by client) NEW View

 
Suggestions

These notes were last updated: 25 March 2014

First of all a big thank you for spending some of your time to help make Wine even better!

Here are some suggestions to make the tests results more relevant to other users of Wine...

  • Ensure the version of Wine you have installed currently supports the Steam Client (see below).
  • Put your PC specs in the Extra Comments section e.g. like your CPU and system memory.
  • When adding test results please specify video card and driver version you are using.
  • It's also useful to mention what desktop environment you are using (e.g. KDE, Gnome, Xfce, Unity...)
  • Specify if you installed the Steam client into a fresh Wineprefix (or not), and what programs and games you have installed.
  • Specify what version of the Windows emulation you use in your Wineprefix (e.g. Windows XP, Windows 7).
  • Add a comment about what is not working for you.
  • Specify if you use an official (or unofficial patch) on Steam like a modified version of any executable files or go "under the hood" to modify a configuration file directly.
  • Please, don't submit test results like "Everything is working" or "Everything isn't working".

These suggestions will help make any test results, you submit, more relevant to other users of Wine and WineHQ.


 
How-to install

You need:

  • You are recommended to use the latest release of Wine (most versions >=1.7.8 will typically work)
    You can get instructions on how to install the latest release here.
  • It is not necessary to use a clean Wineprefix, but this is recommended.

How to install:

First of all, you need to open your winecfg and be sure that Windows Version is at least Windows XP, because the Steam client no longer supports older releases of windows.

Now, download here the steam installer package. After the download is complete, open a terminal on download folder, and type the follow command to install:

env WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" wine msiexec /i SteamInstall.msi

It's also recomended to install the fonts: arial.ttf, tahoma.ttf, verdana.ttf and times.ttf. Steam will work without these fonts, but will look ugly. You can also install those fonts through winetricks by typing:

env WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" winetricks corefonts

Note: Wine should automagically import all system fonts (e.g. TT fonts you may have imported from a Windows partition).

You can also automatically install steam with winetricks and apply the necessary patches with winetricks using the follow command.

env WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" winetricks --no-isolate steam

To learn how to use winetricks and know more about, click here

Before launching steam you need to run the following command to disable dwrite.dll:

wine reg add 'HKCU\Software\Valve\Steam' /v DWriteEnable /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000

Or you can start steam with the -no-dwrite option.

Without this registry fix the Steam client won't show text correctly/at all.

Note: Installing the Steam client with winetricks (>WINETRICKS_VERSION=20120819) will automagically override dwrite.dll for affected Wine versions (see below for further details).


 
Steam Tips

How to disable/enable forced Steam Client updates.

This workaround disables write access to your Steam package folder where Steam downloads updates to. Caveat Emptor - disable updates for too long and your Steam installation will break... You have been warned!!

First, navigate to (a 32-bit Wineprefix):

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Steam"

... or for a 64-bit Wineprefix:

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam"

In a terminal type:

chmod -w package

... this disable all subsequent Steam Client updates...

chmod -w package

... this re-enable all subsequent Steam Client updates...

In the file manager of your choice right click on the package folder...

Navigate to the Properties option and select the Permissions tab then

(KDE/Dolphin)
Toggle between Owner "Can View Content" (to disable Steam Client updates) and "Can View & Modify Content" (to re-enable Steam Client updates)

(Xfce/Thunar)
Toggle between Owner/Access "Read only" (to disable Steam Client updates) and "Read & Write" (to re-enable Steam Client updates)

(Unity/Nautilus & Gnome Shell/Files)
Toggle between Owner "Acess Files" (to disable Steam Client updates) and "Create and delete files" (to re-enable Steam Client updates)


Make fonts look less ugly.

To make fonts look better in Steam and in all other applications, running via Wine, we need to change a few values in the Wine registry...

First make a new text document called fontfix.reg in your favorite text editor with the follow content:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothing"="2"
"FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000002
"FontSmoothingGamma"=dword:00000578
"FontSmoothingOrientation"=dword:00000001

Then we need to import this file to the wine registry, to do that:

env WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" WINEPREFIX="(Wineprefix)" wine regedit fontfix.reg

Once complete, fonts will be smoothed and will look a lot better in Steam and all other Wine applications. If however fonts still look bad the follow the extra step below:

First, navigate to:

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/windows/Fonts"

and press Ctrl + F  and type arial to find, then delete, all variants of Arial except the original Arial.ttf.

These steps should solve the font issues.


Playing videos/trailers through Steam Store - directly in Steam client window.

You need Adobe Flash web browser plugins installed to playback video trailers in the Steam store.

Download the two installers:
Flash Player plugin for Gecko and Flash Player for IE
and install into your Wineprefix.

The Steam Client application needs both of these Flash plugins to play videos correctly - so download and install both of them.

Note: Accessing the Steam website from your native browser, by going to www.steampowered.com, will typically give the best user experience for the Flash video trailers.


How to completely re-install the Steam Client application.

To reinstall Steam without loosing your installed games, you need to move/copy the folder (and all sub-folders):

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps"

... or (64-bit Wineprefix) ...

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps"

to a safe place.

In a clean Winprefix, after reinstalling steam, you can just move back the steamapps folder (and all sub-folders). Hey Presto! All your backed up games should show up, as installed, when you launch the newly installed Steam Client...

NB This will not backup or restore your saved games!! These will need to be safely backed up seperately.


 
Troubleshooting

Game exits after pressing any key

This is a regression from Wine 1.7.10, the workarounds for this problem is to disable the gameoverlayrenderer library by going into winecfg libraries tab, adding the library and setting to disabled.

Or disabling the Steam In-Game Overlay by going into Steam Settings > In-Game and uncheck Enable Steam Community In-Game.


Steam freezes after opening the library

This is a bug that affects some users. At this time, there isn't a solution to fix this problem.It is recommended to reinstall steam and/or rebuild the Wineprefix.


When opening a new window in Steam, that window starts transparent.

This is a compositing-related problem. Try disabling compositing in the settings for your Window Manager.


Steam In-Game overlay does not close on ESC or Overlay key

This is a rare bug and only occur with specific games and only at specific times. There is no permanent solution to solve this problem. You can try to close the overlay by clicking on the "Close the steam overlay" link at the top of the screen. This is currently the most effective solution, but, sometimes the only way is to close the game.


Big Picture Mode fail to open, asking for DirectX.

Until now Steam Big Picture mode doesn't work with Wine. Big Picture mode requires DirectX 10.x libraries that Wine currently does not support. 


Steam window is unresponsive or slow.

This bug is not yet resolved. If you're using Desktop compositing, you can disable-it and it will improve steam performance. The Steam client requires and uses OpenGL acceleration.

For more information, please, refer to bugzilla thread #19889.


Steam window stealing window focus or not taking focus. 

 These are common glitches and there's no fix yet, the best solution in this case is minimize the steam window or close it to the taskbar.

Users of the KDE Desktop can set fine grained Focus Stealing control over applications. It is recommended to set the Wine Steam class to "None" if you have problems with game draw windows not running in fullscreen.

In general Wine draws windows using XServer protocols. These cannot guarantee or mimic the same ordering or focus that DirectX/Draw libraries provide under Microsoft Windows.


Steam Client crashes after user login.

This is an issue related to the 3rd December 2013 Steam Client update. You will need to use a fairly recent version of Wine that has a patch to fix this API implementation mismatch. Wine versions prior to 1.7.8 will not work and are unlikely to ever support the Steam Client (backports to the 1.6. stable release have been discussed)...

The actual Windows implementation of the Win32 function NtAdjustPrivilegesToken does not match the MSDN specification for the API of the function... Wine versions <1.7.8 assume the MSDN specification is the correct one. It should be emphasised that this is not a bug in the Steam Client - it simply calls this Win32 function and assumes the standard MS Windows behaviour. So future updates of the Steam Client will remain unsupported by versions <1.7.8.

You can find more detail at the bugzilla thread #35030.


How to fix "Could not Connect to Network" Issue.

For those experiencing the "Could Not Connect to Network" problem often the Windows solution is to delete the ClientRegistry file. To do that, delete the: "(your-prefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/ClientRegistry.blob"

Note: For most people simply restarting the client avoids the issue.


Chat window doesn't work.

The chat appears to be working but messages are not displayed correctly. Try resizing and/or minimizing/maximizing chat window.

Try to call any friend to chat from the friends list, and the window will show up again.

This bug typically becomes apparent when someone tries to contact you in the Steam chat. Often when you initiate contact with (an)other Steam user(s) there will not be so many issues...


Steam Takes too long to start:

When starting the  Steam client - Wine crashes and writes a small memory dump (*.mdmp files). ­

Note: Solution is only for Linux Based Systems.

To fix, edit the /etc/sysctl.conf (Arch Linux: create a new file /etc/sysctl.d/98-steam-network-buffers.conf) and add this to the end of the file:

# Send and receive buffer sizes to make steam happy
net.core.rmem_max = 131072
net.core.wmem_max = 131072

and then, run as root:

­
sysctl -p
(Arch Linux:
sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/98-steam-network-buffers.conf
)

Unable to launch games with error: "The registry was in use by another process":

This is a Steam client bug resulting from the Linux kernel caching file operations. You can fix this problem by shutting down Steam cleanly (keep running and exiting steam itself until you get a clean shutdown without any errors after "Shutting down" - watch the console you ran steam from) and then restarting it. Once steam has been shut down cleanly and restarted the error should not occur.

If all fails, start Steam, right-click on the game and select Properties. Go to Local files tab and click on Verify integrity of game cache...

Some file systems support extra sync flag. This should solve the problem. However it will reduce performance, so use with care!

chattr -R +S ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam

Most/All games crash after open or after a short time.

To Fix: Open Your winecfg, go to Libraries, add a new library replace named gameoverlayrenderer and set to disabled, the In-Game Overlay and the Screenshot option on steam won't work.


Steam client crashes when authenticating user.

This problem can be caused by WINE requiring the native ntlm_auth library to be installed (in order to authentic your login). On most Linux-based distributions this library is included in the Samba (server) package - typically this package includes winbind.

If you have this issue then you will see an console/debug error similar to the following:

err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution. 

­


Steam client window(s) do(es)n't render any text.

Ensure Steam client is launched as follows...

wine Steam.exe -no-dwrite

The -no-dwrite switch can be added to a Desktop Launcher (manually with a text editor).

Refer to Bugzilla thread: Steam text invisible with dwrite.dll enabled .


General Workarounds.

If you have an problem that you can't solve one 'hack' is to force the Steam client to reinstall itself.

Shutdown your Steam client - if necessary force shutdown, with:

wineserver -k       

Delete all files in your Steam folder (default is typically: ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/) except the file steam.exe and the folder steamapps.

Re-launch your Steam client - in order to re-download all application files.

Your Steam games will be intact - since all these games are stored in subfolders of the steamapps folder.


 
Legacy Problems...

Note:This bug's wasn't reported on newest versions of wine or newest system. Before try this solutions, please, update your wine version and your operating system, click here to know more.


Update crash at 26%.

Try to just cancel and open Steam again. If this don't work, try to increase the priority of steam process with the command:

nice -n -10 wine Steam.exe

(note: this will require you to alter your /etc/security/limits.conf file)...

If that doesn't work, you can also try this:

wine steamTmp.exe SelfUpdate "Steam.exe" 14

If all fails, remove the "(your-prefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/ClientRegistry.blob" file and try to open steam again.


nVidia 185 Drivers Series Crash.

If you are using nVidia 185.x series drivers your X Session may crash when attempting to launch the Steam client. The solution is to upgrade your outdated Nvidia driver.

Note: This is NOT a wine bug.


The Steam Client will not work when installed on an ntfs partition mounted using ntfs-3g driver.

This is a known limitation of the driver and/or older kernels. Steam requires functionality (mmap with shared write access) which Wine cannot emulate if it's not supported on the underlying file system.

Note: Linux kernel >=2.6.26 do not have this bug.


 

The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

5/30 update
by DarkHunter on Friday May 30th 2014, 10:00
Steam crash after today's update. Some minutes try to load news and takes off if to come into any game, that takes off too, about a minute later.
At me one so?

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4/22 update broken?
by Jen on Wednesday April 23rd 2014, 17:26
So anyone else having problems launching any game from the steam client after the update? Worked fine this morning, saw that there was a client update, updated, nothing worked. I updated WINE to 1.7.17, wondering if it was my older version causing issues. Games still won't launch. (I tried the game via command line without steam--it's an Arcen game--and it worked fine.)

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Can't type a password
by Jose on Tuesday April 22nd 2014, 5:12
Hi,

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04 I'm finding an error that prevents me from login into my account and, thus, from starting any Steam game.

My Steam has previously worked fine, it was working ok the last time I tried it (maybe a couple of weeks ago or three). I just run into it today to check if the upgrade broke something... and well, apparently, it *has* :-)


When I run Steam using the short-link as usual it starts OK, the dialog announcing that "Connecting to account: username" pops up and as I have not logged in recently, it asks me to enter my password.

But I cant find a way to get the text inside the input, not via direct typing, nor via copy-pasting the password from outside.

Any ideas?

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libpng
by Joël on Wednesday March 19th 2014, 16:50
Today i purchased One Way Heroics.
When i run it from steam (clicking the Play button), it sometimes screws Xorg, and the steam terminal always spits indefinitely :
"libpng error: Read Error"
So it's unplayable this way.
If i run the game from another terminal (wine Game.exe) it runs fine but the steam terminal still spits the libpng error.

Also i couldn't find an AppDB entry for this game.

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  • RE: libpng by Joël on Wednesday March 19th 2014, 16:51
Can't join multiplayer games
by Jasiek on Saturday February 22nd 2014, 8:58
Hi!

I've been having this problem for a while now!
When Running Civilization V with steam I keep getting a message saying "can't join multiplayer session" whenever I try joining a game.

Any other online functionality in steam works just fine - updating and downloading games and single player.

I know the router is set up fine because when I run it on my gf's laptop, under windows it connects just fine!

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Using Steam Community without app crash
by Sebastian Loncar on Thursday February 13th 2014, 0:11
I found out a way to use the steam community without app crash. There are to ways to solve it: using the native imm32.dll from an existing windows machine, or make a small patch in the wine buildin imm32.dll source and recompile it.

I described the ways detailed on my blog:
blog.en.edaro.net/2014/02/Wine-and-the-Steam-Community.html

After that, you will be able to use the steam community without crash - so multiplayer should be possible. I've tested it with the steam game Borderlands 2.

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Games crash when pressing esc key
by Vitor Antunes on Wednesday January 15th 2014, 3:36
In wine 1.7.10, at least, games crash whenever I press the esc key. Disabling steam community seems to solve the issue.

Anyone experiencing the same issue?

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Fatal Error?
by Martin on Tuesday January 7th 2014, 3:11
every time i click on a game, program, or such... it wine tells me that an unhandled expectation in the user inter face, (thread 99)
that an unhandled expectation in the user inter face, (thread 120)

Whats whit the errors? i open up Company Of Heroes 2, runs nicely up to startup, then BOOM! these show up.

why is this happening can anyone help me?

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Error when doing the first terminal command
by Zane on Tuesday December 31st 2013, 14:56
while installing steam using this installation guide after the fist command this popped up:

err:module:import_dll Library dbghelp.dll
(which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\system32\\mscoree.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCR100_CLR0400.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\mscorsvw.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library dbghelp.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\system32\\mscoree.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library mscoree.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\mscorsvw.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\mscorsvw.exe" failed, status c0000135
err:service:service_send_start_message service L"clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64" failed to start

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wine 1.7.8 Still not working
by Matt on Sunday December 15th 2013, 0:22
It simply doesn't work for me. More specifically I can log into steam once, but it doesn't allow me to download any games. After exiting steam, I get the same bug. Steam hangs on authentication.

I have mint 16 cinnamon 64 bit. I have tried installing into new prefixes both 32 and 64 bits. The 32 bit case doesn't work at all on my box.

The new steam update really trashed all steam functionality for me. The pure linux one works, but I don't have many games under that.

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All games crash now (Wine 1.7.8)
by HoppelHase on Friday December 13th 2013, 17:39
After upgrading to 1.7.8 it worked flawlessly 2 days ago. Today (after Ubunut and Steam updates ...) each game crashes when trying to start. E.g.:

Install script executed.err:module:import_dll Loading library MSVCP100.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\\Steam_Wine\\SteamApps\\common\\Zeno Clash 2\\Binaries\\Win32\\Playtomic.dll") failed (error c000007b).

fixme:setupapi:extract_cabinet_file awful hack: extracting cabinet "C:\\users\\user1\\Temp\\DX1c8.tmp\\APR2007_xinput_x86.cab"
Install script executed.err:seh:raise_exception Exception frame is not in stack limits => unable to dispatch exception.

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Steam freezes after opening the library
by Karol S. on Friday December 6th 2013, 21:28
Wine 1.7.8, Ubuntu 12.04 x64, Steam launches, Store and Community sections work, but when I click on the Library section, Steam freezes, giving this output to the terminal:

Assert( Assertion Failed: m_bStreamingError || cTotalBytesReceived == (uint32)m_buffer.TellPut() ):ugcmanager.cpp:182

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Steam crashing on game update
by Mark Strout on Friday December 6th 2013, 18:31
I'm running Wine 1.7.8 now, and the crash on log-in has been fixed. Thanks to those involved.

Unfortunately, I'm now seeing a crash when a game updates (specifically, Rome II Total War). At a random point during the d/l, Steam exits and terminal shows minor variants of this:

pastebin.com/cRD0A4Xd

Reproduced using wine-1.7.7-199-g698b1e1 and, for completeness, 1.7.8 under PoL and 13.0.1 Crossover.

Any ideas?

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Wine1.7 fix for Ubuntu
by Doug Barbieri on Friday December 6th 2013, 11:25
I've created a PPA and uploaded a patched version of wine1.7 here:

code.launchpad.net/~doug/+archive/steam-wine-fix

I'm waiting for the automated build to happen first. You can add the ppa, then "apt-get source wine1.7" to build it yourself using dpkg-buildpackage.

To add the ppa, do the following:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:doug/steam-wine-fix
$ sudo apt-get update

For now, you have to build the source manually:

$ mkdir wine;cd wine
$ sudo apt-get build-dep wine1.7
$ apt-get source wine1.7
$ cd wine1.7-1.7.7
$ dpkg-buildpackage

Wait for a long time, then install the .deb packages in the folder above.

After the build on launchpad.net happens (refresh the page from time to time to check the status), you can follow these instructions:

Installing for the first time:

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7

or if you already have wine1.7 installed, just do:

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

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Steam dies after login
by mzneverdies on Wednesday November 6th 2013, 2:21
Starting today -06 Nov 2013-, after a steam update, my Steam dies right after trying to log in. I'm using latest wine (1.7.5) which ran ok yesterday.
My prefix is not clean -steam, d3dx9, dotnet20, dotnet30, dotnet35 installed through winetricks-, and I'm using Steam Beta update.
When I get some time I'll try a new clean prefix and Steam stable, but my hopes are down, since it seems I'm not the only one complaining (ej: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2186118)

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For those hanging on log-in
by David Ward on Wednesday September 11th 2013, 10:55
For those who have a hanging Steam when logging in, I found copying a version of mscoree.dll from a Windows install to solve the problem.

The version I've tested is from .NET 4.0; make sure it's native and not from winetrick's dotnet40 package.

The be precise, the version I've taken is from v4.0.30319.

Also, as a poster earlier mentioned, try running Steam.exe with taskset.

E.g. taskset -c 0 wine Steam.exe

Good luck!

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Stuck on Connect/login
by Joni Larsen-Haikarainen on Saturday July 20th 2013, 4:39
If I select to save password the client gets stuck at Connecting Steam Account: [my account name]
If I select not to save password it gets stuck on login screen with only abort button working.
Tried every surgestion I can find. Reinstalled multiple times in a clean prefix.

Thought it might be the login servers that are having problems but no. My Linux Steam Client can connect and works fine.

But I bought Skyrim Legendary Edition so need to play it in Wine.

Any ideas?

Running Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64bit
Intel Core i7-3820
32GB DDR3 RAM 1600MHz
Geforce 770 2GB with nvidia 319.32 driver
Corsair Force Series 3 60GB SSD as system disk
WD Green 2TB home drive
Wine latest 1.6rc from PPA

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new Steam update broke bootstrapping
by Yuri Volkov on Tuesday May 7th 2013, 4:40
With the new update Steam suddenly have stopped bootstrapping correctly under Wine-1.5.24 and later.

Now, when starting, Steam client tries to verify the files (just like after a fresh updating), finds all of them to be correct, then shuts itself down completely without messages and/or other signals. Neither bootstrapping log nor console output indicate any errors, it just looks like an ordinary shutdown process.

I've found this behavior under Wine versions from 1.5.24 to 1.5.29. With a downgrade to 1.5.23 everything works perfectly though.

Re-installation of a fresh Steam distribution within a fresh wineprefix have no effect, the problem is still present.

I'm using FreeBSD-9.1-x64 and i386-wine-devel port.

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New Steam Versions
by Christopher Cope on Sunday March 3rd 2013, 11:35
Since the recent updates I have to launch steam with -tcp or it won't connect to Steam. I tried a new wine prefix with the same behavior. I have the Linux version of Steam and do not have to do that with it.

Also, on the dwrite issue. You can download --link removed-- and apply it to your wine registry to prevent having to launch Steam via -no-dwrite each time. It will also hold between Steam issued restarts, unlike using the -no-dwrite option.
After you have it downloaded open a terminal in the same directory and run

wine regedit disable-dwrite.reg

EDIT: I was unaware that mediafire links were not allowed. The file contained the following

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam]
"DWriteEnable"=dword:00000000

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Bug: Steam window will auto-maximise
by pfftzo on Friday February 22nd 2013, 0:13
I haven't maximised my steam window, because I have the friends list next to it.
But when I launch a game and exit it, the Steam window will maximise itself magically, so it covers the whole screen and the friends list with it.

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Steam stopped working after killing wineserver
by Josh Raymond on Friday February 8th 2013, 23:14
Ok, so I was using steam (the windows version, through wine*1.5.19*) and was downloading Fable 3. I did a wineserver -k command without realizing steam was still up, and ever since steam refuses to work.

Command used to start steam: env WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" wine "/home/josh/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/Steam.exe" -no-dwrite

Terminal backtrace: pastebin.com/mmbuSSZa

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Steam Client : purchasing new games broken?
by Bob Wya on Saturday January 5th 2013, 9:16
Anyone else tried purchasing games with the client over the holiday season :-) ??

I am seeing a problem similar to a network timeout - when running the Steam Client natively under Windows XP/7. When clicking on the "Purchase for myself" button the Steam Client gets stuck trying to load the secure purchase page? It doesn't crash - but one is unable to complete the purchase... Anyone else seeing this?

I've tried under both 1.4.1 and 1.5.20 - with the same results. I've also tried running Wine under a few different distros to double check the problem is specific to one...

A recent Steam update appears to have broken this feature!! I've previously been able to purchase games directly within the Steam Client when running under Wine...

Anyone else seen this problem??>

Thanks
Bob

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Better interoperability
by Daniel Santos on Tuesday December 25th 2012, 15:14
So I was trying to use a desktop shortcut Steam made with this command:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/daniel/.wine-steam" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe steam:/ /rungameid/400

(I added a space between slashes to prevent appdb from deforming it) Problem is that I'm post 1.5.9 (or whatever version they started using dwrite.dll) and it starts it w/o the -no-dwrite command. I fixed it with this registry entry:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\steam\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steam.exe\" -no-dwrite \"%1\""

The second problem is that, after running it once, steam changes it back to it's default. This is actually smart behavior to deter malware, but is getting in the way in this case. Still, I thought I would post it anyway (maybe I'll get an even better fix later).

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Stuck in Tools listing view
by Zeb on Thursday December 20th 2012, 3:21
Hi,

I have listed the Tools (using the View->Tools menu) but am unable to go back to the installed game list view. I can click on Games view in the View menu, I am stuck in the Tools list.
The native Steam (which has just been released) does not behave the same, so it seems to be a bug with the Windows Steam run under wine.

Has anyone experienced this? Is there a fix?

Thanks in advance.

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Steam and bash (and wine).
by Yuri Shishenko on Sunday December 9th 2012, 1:55
Noticed that steam can lauunch bash scrips that renamed into *.exe files.
I can launch Anno 2070 from other wineprefix in steam from its own wineprefix.
Need to rename bash script to exe and add it to steam as other game.
When launching steam will say that it fails to start but then game launches.
Wine cannot launch that exe file itself.

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Step by Step tutorial (Mint 13)
by Booman on Friday October 12th 2012, 10:58
I created a Step-by-Step tutorial on installing & running Steam in Mint 13 with PlayOnLinux.
I included the steps for installing Alien Swarm:
www.aoaforums.com/frontpage/software-news-reviews-60/linux/12404-steam-and-source-games-in-mint-13.html

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Fatal Error: VGUI_Setup failed
by BigVig209 on Thursday October 11th 2012, 13:39
I'm running Debian Unstable amd64 and attempting to install steam. My specs are: 3.2.0-4-amd64 Debian 3.2.30-1, Nvidia Driver Version 304.48, GeForce 7600 GT - 256 MB, AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+. I'm using wine 1.5.5 from the unstable repository.

I have installed libnss-winbind,libpam-winbind, libwbclient0 and winbind

I have installed the i386 nvidia drivers, and I tried to install steam using 'winetricks --no-isolate steam'. The normal installation windows open up, I click to accept the license, and the steam client begins to update itself.

After the installation finishes and attempts to run steam, it fails with "Fatal Error: VGUI_Setup failed.'

When I double-click on steam to start it, a window pops up with the message 'Fatal Error: VGUI_Setup failed'.

I am currently reading through the FAQ, but any help would be appreciated.

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Steam windows will not unmaximise:
by Benjamin on Friday October 5th 2012, 14:34
Steam works fine for teh most part, until you maximise a window. Once maximised the windows (including the friends list window) won't allow you to unmaximise them, clicking steam's unmaximise button causes the button to animate, but that is all.. Other buttons, such as minimise, and close, are working as intended.

Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, wine 1.5.14, XFCE.

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I can't exit out of steam windows mostly
by Collin on Thursday September 27th 2012, 20:59
I could've sworn I saw a bug about it, could somebody point me into the right direction?

I'm using Debian Sid x64, Gnome 3, Wine 1.5.13.

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all games/installed dropdown issue
by Tim Middleton on Tuesday September 25th 2012, 10:00
In the last week or so I suddenly noticed that the dropdown on the game library where you select "all games" or "installed" to filter your list of games no longer drops down. Not sure how long this has been a problem, as I had it set to list "installed" games and hadn't got any new games for quite a while. Now, having a new game, I find i can't change the list filter anymore, so can't see anything but my current "installed" games in the steam client... anyone else experiencing this?

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Steam overlay works when running steam from windows partition
by Adam on Sunday September 23rd 2012, 12:03
I am running slackware64-current with multilib and had steam working ok by running it from my real windows 7 installation where steam was already installed. Even the in game overlay works.

I wanted to get rid of windows from this PC, so I installed steam using winetricks and nothing would start. I found out now that this is because I need to disable the overlay, but find it strange I need to do this when the overlay works fine if I run my already installed Steam from my windows partition.

I am using the latest stable version of steam on both installations, and I have checked that I can definitely use the steam overlay by pressing shift-tab while in a game. Anyone have any ideas why this would be happening? From what I have read I shouldn't be able to use the overlay at all.

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Steam constantly crashing
by Dre on Saturday September 22nd 2012, 0:15
there was a problem with a later update with steam usually crashing, unable to get in games or etc.

i found it was a problem with steam accessing my games from the ntfs partition, copying the games onto a local drive seemed to have fixed it. no more crashes :)

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Big Picture mode failed.
by Yuri Shishenko on Tuesday September 11th 2012, 2:38
'CreatePanoramaUIEngine failed for Big Picture' error message appears.

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by tatsu on Wednesday September 5th 2012, 16:13
I have a simple request steam work out of the box for me with these instructions, I'd just like to drop my steam games from windows into the steamapps\common folder like I did so many other times, steam just has to check files and update registry and shortcuts rather than download the whole again.

However my Wine C drive shows empty program files and program files (x86). Steam isn't there, so where is it?

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  • RE: by Dre on Friday September 21st 2012, 22:59
keyboard issues in Precise 64...
by Mariano on Tuesday August 21st 2012, 13:51
I don't know if anyone has the same problems, but either in 1.4 or 1.5.11 (which, BTW, selecting dwrite in the overrides list on wine-cfg, and flagging it as DISABLED solves the problem in this and .10 versions), there is something that conflicts between wine and UBUNTU (12.04 64bits). Recently I upgraded from Lucid where everything related to wine worked mostly fine, but now, most games ignore the L-Ctrl and tilde (~) keys. The Control key is needed in most action games for things like crouching, and the tilde is used to bring up the debug editor (games like FO:NV are mostly unplayable if you don't know how to "get off a rock" from time to time). The thing is, most of my games work under STEAM, and that's why I came here to ask for ideas/solutions.

I'm running wine (currently 1.5.11, for sound issues under 1.4) on a Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits fully updated machine (8 GB RAM, GTX 550 Ti with 1 GB RAM).

Thanks and sorry for any mistakes (english isn't my primary language).

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Microphone Issue
by Dean Thomson on Monday July 30th 2012, 0:12
I've been trying to setup my usb microphone which is a logitech usb desk microphone. The chip itself is a Asahi Kasei Microsystems AK5370 I/F A/D Converter. I can use this microphone okay in Linux apps but Steam struggles.

I select the microphone in the Wine settings under the Audio tab. But Steam still tells me there is no microphone detected. Any thoughts?

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Official release STEAM linux
by Thomas on Thursday July 5th 2012, 12:21
Great news, if it isn't mentioned before:

Valve officially claims that a Linux version of Steam will be there!

See the following statement on OMGUBUNTU:
www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/valves-gabe-newell-reiterates-steam-linux-support

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Enormous lag and resources usage
by Michal Markushnikak on Sunday April 29th 2012, 13:45
Hi, I'm using wine 1.3.28 on Ubuntu, and I've freshly installed Steam.

I've installed d3dx9 as recommended, but Steam is running incredibly slow when running it in wine, in comparison to the same machine running it in windows. Steam is using 10-40% of system resources even when completely idle and the interface is hugely choppy, even when just flipping through windows. The images load slowly.

Is there any way to improve the performance? I've merely used the automatic Winetricks install, coupled with installation of Gecko and as was mentioned the d3dx9. Still, I feel like there's something enormously wrong, because my computer gets all worked up just running the basic interface. As I said, this didn't use to be the case with Windows.

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ERROR: Failed to set file attributes, Win32 Error 5
by Alex Pavel on Sunday April 29th 2012, 13:11
I've had wine running with steam perfectly for some time now, but recently, after both updating steam and my OS from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 (which in turn upgraded my wine to version 1.4), I get the error "ERROR: Failed to set file attributes, Win32 Error 5". I have the wine folder on my windows partition (separate from my programs installed on windows, though) and I'm not sure how to fix this or what to do. I've tried re installing but it didn't work. My other games(Crysis 2 v1.0, Assassin's Creed 2 latest version), however, still work. Anyone got an idea on what I should do?

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Simple script to fix steam launch
by Maarten Lankhorst on Tuesday April 24th 2012, 2:39
I seem to have the problem that steam refuses to launch any game on a fast computer almost most all the time. It's not related to steam overlay and no information is shown except that the game starts but no window pops up and it can only be killed with kill -9.

Yesterday I finally figured out it might be due to my computer being too fast which triggers a race condition, and I created a simple burner script that seems to workaround launching:

#!/bin/bash

stopfile=$(mktemp --tmpdir burner.XXXXX)

for i in `seq 1 $(grep MHz /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l)`; do
while [ -f "$stopfile" ]; do true; done &
done

read -sn 1 -p "Press any kill to kill $stopfile" foo
echo
rm -f "${stopfile}"

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No sound withe Pulseaudio installed
by Collin on Sunday March 25th 2012, 16:56
I keep hearing the solution to this just being "uninstall pulse and the sounds will work". Well, for one thing it doesn't, for another, it seriously messes up the way I handle my VoIP clients and browsers, (Skype, Firefox, and Mumble).

So far, what I'm getting from Steam and when I launch a game, there's something that appears in the Sound Preferences's Applications tab, it says "Alsa Plugin (python 2.6)" it's on there for about a split second before it disappears or crashes. Does anybody know of a simple fix to get Alsa working properly?

Wine Version: 1.4
Distro: Linux Mint Debian Ed.

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How to SOLVE bug 21770 "Keyboard not recognized"
by Mariano on Sunday March 18th 2012, 9:33
When playing on a VD, after wine 1.3.38, sometimes, some games won't recognize the keyboard, and no matter what you do, you only have the mouse to use. The problem resides in the fact that wine is using a VD and Steam opens a VD for itself when you start the game. The only thing you need to do in order to have the main window (the game) in control, is Alt-Tab into "wine" again. :)

Sadly, there are games outside Steam that present the same issue, but this solution won't work. :/

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OpenGL problem
by Artem Vorotnikov on Saturday March 17th 2012, 20:54
On startup terminal gets spammed with this:

err:wgl:is_extension_supported No OpenGL extensions found, check if your OpenGL setup is correct!

Performance is not obviously not so great. Ubuntu 11.10 x86-64, Wine 1.4 from PPA, latest nvidia-current-updates, clean wineprefix.

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When I load Steam I get this
by David Diaz on Sunday March 11th 2012, 3:34
I compiled Wine 1.4 from source (no patches, nothing) using 32 libs. I ran steam (not installed) and it gave me this when it loaded: i.imgur.com/PhWZv.jpg

Does anyone know what causes this? And how can I fix it?

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Problems running Steam
by Austin S. Hemmelgarn on Tuesday March 6th 2012, 15:10
Whenever I try to run Steam, I get the Message 'Fatal Error: Could not load module 'bin/FileSystem_Steam.dll'.

Here is the output from 'wine Steam.exe':
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"OPENGL32.dll": libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:module:import_dll Loading library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\bin\\vgui2_s.dll") failed (error c000007a).
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"OPENGL32.dll": libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:module:import_dll Loading library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\bin\\vgui2_s.dll") failed (error c000007a).
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"OPENGL32.dll": libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:module:import_dll Loading library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\bin\\vgui2_s.dll") failed (error c000007a).
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"OPENGL32.dll": libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:module:import_dll Loading library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\bin\\vgui2_s.dll") failed (error c000007a).
Shutting down. . .

I am currently using the version of wine from the Ubuntu wine-beta personal package archive on launchpad.net

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Yesturday I have got a problem
by Zhenya on Saturday February 25th 2012, 14:29
Yesturday I have got a problem. Steam installed an update, and I can't play Portal 2. I installed Portal 2 two weeks ago in Wine 1.2-rc2, and when it crash in menu, I have been update Wine to 1.4-rc3 version.

DirectX, corefonts and Visual Basic C++ libraries are not installed. I edit regedit to disable GLSL on my NVIDIA, and disable gameoverlayrenderer in winecfg to run game. And game works fine before Steam update yesturday.

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Games Launching Is Quirky
by Christopher Cope on Thursday February 16th 2012, 15:24
This problem has been with me for as long as I've used Steam. From wine version 1.2.3 to 1.3.37. Steam with say it is preparing to launch the game, but no extra processes are started. I've tried using applaunch and disabling Steam In-Game Community, with no effect. If I go launch the games directly some of them work. However, most disable online play or just refuse to work when launched directly. The thing that confuses me the most is that this doesn't happen all of the time. If I close steam and open it up later it may or may not launch the games. No terminal errors are thrown or anything that would let me know when or why this is happening.

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How I do steam for steam games testing
by Maquis196 on Thursday February 9th 2012, 10:32
Just in case this suits anyone the way I do it is to have a /home/maquis196/wine_games directory and create a wine_global_steam directory in there.

Then wineprefix a dir in wine_games (like WINEPREFIX=/home/maquis196/wine_games/wine-steam-gold) and do a mount bind -o /home/maquis196/wine_games/wine_global_steam to the usual Program\ files/Steam in the wineprefix.

This way, you can share one steam install but different prefixes can use different dll's, settings, etc. A symlink won't work because steam is very fussy when it comes to installing/updating games but wont be an issue with using mount bind.

Very very good for testing a game in a fresh prefix without having to backup/restore games which can take a while.

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voice chat
by Kevin F on Saturday February 4th 2012, 10:43
I'm having trouble getting steam to find my voice input device. Are there any standard suggestions of what to try when Steam won't detect a usb audio input device? I see it's a known problem:

"Steam in-game voice-chat typically (always??) won't detect a connected microphone correctly"

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Steam "Incomplete Installation" and "Completing Installation" errors
by Jeff Cook on Wednesday December 21st 2011, 0:03
If you get messages like "Completing Installation ... 1%" followed by errors like "Steam servers were too busy to fulfill your request. Error Code (2)" or "Error Code (55)", Steam is yelling at you for these reasons:

1. You are not running Steam from its normal installation path on C:\Program Files\Steam. Go into winecfg, make sure your C:\ drive is configured, and make this path exist.

2. You may think it'd be clever to symlink or something. Do NOT do this. Newer Valve games like LFD2 and Portal 2 choke to death if the folder used to access the game doesn't have certain likeable attributes (unsure what these are). A symbolic link will not fix anything, you will continue to get the same errors. You must move the Steam and steamapps folders into that path for real in order to launch.

I do not believe this is a WINE bug as many Windows configurations experience similar issues if Steam is not placed in the expected path or drive.

Spent a couple of hours struggling with this tonight. Portal 2 seems to run great after this workaround. Hope it helps someone out there.

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  • RE: Steam by Jeff Cook on Wednesday December 21st 2011, 0:05
    • RE: Steam by Brandon Dulaney on Thursday December 22nd 2011, 19:00
      • RE: Steam by Brandon Dulaney on Friday December 23rd 2011, 15:02
        • RE: Steam by Brandon Dulaney on Friday December 23rd 2011, 17:21
  • RE: Steam by P Orlov on Wednesday January 4th 2012, 11:59
Using it on x86_64 Oneiric with Intel Drivers
by Treviño on Tuesday November 1st 2011, 8:52
Using the Intel open drivers (and I also guess the ATI ones) it wasn't possible to run Steam out of the box, getting an error like:

Direct rendering is disabled, most likely your OpenGL drivers haven't been installed correctly

To avoid this you need to download the libgl1-mesa-dri i386 package from packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/libgl1-mesa-dri extract it somewhere and then run steam with something like:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32/mesa:/usr/lib32/dri:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH LIBGL_DRIVERS_PATH=$PATH_TO_THE_FOLDER_WHERE_YOU_EXTRACTED_THE_ABOVE_PACKAGE/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri wine Steam.exe

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Installation
by Jake ward on Sunday October 16th 2011, 15:37
Installing it in Linux,showing TF2 starting up as well!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OuZcdgIhT8

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Continuing (evolving) window problems
by Anna on Tuesday July 26th 2011, 23:15
So, the problem where Wine/steam doesn't detect the mouse release (so the Window keeps following the mouse cursor) still exists in wine 1.3.25. In addition, I now have a problem that occurred some time ago recurring: All of Steam's windows flicker constantly. They disappear (i.e. become completely transparent, as opposed to turning solid black or white) and reappear several times per second.

It is possible to use Steam like this, but difficult - when the Windows happen to be 'invisible', buttons are also not clickable, so it is often necessary to click the same button several times.

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Account tab glitched fix
by Frozen Fox on Friday July 22nd 2011, 0:48
In the off chance anyone else runs into the same quirk I did, where the 'account' tab was glitched and didn't show up right, the problem is one of the files in your steamapps folder. Either sourceinit.gcf or winui.gcf, both of which appear to be created when you make an empty wineprefix and run steam for the first time. To fix this issue, basically you need to start from scratch, run steam in wine the first time, then copy everything over to the new wineprefix EXCEPT those two files. If you run steam the first time in a fresh wineprefix before copying over any files, you should see the account tab shows up properly. My guess is something in winui.gcf comes from an old version of steam, so it doesn't show up properly if you copy it over to a newer steam version. I doubt this is related to wine, but I expect someone else out there will run into this at some point given how often some of us mess with different wine folders/prefixes.

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System Profiler?
by Josh on Sunday June 19th 2011, 21:54
According to xpander69 on the Steam (Powered) User Forums, the system profiler now works with 1.3.22.

If so, this represents a fairly significant step, and will hopefully make Wine users visible in the hardware survey.

dl.dropbox.com/u/28788188/Screenshot-27.jpg

Confirmation, thoughts, comments?

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Bug assignment
by quaker on Friday May 20th 2011, 9:25
Can some maintainer here assign this bug to the application? It's not only TF2 specific. This bug happens not in Steam client itself, it happens in Steam ingame overlay, for every game, in the same way as it happens in most of Source engine games except the ones based on old Source releases like Lost Coast or HL: Source.
bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19522

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steam with gnome3 and gnome-shell
by mAd mURDOCK on Tuesday May 17th 2011, 10:02
when using steam with wine on gnome3 (archlinux testing repo), all steam windows get mirrored / tiled endlessly to the right and bottom.

more easy to explain with a screenshot: i52.tinypic.com/15horqf.jpg

this is just cosmetic, but it sure does handling steam much more annoying. anyone got an idea how to fix this?

wine 1.3.20 running here with gnome-shell 3.0.1

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Different Window Problem
by Yankee on Wednesday May 11th 2011, 16:29
I'm having a strange problem with Steam. When I grab the top of the window to try to move it around the screen, or to my secondary monitor, as soon as I let go of the mouse, Steam will jump to a random point on the screen. It sometimes even goes offscreen, and I have to kill the process and restart Steam to get the window back. I don't use the command to run Steam in it's own window (I think the command is something like "wine desktop=1024x768" or something similar), but maybe I have to? Here's the command the launcher is using:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/yankee/.wine" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/yankee/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/Desktop/Steam.lnk

Running Ubuntu "Natty Narwhal" 11.04 x64 Desktop

Specs:

Mainboard - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83 GHz
Video - NVidia 8800 GTS (with "version current" drivers)
Memory - 4GB Total, 2x 2GB 800MHz

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Installing allfonts with winetricks
by Bobby on Sunday April 24th 2011, 21:43
When trying to install allfonts using winetricks, I got the same 404 and "opensymbol failed" response as a few other people. My problem was that my winetricks script was out of date. I checked the version number on the couple of winetricks files in my home folder; there was "winetricks," but there was also "winetricks.1" and "winetricks.2". I checked the version numbers, and the original one was an older file, while my "winetricks.1" file was the up-to-date. Fix: make sure your latest version of winetricks is named "winetricks" and not "winetricks.". Then downloading allfonts works perfectly.

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Steam Guard
by Maquis196 on Wednesday April 13th 2011, 17:12
Hi all, I'm just wondering, has anyone figured out a fix for steam guard? I don't see any mention of it and having to put in a code everytime I load up steam got old really quick :)

Having had my steam account hacked once before I would prefer to use it but alas I disabled it, if anyone figures out a way to keep it on and to keep whatever token enables it then please let me know!

Cheers,
Maq

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Symlinking Steam onto other storage media
by Jouni Järvinen on Tuesday March 8th 2011, 11:55
Since my EeePC900 has slow 16GB SSD, I want to place some programs to an SD card but symlinking prevents Steam from starting by simply giving me msgbox with text "Failed to start".

Is this possible at all ?

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GameOverlayRenderer Bug Fix
by Artur hoOmE on Tuesday March 1st 2011, 23:26
Some people, like me, have the problem with the gameoverlayrenderer.dll on steam, and have to turn off Steam Community InGame to play the games. I solved this problem.

You need to acess winecfg and add a new application on aplications tab, select steam.exe on steam folder.

with the steam.exe selected in aplications, go to libraries and add a new Library Substituction named: gameoverlayrender and set to disabled.

Head back to aplications, select default configuration and make sure that gameoverlayrenderer isn't present there.

Now open your steam, the steam program gona to igore the gameoverlay renderer but the game itself not, so, the game gonna open with the Steam Community InGame.

I don't know where post this tutorial, so, i post here in comments.

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Problem with Winetricks package download
by Rashkavar on Sunday February 13th 2011, 6:27
Running Debian unstable, Wine 1.3.13, and attempting to download the fonts packages using the "sh winetricks corefonts allfonts tahoma gecko gecko-dbg vcrun2005" command as given in the procedure. If "allfonts" is excluded, the remaining packages install normally, but with "allfonts," after successfully downloading a couple of hundred fonts, it encounters the following error:

Executing wget -O ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb -nd -c --read-timeout=300 --retry-connrefused --header Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb
--2011-02-13 04:16:40-- ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb
Resolving ftp.us.debian.org... 128.30.2.36, 64.50.233.100, 35.9.37.225, ...
Connecting to ftp.us.debian.org|128.30.2.36|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2011-02-13 04:16:40 ERROR 404: Not Found.

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Note: command 'wget -O ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb -nd -c --read-timeout=300 --retry-connrefused --header Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb' returned status 8. Aborting.
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opensymbol failed
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This error causes the command to stop. By looking at the error message, I checked the ftp server being accessed, and while the ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ folder exists, it does not contain the file being accessed; instead of "ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb," it has "ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11+squeeze2_all.deb". This is likely an updated version of the file, but it causes problems with the download.

As some fonts were installed and I am quite certain Steam does not call for everything contained in something with such a broad name as "allfonts," I ignored the error and continued with the installation. Installation proceeded normally, and the login screen works fine, but after the dialog attempting to log on to Steam, the program simply cuts off.

Presumably the two errors are linked. Is there some way to either have the sh winetricks command ignore errors or redirect it to this alternate opensymbol file?

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Winetricks
by Collin on Wednesday February 2nd 2011, 15:58
I open Steam in the command prompt, attempt to create a new account, (As well as just logging into an account, Steam appears for a split second.) I get this message.

fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module

My guess is that the opensymbol text format hasn't been found in the repository, causing a fresh install of Steam to not work properly anymore. Anybody know of a fix for this? Installing it from synaptic doesn't work either.

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Completing installation failes
by Nickolas Fox on Sunday January 16th 2011, 22:26
I resolve some strange attitude during restoring some of my steam games with wine-1.3.11. The problem appears when the game is downloaded of installed but when i'm trying to play the game steam runs "Completing Installation" dialogue. It hangs for a while then steam says that "Incomplete installation of DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (or Left 4 Dead 2)"

first game I tried to install Super Meat Boy on the same with help of restoring a copy being backup and it worked well and it still works.

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running game from kde menu
by xamil on Friday January 7th 2011, 19:16
I'm trying to figure how to run games from wine submenu in kde menu. When I try to run game this way nothing happens. So I looked into menu entry and it looks for example like that:
env WINEPREFIX="/home/users/Arvenil/.wine" wine winebrowser rungameid/20820

I tried to run this from console (wine winebrowser rungameid/20820) and nothing happens. Then I tried to run a webpage in same way (wine winebrowser www.google.com) and it worked - a google webpage opened in my firefox. So I tried to run rungameid/20820 directly from firefox and it worked - game launched. But still runing wine winebrowser rungameid/20820 doesn't work and doesn't emit any error. Any idea how to debug this?

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torrent client + steam = unable to connect
by tom v on Sunday January 2nd 2011, 8:03
if you're having trouble connecting to steam or downloading games try quitting/pausing your torrent client. I have always had trouble connecting, where I have to click retry many times to connect and I just realized that it only happens when transmission is running. when installing games it will say the steam content servers are too busy. starting the torrent client after the game is downloading or after logging in to steam causes no problems.

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Problems launching Source games since Nov 16th Steam Update Solution
by Mike on Tuesday November 23rd 2010, 11:54
Pull up winecfg then go to the Libraries tab. Add new with name 'gameoverlayrenderer' set to disabled.

Solution was scraped from ' www.codeweavers.com/support/wiki/CXGamesApp_SteamSourceGames'

Enjoy

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STEAM - Fedora 14 x64
by Ryan on Monday November 22nd 2010, 18:14
Tried to install with much google searching and stuffing around I can get the app to launch and I was able to start it once without it crashing, but every other time it opens the screen and crashes. What I tried:

Winetricks...doesn't work in x64, so not able to install most things

Tahoma font: solved the crash after initial load where the CellID: nothing beat our initial best time of 7 MS point message was displayed

Regkey for Video Memory Size: solved issue where STEAM would logon and crash straight away without displaying anything

Where I'm at now is I can logon, steam loads, gets to the point of trying to load the store, and then crashes to desktop, last error output from wine is about being unable to determine the processor information. So I've given up on using steam except within a VM

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steam games wont start up
by elliot on Thursday November 18th 2010, 11:49
im useing linux ubuntu 10.10 on my alienware m11x i had to remove my windows 7 cause it would not start up so when i go to steam steam loads up but when i go play america's army it dose'nt load it wont say preparing to start up america's army like when you start up a game normal i have wine 1.2 and PlayOnLinux that is were i downloaded steam on PlayOnLinux but i got wolfenstien to work the online version but no games wont work at all i followed you steps please help me i want to play america's army so much.

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Steasm and manually compiled wine
by Marcus Hambraeus on Wednesday November 3rd 2010, 18:39
I'm having some trouble with steam and a manually compiled wine. Each time that I'm using a manually compiled wine version, steam will crash when it should get to displaying the login-window (it patches just fine, asks me to install the service if I've chosen w7 as windows version, otherwise skips this step.). It also spawns steamerrorreporter.exe, and the Steam.exe process is still there, but nothing happens.

If I resort to install wine from the ppa, steam works as it should. I've installed all the stuff through winetricks, checked bug reports and everything, but still can't solve the problem. Ideas? Need more info?

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slow scrolling
by Liam Dawe on Sunday October 31st 2010, 6:57
Does anyone else have extremely slow scrolling when looking at the news in steam? Shouldn't this be smooth as it's just a browser page?

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by Aniruddha on Saturday September 25th 2010, 4:04
After installing steam it stays minimized. Terminal output shows:

CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 9 MS

It worked before on the same machine (Debian Squeeze amd64). Is there a fix for this?

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08/19/2010 Steam Client Update breaking many games?
by SPAMMER on Friday August 20th 2010, 18:14
On August 19 2010 (yesterday as of this posting) there was a steam client update:
store.steampowered.com/news/4228/

For me, it seems to break many games, including Red Orchestra, Killing Floor, Unreal Tournament 3, Counter Strike Source, Day of Defeat Source, Team Fortress 2, Zombie Panic: Source, Portal, Half Life 2 (and both episodes).

The first three are Unreal Engine based games and they hang seconds after starting them (the splash screen might show up at most), whereas the rest are based on the Source Engine (Source Engine 15 Build 4274/4295 aka "orangebox") and fail on starting a single player level, or clicking past Ok to close the motd after joining a server in the multiplayer games.

I've tried using wine-1.3.0, and wine-1.3.1 and I've tried a new wineprefix, and fresh steam installation. I've tried veriying and defragging the game caches in Steam. In either prefix, Steam Community is disabled, and hl2.exe is set to windows version 98. I'm using Nvidia driver 256.35 -- although I suspect this isn't a graphics/d3d problem. My distro is slackware 13.1, and wine was compiled from git with gcc-4.4.4 with CFLAGS="-O2 -march=native".

The games that continue to work are FarCry, Insurgency and Half Life 2 Deathmatch. The latter two running on an older version of the Source engine (Source Engine 7 Build 4044). These games don't use webkit for rendering the in game motds (unlike css/tf2/dods/zps), so the recent changes to webkit in the update _may_ be a point of contention -- although that doesn't seem to explain the UnrealEngine games failing directly on startup, nor the single-player Half-Life 2/Episodes/Portal hanging a second or two after loading a level.

I'll proceed to do my best to debug, and hopefully I can pastebin commonalities in error output. I'd like to do this and hopefully get others here to confirm this before I open a bug report. Thank you.

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Incredible ram hog!!!
by Emils on Monday August 16th 2010, 3:39
Hello, I am using the stable version of wine (1.2), compiled from source, running on a custom 64 bit kernel with BFS, ubuntu 10.04 on an athlon 64 x2 5000+, 1024 mb of ram and a 8600gt. I installed Steam just yesterday, and I immediately noticed the ram usage, it uses 130-250 mb of ram, which frankly is too much for a system with only one gig of memory. And it is quite slow. Is there a patch or a tweak that could lower the memory usage ? Or is it just the webkit based browser of Steam that's using so much memory ?

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Another fix for "Cannot connect to Steam network"
by Ivan Vučica on Wednesday August 11th 2010, 12:28
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, without any updates (installed yesterday, will update immediately after this)

The fix that involves writing to /etc/sysctl.cfg mentioned in the Howto helped me not the "Steam takes too long to start" problem. It has in fact helped me with Steam's inability to connect to its servers.

Since I did not want to change system settings, I used a temporary fix. (I presume it will affect the system only until restart.) As the root, I ran

echo 131072 > /proc/sys/net/core/rmem_max
echo 131072 > /proc/sys/net/core/wmem_max

Afterwards, Steam managed to connect to its servers.

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USB microphone not working
by James on Monday August 9th 2010, 2:37
I can't get steam to use my USB microphone. I tried running the windows version of audacity, just to make sure the mic worked with wine in general, and it worked fine.

This is in Gentoo amd64, with wine 1.2.

I have the following registry key entries:
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[Software\\Wine\\Alsa Driver]
"AutoScanCards"="N"
"DeviceCount"="1"
"DevicePCM1"="default"
=====
My .asoundrc:
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pcm.!default {
type asym
playback.pcm {
type plug
slave.pcm "hw:0,0"
}
capture.pcm {
type plug
slave.pcm "hw:1,0"
}
=====
hw:0,0 is a USB Headphone DAC/Amp and hw:1,0 is my Logitech AK5370 microphone. Any ideas?

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Message windows don't appear properly (FIX)
by Damian Pound on Saturday August 7th 2010, 17:02
When someone sends a message to you and you don't already have a message window up for that person, the message window will show up as a steam icon in the upper left corner. Resizing it does nothing, to fix it you have to minimize it them restore it or close it and reopen it via the friends menu.

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Steam game backups
by Anthony Serna on Monday July 5th 2010, 18:34
I just wanted to say that installing / restoring a game from a Steam game file backup works on Wine 1.2 RC6.

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"not enough space" & can't install after "uninstall"
by Indelible Bonobo on Wednesday June 16th 2010, 19:45
I first installed Steam with defaults and it worked just great. I wanted to try first Civ III, but the installer reported "not enough space" - it found less than 1.5 GB, and I had more than 10 GB free on my /home partition. Nonetheless, I deleted some crap, but it still did not work. I then decided to uninstall Steam and try to reinstall on a different "drive". The uninstall went uneventfully but the Steam icon was left on the desktop. I then tried to reinstall, and could not.

On subsequent attempts I am asked "Are you ready to have the Installation Wizard continue the installation?", I say yes, then an "install" happens very quickly, then I get a message titled "Steam has been successfully installed." with "Steam will now continue installation." inside. Clicking "Finish" closes the window, but nothing else happens. Wineserver, services.exe and winedevice.exe die soon thereafter.

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  • RE: by Drew on Saturday July 31st 2010, 13:34
    • RE: by Kris Blackhall on Saturday July 31st 2010, 13:48
need help :(
by Steve Marmen on Wednesday June 16th 2010, 16:09
I am running newest version of wine, but i am sure somewhere i am messing up. When I click steam it updates 100% then it just sits there on what should be the login screen and does nothing. I dont see anything on my desktop but steam shows up as running on my task bar. I dont have direct X installed yet. I am a linux n00b but would really like if someone could give me step by step instructions on how to do every detail.thanks

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Windows don't closes
by Lorenzo on Monday June 14th 2010, 8:59
When i do some work on steam interface i can't close the main windows or the friends window using the 'x' button.
When i click on the 'x' button the window disappear but after 1 second it reappears. On windows it don't happen...

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steam keeps downloading games on its own...?
by william on Tuesday June 1st 2010, 13:21
Steam seems to want me to download and install TF2 and Portal, every time i delete the local content then restart, it shows up as download paused... gets kinda annoying, bug maybe?

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Slow
by Duane on Monday May 31st 2010, 2:46
The Steam interface seems to run slow. Everything works, but it just takes a second to do it. The only problem I found with Steam was that the taskbar icon is missing.

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by Mike Swanson on Sunday May 23rd 2010, 23:02
Yes, you'll have to remove your ~/.wine and start from scratch. Remember to go into ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam and move the steamapps folder out (which contains all your games) before you delete it all! After you install Steam again, move the folder back before logging into Steam.

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  • RE: by Mike Swanson on Sunday May 23rd 2010, 23:03

by Hit in the Head on Tuesday May 18th 2010, 16:19
Wow, that's strange!

I've only experienced it not present (a transparent box) when not syncing or updating. This was on multiple installs clean and upgrading from the old beta - ubuntu 9 and 10.

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Steam fonts are messed up.
by Benjamin Xiao on Monday May 17th 2010, 12:16
All of the fonts in steam are very aliased and italicized. Which fonts do I need to install in order to get the fonts in the new Steam UI to display correctly? I don't want to use winetricks as I don't like how it messes up the wineprefix.

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Steam installs and seems to run until first update
by Wrinkled Cheese on Friday May 14th 2010, 17:00
Hey everyone,

I'm a bit confused as to why steam seems to be running but I get no GUI.

I'm running Slackware 64 with multi-lib for wine 32-bit compatibility. I installed wine and everything seemed to go okay. The first time Steam ran it said updating steam and went to 24% then closed and then came back at 33% and the window colour changed from green to dark grey. It gets to 100% updating but Steam.exe keeps running. Now when I run the command provided in this appdb entry or if I just click on the Steam icon in the KDE wine menu entry. Steam runs, and uses nearly 100% processor, but nothing comes up, IE a GUI. So I tried running the command used by the KDE menu entry item at command line and I get the same thing as if I use the command:

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam && WINEDEBUG=-all wine steam -applaunch 240

The KDE menu entry command is:
env WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.wine" wine "start" /Unix "/home/username/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/username/Start Menu/Programs/Steam/Steam.lnk"

These both produce this outputs as well as a process called steam(appdb recommended command) or Steam.exe(menu item):
appdb recommended command
CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
CellID: CSDS returned 165 servers.
CellID: Connecting to 119.167.242.114:27031. . .
CellID: Connect to 119.167.242.114:27031 took 336 MS
CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 33 MS

KDE menu entry:
fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00000100
fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00004100
username@machinename:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam$ CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
CellID: CSDS returned 164 servers.
CellID: Connecting to 208.111.158.51:27031. . .
CellID: Connect to 208.111.158.51:27031 took 73 MS
CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 33 MS
fixme:dbghelp:MiniDumpWriteDump NIY MiniDumpWithDataSegs

I'm tempted to wait for a day or so just to make sure it's not doing something that takes a long time in the background.

I am running Wine 1.1.44
I have a GeForce 6200 using the latest nVidia driver, as of a week ago or so: 195.36.24

I had wine running steam and counterstrike source 5 years ago under the same distro, Slackware, although my version back then was 9.0 or 10.0. I am curious as to what I should do to get this to work properly. As you can tell there aren't any errors that I can Google or search for so I'm asking questions and hope someone knows the answer. I can provide you with any information you need.

I tried installing it manually by running the wine msiexec /a SteamInstall.msi. I tried using winetricks but everything ends in the exact same behaviour except the slight difference mentioned above.

I posted this in an obsolete thread by accident.

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Steam 2010 and webkit crashing, Game Icons
by SPAMMER on Monday May 10th 2010, 22:10
Finally fiqured out how to make my steam installation to stop crashing when I tried to access any functionality that used webkit!

You need the Arial.TTF font (or 'corefonts' from winetricks). I don't like to use clutter my wineprefix with redistributables, and extra font files etc. For those like me, know that you need to install this font apparently. Other than vcrun2005, and the Arial.TTF font my wineprefix is quite clean.

Also, someone mentioned that steam is not properly creating desktop icons. After fixing the new steam, I installed portal, and the Portal.desktop file is created, incomplete:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Portal
Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/byteframe/.wine" wine "winebrowser" rungameid/400
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true

Also, the icon file is not created in $HOME/.local/share/icons. (Anybody got the portal icon?)

Here is the desktop file for Counter Strike source installed from before steam upgraded to the new version:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Counter-Strike Source
Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/byteframe/.wine" wine "C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steam.exe" -applaunch 240
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Path=/home/byteframe/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Steam
Icon=/home/byteframe/.local/share/icons/2bc3_d5313c390eebdbc4480787826ccc24ef39c97ed7.png

It looks like the new steam is creating icons that start the game using the "" url-thingy.

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X server crashing/restarting?
by william on Wednesday May 5th 2010, 2:52
Update to the newest NVIDIA drivers (currently 195.x)

for instructions on how to install them go here:
ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1330639

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Fix the missing steam icon
by Frozen Fox on Tuesday May 4th 2010, 3:31
Thanks to an awesome poster at the steam forums, "Hit in the Head", there's a workaround for the steam icon being completely missing.

[Shortened and paraphrased]

Open $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/Public, right-click steam_tray.ico and open it with Gimp. Simply File->Save As, and overwrite the original, with default settings. You can remove the layers you don't like to change the icon to one of the others available. Note the background of the icon is still non-transparent when I tried, but I believe that's a wine bug, and it's better than no icon for sure.

So now minus the background quirk, after the workarounds mentioned in my previous posts here, the only issue I've noticed is the windows sometimes don't close. This can be worked around by minimizing them first, then right clicking their systrem tray entry and clicking close there. Obnoxious, but not a showstopper.

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STEAM beta missing icons
by André Fettouhi on Thursday April 22nd 2010, 14:24
Has anyone noticed that when installing games with the new STEAM beta that the desktop links do not work and that the icons are missing?

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Xserver crash
by Jan Kaláb on Thursday April 22nd 2010, 3:17
This morning I updated wine and Steam, and when I start it, it crashes mys Xserver and I have to login again. Is it just me, or is there anyone else with this issue?

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how to revert?
by Craig on Thursday February 25th 2010, 5:32
so, once you've made the dumb mistake of running the new beta without *first* checking the appdb, how do you revert back to the old UI?

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