How to get the most out of your SteamOS update
By Chris PriestmanPosted May 08, 2017 07:21:47The SteamOS is the next generation of PC hardware, and this year, the PC is the hottest platform on the planet.
With an incredible set of specs, we’ve seen the system take over the PC market in new ways, but with many more changes on the way, the question is, how do we get the best out of it?
While the hardware specs and performance of the PC are already solid, the Linux community has long been a place of great debate.
Many of us are fans of the OS, and while there’s certainly a place for a wide variety of OSes, the community of developers who have come together to make games and apps for Linux has been a unique and thriving community.
So when Valve announced it would be releasing a Linux version of their SteamOS game, we knew we had to find a way to make the most of our platform.
After looking through the SteamOS community, I’ve come up with a list of steps we can take to make our SteamOS experience as enjoyable as possible.
First of all, you should install the Steam OS on your computer first.
If you haven’t done so already, it’s a great time to do so.
The SteamOS has been available on PC since the very first release and we’re not sure if it will ever go away, but the fact that Valve is finally releasing it means there’s a lot of potential for improvement.
This is why I recommend downloading the latest build of the Steam for Linux ISO and then running the installer.
After that, follow these steps to set up your system.
Step 1: Install SteamOS for LinuxStep 2: Install the Steam Linux ISOStep 3: Install a SteamOS application and download the Steam SDKs for LinuxNow that you’ve installed SteamOS on your system, it is time to install it on your Steam device.
To do so, first you’ll need to create a Linux directory on your PC.
To create this directory, follow the steps in this article on how to create your Linux directory.
When you’ve done that, you’ll be asked to create the SteamApps folder and the Steam folder in the folder.
Create these directories on the same PC that you created the Steam directory and SteamOS ISO on.
In my example, I created the directory on my Mac, so I called it ~/SteamApps, but you could also name it whatever you want.
Step 4: Open up your SteamApps directory on the Mac and make a copy of itStep 5: Copy the SteamSDKs to your Linux Downloads folderStep 6: Rename the Linux Downloads directory to SteamSD, and create a shortcut to the file in the Desktop to your DesktopStep 7: Open the shortcut and navigate to the Steam Games directoryStep 8: Click on the shortcut to open the Steam game and install the applicationStep 9: Go ahead and install SteamOSStep 10: Go to the desktop, and click the “Steam” icon in the top right cornerStep 11: The Steam interface should appearStep 12: To launch the SteamApp, go to the game menu and click on “Games”Step 13: Once the game starts, it will take you to the main menuStep 14: Select “About Steam” and then click the Steam icon in top left cornerStep 15: The game should launch, and you should see your Steam installationStep 16: Go back to the home screen, and tap the “Install Steam” buttonStep 17: Once Steam installs, you can launch it using your device and it should launch and show upStep 18: Once you have SteamOS installed, you will have to login to your Steam account, and follow the prompts to get everything workingStep 19: After a few minutes, you might see a Steam logo appear on your screenStep 20: Now you should be able to launch games and install them using the Steam appsStep 21: After playing a game, you may be asked for a confirmation before it runs.
If this happens, go ahead and accept the Steam license and install it.
Step 22: When Steam has finished installing SteamOS, it should automatically launch the games you purchasedStep 23: Once it’s finished installing the Steam app, you are now able to play the game on your device.
If everything goes smoothly, you won’t see a green warning, and the game should automatically run and play.
This will take about 15 minutes, so you can start enjoying your Steam game right away.
Step 24: After this happens (and the game is playing), Steam will automatically log you in as the developer, and Steam will start to load up a list for you of your games.
You can select your games from this list and start playing.