[tux-install] Counter-Strike (Steam) on ArchLinux via Wine

tuxinstall.blogspot.in [30/Oct/2013]


get the required base package available at archlinux

sudo pacman -S –noconfirm wine winetricks

sudo pacman -S –noconfirm wine_gecko wine-monoq4wine

try to get “steam” installed the proper way

winetricks steam

if the above command fails the next two commands shall do the job, although you’ll need to download aria2.exe (and unzip) and maybe SteamInstall.msi (if not found)

msiexec /i ~/.cache/winetricks/steam/SteamInstall.msi

wine arial32.exe /Q

now the system is ready to run Steam Client, try following script to run it (otherwise there might be some font not displaying or other issues)


export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.steam

export WINEDEBUG=-all

nice -n 19 wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Steam/Steam.exe -no-dwrite


using it you can start your Steam Client, then it’s common way as other platforms to log-in to your Steam Account and install Counter Strike or any other game you play

…source blog here


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