How to Open Steam Ubuntu Virtual Machine

Are you looking for a way to open Steam on your Ubuntu virtual machine? Well, look no further! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do it in just a few easy steps.

How to Open Steam Ubuntu Virtual Machine


This guide will show you how to open a Steam Ubuntu VM using VirtualBox. You will need to have the Ubuntu VM and the Steam client installed on your system.

  1. Open VirtualBox and select your Ubuntu VM.
  2. Click the “Settings” button.
  3. Go to the “Storage” tab.
  4. Click the “Add Folder” button and select your Steam folder.
  5. Click the “OK” button.
  6. Start your Ubuntu VM and launch the Steam client.

What is Steam?

Steam is a software platform for digital distribution and gaming. It was launched in September 2003 as a way for Valve Corporation to provide automatic updates for their game Counter-Strike.

Since then, it has expanded to include other games from a variety of developers and publishers.

Steam offers a variety of features, including in-game voice and chat, digital rights management (DRM), and social networking services.

It also provides a way for developers to distribute their games directly to consumers.

What is a Virtual Machine?

A virtual machine is a simulated computer that runs on another computer. The host computer (the one running the virtual machine) provides hardware resources to the virtual machine, which uses them to run its own operating system and software.

Virtual machines are often used for testing and development purposes, because they allow you to try out new software or operating systems without affecting the host computer.

Why Use a Virtual Machine for Steam?

  1. There are a number of reasons why you might want to use a virtual machine for Steam.
  2. One reason is that it allows you to install and use Steam on an operating system that is not natively supported by Steam.
  3. This can be useful if you want to use Steam on a Chromebook, for example.
  4. Another reason to use a virtual machine for Steam is that it allows you to run multiple instances of Steam at the same time.
  5. This can be useful if you want to play games from different regions or if you want to play games with different sets of friends.
  6. Finally, using a virtual machine for Steam can also allow you to take advantage of special features that are only available on certain versions of Steam.
  7. For example, the beta version of SteamVR is only available on the Windows version of Steam

How to Set Up a Virtual Machine for Steam

If you’re a fan of Steam and you’re using Ubuntu, you may be wondering how to set up a virtual machine for Steam.

This can be a great way to get the best of both worlds – the flexibility of Ubuntu and the gaming goodness of Steam! Here’s a quick guide on how to get started.

1) Firstly, you’ll need to install VirtualBox. This is free software that allows you to set up virtual machines on your computer. You can download it from the Ubuntu software center, or from the VirtualBox website.

2) Once VirtualBox is installed, launch it and click “New.” This will start the process of setting up your virtual machine.

3) On the next screen, give your virtual machine a name (we’ll call it “Steam VM” for this example) and select “Linux” as the operating system type. Then, select “Ubuntu 64-bit” as the version. Click “Next.”

4) Now, you’ll need to allocate some memory (RAM) to your virtual machine. How much you’ll need depends on what kind of games you want to play – for example, if you’re planning on playing resource-intensive games like The Witcher 3, you’ll need more RAM than if you’re just planning on playing simple games like Bejeweled. In general, we recommend allocating at least 2GB of RAM to your Steam VM. Click “Next” when you’re done allocating RAM.

5) On the next screen, you’ll be asked how much storage space you want to allocate to your virtual machine. This is where you’ll actually install Steam and any games that you want to play. We recommend allocating at least 25GB of storage space – but if you want to install a lot of games, you may want to allocate even more storage space. Click “Next” when you’re done allocating storage space.

6) The final step is to create a virtual machine – click “Create” on the final screen and your virtual machine will be created!

How to Use Steam on Your Virtual Machine

Assuming that you have already installed Ubuntu on your virtual machine, the first thing you need to do is install the Steam client.

You can do this by opening the Ubuntu Software Center and searching for “Steam.” Once you find it, click the “Install” button.

After Steam has finished installing, launch it by clicking the “Launch” button or by searching for it in the Unity Dash.

The first time you launch Steam, it will update itself and then prompt you to create a new account or log in with an existing one.

Once you’re logged in, you can browse the store and purchase games just as you would on a physical machine.

To play a game, simply click the “Play Game” button on its store page. Some games will require you to install additional software (such as DirectX), but Steam will prompt you if this is the case.

One thing to keep in mind is that not all games will work perfectly on a virtual machine.

Games that are very graphics-intensive may not run well, or may not run at all. If you’re unsure about whether a particular game will work, checking its system requirements before purchasing is always a good idea.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Open the Ubuntu Software Center and search for “Steam.”
  2. Click “Install” to download and install the Steam client on your Ubuntu machine.
  3. Enter your Steam username and password when prompted.
  4. Click “Finish” to complete the installation process.
  5. Open the Steam client by clicking the “Steam” icon in your applications menu.


Now that you know how to open a steam ubuntu virtual machine, it’s time to put your skills to the test.

Try out different games and software to see how well they run on your system.

With a little practice, you’ll be able to get the most out of your virtual machine.

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