How to install Steam on a Chromebook

Note that if you need to change your device to the beta/developer channel it does not require a factory reset (i.e. powerwash). On the other hand, if you want to switch back to the stable channel afterwards, that will require a factory reset.Step 3: Install SteamThe Linux terminal in Chrome OS is basically running a Debian virtual machine, so these instructions are based on First, run the following commands in your terminal:echo 'deb jessie main contrib non-free' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.listsudo dpkg –add-architecture i386sudo apt updatesudo apt install steamWhen that finishes, you can now run Steam by running this command in your terminal:steamThe first time it runs, the user interface might be tiny if you’re on a high density screen. You can fix this by going into the menu Steam => Settings => Interface and checking the box next to Enlarge text and icons based on monitor size. After restarting steam, everything should look normal.Steam running natively in Chrome OSThat’s it! You can now run Steam natively on your Chromebook! As you can see in my screenshot, I’ve already installed Jackbox Party Pack 3 and Broforce and confirmed that they run. Unfortunately, project Crostini does not support hardware/graphics acceleration yet, so performance will be lacking for now. With Steam working to add their own Linux support for most Windows games, and Google working to add hardware acceleration to Crostini, things can only get better from here. :). More details

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