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It resets all the Steam settings (except that were in Steam Cloud), but does not delete games.
 
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Revision as of 16:49, March 5, 2015

Steam is a content delivery system for linux gaming.

install part 1

funtoo & gentoo have ebuilds in the gamerlay overlay. the steam-meta ebuild was removed.

# layman -a gamerlay
# layman -S
# emerge steam-launcher

install part 2

steam has its own internal package management system. Portage will not track its files, or games installed. the ebuild simply pulls in the steam installer, to run the steam installer:

# /usr/bin/steam

the installer will prompt you with several questions, once done running the installer command will load the latest version of steam.

Troubleshooting

Steam segfaults after 2nd start!

I do not know much about this behaviour, but I found a workaround.

$ mkdir -p ~/backup
$ mv ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps ~/backup
$ steam --reset
$ mv ~/backup ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps

It resets all the Steam settings (except that were in Steam Cloud), but does not delete games.

My screen in Dota 2 (and other Source games) is all red!

# echo 'media-libs/libtxc_dxtn abi_x86_32' >> /etc/portage/package.use
# emerge media-libs/libtxc_dxtn