Ok, so the official release of the Linux Steam client is a .deb package for Debian derivatives (primarily Ubuntu). Turns out there is an unofficial repository for Fedora. The follow steps are detailed at http://russellbryantnet.wordpress.com/2 ... fedora-17/ I'm providing the synopsis here: Do the following as root: Code: wget http://spot.fedorapeople.org/steam/steam.repo mv steam.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/ yum install steam rpm -q steam IF all went well, after the last command you should see: Yes, it's a 32-bit client. No, there don't seem to be any plans to provide a 64-bit client. Be happy we got this much! Seems at least some games (such as Team Fortess 2) want to run in xterm. You'll probably already have xterm, but if you don't, do the following as root: Code: yum install xterm In addition, you may run into problems with some missing libraries. At this time, the only known issue is libtxc_dxtn, which you can get from the rpmfusion repo. If you don't already have that, do the following as root: Code: yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm Finally, install the library (again as root) Code: yum install libtxc_dxtn.i686 For 64-bit users, note you are installing the 32-bit library, NOT the 64-bit one Supposedly, this works. I've not yet had a chance to test it myself, but I'll post back when I do. For those of you who believe in the 'never do ANYTHING as root' motto, you can prefix each of the above commands with 'sudo'. Personally, I believe real men aren't afraid to run as root when the situation calls for it. :twisted: EditOnce you've done the above, you should find an Steam launcher under your Games menu in KDE, or in your Applications-put-everything-here-so-you-can't-find-anything menu under Gnome 3. (No, I'm not a fan of Gnome 3; in fact, you could accurately say that I despise it). The first time you launch the Steam client, it will download some updates (in my case, about 112 MB), and install them. The update window will go away, and the main Steam client login window will appear. Login and do your thing! Edit2:By default Fedora uses SELinux. If you have problems with games crashing, it may be due to SELinux. Try the following as root: Code: setsebool -P allow_execheap 1 Edit3:Steam doesn't include the required 32-bit Mesa libraries, so if you are installing on a 64-bit system using the Neuveau drivers, you are currently SOL. Either switch to the nVidia drivers or deal with it. Sorry, that's harsh, but there you go.