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How to Play Stardew Valley on Linux – Tutorial

stardew valley on linux

Stardew Valley is basically a simulation RPG developed via Eric Barone. It was actually released on Microsoft Windows in 2016. Later, it made its way to Mac OS, Linux, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and also even PlayStation Vita as well. In the game, players take the role of a character who basically manages their grandfather’s farm. The player is tasked along with farming, raising livestock, crafting items, mining for ore, and much more too. In this guide, we’ll now show you how you can get Stardew Valley working on Linux. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Play Stardew Valley on Linux – Tutorial. Let’s begin!

Stardew Valley working on Linux

Stardew Valley is basically a native Linux game. It was actually ported to the platform shortly after the Windows release of the game. But, users can’t just download Stardew Valley anywhere and then play it. The native release is through Steam, so you will basically need the Linux version of Steam to play as well.

Install Steam

Getting the Linux version of Steam isn’t really difficult. In order to start the installation process, then open up a terminal window. To open up a terminal window, then just tap on Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard or search for “terminal” in your app menu as well.


On Ubuntu, the Steam app is best installed via using the Apt install command below in a terminal window.

sudo apt install steam


It is also possible to install Steam on the Debian Linux operating system. But, the best way to go about getting it working isn’t through the Debian software repositories. However, the downloadable DEB package is on Steam’s website.

In order to start installing Steam on your Debian Linux PC. Just make use of the wget downloader app in the terminal and then use it in order to grab the latest DEB package.


After downloading the Steam DEB package to your PC, just execute the dpkg command below in a terminal window. This command will also install the Steam app on Debian as well.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

When the Steam DEB package is set up on your Debian Linux PC. Then you will have to run the apt-get install -f command in order to correct any dependency issues that may also have occurred during installation.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, the latest release of Steam is also distributed to users through the “multilib” software repository. In order to get it working on your system, turn on “multilib” in your Pacman configuration file. Then, execute the Pacman command below in order to get the app working on your system.

sudo pacman -S steam


On Fedora Linux as well as OpenSUSE Linux, the users can install Steam through software repositories. But, the installation methods for these operating systems aren’t really user-friendly. For this reason, we highly suggest through the Flatpak installation instructions for Steam rather.


Steam is actually on the Flathub app store as a Flatpak app. So, if you have to get Steam working and Flatpak is the only way to do it, here’s how you can get it working. In order to start, you guys must install the Flatpak runtime on your PC. The Flatpak runtime isn’t really tricky to get working.

After getting the Flatpak runtime up and then running for your system. You guys must add the Flathub app store in order to the system. The Flathub app store can also be added to Flatpak via making use of the flatpak remote-add command below as well.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Along with the Flathub app store set up on your system. Then use the flatpak install command below in order to get Steam working.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Stardew Valley on Linux

Now that Steam is set up on your computer, just the app on your computer. You can open Steam via searching for “Steam” in your Linux desktop environment’s app menu.

Along with Steam open, log into your account via your Steam credentials. After logging in along with your Steam credentials. Just follow the step-by-step instructions outlined below to get Stardew Valley working on your Linux PC too.

  • When Steam is logged in, the Steam app will then attempt to check for updates and install any if there are updates available. Sit back and be patient as well. Whenever it is done checking, Steam will open fully.

Whenever Steam is fully launched, just find the “STORE” button at the top of the window and tap on it with the mouse. If you guys cannot find “STORE,” it is directly to the left of the “LIBRARY” button as well.

  • Whenever you tap on the “STORE” button, you’ll be taken to the Steam Storefront. From here, just locate the search box, and tap on it with the mouse. After tapping on it, type out “Stardew Valley” and tap on the Enter key.
  • Upon tapping Enter, Steam will show search results. Tap on “Stardew Valley” in order to access the Stardew Valley Steam store page. Then, find the green “Add to cart” button, and tap on it to purchase and add the game to your account.
  • Tap on the “LIBRARY” button along with the mouse to access your library. When in your game library, search for “Stardew Valley.” Then, tap on the blue “INSTALL” button in order to download and install the game.


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