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Platforms supported by Steam

What platforms are supported by Steam?


Steam is currently supported on the following Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP


Pre-release versions of Windows(betas, release candidates) are not supported

Attempting to run Steam on Windows emulation or compatibility software is not supported



Steam is currently supported on the following Operating Systems:

  • OSX 10.5.8
  • OSX 10.6.X
  • OSX 10.7



Steam for Linux is only supported on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 12.10 with the Unity, Gnome, or KDE desktop. Additional distributions will be examined for support as time permits. For more information on Steam for Linux, see

You can learn more about what we are working on here: Valve Linux blog.

The best source of information on this product is the Linux Server Forum:
Linux Dedicated Server

There is also an ADMIN Mail list for Linux that you can read the archives and join to ask questions:

hlds_linux -- Half-Life dedicated Linux server mailing list

If you wish to run the Dedicated Server under Linux, you can download the Server Installation tool:


More information on Dedicated Servers

Join the Steampowered forums or one of the Valve Server Admin Mailing lists:


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