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How to play Fable Anniversary on Linux

Fable Anniversary is a remaster for Fable: The Lost Chapters by Lion Head Studios and Microsoft Game Studios. The remake was released on Steam in 2014, and there is no plan for a Linux release. However, with a few tweaks, you can get the game working on Linux.

How to get Fable Anniversary working on Linux

Fable Anniversary is a Microsoft Windows game. However, it does run on Linux quite well, thanks to Proton and Steam Play. Therefore, if you’d like to play this game on your system, you must install the Linux version of Steam.

Install Steam

Installing the Linux release of Steam is relatively easy, and best of all, it is supported on nearly all Linux operating systems. To get the app working, you must open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop.

Opening up a terminal window on the Linux desktop is easy. To do it, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu and launch it that way. Then, follow the installation instructions for Steam that correspond with the Linux OS you use.


On Ubuntu, the Steam application can be installed through the apt install command.

sudo apt install steam


Those looking to get Steam working on Debian will need to download Valve’s latest Steam DEB package. To get your hands on the newest Steam DEB package file, make use of the following wget download command below.

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

After downloading the Steam DEB package to your computer, the installation can begin. Using the dpkg command, install Steam on Debian.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Once the Steam DEB package is set up on your computer, you will need to correct all of the dependency issues that may have occurred during the installation process. To do that, use the apt-get install -f command.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

Steam is available to all Arch Linux users through the “multilib” software repository. That being said, this software repository isn’t always enabled by default. To enable it, launch the /etc/pacman.conf file in your favorite text editor (as root).

Once the file is open in the text editor, search for “multilib” and remove the # symbol from in front of it. Then, remove the # symbol from the lines directly below. Finally, save the edits.

After saving the edits to the file, re-sync your Arch Linux system with the official Arch servers using the pacman -Syy command.

sudo pacman -Syy

With the multilib software repository configured, install the latest release of Steam on Arch Linux using the pacman -S command.

sudo pacman -S steam


On both Fedora Linux and OpenSUSE Linux, users can install Steam via software repositories included within the operating system. However, these versions of Steam tend to work worse than the Flatpak release of Steam, so we suggest following those instructions instead.


After setting up the Flatpak runtime, Steam can be installed. Using the two commands down below, get Steam working.
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Fable Anniversary on Linux

With the Steam app installed, open it up. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions below to get Fable Anniversary working on your Linux system.

Step 1:  Open up the “Steam” menu and select the “Settings” button inside. After selecting this button, you’ll be able to access the Steam settings area. Inside the Steam settings area, find the “Steam Play” section. Then, check both the “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” box and the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles.”

Step 2: Inside Steam, find the “Store” button and click on it with the mouse. Then, click on the search box and type in “Fable Anniversary.” Press the Enter key on the keyboard to view the search results.

Look through the search results for “Fable Anniversary” and click on it with the mouse. Upon selecting Fable Anniversary, you’ll be brought to its game page.

Step 3: On the Fable Anniversary store page, locate the green “Add to cart” button and click on it with the mouse. Once you’ve selected this button, you’ll be able to go through the process of purchasing the game.

Step 4: Once you’ve purchased Fable Anniversary, find the “Library” button and click on it to access your Steam games library. Then, locate “Fable Anniversary” and select it.

Upon selecting the game, find the blue “INSTALL” button and select it with the mouse. Clicking on this button will install the game onto your computer.

Step 5: When Fable Anniversary is done installing onto your computer, the blue button will become a green “PLAY” button. Select the “PLAY” button to start up the game.

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