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How to play House Flipper on Linux

House Flipper is a unique game that allows the player to renovate homes. The game was developed by Empyrean and published by Frozen District and PlayWay SA. Here’s how to get it working on Linux.

Getting House Flipper working on Linux

House Flipper natively supports both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS and not Linux. However, as the game is rated Platinum on ProtonDB, it’ll work great on Steam.

Install Steam

Open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop to get House Flipper working on your Linux system. You’ll be able to open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu and launch it that way.

With the terminal window open, the installation of Steam can begin. Follow the installation instructions below that correspond with the Linux operating system you use.


If you’d like to install Steam on your Ubuntu computer, install it using the apt install command below.

sudo apt install steam


Debian Linux supports Steam. However, you’ll have to download the Steam DEB package to your computer. Using the wget download command, grab the latest version of the Steam DEB package from your computer.

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

After downloading the latest Steam release to your computer, you’ll be able to install it to Debian using the dpkg command below.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

With the DEB package installed, Steam will be loaded up on Debian. First, however, you must correct any dependency issues that occurred during the installation process. You can fix these issues with apt-get install -f.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

Steam is available for installation on Steam through the official “multilib” software repository. To enable this repository on your computer, open up the /etc/pacman.conf file in a text editor (as root).

With the text file open as root, locate “multilib” and remove the # symbol from in front of it. Then, remove the # symbol from the lines directly below. Finally, save the edits and run the pacman -Syy command.

sudo pacman -Syy

With the “multilib” software repository configured and set up on your computer, you can install the Steam application on your computer using the pacman -S command below.

sudo pacman -S steam


If you’d like to install Steam on Fedora or OpenSUSE Linux, you can get the app working through software repositories included with the operating system. However, the Steam app runs better with the Flatpak version, and we suggest following those instructions instead.


Need to get the Steam app working as a Flatpak on your computer? Here’s how to get it working. To start, set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer by following our guide on the subject. Then, enter the two commands below to get the app working.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install House Flipper on Linux

Now that the Steam application is up and running on your Linux computer open it up. Then, log into your account using your username and password. Once Steam is open, follow the step-by-step instructions below to get House Flipper working on your Linux system.

Step 1: Find the “Steam” menu inside Steam and click on it with the mouse to access the Steam menu. Then, click on the “Settings” button inside to access the Steam settings area.

Check both the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” and the “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” boxes inside the Steam settings area. Finally, click on the “OK” button to save the changes.

Keep in mind that once the “OK” button is selected, Steam will reboot.

Step 2: Find the “Store” button inside of Steam and click on it to access the Steam storefront. Select the search box with the mouse, and type in “House Flipper.” Press the Enter to view the search results.

Step 3: Look through the search results for “House Flipper.” Click on it to access the game’s Steam store page. Then, locate the green “Add to cart” button to add the game to your cart so you can purchase the game.

Step 4: Find the “Library” button in Steam and click on it to access your Steam games library. From there, look through and select “House Flipper.” When you’ve chosen “House Flipper,” locate the blue “INSTALL” button and click on it with the mouse.

Selecting the blue “INSTALL” button will download and install the game to your computer. The installation process may take some time, so be patient.

Step 5: When the download process is complete, the blue “INSTALL” button will become a green “PLAY” button. Select this button to start up the game on your computer.

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