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How to play It Takes Two on Linux

It Takes Two is an action-adventure platformer game developed by Hazelight Studios and published by EA. It was released in 2021 on Microsoft Windows, Ps4, Ps5, and Xbox. Here’s how you can play It Takes Two on your Linux PC.

Getting It Takes Two working on Linux

Playing It Takes Two on Linux requires the Steam app and Proton. Thankfully, setting up the Steam app on Linux isn’t difficult. To get the latest Steam app working on your Linux PC, start by launching a terminal window on the desktop.

Unsure about how to open a terminal window on your Linux PC? Press the Ctrl + Alt + T keyboard combination. Alternatively, launch a terminal window on the Linux desktop by searching for “Terminal” in the app menu and launching it that way.

With the terminal window open and ready to use, Steam is ready to install. Follow the installation instructions outlined below that matches the Linux OS you currently use.


On Ubuntu Linux, you’ll be able to set up the latest release of Steam on your system using the following apt install command.

sudo apt install steam


On Debian Linux, you’ll be able to install Steam directly from the “non-free” software repository. However, it is also possible to install Steam via the downloadable DEB package from the website.

To download the latest release of Steam from the internet, use the following wget download command below.

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

Once the file is done downloading to your computer, use the dpkg command to install the latest version of Steam on your Linux PC.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

With the command above run, Steam will be installed. However, during the installation process, some dependencies need to be corrected. Thankfully, running the apt-get install -f command can fix all of the issues with ease.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

To use Steam on Arch Linux, you must first enable the “multilib” software repository. To enable this repo on your computer, open up the /etc/pacman.conf file in a text editor (as root).

Once the text file is open (as root), find the # symbol in front of “multilib” and remove it. Then, remove the # symbol from the lines directly below it. When done editing, save it and run pacman -Syy.

sudo pacman -Syy

Finally, with the “multilib” software repo enabled on your system, run the pacman -S command to install Steam on Arch Linux.

sudo pacman -S steam


If you use Fedora or OpenSUSE Linux, you can install the Steam application through software repositories included with your operating system. We suggest following the Flatpak instructions, as the Flatpak version of Steam tends to work better on these operating systems.


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

With the Steam app installed, launch it and log into your account. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions below to get It Takes Two working on Linux.

Step 1:  Open up the “Steam” menu inside the Steam app and click on it with the mouse. Then, select the “Settings” option to access Steam settings. Once in the “Settings” area, find “Steam Play” and select it.

Check the two boxes in the “Steam Play.” Then, set “Run other titles with “Proton Experimental” to ensure that It Takes Two uses the latest Proton.

Step 2: Find the “Store” button inside the Steam app and click on it with the mouse. Once you’ve loaded up the Steam Store, find the search box and type in “It Takes Two.”

Step 3: Look through the search results for “It Takes Two” and click on it with the mouse to access the game’s Steam store page. Then, find the green “Add to cart” button and click on it with the mouse to add the game to your Steam cart.

Step 4: After purchasing It Takes Two, find the “Library” button inside Steam and click on it with the mouse to access your Steam games library. Look through your games library for “It Takes Two” and select it.

Step 5: On the It Takes Two Steam library page, find the blue “INSTALL” button and click on it with the mouse to install the game to your computer.

Note: you will need to install EA Origin and log in, but Proton Experimental should run it well. For help, check ProtonDB.

Step 6: When It Takes Two is done downloading, the blue “INSTALL” button will become a green “PLAY” button. Select it to start up the game on your Linux PC.

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