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How to play Mirror’s Edge on Linux

Mirror’s Edge is an action/platformer game for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. It was developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is set in a futuristic city and follows Faith Connors, an underground parkour courier. Here’s how to play it on Linux.

Getting Mirror’s Edge working on Linux

Mirror’s Edge works pretty well on Linux, thanks to Steam Play and Proton. However, if you wish to play this game on your Linux PC, you’ll have to install the Steam client for Linux. 

Install Steam

To install Steam on your Linux PC, you’ll need to open up a terminal window. To open up a terminal window on the Linux desktop, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard or search for “Terminal” in the app menu.

Once the terminal window is open and ready to use, follow the installation instructions below that correspond to the Linux OS you currently use. 


To install Steam on Ubuntu, enter the following apt install command below.

sudo apt install steam


If you wish to use Steam on Debian, your best bet is to download the DEB package to your computer. To do that, use the following wget download command down below. 

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

When the download is complete, you’ll be able to install Steam via the DEB package. To do that, use the following dpkg installation command down below.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Now that the Steam app is installed, you’ll need to correct any dependency issues present. To do that, use the following apt-get install -f command.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

Steam is available for installation on Arch Linux in the “multilib” software repository. To enable this repo, open up the /etc/pacman.conf file in your favorite text editor.

Inside of the text file, locate “multilib” and remove the # symbol from in front of it. Then, remove the # symbol from the lines directly below it. When all # symbols are removed, save the edit and re-sync Arch with the repos.

sudo pacman -Syy

Lastly, install Steam.

sudo pacman -S steam


Both OpenSUSE and Fedora can install Steam via software repos included on the system. That being said, the Flatpak release of Steam tends to work better on these operating systems, so we suggest following those instructions instead.


To get Steam working via Flatpak on your Linux system, you’ll need first to set up the Flatpak runtime. You can get the runtime installed by following along with our in-depth guide on the subject.

When the Flatpak runtime is installed and configured, use the two commands down below to install the Steam release of Flatpak on your Linux computer. 

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

Install Mirror’s Edge on Linux

Now that Steam is installed open it up and log in with your user account. After that, follow the step-by-step instructions below to get Mirror’s Edge working on Linux.

Step 1: Open up the “Steam” menu in Steam by clicking on it with the mouse. Then, select the “Settings” option in the menu. When you choose this button, the Steam settings area will appear on your screen.

Inside of the Steam settings area, locate the “Steam Play” section, and click on it with the mouse to access Steam Play configuration settings. From there, check both the “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” box and the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” box.

When done, click on the “OK” button to confirm your settings.

Step 2: Find the “Store” button and click on it with the mouse to access the Steam Storefront. Once on the Steam store, find the search button, and click on it with the mouse to start searching.

Type “Mirror’s Edge” into the search, and press the Enter key to view the results. Then, look through the results and select “Mirror’s Edge” to access the game’s Steam store page.

Step 3: On the Mirror’s Edge Steam store page, find the green “Add to cart” button and click on it to add the game to your cart. Once the game is in your cart, select the cart icon and go through the process of purchasing the game.

Step 4: Find the “Library” button in Steam and select it with the mouse. Then, find the search box and click on it. Search for “Mirror’s Edge”. When you’ve found it in the results, select it to access the game’s Steam library page.

Step 5: On the Mirror’s Edge Steam library page, find the blue “INSTALL” button, and click on it with the mouse. After that, right-click on the “Properties” button to open up the game settings for Mirror’s Edge.

Locate the “Compatibility” section in the properties window, and set it to “Proton 5.0-10.” This is the version of Proton you will need for the game to work correctly.

Step 6: Click on the green “PLAY” button to start up Mirror’s Edge on your Linux PC.

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