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How to play Overlord on Linux

Overlord is an action RPG developed by Triumph Studios and published by Codemasters for Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PS3, and Linux. The game came out in 2007. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play Overlord on Linux.

Getting Overlord working on Linux

Overlord is a native Linux game, and it will run well on Linux without any issues. That being said, it can only run on Linux via the official Steam for Linux client. For this reason, we’ll need to go over how to install the Steam Linux client.

Install Steam

To start the installation of 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 and open it that way.

When the terminal window is open and ready to use, follow along with the installation instructions down below that correspond with the Linux OS you use to get Steam up and running.


Steam is installable on Ubuntu via the official software repositories. To install it, use the apt install command below.

sudo apt install steam


The fastest way to get Steam up and running on Debian is to officially download the latest release of Steam from the Valve website. To do that, use the following wget download command down below.

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

After downloading the latest release of Steam to your computer, you can start the installation process for Steam using the dpkg command down below. This command will set up the Steam DEB.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Now that Steam is set up on your Debian PC, use the following apt-get install -f command to correct any dependencies that may have occurred during the installation process.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

It is possible to install Steam on Arch Linux through the “multilib” software repository. To enable the “multilib” software repository, start by opening up the /etc/pacman.conf file in your favorite text editor. Then, locate the “multilib” line and remove the # symbol from it, as well as the lines directly below it.

Save the edits, then exit the text editor. After that, re-sync Arch to the Linux software repositories.

sudo pacman -Syy

Once everything is up to date, you can install the latest release of Steam on your computer using pacman.

sudo pacman -S steam


Both Fedora and OpenSUSE are capable of setting up Steam through software repositories included out of the box. That being said, the Flatpak release of Steam works much better on these operating systems, and we suggest using that instead.


To get Steam working via Flatpak, start by installing the Flatpak runtime. To do that, install the “flatpak” package on your computer. If you’re unable to get the Flatpak runtime working, please follow our guide on the subject.

With the runtime up and running, use the commands down below to get the Steam app up and running via Flatpak.

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

Install Overlord on Linux

Now that Steam is installed, open up the app with your mouse. Once Steam is open, use the login screen to sign in to Steam using your account credentials. When you’ve signed in, follow the step-by-step instructions down below to get Overlord working on Linux.

Step 1: Open up the Steam app, and find the “Store” button. Click on this button with the mouse to access the Steam storefront. Once you’ve gotten to the Steam storefront, locate the search box, and click on it with the mouse.

Once you’ve selected the search box with the mouse, type in “Overlord” into the search box, and press the Enter key to view the search results. Look through the search results, and click on “Overlord” in the app menu.

Step 2: When you click on the “Overlord” search result, you’ll be taken to the Overlord Steam storefront page. On this page, look around for the green “add to cart” button, and click on it with the mouse.

When you click on the “add to cart” button, you’ll be adding Overlord to your Steam cart. From here, click on the cart icon and follow through the process of purchasing the game for your Steam account.

Step 3: Find the “Library” button, and click on it with the mouse to access your Steam games library. From there, search for “Overlord” in your collection, and select it with the mouse.

Step 4: Once you’ve located Overlord in the Steam library, find the blue “INSTALL” button and select it to install the game onto your Linux PC. The installation process shouldn’t take too long.

When the installation is complete, find the green “PLAY” button and click on it to start up Overlord for Linux. Enjoy, and happy gaming!

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