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How to play Trine 3 on Linux

Trine 3 is an action/puzzle-platformer video game developed by Frozenbyte. It is the successor to Trine 2 and was released on August 20th, 2015. The game is on Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PS4, Mac OS, and Linux. Here’s how to get it working on your Linux PC.

Getting Trine 3 working on Linux

Trine 3 works on Linux as a native game, but you’ll have to install the Steam application first if you want to play it. Thankfully, Steam works on a majority of Linux operating systems. Unfortunately, the software doesn’t come pre-installed on many distributions, so we’ll need to go over how to get it working first.

Install Steam

To set up Steam on your Linux PC, you’ll need to open a terminal window on the Linux desktop. You can 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.

Once the terminal window is open and ready to use, the installation of Steam can begin. Using the installation instructions below, set up Steam on your Linux computer.


To get Steam working on Ubuntu, you’ll need to use the following apt install command below in a terminal window.

sudo apt install steam


Steam does work on Debian; however, you’ll have to download the Steam DEB package to your computer to get it to work. To download the latest release of Steam for Debian, use the wget download command below.

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

After downloading the latest Steam DEB package to your computer, it is time to install Steam.  Using the dpkg command below, install the newest release of Steam.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Now that Steam is installed on your computer, you’ll have to fix any dependency issues that may have occurred during the installation process. To do that, use the apt-get install -f command below.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

Steam is available for Arch Linux users, provided you’ve enabled the “multilib” software repository. To enable this repo, launch the /etc/pacman.conf file in a text editor (as root). Once open, find the # symbol in front of “multilib” and remove it, as well as the lines directly below it.

After editing the text file, save it and close it. Then, resync your packages with the official Arch Linux repos.

sudo pacman -Syy

Finally, install the latest release of Steam on your computer using the pacman command below.

sudo pacman -S steam


Both Fedora and OpenSUSE Linux users can install the Steam application on their computer with software repositories included in their operating system. However, the Flatpak release of Steam tends to work better on these OSes, so we suggest following those instructions instead.


If you’d like to use Steam on your Linux PC as a Flatpak, you’ll first need to set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer. To set up the runtime on your system, please follow our Flatpak setup guide

After setting up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, the installation of Steam can begin. Using the two commands below, get Steam working.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Trine 3 on Linux

Once the Steam application is up and running on your Linux PC, launch it and log into your account. Then, after logging in, follow the step-by-step instructions down below to get Trine 3 working on your Linux PC.

Step 1: Open up Steam and find the “Store” button inside of the app. Click on the “Store” button to head to the Steam store. Once there, click on the search box, and type in “Trine 3.” Press the Enter key to view the search results in Steam.

Step 2: Look through the Steam store search results for “Trine 3” and click on it with the mouse. When you select the Trine 3 search result, it’ll load up the game’s Store page. From here, find the green “Add to cart” button and click on it with the mouse to add it to your Steam cart.

Once the game is added to your Steam cart, click on the cart icon. After clicking on the cart icon, go through the process of purchasing your game.

Step 3: Find the “Library” button and click on it with the mouse. After selecting this button, you’ll be brought to your Steam games library. Look through your games and find “Trine 3,” and select it.

When you select Trine 3 in the library section, you’ll see a blue “INSTALL” button. Select this button to download and install Trine 3 to your Linux PC.

Step 4: When the installation is complete, the blue “INSTALL” button becomes a green “PLAY” button. Select this button to start up Trine 3 on your Linux computer. 

Enjoy, and happy gaming!

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