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How to play We Were Here Together on Linux

We Were Here Together is a co-op first-person adventure puzzle game for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation. It was released in 2019. Unfortunately, however, there’s never been a Linux release. Thankfully, you can play this game on your Linux PC with a few tweaks.

Getting We Were Here Together working on Linux

We were here together has a gold rating on ProtonDB, meaning that it runs pretty well on Linux. That being said, it is not a native Linux game but a Windows game. So in order to get this game to work on your Linux system, you will need to set up the Linux release of Steam.

Install Steam

To get the Linux version of Steam on your computer, start by opening up a terminal window on the Linux desktop. You can open up a Linux terminal window by searching for “Terminal” in the app menu or by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. When open, follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Ubuntu

To use Steam on Ubuntu, you’ll need to install it on your system using the apt install command down below.

sudo apt install steam

Debian

Debian users can install Steam just fine. However, you will need to download the Steam DEB package directly to your computer. To do that, use the following wget downloader command in the terminal window.

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

After grabbing the latest Steam release for your Debian PC, you’ll be able to start the installation process. Using the dpkg command down below, install the latest Steam DEB package.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Once the Steam DEB package is set up on your computer, you’ll need to correct the dependency issues that may have arisen during the installation. To do that, use the following apt-get install -f command.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

Those looking to use Steam on Arch Linux will first need to enable the “multilib” software repo. To enable this repo, open up the /etc/pacman.conf file in your favorite text editor (as root). Then, find “multilib” and remove the # symbol from in front and the lines directly below it.

After editing the text file, save your edits. Then, re-sync Arch to the official repos.

sudo pacman -Syy

Finally, install the Steam app on your computer using Pacman.

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

If you’re using OpenSUSE or Fedora Linux, you’ll be able to install Steam through included software repositories on your OS. That being said, the Flatpak release of Steam tends to work better on these operating systems, and we suggest following those instructions instead.

Flatpak

Steam is on Flatpak, but you’ll have to set up the Flatpak runtime if you want to use it. To configure the Flatpak runtime on your computer, please follow our setup guide. Once the runtime is configured, use the two commands below to get the Steam app working on your PC as a Flatpak.           

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

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install We Were Here Together on Linux

Once Steam is set up on your computer, the installation of We Were Here Together can begin. Launch Steam, log into your account and follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1: Find the “Steam” menu and select it to reveal its options. After that, select the “Settings” menu inside, and click on the “Steam Play” options. In the “Steam Play” area, check both the  “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” box as well as the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” box.

Step 2: Find the “Store” button inside of Steam and click on it to access the Steam store. Once on the Steam store, click on the search box and type in “We Were Here Together” into the text box. Press Enter to view the results.

Step 3: Look through the search results for “We Were Here Together “ and select the game to access its Steam store page. Once on the We Were Here Together store page, find the green “Add to cart” button and click on it with the mouse to purchase the game and add it to your account.

Step 4: Find the “Library” button inside of Steam and click on it with the mouse. After selecting the button, find the search box in the library and type in “We Were Here Together.” Then, select it to access the game’s Steam library page.

Click on the blue “INSTALL” button to begin downloading and installing We Were Here Together onto your computer. Keep in mind; We Were Here Together may take a bit of time to download, especially if you have a slow internet connection.

Step 5: When the installation of We Were Here Together is complete, the blue “INSTALL” button will become a green “PLAY” button. Select the green “PLAY” button to start up the game. 

Enjoy, and happy gaming!

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