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How to Play Age of Empires IV on Linux OS [2021 Guide]

  • Age of Empires IV is the fourth addition to the Age of Empires video gaming series.
  • The game’s offered by Xbox Game Studios for Xbox and Windows platforms.
  • But you can also play Age of Empires IV on Linux, by implying the procedure drafted below.

Age of Empires IV on Linux

Age of Empires IV is a strategy video game that offers lots of multiplayer fun. The game’s available on Microsoft Store, Steam, and other digital video distribution platforms. So we will be using the game’s availability to our advantage for installing it on a Linux-based OS. I’ll discuss different Linux versions like Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedor, OpenSUSE, and Linux Mint.

Installing Steam on Linux

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Users need to get one video distribution platform on their Linux computer, to enjoy their preferred Windows OS games on Linux. For that, they can benefit from the Steam client, because it can be installed on various versions of Linux OS.

But the procedure of installing Steam on Linux depends upon the flavor you are currently using. So users only need to perform the method that represents the Linux flavor that they are currently using.

Steam on Linux

Before proceeding, do launch the Linux Terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T keys from your keyboard. Else, you can also launch the Terminal from the App drawer.


Ubuntu is the most preferred Linux-based operating system. Thanks to its user-friendly UI, users get to install third-party applications by executing a singular command. The same implies to users who wish to install Steam on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install steam


Debian users have the advantage of installing Steam on their computer from its official source. They don’t need to perform any extra hassle to benefit from any repositories. They can start by implying the following command:

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

Now, to get the Steam package on Debian:

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

To avoid any kind of interruptions or file corruptions, use the following command:

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

Arch Linux users need to perform a different procedure to install Steam on their devices. Because they need to launch the /etc/pacman.conf file in the text editor and remove # from all the lines from the beginning. Afterward, launch the Terminal and execute the following commands one-by-one:

sudo pacman -Syy
sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE/Linux Mint

Users of Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Linux Mint can use the flatpak packages to install Steam on their devices. Once flatpak is installed on their system, use it for their benefit. So for installing flatpak, users need to execute separate commands, depending on their Linux versions. Afterward, the commands are the same for using such packages to install Steam.


sudo dnf install flatpak


sudo zypper install flatpak

Linux Mint

sudo apt install flatpak

After installing the corresponding packages, execute the following commands, one after another, to install the flatpak app store and use it to install Steam.

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

Installing Age of Empires IV on Linux

Now that Steam is installed on your Linux computer, it’s time to use it to install Age of Empires IV on Linux. And in case you have bought Age of Empires IV from other platforms like Epic games, you can add the non-steam game, which I will also discuss in the last.

Play Age of Empires IV on Linux

  • Launch Steam and use its search bar to locate the Age of Empires IV.
  • After navigating the game’s page, click on the “Add to cart” button and make your purchase (only if you haven’t bought it already).
  • Now, go to the Library section and click on the Install button beside Age of Empires IV.
  • Once the game is installed, launch it directly from the Libary tab.

For users who are want to play Age of Empires IV as a non-steam game, they need to click on the “Add a Game” button and select “Add a Non-Steam Game” from the given menu. Now, upload the game’s folder to enjoy it on Steam.

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