It looks like running Steam on TrueOS is becoming easier, as reported by Michael Larabel of Phoronix and Josh Smith of TrueOS. Steam can be run using playonbsd, which is based on Wine and can be downloaded from the AppCafe. Check out the link below for the full story and instructions.


We’ve done a couple of tutorials in the past on using Steam and Wine with PC-BSD, but now with the addition of playonbsd to the AppCafe library, you have more options than ever before to game on your TrueOS system.  We’re going to have a look today at playonbsd, how it works with TrueOS, and what you can expect if you want to give it a try on your own system.  Let’s dive right in!

The first thing you’ll want to do is grab playonbsd from the AppCafe library.  Open up AppCafe and do a quick search.  It should come right up.  Click the download button on the right side to grab and install it on your local system.

Steam on TrueOS: