Steam for Chrome OS is right here. For actual this time, they’ve truly launched it, not like after they claimed it was launched throughout their latest developer occasion. Now although it is right here at an “alpha-quality” degree, which means put together for bugs and different weirdness.
Not solely will this assist these utilizing Chromebooks do some gaming however Linux gaming as a complete too. Chrome OS is powered by Linux, and the Steam consumer on Chrome OS is the Linux model inside their particular container — it really works for each native Linux video games and Home windows video games run with Steam play Proton. Though, you do must allow Steam play manually (similar as on a traditional Linux desktop).
Beginning with Chrome OS model 14583.0.Zero which is within the “Dev” channel, here is what Chromebooks are at present supported for it (so long as they do not have an i3 CPU or lower than 8GB RAM):
- Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1W)
- Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W)
- Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W)
- ASUS Chromebook Flip CX5 (CX5500)
- ASUS Chromebook CX9 (CX9400)
- HP Professional c640 G2 Chromebook
- Lenovo 5i-14 Chromebook
There’s quite a lot of points to start with like anti-cheat not working with Proton video games (even these with it turned on for Linux), Home windows video games utilizing DirectX 12 do not begin and extra. You may see the checklist of points, some examined video games and directions on their “Steam on Chrome OS Alpha” web site.