Buying Steam games using Wine

When you get an error that Firefox doesn’t know how to handle the Steam protocol, and you’re buying using PayPal, do the following in the same directory the Steam.exe executable is in. (This is usually ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/)

$ wine Steam.exe steam://paypal/return

This will cause your current Wine’d Steam to continue along properly to complete the purchase.


One response to “Buying Steam games using Wine

  1. Lee

    I had this same problem the other night, I had a slightly different approach but still the same outcome.

    Wish I’d have found this first though.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: