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I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.10 on Wubi, and am trying to install Steam.

Notably, when I am trying to "buy" steam from the store, it reads

Package Dependencies cannot be resolved

This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a
conflict between software packages which are not allowed to be
installed at the same time.

Opening the details shows this:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:

steam64: Depends: steam (= but it is not going to be

I've read online that I need to update Ubuntu 12.10. I have done both methods, both using Software Update and the manual update (via sudo apt-get update/upgrade). Everything's up to date, and yet I cannot install Steam.

Any fixes?

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steam64 is just a virtual package for the i386 steam package of the same version.

By default, x64 Wubi (and normal?) installs don't have i386 support enabled, which is required by the steam package. To enable it, you can do this at a terminal:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

As of this writing, the steam and steam64 debs in the software center are out of date ( and contain Beta warnings. These warnings have been removed in the .deb on the Steam site (

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