How to use Gamehub to download Steam, GOG, and Humble Bundle games on Linux

Do you wish you could download your Linux Steam games, GOG.com games, Humble Bundle games, and Itch.io games in one handy program? With Gamehub, you can! In this guide, we’ll show you how to Use Gamehub to download Steam, GOG, and Humble Bundle games on Linux!

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Installing Gamehub on Linux

Before we can go over how to use Gamehub on Linux to download your favorite Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, and Itch.io video games, we need to demonstrate how to install the app. We must explain how to install it because it does not come preinstalled on any modern Linux OS.

To start the installation of Gamehub on your Linux PC, open up a terminal window. Once the terminal window is open and ready to use, follow along with the installation instructions outlined below that corresponds with the Linux OS you currently use.

Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, the best way to get the Gamehub app set up is through the downloadable DEB package available on the developer’s Github page. To get this DEB, make use of the following wget download command below.

Note: you can also download the latest Gamehub DEB package by visiting the release page on Github.

wget https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/releases/download/0.16.0-83-dev/GameHub-0.16.0-83-dev-bionic-amd64.deb -O ~/Downloads/GameHub-0.16.0-83-dev-bionic-amd64.deb

After downloading the latest Gamehub DEB package to your computer, use the CD command and move into the “Downloads” directory where the file was downloaded.

cd ~/Downloads

Finally, install the Gamehub DEB package onto your Ubuntu system using the Apt command.

sudo apt install ./GameHub-*.deb

Debian

If you’re using Debian, you will be able to install the latest Gamehub application via a downloadable DEB package from Github. To start the installation, use the wget downloader tool and grab the newest release of the Gamehub DEB package from the internet.

Note: don’t want to use the wget tool to download the latest release of Gamehub? Head over to the release page and download the latest DEB package instead.

wget https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/releases/download/0.16.0-83-dev/GameHub-0.16.0-83-dev-bionic-amd64.deb -O ~/Downloads/GameHub-0.16.0-83-dev-bionic-amd64.deb

After downloading the Gamehub DEB package to your Linux PC, use the CD command and move into the “Downloads” directory where the package is.

cd ~/Downloads

Finally, use the dpkg and apt-get install -f commands below to install the Gamehub app on your Debian Linux PC.

sudo dpkg -i GameHub-*.deb sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux, the best way to get Gamehub is through the Arch Linux AUR. To start, you must install the Trizen AUR helper. This program will automate the installation of Gamehub. 

sudo pacman -S git base-devel git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git cd trizen makepkg -sri

After installing the Trizen AUR helper, you will install the Gamehub application on your Arch Linux PC by using the following trizen -S command.

trizen -S gamehub

Fedora

Fedora is one of the rare Linux operating systems that have the Gamehub application in the primary software sources. To install the app on your computer, execute the following Dnf command.

sudo dnf install gamehub

OpenSUSE

Sadly, there’s no official package for Gamehub on OpenSUSE. If you wish to install the app, you must instead follow the Flatpak instructions.

Flatpak

To install the Gamehub app as a Flatpak on your Linux PC, you’ll first need to ensure you have the Flatpak runtime configured. After that, enter the three commands below to install Gamehub.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo wget https://github.com/tkashkin/GameHub/releases/download/0.16.0-83-dev/GameHub-bionic-0.16.0-83-dev-0ca783e.flatpak sudo flatpak install GameHub-bionic-0.16.0-83-dev-0ca783e.flatpak -y

Setting up Gamehub on Linux

To set up Gamehub to download your games, you must configure Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, and Itch.io. Follow along below to learn how to do it.

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Steam

Using Steam in Gamehub means installing the Linux Steam app. Install Steam on your computer the way you typically would. After that, log into your account. When you finish logging in, close steam. 

Once Steam is closed, go to Gamehub and click on the “Steam” icon. It’ll then allow you to log your account into the app.

GOG

To use GOG in Gamehub, click on the “GOG” icon. It should say, “Authentication required.” When you click on the “GOG” logo, a GOG.com login screen will appear. Log into your GOG account using your user account info.

Humble Bundle

To access Humble Bundle in Gamehub, click on the Humble Bundle logo in Gamehub. Upon clicking on the logo, a login window will appear. Using this login window, connect your account.

Itch.io

To access Itch.io games in Gamehub, install the app on Linux. Then, return to the Gamehub app.

Downloading games with Gamehub

To download and install games with Gamehub, do the following.

Step 1: Click on the “skip” button at the top-right once you’ve logged all of your accounts in. After clicking on “skip,” games from your connected accounts will load.

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Step 2: Look to the top-left corner of the screen. You will see Steam, GOG, Humble Bundle, and Itch.io. Click on the icon to view available games to download. 

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Step 3: After selecting the icon for the service from which you wish to download a game, your catalog of games will load. At this point, a pop-up window will appear. You’ll then be able to download and install the game onto your computer.

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When the installation is complete, you will be able to play the game directly through Gamehub or via your app menu.

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