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I must be missing something...
I installed the trial version of crossover for Chrome OS.
I opened it; clicked "install windows software;" found Steam in the list and clicked install.
There's now a "bottle" called Steam. Cool.
Ummmmm.... There's no Steam icon anywhere in crossover or on my chromebook for me to click on.
So, how do I go to Steam and download my game and play it?
Hi there,

It sounds like it didn't finish installing - you should have been prompted to install a few dependencies before you saw the Steam install dialog. If you didn't see any of that, then Steam just didn't install. I recommend trying again, being on the lookout for popup windows for the installation.

Thanks. I did miss a popup box. I figured it out after I did a full reinstall of CrossOver and then Steam. I then got both a Steam "bottle" and a Steam icon in the CO window. And Steam worked just fine.

I also initially didn't understand that when the CO box pops up asking you to buy the software, you need to click "Try It" in order for the trial version to work. I had thought that, since I had clicked on the "Trial Version" box on the website, I should just ignore that box.

Ultimately, though, despite getting Steam to work, the game I wanted to play (which is pretty old) was impossibly slow on my Chromebook. So I won't be using CO right now. Mine is an Acer Chromebook 14, and it's almost 5 years old. Thus, I'm not all that surprised that it didn't work out. Maybe I'll try again when I get a better computer!

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