So I noticed steam had got released today (A bit late I know)
But I tried it out on Backtrack 5 and it threw a few errors at me.
So here's how to get it running on Backtrack 5.
This method worked fine for me, No problems with Backtrack at ALL. But I do advise you to use this at your own risk.
Download & Install the Steam.deb
Comment out like so.
# Don't allow running as root
#if [ "$(id -u)" == "0" ]; then
# show_message --error $"Cannot run as root user"
# exit 1
Add the ubuntu 12.04 repo.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted
apt-get install libc6
Then comment out Ubuntu repos
Install the following:
apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri jockey-common libgl1-mesa-glx
Then you're good to go enjoy steam on Backtrack, Hack all the things, Play all the games.