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The Linux version of the Unity3D editor has been updated

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The Unity3D editor for Linux has been updated once again to bring it up to speed with the Windows version.

The last update was at the start of May, so it looks like it did get 1 or 2 versions behind. You can now get your hands on Unity 5.3.5f1 or 5.4.0b18 for developing games on Linux.

What people have been able to make with Unity has continued to impressed me. I just hope the SDL work pays off and gets included in future.

Find the download links here.

I am not a game developer, so I have never touched Unity, so if any of you are using it be sure to let everyone know in the comments. If you're developing using Unity on Linux feel free to post a link to your game too. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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nattydread 25 May 2016 at 3:57 pm UTC
I never managed to get this to work, but I'm keen to try later today.
Iiro 25 May 2016 at 5:10 pm UTC
I have been using Unity3D on Ubuntu for a while now and it has worked surprisingly well.

I put this little racing game on Kongregate just last week.
Default controls: Hold Up arrow to accelerate, release to slow down.
GustyGhost 25 May 2016 at 6:53 pm UTC
Ew, flash player. Is there another place we can see your work?
HadBabits 25 May 2016 at 9:38 pm UTC
AnxiousInfusionEw, flash player. Is there another place we can see your work?

I assumed the game was a WebGL build; does Unity even export to flash?
Ben D 26 May 2016 at 1:41 am UTC
Haven't touched Unity in a while, but it is a quality game engine. Thinking of using it for a game design camp I'm planning (other alternatives I'm looking at are Cryengine and Unreal)
Swiftpaw 26 May 2016 at 1:55 am UTC
HadBabits
AnxiousInfusionEw, flash player. Is there another place we can see your work?

I assumed the game was a WebGL build; does Unity even export to flash?

Heh yep WebGL, not Flash, unless they didn't have a WebGL-capable browser so it defaulted to flash for them.
Iiro 26 May 2016 at 3:49 am UTC
Swiftpaw
HadBabits
AnxiousInfusionEw, flash player. Is there another place we can see your work?

I assumed the game was a WebGL build; does Unity even export to flash?

Heh yep WebGL, not Flash, unless they didn't have a WebGL-capable browser so it defaulted to flash for them.

You're right, it is WebGL. Not sure if Kongregate uses flash for ads or something though.
sarmad 31 May 2016 at 9:59 pm UTC
I am using Unity Editor on Linux at work. It works, but with issues compared to the MacOS version (haven't tried the Windows version). The biggest annoyance is that it idles at 100% cpu usage! They know about this issue already but haven't fixed it yet. I am now downloading the new version to see if it resolves that issue.
pb 9 August 2016 at 9:43 pm UTC
sarmadI am using Unity Editor on Linux at work. It works, but with issues compared to the MacOS version (haven't tried the Windows version). The biggest annoyance is that it idles at 100% cpu usage! They know about this issue already but haven't fixed it yet. I am now downloading the new version to see if it resolves that issue.

Fast forward two months and the issue is still here... :-/
sarmad 9 August 2016 at 9:49 pm UTC
pb
sarmadI am using Unity Editor on Linux at work. It works, but with issues compared to the MacOS version (haven't tried the Windows version). The biggest annoyance is that it idles at 100% cpu usage! They know about this issue already but haven't fixed it yet. I am now downloading the new version to see if it resolves that issue.

Fast forward two months and the issue is still here... :-/

Yup, very frustrating. My guess is that it's not a bug, it's that they are doing something fundamentally wrong and fixing it requires a big refactor of the code. My guess is that they have a loop for updating things in the background instead of depending on events.
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