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There's now a Linux build of Unity 2017.3, with a new installer

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Unity 2017.3 is now available on Linux and it comes with a fresh install experience to match the Windows & Mac versions.

Speaking on their official forum, Unity developer Tak made the post. In there they explained that the Linux build of Unity 2017.3 now uses their "download assistant" to have a much more unified approach across all platforms that the Unity editor supports.

The developer explained further, that this gives developers using Unity on Linux a chance to grab assets, example projects, and documentation at the same time instead of resorting to the asset store — handy! It also allows you to install only the components you want, so you don't end up wasting space.

I think it's fantastic to see such a popular game engine continue to get better on Linux. We don't just need games, we need the developers too. Having a developer be able to test their games directly on Linux, with a native Unity editor will really help.

The fact that 2017.3 is still in the development stages and it already has Linux builds being pushed out is a rather healthy sign.

Anyone here using Unity on Linux, how's it going? Feel free to show off in the comments, I would love to see.

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Asu 28 September 2017 at 7:36 am UTC
thx unity!
diego2311 28 September 2017 at 7:55 am UTC
Why the linux version is not listed here ?
Sir_Diealot 28 September 2017 at 8:26 am UTC
Oh, there's Unity for Linux now?
Guess I'll have to take a look at it then.
I'll still hate it, but I'll at least have a more informed opinion.

What I find funny is that they don't even aknowledge its existence on their beta download page. You can only find some old blog posts and a forum thread.

Well, maybe it helps some devs stuck on Unity to better debug the Linux version of their games.

Last edited by Sir_Diealot at 28 September 2017 at 3:22 pm UTC
tofuhead 29 September 2017 at 7:38 am UTC
@weirdlongstringofletters: me too.. I'm checking out unity from time to time, but still prefer godot...

edit: just tested it.. sort of like previous attempts, I managed 15 minutes and then out. not for me, but I can see the potential. godot, so much friendlier.


Last edited by tofuhead at 29 September 2017 at 8:37 am UTC
dorron 1 October 2017 at 12:32 pm UTC
I've been using it and it's very stable, but...had problems making the AR camera work on Linux.

Last edited by dorron at 1 October 2017 at 4:10 pm UTC
schofield 29 January 2018 at 2:53 pm UTC
I installed Unity through the installer. There was some issue with and I would like a fresh re-install. How do I completely uninstall it?

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