Unity3D for Ubuntu- How to Install Unity3D on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.04/19.10

How to Install Unity3D on various Linux Distributions

Unity3D on Linux Ubuntu

Unity3D for Ubuntu: Unity is a real-time game development platform and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Unity is basically a game engine that is capable of creating Two and Three Dimensional games, Virtual and Augmented-reality games, and also simulations. Installing Unity3D on Ubuntu is quite a challenging task yet not impossible. In this article, we will take you through the steps involved in the process of installing Unity3D on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS(Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 19.10(Eoan Ermine), and Ubuntu 19.04(Disco Dingo).

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How to Install Unity3D on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS/ 19.04/ 19.10- Clear Steps:

  • Let us get into the process right away.
  • Firstly, let us download Unity3D’s Linux Download Assistant.
  • After the download, let us make it as an executable file using the following command.
$chmod +x /home/tec/Downloads/UnitySetup-2018.2.7f1
Syntax: chmod +x /filepath/filename

Note: The above file path will vary as per your download file location. Please replace it with your file location path.

  • Nextly, let us add the required library files(library files, modules, etc).
$sudo apt install libgtk2.0-0 libsoup2.4-1 libarchive13 libpng16-16 libgconf-2-4 lib32stdc++6 libcanberra-gtk-module

We will run the Linux Download Assistant installer using the following command.

  1. Now the Unity Installer Assistant will run. Click on Forward on the first step.
    Unity Download Assistant
    Unity Download Assistant
  2. Accept the terms and Forward.
    Accept the terms and conditions
    Accept the terms and conditions
  3. Choose the required components such as Android build support, iOS build support, Mac build support and more. Click Forward. By default, Unity 2018.2.7f1 and the Documentations will be selected.
    Select the required components
    Select the required components
  4. The next step is to specify the location of files downloaded during installation. I prefer to keep downloaded files on the Downloads folder and then click Forward.
    Specify the download location
    Specify the download location
  5. The downloading Unity process will start now. Please wait until the download completes.
    Downloading Unity
    Downloading Unity
  6. After the download, Unity will be installed.
    Installing Unity
    Installing Unity
    Note: The download file size will be a minimum of 800 MB and as maximum as 10 GB depending upon the components you select.
  7. As Documentation is selected by default, it will also be installed.
    Installaing Documentation
    Installing Documentation
  8. After the complete installation of Unity, click on Finish. Make sure that the Launch Unity checkbox is checked to launch the unity3D application.
  9. Before working with Unity, there are a couple of steps remaining and let us complete them. The following are them.
  10. Open Terminal and execute the following commands.
$sudo mv Unity-2018.2.7f1 /opt/Unity3D
Note: The above command will take 5 to 15 minutes to process completely. Hence Kindly wait.
$sudo ln -s /opt/Unity3D/Editor/Unity /usr/bin/unity3d
  • After executing the above commands, Unity3D is ready to operate now. You can open Unity3D via terminal.
Unity opening for the first time
Unity opening for the first time

Logging into Unity3D:

  • You need to login with your Unity credentials or via Gmail or Facebook.
    Unity Login
    Unity Login
  • When you are using Unity for the first on your system, you will be asked to accept the Software License Agreement.
  • Nextly, you need to check up with your Product License.
  • Configure your Profile.
  • That is it. You are now into Unity.
    Unity Tutorial Pojects
    Unity Tutorial Projects

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