Unity3D on Arch linux

Unity3D on Arch linux

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Unity is a flexible and powerful development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 2D games and interactive experiences. It's a complete ecosystem for anyone who aims to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to their most loyal and enthusiastic players and customers. - https://unity3d.com/unity


Unity is available as an AUR package - in a binary or buildable package.

  • Install it by running:
    $ yaourt unity-editor

    and choose the package that suits you.

  • Install any missing dependencies.

After that the pkgbuild will fetch the relevant unity .deb file @ 949Mb it might take a while.

You'll also need a quite a fair amount of space available for yaourt to build the package.

If your /tmp is mounted as tmpfs you might run out of space - in that case edit /etc/yaourtrc and set the TMPDIR parameter to point somewhere that has available space. (and remember to change it back afterwards).

The unity-bin package installed weighs in at ( version 5.1.0f3+2015091501-1) 2843,87 Mb.

Once installed - unity can be started by running:

$ unity-editor
  • If you don't have a unity account you can get one at Unity
  • Once signed up (and confirmed) - you can log in - if this is the first time using unity you need to choose a license - to help you choose you can Checkout Unity's comparison chart
  • Once set up and running head over to https://unity3d.com/learn and checkout unity's learning resources.