Installing Unity in Manjaro Linux
Last Update: Feb 9, 2023
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I’m going to build games in Unity. I love using Linux as my development environment, so I was happy to learn that you can create games with Unity in Linux. Since I know many of you out there are in the same boat as me. I will document this process so you can build Unity games in Manjaro Linux.
Do you want something like this on your Manjaro Machine?
Read on! Let’s get started.
Installing the Unity Hub
So, let’s install the Unity Hub from the AUR.
cd ~/src git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/unityhub.git cd unityhub makepkg -is
This will start the process of installing the Unity Hub:
Once it’s done, you’ll see the hub in your startup menu (whatever distro of Linux you’re running)
When you start it up, it will ask you to sign in:
Sign in with your Unity Credentials (you can get an account for free).
Configuring the Editor
Once you load up the Unity Hub and click on “Installs,” you’ll notice you don’t yet have an editor.
This is no big deal. Click on “Install Editor.”
You will see a list of available editors. I generally choose the LTS version.
Here you’ll be asked for a list of platforms you want to build for:
Select the platform you want to build your applications for. I like to develop for Linux and WebGL, so I’ll choose those.
When you’ve made your selections, click Install.
Once it’s complete, you should see a screen that looks like this:
Creating a Kart Game
The Kart game is one of my favorite demo games with Unity. Let’s create it.
In Unity Hub, click on New Project
Then Karting Microgame
Then click Download Template.
Now you can create a new Karting Game. Name it appropriately, and select Create Project.
After a few minutes, you’ll have your Karting Game loaded and ready!
Now you’re ready to play!!
In this tutorial, we learned how to install Unity (Unity Hub and Unity Editor) in Manjaro Linux. So far, building things and running the games has been incredibly smooth. I enjoy it. Since I like developing in Linux as my desktop environment, it’s been great for me.
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Thanks for reading!