Installing Unity on Fedora 31

We previously wrote about installing Unity3D on Fedora 24, and a lot has changed since posting that how-to way back in August 2016, including about 7 Fedora releases if you do the hard math. Not only that, the Unity Hub made its appearance in late 2018 which makes the process of installing Unity on Linux that much easier. So with that said, we felt that it was time to post an updated how-to if you are planning on installing Unity on Fedora Linux, or the distribution of your choosing.

1. Install Unity Hub

Back in ye olden days, installing Unity on Linux took a little bit more work. Nowadays, thanks to the Unity Hub, you can install Unity on Fedora with minimal effort.

a) Start by going to the Unity Store and clicking Download Unity Hub
b) You’ll receive a pop up asking you to save the file UnityHub.AppImage. Click Save File.
c) Copy UnityHub.AppImage somewhere meaningful (preferably not in Downloads) for example, to your home folder:

[anb@home Downloads]mkdir ~/UnityHub
[anb@home Downloads]mv UnityHub.AppImage ~/UnityHub

d) Open up a terminal and browse to the location where you saved UnityHub.AppImage ,make the file executable and run it:

[anb@home UnityHub]$ chmod +x UnityHub.AppImage
[anb@home UnityHub]$ ./UnityHub.AppImage

e) Accept the license and click yes to integrate Unity Hub with your menus (or not, the choice is yours). Unity Hub is now installed. In fact it is only an executable which will be used to install Unity in the next step.

2. Install Unity on Fedora

The Unity Hub gives you a view on your various projects and Unity Installs. If you are installing Unity on Fedora Linux for the first time, it likely says “No Unity Version”. Let’s go ahead and install a version of Unity.

a) Click Add
b) You will now be presented with a choice of the Latest Official Releases as well as a few of the Latest Pre-Releases.
c) To keep it simple, we’ll choose the most recent Official Release and click Next.
d) Next you have a choice to Add modules to your install. Make your selections based on which build support you’ll want (Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, etc). You can always modify this later on.
e) Once you’ve made your choice, click Done.

Under Installs, you’ll now see a progress bar as your selected version of Unity is downloaded and installed. And that’s it. Once complete, you just need to click on Projects and New and you can begin a new project with your new Unity installation. Enjoy!

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