Unity 5.3 Game Engine Editor Finally Arrives for Linux, Download for Ubuntu

Unity Technologies, the developer of the popular Unity game engine, announced the immediate availability for download of an updated version of the Unity Editor for Linux software.

Based on the latest Unity 3D 5.3.1 game engine, the new Unity Editor for Linux version brings various improvements for things like web view integration, including docking, focus and resizing, as well as mouse cursor position reporting in the game view.

Additionally, Unity Editor for Linux 5.3.1 also adds some improvements to the OpenGL legacy mode, along with fixes for issues with arrows keypresses in the game view, which changed the keyboard focus, and the “Add Resolution” pop-up for the game view.

Last but not least, Unity Editor for Linux 5.3.1 addresses an issue with the offset position of the mouse cursor when the game view is letterboxed. Unity Technologies provides Linux users with an official installer for 64-bit Ubuntu OSes.

Users of other GNU/Linux distributions can download the unsupported installer, which is distributed as a .sh binary file only for 64-bit platforms. A torrent for both installers is provided in the official release announcement.

The Unity 3D 5.3 game engine was announced at the end of 2015 and it brought numerous new features and improvements, making it once again one of the most acclaimed game engines on the market, used in thousands of titles.



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