Unity is one of the most used game engines by new developers. Like every other software Unity also requires proper setup and installation. Over the years Unity has made it simple to install and start your first game.
Recently Unity has introduced Unity hub to allow multiple versions of Unity to be installed on a single computer. By default, Unity installation includes Unity hub.
Minimum system requirements
As per Unity documentation it is enough to have a computer with the supported OS. But, depending upon the game you are making the requirement to render the graphics may go up. Vionix Studio recommends the following basic configuration.
|Operating System||Windows 7 (SP1+), High Sierra 10.13+, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7|
|RAM||At least 8 GB|
|Graphics||At least 4 GB, DX10 capable GPU|
|CPU||64 bit architecture|
Steps to install Unity
- Go to Unity Website and create a Unity ID.
- Click Get Started> Select Individual Tab and choose your category.
- If you are an organization then select the teams tab and you need to buy a either Unity pro or plus.
- Select First time user and download Unity Hub.
- Run Unity Hub installation.
- Follow the on-screen instructions and complete installation.
- Run Unity hub and Select Unity version to install.
- Select Visual studio community and documentation. You can select other modules based on the platform you are going to launch your game on.
- Visual studio community is only required if you are developing application for windows. You can skip Visual studio community if you don’t need it and you can use Visual studio code as your code editor. Visual studio code is just 100MB compared to the 1.5GB download of Visual studio community.
- You can also install the modules at a later stage if required.
This will take some time and install both Unity and Visual studio. Now you can create a new project and start working on your game.