Friday, September 4, 2015

Unity, Game engine has arrived to Linux



It seems that the good news coming in on the penguin Linux day after day, of this news is the arrival of the game engine Unity to support the Linux operating system with the release of the beta version these days, which means that game developers now can create games using Linux, which previously was the Unity engine is limited on Windows and Mac only system.

If you do not know Unity is the development of many of the most popular games that could be played by one day platform.

This announcement may not be entirely surprising. In the month of January this year Unity announced its intention to provide version that runs on Linux, and this version remains just a trial version and there is no any guarantees on the continued support in the future unless there is an acceptable number of game developers on the Linux platform.

This version is based on a copy of 5.1.0f3, and provides the ability to export to :

- Linux
- Mac
- Windows
- Web operator
- WebGL applications
- Android
- SamsungTV

System Requirements :

Unity is only available for 64bit architecture, it requires Ubuntu 12.4 or later, may be other Linux distributions with 64bit are capable of running Unity editor but officially supports Ubuntu.

To download the Unity Editor in deb format for Ubuntu in particular, and Debian-based distributions generally : through the following link.

To download the Unity Editor for other distributions in Shell Script through the following link.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Run jar files in Linux


Run jar files in Linux

When people try to run the jar file, they click on it, It opens with an archive manager and showing the files. So how to run it by clicking on it ?
Well, it's easy, first you have to have java installed, whether it's Openjdk or OracleJdk.
Second mark it as executable.

make it executable

Then customize the "Open with" tab like these pictures :

Open with


Choose Openjdk or Oraclejdk, Depending on what you have.

Note : this process executed in Nautilus file manager, However it's almost the same steps for other file managers.

We can do it using Terminal too, first make it executable :

chmod +x test.jar

then run it with this command : 

java -jar test.jar