Few days ago Unity3D editor support on gnu/Linux reached an important milestone. Thanks to efforts of Na'Tosha Bard and her team, we now have mainline beta builds of Unity3D editor for gnu/Linux operating systems. This has been my long time feature request (Kudos Na'Tosha!).
You can download the Unity3D gnu/Linux beta builds in this thread. The latest builds would be in the latest post of this thread, so don't forget to scroll down until you find that last post.
# Download the Unity3D editor .deb package using wget or torrent. $ wget -c http://download.unity3d.com/download_unity/linux/unity-editor-5.5.0b1+20160830_amd64.deb --2016-09-01 19:07:08-- http://download.unity3d.com/download_unity/linux/unity-editor-5.5.0b1+20160830_amd64.deb Resolving download.unity3d.com (download.unity3d.com)... 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 Connecting to download.unity3d.com (download.unity3d.com)|220.127.116.11|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 206 Partial Content Length: 2680067522 (2.5G), 718427586 (685M) remaining [application/x-debian-package] Saving to: ‘unity-editor-5.5.0b1+20160830_amd64.deb’ unity-editor-5.5.0b1+20160830_amd64.d 100%[+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++===================>] 2.50G 446KB/s in 22m 36s 2016-09-01 19:29:44 (517 KB/s) - ‘unity-editor-5.5.0b1+20160830_amd64.deb’ saved [2680067522/2680067522] # Install the downloaded package using dpkg program $ sudo dpkg -i unity-editor-5.5.0b1+20160830_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package unity-editor. (Reading database ... 697456 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack unity-editor-5.5.0b1+20160830_amd64.deb ... Unpacking unity-editor (5.5.0xb1Linux) ... Setting up unity-editor (5.5.0xb1Linux) ... Setting permissions on chrome-sandbox... Done. Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160701-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ... # Start Unity3D editor on command line by typing $ /opt/Unity/Editor/Unity
Please don't forget to share your experiences with testing Unity3D editor on gnu/Linux.