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DARK THEME IS FREE!!! (2019.4.8)

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  1. Josiah_Ironclad

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    HALLELUJAH!!!
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    About flipping time holy poopy!!! Unity finally stopped trying to be the cool kids on the block, being the only service/program in existence with a dark theme behind a paywall.

    I'm gonna leave a little poll for people to share when they think dark theme should've been made free.

    Oh the eyestrain and headaches this is gonna save me! I am now going to be working in Unity 48 hours a day, just to make up for all the time I could've spent in dark theme.
     
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  2. Amon

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    Man, I kicked up a stink at the people asking for the dark theme in the free version and boy do I feel like an asshole now.
     
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  3. xjjon

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    Amazing
     
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  4. Ferazel

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    Wow, it's truly the end of times. I never thought Unity would release the dark theme to free users. I'm very happy they did though, as I feel putting a dark UI theme behind a paywall is pretty archaic.
     
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  5. Ryiah

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    Just give it some time and people will be asking for it to be back ported to every previous release.
     
  6. Aviryx

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    Just updated to 2020.1.2f1 and dark theme appears to be the default skin.

    - Dark theme now free for personal users
    - Learn premium is free
    - Less staggered releases and a more stable tech cycle (2020.1/2020.2)

    Whoever inside (individual or team) Unity pushed for these things needs a pay raise.
     
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  7. FabrizioSpadaro

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    Hello, guys I have unity 2020.1 do you know where can I select the dark theme?
     
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  9. Aviryx

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    I believe you need 2020.1.2f1 (the latest release) and it should be automatic. At least it was for me. I upgraded from 2020.1.1 and when I re-opened a project I had the dark theme.
     
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  10. Ryiah

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    This. I just tried it on my end and that's exactly what happened.
     
  11. LaneFox

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    Plot twist it's a preview package - you have to manually add it to your Package manager manifest file and HDRP is a dependency.
     
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  12. Wesley-Sales

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    I knew that day would come! Thanks Unity, finally my eyes can thank you!
     
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  13. IllTemperedTunas

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    I may be a dirty pleb, but at least now i don't have to feel like one slaving away in Unity.
     
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  14. cyangamer

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    Good on Unity. Seemed like such a weird thing to keep behind a paywall, especially now.
     
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  15. JDelekto

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    THANK YOU!

    A very unexpected, yet extremely appreciated decision. This is so much more visually comfortable and it now matches Bolt's graph User Interface. Thank you again!
     
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  16. BIGTIMEMASTER

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    Now fix the asset store.

    I lost 2 hours other day for the simplest task.

    Why cant we direct download to asset library on disk? The connection on that S*** is unreliable.
     
  17. JDelekto

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    Not sure if this is helpful for you, but a very useful asset I've purchased from the Asset Store is "Grab Yer Assets". (a/k/a GYA) While it does not download the asset packages for you, that can be done from the Asset Store or 2020.1.* Package Manager where it is download to your user's app folder (if in Windows 10). Of course, each asset has to be downloaded individually and updated manually.

    Once I discovered the location it downloads them to, I created a folder on a large SSD and then created a junction (it's kind of like a soft-link in Linux) from that user app folder to the SSD. All of my assets are downloaded there now and conveniently in one place, I can even add other folders with my custom reusable packages I've exported from Unity. From time to time I check the asset store for updates, download them, then refresh GYA's cache.

    GYA is great in that you can do searches, category filtering, identify and remove deprecated packages locally, open up the publisher or asset URL, and generate CSV reports from your assets. I also like how you can just import everything in one shot or do an interactive import where you can pick and choose the items from the package.
     
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  18. BIGTIMEMASTER

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    That sounds so convenient it should be default functionality.
     
  19. 00christian00

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    Coming next month: UNITY SALES DROP 99% :D
     
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  20. Martin_H

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    Very nice! Thanks UT!


    Dark skin is the most compelling reason I see for myself to use an up-to-date Unity version. Makes the cynic in me wonder if this dark skin release was in part meant to drive adoption of newer versions because not enough people were using them.
     
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  21. Peter77

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    People can finally stop spamming the forums with "give me dark theme for free" posts, that's good. I wonder what the new complains are going to be about though. There must be something else that's worth whining for 10 years. :)
     
  22. useraccount1

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    How about normal roadmap for both core engine and packages (as many as possible) that is updated every major release?

    I mean, let's whine about it, not wait 10 years.
     
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  23. CaptCanada

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    Hm, okay, I seem to be the only one who doesn't quite understand what the whole "Dark Theme" controversy is all about?
    I understand that it's a darker themed version of the unity editor that is supposed to lessen eye strain?

    I assume there's a link to the whole dark theme debacle somewhere?

    Thanks!
     
  24. BIGTIMEMASTER

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    I was getting a head start. Fix the asset store!
     
  25. Kiwasi

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    Now what are we supposed to complain about?
     
  26. angrypenguin

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    Why? I guess it depends on how you "kicked up a stink", but some of the demands for more free stuff weren't exactly reasonable.

    That was my first question, too!

    Forum activity drops by 20% until people find something else to demand. ;)
     
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  27. For starters, you can whine about it more tomorrow, if you want:
    https://blogs.unity3d.com/2020/08/13/the-road-to-2021/
     
  28. JoNax97

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    Doesn't anyone find it strange that unity is basically sweeping this under the rug? No blog post, no twitter announcement, and they put it in a random LTS patch instead of making it part of a big release. Even Will Goldstone has deleted his twit.
     
  29. AcidArrow

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    The tweet from Aras is still there. https://twitter.com/aras_p/status/1293629603467206656

    Also, they silently launched ArtEngine (and pricing for it), without any mention anywhere. Maybe the PR people are on vacation?

    They did remove mention of the dark theme from the comparison page though : https://store.unity.com/compare-plans?currency=USD

    Unity always had a weird relationship with the dark theme issue, officially not really acknowledging it too much apart from the occasional "we hear you", but a lot of devs agreed from time to time that they'd like to see it available to everyone too. My guess is different departments in Unity disagreed on this matter, which makes it hard to talk about.

    Or again, maybe the PR people are on vacation :p
     
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  30. angrypenguin

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    Not really. It shouldn't be a big deal, so they shouldn't continue to make one of it. Similarly, I don't think they should do anything to feed (most of) the people who kept demanding it for free.
     
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  31. It's basically a non-feature, I think it would be more weird if they tried to hype it in any way.
     
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  32. kdgalla

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    Finally we enter the new GOLDEN AGE of game-development prosperity where the many droves of developers (who were previously held-back from accomplishing anything by the intense, blinding ~h~a~r~s~h~n~e~s~s~ of the default gui skin) are finally able to make their games. Expect this to be the biggest, most exciting year ever for indie games!

    I mean, for me it doesn't make a whole lot of difference either way, but you know...
     
  33. neginfinity

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    Aand bring back job forums after nuking connect, perhaps.
     
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  34. wm-VR

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    After getting URP, BURST, DOTS, Visual Scripting and Entities the best feature Unity has worked on for decades has finally been released!

    Thank you ;)
     
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  35. HjorthBjorn

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    Finally I can use light theme without people thinking I am to poor for pro.
     
  36. MDADigital

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    Är du snål? :D
     
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  37. Joe-Censored

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    I'm a bit surprised. Are they saving anything for their paying customers anymore?
     
  38. angrypenguin

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    The thing that matters most of all: raised income caps.

    Well, I was wrong, at least as far as new thread count is concerned.
     
  39. AcidArrow

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    I'm fairly sure none of the paying customers cared that Personal users didn't get a darker theme.
     
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