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Unity 2.5 for Mac and Windows available now!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by HiggyB, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. HiggyB

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    Today we are extremely happy to announce the release of Unity 2.5. For the first time Unity development is now available for use on both Mac OS X and Windows! True cross-platform development with Unity has now been realized. This has been an enormous project that has taken well over a year to complete, it's a release that we're very proud of having accomplished. What's more is that during this effort we've also nearly doubled in size as a company and so there is a lot more on the way, it's going to be an exciting year!

    Windows Editor Support
    Unity 2.5 adds full support for Windows Vista and XP with full feature parity and interoperability with Mac OS X. The Unity editor has been rebuilt to look, feel and function identically on both operating systems, each running the same underlying engine. The best part? Unity on either platform can build games for either platform!

    Tabbed Interface
    We took cues from the best designed applications, and the rewritten editor has received dozens of improvements. The most visible change is the tabbed interface, where every part of the interface can be moved, undocked to a secondary monitor, and even stacked to achieve logical grouping.

    Completely Customizable Editor
    UnityGUI, Unity's own GUI creation system, now powers the entire editor and allows you to integrate your own unique level design tools, AI control tools, debugging tools, difficulty tuning tools, or anything else you need to optimize your workflows. Over 130 new API entry points enable you to create specialized, customized editor tools and build them into the existing Editor interface.

    And more!
    Of course there's more, but instead of sharing it all here I'd like to suggest that you take a look at the following URL on our website for more information:

    http://unity3d.com/unity/whats-new/unity-2.5



    Of course if you're just itching to download the new build then go for it!

    Mac OS X: http://unity3d.com/unity/unity.dmg
    Windows: http://unity3d.com/unity/UnitySetup.exe



    Ready? Set? GO! :D
     
  2. Veli

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    Gone! ;)
     
  3. atholm

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    Congrats!!!
    I was in the beta and I'm really happy and thrilled about this release.. Great work!
     
  4. Bugfoot

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    AWESOME!

    I love you guys for creating such a nice engine.
     
  5. KnifeFightBob

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    Thank you, Tom and all on the crew. If I only could give back even the tiniest bit what you guys give us in the community... Thank you.
     
  6. ryanzec

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    Finally, its been a painful wait but I am hoping it was worth it. Now I have to wait again until I get out of work to try it.
     
  7. dock

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    Exciting! :D Downloading this now!

    Thank-you to all of the Unity Crew, and all of the Unity 2.5 Beta testers too.
     
  8. drJones

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    and so it begins ; P

    big congrats guys, now go have a drink!
     
  9. minevr

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    WOW!!!Download as soon as possible!!! :eek:
     
  10. CogCode

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    Wow.

    You guys are EARLIER with the release than your GDC estimate. This is very, very cool.

    Congratulations! :D
     
  11. PressTheLocateButton

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    Great! Now that's one big anticipation fulfilled!!

    But soon there will be the great wait for the next iPhone version...
     
  12. ryanzec

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    At least I will not be waiting for that since I don't have and don't plan on getting a mac any time soon.
     
  13. wrathpanda

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    Props to the Unity team! So far it looks PFG. (Pretty "Darn" Great...)

    Q: Is there any need to upgrade the AssetServer?

    Cheers,

    - Tai
     
  14. wrathpanda

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    Does that mean the next iPhone version will be using the new interface?

    Thanks,
     
  15. amirebrahimi

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    No updates to the AssetServer.
     
  16. HiggyB

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    Not necessarily, let's worry about the next release we might do later, m'kay? I just want a few minutes of untainted joy before worry about what's next. :D
     
  17. lehk

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    That's some good news! Congratulations :)
     
  18. tbelgrave

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    Big congrats gentlemen (and to any ladies considering the new team size ;)) It must be a monumental feeling for sure.

    ~t
     
  19. HiggyB

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    FYI, we said "around" GDC for a reason... ;)



    w00t x 10000000000!
     
  20. Konidias

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    ahhhh! I find this news out 20 minutes after I get to work... now I have to wait aaaallll daaayyy longgggg.... *grumble* no fair :p

    Great to hear that it's out though! Hopefully with some mass testing we'll iron out any bugs that might appear.

    edit: and I'm not going to say I told you so, but I checked my e-mail and didn't get any announcement yet. 8)
     
  21. ryanzec

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    Yea, I think you guys diffidently deserve to sat back and enjoy a very big release for at least a little bit before worrying about any upcoming releases of any of your other products.
     
  22. Charles Gill

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    Let me be the first to ask:

    When is 3.0 coming out?

    I kid, because I love.

    Charles
     
  23. amirebrahimi

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  24. OldRod

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    Minutes?!? You guys deserve at least an hour :)

    Grats on the release!!
     
  25. HiggyB

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    FYI, there are _17000_ people on our list, you can't send all of them at once, the server is churning now so spare us your "told you so", m'kay? :)
     
  26. StereoMike

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    Happy happy joy joy!
    I am soo thrilled!
    Does the file work also as trial?

    mike
     
  27. HiggyB

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    Of course. But if you've used a 2.x trial already then you won't get a fresh start with this, write us at sales@unity3d.com and we can set you up (unless you've had multiple trials in which case it's time to buy anyway!).
     
  28. antenna-tree

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    Yep, the trial and full version are the same file... the only difference is the activation license.
     
  29. Konidias

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    Well if it helps speed up the process by a nanosecond, you can take my e-mail off the list. :p Congrats on the release Unity team!

    Looking forward to diving into it when I get home tonight. :D
     
  30. col000r

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    grats!
     
  31. MikeHergaarden

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    Congratulations, nice on time for the GDC :)
     
  32. Zylex

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    Awesome! Congratulations! I am very happy with the windows update:)

    -Zylex
     
  33. CogCode

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    Yeah, but usually in "developer speak", "around" means AFTER not BEFORE. :D

    It's very cool to see an exception to that. 8)
     
  34. Dom

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    congrats guys! Interesting times ! :D
     
  35. Erik Harg

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    Congratulations! Looking forward to test it all out. :D

    Even had to blog about the impact this might have: blog.terravision.no.
     
  36. Alex

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    This news announcement brought to you by the letters Z, O, M, and G.
     
  37. HiggyB

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    LOL!
     
  38. Joe ByDesign

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    Congrats guys on this great release.

    May v2.5 rain jewels and sweet-meats upon you!

    Unity FTW! :p
     
  39. Martin-Schultz

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    Congrats! Get some beers guys, you deserve it!
     
  40. Jademyr

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    Wooohoooooo!
     
  41. HiggyB

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    Our staff in Europe is in celebration mode already. Those of us in SF have to wait for this afternoon. :)
     
  42. Erik Harg

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    I'm sure you'll catch up, Tom. :wink:
     
  43. Dreamora

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    Great news :)
    No switching over to this lowend machine called MacBook Pro anymore for regular dev :D

    Oh and whoever I have to thank: Thank you for considering and implementing the NVPerfHud support :)
     
  44. jcarpay

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    Congrats guys!!
     
  45. Aluminx

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    I will dedicate my first post to the inauguration for Unity 3d 2.5.
    Congrats :)
     
  46. mfsksa

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    Congratulations !!!

    Will the current Pro license for Mac work for Windows as well?
     
  47. HiggyB

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    Yes. Our licenses are not tied to a particular platform. Each license is meant for use by a single person, but that person can install on two machines. It's up to you to decide how to use those, 2 Mac, 2 Win or 1 of each.
     
  48. GusM

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    Thank you very much to all the Unity staff, you are simply awesome.
    Now be ready for the big flood...
     
  49. amirebrahimi

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    It was already in there. I just had to update a single string.
     
  50. Dakta

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    Uhm...




    Does this mean that Indie can now build for not only Windows, but iPhone, and Wii as well? If not, you should change that bit to be less confusing.