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Question Would this Linux Mint Laptop run Unity?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by RichAllen2023, Aug 9, 2021.

  1. RichAllen2023


    Jul 19, 2016
  2. Schneider21


    Feb 6, 2014
    Dude, why do we have to go so many rounds on this ride? I get that money might be tight and that your brother insists you stick with Linux, but if you keep trying to use Unity on old or weak hardware -- and on Linux -- you're going to keep running in circles and spending more time trying to get the Editor to run than you will actually making a game.

    I know it can be tough to come up with the money, but if you really want to pursue this hobby, it would absolutely be worth saving up some money and getting a decent machine that won't be holding you back.
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  3. JeffDUnity3D


    Unity Technologies

    May 2, 2017
  4. Ryiah


    Oct 11, 2012
    No. That laptop has a Pentium M @ 2.13GHz which scores a very sad 271 on PassMark. To give you an idea of just how bad that is a Raspberry Pi 4 scores 1,603.

    A much more realistic budget would be £100 to £150. With that you can pick up a laptop like this which has an i5-5300U, Intel HD 5500, 4GB RAM, and a 500GB HDD. It's PassMark score is 2,722.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2021
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  5. Joe-Censored


    Mar 26, 2013
    The Pentium M is a 32 bit CPU. Unity system requirements currently says x64 is required. I believe you'd have to go back to Unity 5.x if running Windows for 32 bit Editor support, but I don't remember what the Linux version of Unity was like at that time or if it even existed.

    Also, Linux is an OS where you're expected to resolve problems on your own, and somewhat frequently. Unity officially supports only Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and and CentOS 7. Unity I'm sure can be run on Linux Mint, but you may encounter issues not in any documentation that you need to resolve yourself. This isn't really an OS for people who need to be guided at every step, which your previous posts imply, at least to me. That's nothing to be ashamed of, the vast majority of people just want their OS to work without much hassle, so they can work on their projects instead of tinkering with their OS. It is also why Windows and OS X exist, and are both far more popular than desktop Linux.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2021