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Platform: Support for ARM Linux

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ARM Linux systems are on the rise and ARM hardware is getting better. Ubuntu are making phones / tablets based on ARM Linux. Other distros are also making ARM versions. Various people are putting Ubuntu on ARM Chromebooks (best selling laptop on Amazon). There are next to zero games for this platform. Unity should get ahead and bring their game engine to this new and growing platform.

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    Fenixake

    Sep 06, 2018 20:30

    I want this so bad, I want to game on my OdroidXU4 with vulkan and ECS :3

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    lesmasamuray

    Aug 11, 2018 05:45

    This would be really interesting in too many ways, not only for games, a lot more! Thumbs up and praying for this to become a thing.

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    dimmu1313

    Jul 12, 2018 12:44

    Personally I'd love to use Unity as an alternative to Xamarin/Mono or Qt.

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    JuanJSAR

    Jun 17, 2018 15:55

    It should expand horizons and allow development for a wide variety of Linux systems since they are a big part of the market like slots, arcade consoles, research developments. either in universities or independent.
    Because of the low cost and the wide range of possibilities offered by Linux, and in the case of the growth of ARM.

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    g-pechorin

    Jun 13, 2018 21:07

    Things like ASUS' (or is it ASUS's?) Tinker Board have potential for installations and portable demos ... if Unity was able to target them.

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    molul

    Jun 01, 2018 18:16

    I've had to move to Unreal Engine for a very important project, just because Unity doesn't support Linux ARM. It's a pity, as I had the project 99% finished in Unity without knowing that there was no support for Linux ARM, so now I have to learn UE (which is not that bad, just a bit stressful due to the time frame this project has) and remake all the project.

    I vote for this just so hopefully people in my situation don't have the same bad luck as me someday.

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    soleron

    May 13, 2018 13:14

    Sounds to me all the people who may use this (and primarily as a toy) have already voted and/or commented on this. :) This sounds waaaaay too niche for anyone to put effort there. Nice try though.

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    Pete_1061

    Mar 03, 2018 14:14

    I have been working in Unity for years, I have recently branched into the SoC/single board world of Pi's & Pi clones. Some even have as much as 2-4 G of ram.
    Support for the ARM architecture on Ubuntu & Raspbian would be AWESOME!
    please seriously consider this. There are a fast growing number of small board ARM systems spreading out there.
    It would also open Unity up to the maker world and robotics.
    Do not stall, Unity technologies, this is a how new market....Unity running physical toys. are you guys going to pass that up?

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    alexbair

    Oct 15, 2017 18:17

    Unity as a build target on embedded boards linux boards opens up a lot of possibilities because it lets Unity on low-cost (hardware as well as power consumption) applications. Here are some ideas I would pursue if Unity had an ARM linux build target:

    - Single-unit art installations or arcade games as attractions at community events, multiplayer toys for parties, or even gifts for friends!
    - Deploying lightweight unity games to those cute ARM-based linux portables (the plethora of shells for raspberry pis, the Pyra, Pocket C.H.I.P., Clockwork GameShell, etc.)
    - Easy-as-heck-but-beautiful digital signage.

    The low cost of hardware and power consumption would bring _brand new_ applications to Unity instead of just being another target.

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    ioSoftSmith

    Oct 12, 2017 16:54

    Embedded market is huge, you can use Unity for a lot more than just games. Yes please!

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