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  • #31
    Linux is joke for Epic. I remember 10 years ago how Michael keeping asking about Linux support, and they did nothing but keep him publishing empty promises.

    Their Linux support on Unreal is half assed at best. If some of you defending it had look at all the dozens of actual game developers, that complained to Liam in GOL about the sorry state of Linux support on Unreal Engine 4, none of you were to defend it. And of the few that do get published, poor performance and bugs are all over the place.

    Epic have showed time over time that they don't give a **ap about Linux. Is not a page of documentation that will change that.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
      Epic have showed time over time that they don't give a **ap about Linux. Is not a page of documentation that will change that.
      Unity doesn't even provide a Linux build of the editor on their website. At least Epic provides a page of documentation haha.

      Can you name any AAA Unity games released for Linux? Not only do most Unity users not know what a Linux is but they can barely write games correctly for the Windows platform, let alone look at cross platform development XD.

      Just checked. Unity has labelled their Linux builds as "Experimental". At least Epic has marked their builds as stable (and has actual documentation to match). So we can even safely say that Unity does not provide official support for Linux. Poor show.
      Last edited by kpedersen; 01-31-2019, 04:20 PM.

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      • #33
        Shame allot of Unity3D developers are not budging from their current build versions (pre vulkan). Seems its too hard for them to update to latest engine built.

        I do hope EPIC at least embrace Vulkan, if they go the DX12 route it will be quite sad.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

          Unity doesn't even provide a Linux build of the editor on their website. At least Epic provides a page of documentation haha.

          Can you name any AAA Unity games released for Linux? Not only do most Unity users not know what a Linux is but they can barely write games correctly for the Windows platform, let alone look at cross platform development XD.

          Just checked. Unity has labelled their Linux builds as "Experimental". At least Epic has marked their builds as stable (and has actual documentation to match). So we can even safely say that Unity does not provide official support for Linux. Poor show.
          I just downloaded Unity Hub Appimage, and now installing latest Unity beta. I have absolutely no experience with Unity before, and I'm just doing this as a side-hobby. You can say whatever you want on Unity, but so far, it's seems pretty straight forward for a Linux user to get started.

          Does UE4 prevent the community from building and distributing binaries for the engine+editor? I'd imagine it would be a LOT more accessible if there is a PPA/AUR repo with stable/dev builds available.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Weasel View Post
            Dies by being obsoleted by UE4 or other engines? Like how Flash died because it got outcompeted by HTML5 etc.It has better than Unity, and Linux support doesn't matter for an engine dying or not anyway.
            * their platform is the de-factor standard for nearly every single indie studio out there ;
            * they now have a 45% market share for all freaking games, including consoles, mobiles, PC ;
            * this market share has been in constant progression for years ;

            So... What are you saying exactly?

            (and Linux support is important for an engine ; that's how you build your path towards android support).

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            • #36
              Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

              Adobe Flash is a great example. Read up on it. Many more games were made with Flash than in Unity and it still died. Why do you think Unity could possibly be different?
              Why argue so much? UE4 vs. Unity is just a matter of perspective.
              For many games, it is not important if its engine or the OS die after release. Many games ar not played anymore some years after their release. For those games unity is fine. Games that shall last many years better use UE4 or Godot and go through the hustle of compiling / fixing them.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Emmanuel Deloget View Post
                * their platform is the de-factor standard for nearly every single indie studio out there ;
                * they now have a 45% market share for all freaking games, including consoles, mobiles, PC ;
                * this market share has been in constant progression for years ;

                So... What are you saying exactly?

                (and Linux support is important for an engine ; that's how you build your path towards android support).
                Unlike you, I make a difference between toys and games. Guess where most Unity "games" fit.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Weasel View Post
                  Unlike you, I make a difference between toys and games. Guess where most Unity "games" fit.
                  That says much about you.

                  And you can do whatever difference you want, I'm still failing to see how that would mean that Unity is dying. You just don't have a clue about how the game industry works.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Emmanuel Deloget View Post
                    That says much about you.

                    And you can do whatever difference you want, I'm still failing to see how that would mean that Unity is dying. You just don't have a clue about how the game industry works.
                    Because they don't make revenue from kids playing with their toys. I thought that was obvious.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Weasel View Post
                      Because they don't make revenue from kids playing with their toys. I thought that was obvious.
                      Yep. Certainly.

                      Why don't you accept that you're out of your league here?

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