Unreal Engine 4 Being Brought Natively To FreeBSD By Independent Developer
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 26 March 2018 at 06:49 PM EDT. 23 Comments
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While FreeBSD has a Linux compatibility/emulation layer that allows it to run some Linux games, an independent community developer has been working on porting Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 to FreeBSD.

FreeBSD developer "malavon" has been porting the Unreal Engine 4 game engine to FreeBSD and in the process getting most of the tech demos / code samples to build.

With this being an unsanctioned port, the support isn't destined for Epic Games' official code-base but is available via the developer's personal repository. The test target has been FreeBSD 11.1 AMD64.

More details on this in-progress Unreal Engine 4 port via this FreeBSD.org forum thread. The Phoronix reader who tipped us off to this work was able to try the it and confirm they are in fact working.
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