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E-Line Media, March 30 2020

How to Install Unity

First you will need to open a browser and go to http://unity.com. Once there, click on Get started, the blue button in the upper right hand corner.

This will take you to a new page for plans and pricing. Click on Individual. This will show you three options: Student, Personal, and Learn Premium. Under Personal, click on Get started.

You will be taken to a page that says Start Creating with Unity. There, you should click on Go here under Returning Users.

This takes you to a page that allows you to Get Started with Unity Personal. This is the version of Unity that we use in class. Click in the checkbox to certify you’re eligible to use Unity Personal per the Terms of Service.

This will light up the Download Unity Hub button. Click on this button, and the installer will download.


A window will open asking you where you want to save the installer, UnityHubSetup. Put it somewhere that’s easy to find later, such as in the Downloads folder.

Once you click on Save, the installer will download. If you’re running Google Chrome, you can click on it in the lower left hand corner of the screen when it’s done downloading, and the installer will run.

Once you run the installer, you’ll need to accept the license agreement by clicking I Agree.

Next, choose where you want to store the program on your computer. Usually the default path is fine, and you can just click Install.

Once the installation is complete you’ll be able to click Finish. If Run Unity Hub is checked (and it is checked by default) Unity Hub will open. Skip the section below and scroll right down to Installing a Unity Version.


The installer will automatically download. If you’re running Google Chrome, you’ll see the file in the lower left corner of the screen. Click on it to run the installer.

You’ll be asked to accept the license agreement. Click on Agree.

Next you’ll see a window that asks you to drag Unity Hub into your Applications Folder. Do that to complete the installation.

To run Unity Hub, open the Finder tool and search for Unity Hub. The software should appear in the window, and you’ll be able to click on it to open it.

Installing a Unity Version

Now that you have Hub, it’s time to actually download Unity itself. Clicking on Installs in the left hand column will show that you don’t have a Unity version yet.

You can click on the blue ADD button to get the latest version. The window below will pop up.

If you're all good to use the latest official release, just click NEXT. If your instructors have specified that you need a different version, click on download archive. This will open a browser window where you can select from among past versions of Unity. Once you've selected the Unity version you want, you’ll see a window has open allowing you to add different types of build support to your Unity install. If you've never downloaded Unity before, you will need to download Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019, which is what allows you to edit C# scripts. Click in that checkbox and then click on INSTALL.

The installation will take a while.

Once it’s done, the progress bar at the top of the white box will disappear, and the text of the version number will not be grayed out.

Now it’s time for you to sign in. Click on the circle in the upper right corner. You’ll see the Unity ID menu. Click on Sign In.

Now it’s time to put in your Unity ID and password. I hope you remember it! If you don’t, you can click on Forgot your password?

Once you’re logged in, your initials should be displayed in the circle in the upper right corner of Unity Hub. You should see your name and email address when you click on that circle.

After successfully logging in, you will be able to see all the projects you’re a collaborator on by clicking on Projects in the left hand column.

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