In case you already have Unity 5 installed on your system, Ben shows you, in the lecture video, how to install Unity 4.6.3 to another folder. Doing this allows you to keep the older version from writing over version 5, and allows you to keep both versions on your system under one license.
Before you install version 4.6.3, please follow the instructions listed below to change the name of your current Unity folder to Unity 5.
On your Windows PC:
1). Click on Windows Explorer
2). Select This PC or My PC
3). Right-click on your main drive
4). Click Open on the menu which pops up
5). Double-click the folder named Program Files
6). Right-click on the Unity folder, and select Rename in the pop-up menu
7). Type Unity 5, as the new name
On your Mac:
1). Open your Applications folder
2). locate your Unity folder, and rename it, Unity 5
Next, please follow the instructions below, to install Unity 4.6.3 on your Windows PC or Mac.
Go to the following link, scroll down the page till you see Unity 4.6.3, and select the download that is for your operating system: http://unity3d.com/get-unity/download/archive
To install it on a Mac:
1). Open the installation folder
2). Give the program permission to install by entering your computer password
3). Follow the on screen prompts, to complete the installation
To install it on a PC:
1). View your downloads, and drag the Unity installer from Downloads to your Desktop
2). Right-click on it, and choose Run As Administrator. I found doing it this way, keeps Windows Firewall from blocking some of Unity's functions
3). Follow the onscreen prompts, to complete the installation
When asked to sign up for Unity's registration, choose a user name and password, which you know you can remember. Also, make sure you accurately fill out the survey they give you.
Open Unity, to make sure it runs. Next, make sure you have installed the right version of Unity. On a Mac you can do this by clicking the Unity menu, at the top of the screen, and selecting About Unity. On a PC you can do this by clicking on the Help menu and selecting About Unity.
You will have a desktop icon for each version of Unity, so name each icon after the version it opens. Please remember to change the name of your new Unity folder to Unity 4.6.3.
By the way, we won't be stuck in Unity 4.6.3 for the entire course. Ben announces that, later in the course, he will introduce us to our new souped up hot rod, Unity 5, and its cool new features!
After that, he introduces you to Angry Bots, which is a sample project from the developers of Unity 3D. Looking at this project will help you get familiar with what a Unity project is like, and it will help you get a feel for the User Interface.
Near the end of the lecture, he tells you about Mono Develop, the scripting program that we will be using in this course. He also shows you how to open the program and make sure it is working.
Finally, he gives you the challenge to open Unity and make sure it is functioning properly. If you run into trouble with opening Unity, your challenge is to use Ben's tips to trouble shoot and solve the problem, so that Unity works.
Let's get going! Pull up to the starting line! Start your engines! Happy game programming to all!
Citation of Source:
The screenshot of the 3D Car, at the beginning of the blog, is from: Unity's Standard Asset Example Project, "Car".
A little about the author:
I'm Elizabeth Laurie, and I'm taking the Complete Unity Developer course, Complete Blender Developer course, and Game Physics course. I love to, learn!
I have always been fascinated with animation and video games, and I plan to use these platforms to make clean, family oriented, entertainment. I also plan to revolutionize education, and make it fun for everyone!