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Unity web player on linux ?

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  1. dem

    dem Member

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    Hi,

    I'm asking myself questions about Unity web player. SOme games I'm interesting in are based on this web player, like Mechwarrior Tactics (still closed beta), or the released Jagged Alliance online :

    http://play.jaggedalliance.gamigo.com/en/


    But when I open this page in my browser (chrome, ubuntu 12.04 64bit) and click the "install unity", it goes to the official unity web site...with only downloads for windows and mac.

    I'm pretty sure I heard about a linux version of it. Anyone knows more about it ?


    thanks
  2. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Correct, as far as I have seen there is no Linux native Unity web player.
    Not sure why when Unity engine can port games to Linux.
    Guess we were just left out
  3. graywolf.theheathen

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    Apparently this guy got it working. I can't try it until tomorrow or Sunday though.

  4. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Where did he get the Unity_Webplayer_Updates.tar.bz?
    I wonder if that is something he created on his own?

    Noticed he had problems installing it?
    He didn't actually play the game at the end either.

    Looks like he installed Firefox, Flash Player & Unity along with manually updating Unity.

    This is exactly what I'm talking about!!!
    I knew we could install Firefox, but didn't know I could install Flash Player and Unity within Wine.
    I'm going to have to try this! Just getting Flash to run would be nice because I could play my Facebook games again.

    But playing Unity would be great! There are a lot of online games that use Unity and a bunch of demo's too.
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    He has a link for a download below the video on you tube. To download the stuff. And he has a second video showing him playing some Unity games.
  6. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    unfortunately that llink goes to mediafire. who knows what in it...
    I wonder if I could just download the newest version of Unity web player instead of doing that updates.tar.gz?

    Oh yeah, I saw the part 2... thats awesome! actually playing Unity web games in Firefox!
    Man, I will definitely try this over the weekend.
    At least with Flash!
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Oooh, I'll have to look this up!
    I saw the post on Reddit and someone said Pipelight is a browser plugin.
    As long as it runs Unity faster than Firefox in Wine.
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    It appears to use NPAPI, which is being phased out by Chrome (and likely other browsers) the end of this year.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Really? Does that mean the following browsers will have compatibility issues in the future?
    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Safari
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    According to the Chrome folks, there are only about 6 NPAPI plugins that are used by more than 15% of users. Those 6 plugins will continue to be supported by a whitelist, but everything else will be denied. The idea is to get web devs to start using HTML 5 compliant code. NPAPI doesn't work on mobile devices ANYWAY, and mobile is where everything is moving, so the thought is that if you want to remain relevant in the modern world, you're going to be forced to use HTML 5 regardless.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Ah, so this isn't really a "browser" problem but more like a "web developer" problem.
    I completely agree.
    But part of me wonders if flash games and old HTML4 websites will be sacrificed in the transition?

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