If you find yourself confused, trying to juggle several different Unity versions across your gaming projects, give Unity Hub a go.
The Unity game engine allows you to manage the assets, scenes, and code necessary for game development. If you are developing games using Unity, there is a chance that you might have many projects scattered across different versions.
Unity Hub allows you to manage your Unity projects and versions in one central location. It allows you to download multiple versions of Unity, and open an existing project under different Unity versions.
This can also be useful if you need to upgrade an existing project to use a newer version of Unity.
How to Install Unity Hub
You can download and install Unity Hub directly from Unity’s website.
- On the download page of the official Unity website, click on Download Unity Hub.
- Once you’ve downloaded the Unity Hub setup executable, open it to start the installation. If you are using Windows, you can also download the file using a Windows File Download Manager.
- Follow the prompts in the installation wizard. For example, on Windows, click on Install to proceed.
- Open the Unity Hub application. Sign in using your Unity account, or create a new one.
How to Install Multiple Versions of Unity
You can use the Installs tab to view, manage, and download multiple versions of the Unity editor.
- Click on Installs in the left-hand sidebar to open the Installs tab.
- Click on Install Editor. Unity Hub will open a list of Unity versions you can install onto your computer.
- Click on the Install button for any of the versions that you want to download.
- Select any of the additional modules that you would also like to install, including WebGL Build Support, Mac Build Support, and more. Click on Continue.
- Agree to the terms and conditions, and click on Install to start the installation process. While installing, you can view the progress using the Downloads tab.
- You can repeat these steps to download other Unity versions.
- Once you have downloaded your Unity editors, you can view your installed versions by re-opening the Installs tab.
How to Open a Unity Project Using a Different Version
To change the Unity version that an existing project is using, click on the Projects tab, and select a new version number. If you do not have any Unity projects, you can learn more about how to get started with Unity for Game Development.
- Click on the Projects tab to view the list of your Unity projects. For each project, you will be able to view the Unity editor version that it is using.
- To change the Unity version that the project is using, click on the version number. This will open a new window where you can select a new version, based on a list of versions that you already have installed on your computer.
Managing Projects in Unity
Unity Hub allows you to manage your projects and versions of Unity all in one central location. This can help you organize many projects that you may need to keep track of, which may all use different Unity versions. This can also be useful for upgrading a project’s version of Unity.
When developing a game, it is very important that your code structure is clean, organized, and optimized. One design technique that you can use is modular programming. Modular programming focuses on the separation of functionalities within the game.