error while installing unity
January 8th, 2019 by ronny

Do you get Error while installing Unity. (Error code: 1)? Some peoples are getting this error and don’t understand why. Since Error code: 1 is not a very describing error message.

Recently I came across this error message too. Then I remembered from earlier I got almost the same message when installing Visual Studio. It was slightly different. Visual Studio install error code 1. The Unity manual is not giving away too much information about this error message either.

Anyway, in my case I got the Error while installing Unity. (Error code: 1) because I already had Visual Studio installed. By default Unity uses the Visual Studio community edition as a code editor for Unity projects. You are free to change to another editor or IDE if you want too. 

Error while installing Unity solution

So go to your settings, click Systems and select Apps & features from the left panel. Check if you already have a version of Visual Studio installed. That solved the issue for me. Not sure how I could forget Visual Studio was installed tho. However you can still use Unity if that was the case. It will still launch Visual Studio and works as normal. It is just the installer giving you the error because Visual Studio was already installed.

Other useful IDE’s

Many uses the Rider IDE from JetBrains. It is not free, but not super expensive either. And has a lot of useful functionality regarding Unity.

IntelliJ IDEA is another popular IDE many use with Unity. IntelliJ IDEA is like Rider made by JetBrains.

MonoDevelop is also still available, the former default IDE, for Unity.

Or if you are more hard core, you could even use VIM end Emacs as editors for Unity.

If your are looking for a game engine, check out my list of 50+ game engines.

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how to uninstall unity
October 24th, 2017 by ronny

How to uninstall Unity on Mac

This is how to uninstall Unity on Mac.

Follow these simple steps and delete the following folders or files.

1. /Applications/Unity (Delete this folder)

2. ~/Library/Application Support/Unity (Delete this folder)

3. ~/Library/Caches/com.unity3d.* (Delete all files starting with com.unity3d)

4. ~/Library/Logs/Unity (Delete this folder)

5. ~/Library/Preferences/Unity (Delete this folder)

6. ~/Library/Preferences/com.unity3d.* (Delete all those files)

7. ~/Library/Preferences/com.OverTheEdge.BugReporter.plist (Delete this file)

8. ~/Library/Preferences/dk.Otee.* (Delete these files if you got them)

9. ~/Library/Unity (Delete this folder)

10. /Library/Application Support/PACE Anti-Piracy (Delete this folder)

11. /Library/Application Support/Unity (This contains the license file, so you might want to keep it)

PS! Note the difference between ~/Library and /Library. ~/Library is the library folder found in your home folder. /Library is found on the root of the hard drive.

Thats is how to uninstall Unity on Mac. So now you can install something else or re-install Unity.

Also read: Game engines list – 50+ engines

Happy uninstalling!

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