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IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOUR CHILD JOINING KiddiGame GAMING CLUB!
To start game building you will need the following;
!!! PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW EACH STEP OF THE INSTALLATION GUIDE CAREFULLY EVEN AFTER YOU ARE DIRECTED TO A DOWNLOAD SITE !!!
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR UNITY;
|Windows OS||Mac OS|
Windows 7 (SP1+) or Windows 10, 64-bit version only.
High Sierra 10.13+ or newer
X64 with SSE2 support. (In practise most modern computers have it.)
X64 with SSE2 support.
DX10, DX11 AND DX12 capable
Metal- capable Intel and AMD
You can find out more about the system requirements on Unity website.
! ! ! IMPORTANT! Please download your software in good time before start of the club, at very minimum the previous day. We try and help where we can but we are not able to answer last minute messages. If you have not installed Unity correctly, your child may not be able to attend the class.
! ! ! After installation please ensure Unity works as shown in step #8 of this guide.
HOW TO INSTALL UNITY–
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Unity is installed in three stages. Unity Hub will be installed first. The Hub is the nerve centre where you can find all your games and software versions. Next you will create Unity ID. Last stage is installing the editor, where the games are built.
This guide is for Windows. Mac OS looks slightly different but functions similarly, just follow the prompts.
You will also find download link and full instructions on Unity.com site. Click HERE to get started https://store.unity.com/download-nuo. Follow the prompts and click “Agree”, “OK” or “Allow” as prompted.
Click “DOWNLOAD FOR WINDOWS – Beta”” button. Your download will start and will show on left hand side bottom corner on PC. In Mac this may show on different location. Please note that speed of download depends on your internet connection.
Click the download open from the arrow at the bottom and click “Open when done” or “Open” from the menu.
Licence agreement window will pop up. Adult must accept Terms & Conditions for the under aged user. Click “I AGREE”.
Follow the prompts until the installation is finished.
Open Unity Hub. It will ask you to sign in. Under sign in box it says “CREATE UNITY ID”. Click and register as user by following prompts.
Once you have verfied your email as instructed, go back to Unity Hub and sign in with your user ID.
Next the Unity Editor will be installed. Click first “INSTALLS” on the left hand side menu. An empty window will open in front of you.
Next click “INSTALL EDITOR” on the right hand top corner.
Choose the top version 2020.3… LTS. (Last digits might be different to the image, depending on their latest release.)
Click “INSTALL” and editor will start to download.
IMPORTANT!! A window will open in front of you. Click the tickbox on “Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2019”. DO NOT click anything else yet but move on to step 6.
The wizard will let you know once the installation is finished. If you see a little orange icon next to the installation, an error has occured. Click on the orange icon and choose “Try again”.
Installation is now finished. Now test that your installation is working.
Click “LEARN” on the left hand side menu. Scroll down until you see “LEGO Microgame”. Open the microgame by clicking it.
On the window that opens click “DOWNLOAD PROJECT” or “OPEN”.
Your installation is successful if the game starts. If you wish to test Unity functions, you can choose “Load playground scene” on the next window and follow the instructions on the editor.
Your installation is now ready!
! ! ! Ensure the microgame launches correctly and you can play it. If it doesn’t, you may have an issue with the installation. Please contact us if you face any problems.
BEFORE THE CLASS-
!!! Ensure your task bar at the bottom of the screen is locked, so your child will be able to navigate between the windows easily. To lock it, right click on the taskbar and choose option “Lock the taskbar”.
!!! Open Unity Hub and your browser with Zoom. This makes it easier to start the class and it’s easier for your child to follow the class with both windows already set up.
!!! If you have a tablet or a second screen, you can use both devices for the class. You can join the Zoom call on both the tablet and computer. Your child will then be able to see the class instructions on the tablet screen and use Unity on the computer screen and still be able share their Unity screen in case they need help. This is not a requirement though and your child will be able to attend with one screen only.
Also test your microphone and camera so that your child will be able to communicate with the class.
Feel free to contact me if you face any problems. We do our best to keep the installation guide up to date, but Unity can change the installation without warning, so do let us know if our instructions look different to the actual installation. We are happy to help!