We’re pleased to announce that Linux support is coming to the Flax Engine! Development builds of Flax’s technology run great on Ubuntu Linux supporting desktop gaming and cloud-based solutions.
Flax supports all core engine features on Linux. This includes high-performant Vulkan rendering and high-DPI monitor support.
Game developers can deploy their games to support desktop gaming on Linux or use special build options to run a game in the cloud for multiplayer and streaming purposes.
Under the hood, we use Clang 7 to compile engine source and all dependencies (Mono, PhysX, freetype, etc.). X11 is used for window system and mouse/keyboard input.
Bringing Flax to Linux was challenging but it’s a major step in multiplatform support for the engine. At this point, Flax supports 4 platforms: Windows, Linux, Xbox One and UWP. We want to extend this to all major consoles (PS4, Switch) and mobile (iOS, Android).
You can expect Linux builds support in the upcoming Flax 0.6 update and open beta coming soon…
Carlos · December 18, 2020 at 8:59 PM
Hi. Where can I find the Ubuntu installer? I’ve looked all over. Thank you, in advance.
Bohdan · December 19, 2020 at 3:01 AM
Hi. I also looked for Ubuntu installer. I think it will be a huge plus.
Sheen · December 31, 2020 at 7:12 AM
it’s all on their Github
JK · December 20, 2020 at 1:37 PM
Two questions above are unanswered, which suggests that Flax team is not too responsive. I’m thinking about moving from godot to flax, however easiness of using godot on linux stops me from doing so for now. Are you going to make it easy for linux users to launch flax in some near future?
Wojciech Figat · January 3, 2021 at 10:24 PM
Yes! We are currently working on the Editor for Linux (on a branch: https://github.com/FlaxEngine/FlaxEngine/tree/linux-editor). This should be available in early 2021.
JK · February 2, 2021 at 1:28 PM
Great! Good to know.
And before I quit everything for FLAX once Linux editor is ready, may I ask if double precision is supported in FLAX?
Wojciech Figat · February 3, 2021 at 6:26 PM
Not yet but it’s planned.
Oli · February 20, 2021 at 12:42 PM
Clang-7, the one version I seem to be unable to install on my Ubuntu 20.10 :'(
Wojciech Figat · February 20, 2021 at 6:40 PM
Editor support for Linux is coming soon and it will include support for newer Clang versions (https://trello.com/c/JBECyDyz/323-editor-for-linux).
Oli · February 24, 2021 at 8:50 AM
Nice! Thanks for the link, can’t wait to test the engine and now I can keep track! Good luck to you all, looks like you did an amazing job 🙂