Does the Unity Linux editor work with OpenGL 3?

Trying to set up Unity 5.3.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 running in VMWare 8.1.1.

Unity was crashing either on startup or on object creation (e.g. creating a cube). The Scene was completely black. Ubuntu was running OpenGL 3.0.

Used a VMWare environment variable to force OpenGL 2.1 (VMware SVGA3D — The Mesa 3D Graphics Library latest documentation). Now it works!

Is this a known issue? Would upgrading to OpenGL 3.3 help?


It doesn’t. VMWare gfx drivers don’t support the GL version we need to the new OpenGL backend.
Minimum version is 3.3