How to run Unigine Heaven 3.0 in Ubuntu 64bit

Unigine Heaven 3.0 is the latest version of what is probably the most popular graphics card benchmark series in Linux. Designed to measure your PCs gaming performance, Unigine engine makes extensive use of all the new features in OpenGL including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading.

Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, we believe that Unigine Heaven is the best way to consistently and reliably test your graphics card under game-like loads.


  • Heavy GPU load, extreme hardware stability test.

  • Support of DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0.

  • Comprehensive use of hardware tessellation technology (3 presets).

  • Advanced ambient occlusion.

  • Dynamic global illumination.

  • Volumetric cumulonimbus clouds of high physical fidelity.

  • Simulation of day-night shift and changing light conditions.

  • Dynamic sky with light scattering.

  • Interactive experience with fly/walk-through modes.

  • Support of NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFire technologies.

  • Stereo 3D modes:

    • Anaglyph

    • Separate images

    • 3D Vision

    • 3D Surround

    • iZ3D

  • Support of multi-monitor configurations.

  • Based on the latest, most advanced version version of powerful UNIGINE engine.


Tessellation feature REQUIRES both video card with DirectX 11 support and MS Windows Vista/7 or Linux!


  • GPU:

    • ATI Radeon HD 2xxx and higher

    • NVIDIA GeForce 7xxx and higher

    • Intel HD 3000 and higher

  • Video memory: 512 Mb

  • Disk space: 500 Mb


Download Unigine Heaven 3.0

To obtain a copy of Unigine Heaven 3.0 Basic Edition, please launch your favorite browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, IE) and go to their official website.


As you can see, there are three different version including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems. To download the benchmark, please select one of the three available links: Guru3D, TPU and Torrent. If you ask me, I prefer the torrent link because it's the fastest way provided there, so let me help you and give you the link:[button color="orange" link=""]Download Unigine Heaven 3.0 (Torrent)[/button]

Transmission app will automatically launch itself as being Ubuntu's default torrent client. Please apply and accept the rules in order to download the benchmark.


Transmission stores downloaded files into /home/username/Downloads/  -- same location for Firefox's downloads.

How to Install Unigine 3.0

First of browse into your Downloads folder and locate the file.

Right click and select properties. Go to the second Tab (Permissions) and tick the "Allow executing file as program" checkbox. Close the file and then double click on it to run it.


Click "Run".


A new small window will pop up, extracting the Unigine Heaven 3.0 into your hard disk. Afterwards press Return (meaning Enter) to close the window.

unigine_7As you can see a new folder Unigine-Heaven-3.0 has been created.


Inside, there are 3 folders and 1 file called heaven

If you use 32 bit version of Ubuntu you're lucky since there are no problems for x86. Just change the permissions to heaven file (please make it executable (like you did before). Right click and select properties. Go to the second Tab (Permissions) and tick the 'Allow executing file as program" checkbox. Close the file and double click on it.).

Unigine faulty heaven file for 64bit

We would like to thank Unigine support and Mr.Andrew Bayun for providing us this solution.
Unfortunately it seems, that launch script is not working right on 64 bit version of Ubuntu. We already fixed that issue.

As you can see from the screenshot below, there is no x86_64 launcher bash command... that's why 64bit Ubuntu users cannot run the benchmark.

Unigine Fatal Error

If you still cannot launch the benchmark, try "Run in Terminal" and see for the following message:

---- Render ----
Unigine fatal error
GLRender::require_extension(): required extension GL_ARB_vertex_array_object is not supported

Ok, your NVIDIA drivers are not correctly installed. Please use our UbuntuXtreme's automated script in order to install your nVIDIA Propriatary drivers properly.

and try again ;)

Hopefully you will be able to launch the benchmark with no problems. Let us know if this method works for you.


  1. I am running this on 64 bit ubuntu 12.04 with an fx-6300 cpu and a radeon 7770 gpu and when i click to run, nothing, when i click to run in terminal, a flash of the terminal and then nothing. Quite frustrating to run a simple benchmark.

  2. To be more specific, I cannot even extract the the folder. I am a total linux newb and have had my pc less than a week.

  3. @Joshua Cook
    Try this - Right cliick on, in properties Tab check everything what is in second group of options, then click OK. Now you can double click on the file again, this should extract Valley to the specified folder. Now you can run the Benchmark by clicking on it and selectig option Run.

  4. Hello I am trying to install Unigine Heaven 4.0 on Elementary OS Luna (Ubuntu 12.04) and I get the files extracted but when I try and launch via the Terminal it tells me the ./bin doesn't exist as well as ./launcher_x64. I am using the provide heaven file from above but still am having no luck. Any thoughts or suggestions?


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