Install Unreal Engine 4 on Ubuntu
- Published on Mar 21, 2015
- Tutorial video on how to setup Unreal Engine 4 from source on Ubuntu.
This guide should work on all versions of Ubuntu 14.04 and above. It should also work on non-Ubuntu distributions as well.
Link to text tutorial: techpromad.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/running-unreal-engine-4-on-ubuntu/
The dependencies, just copy and paste this into a Terminal.
sudo apt-get install -y mono-gmcs mono-xbuild mono-dmcs libmono-corlib4.0-cil libmono-system-data-datasetextensions4.0-cil
libmono-system-web-extensions4.0-cil libmono-system-management4.0-cil libmono-system-xml-linq4.0-cil cmake dos2unix clang-3.5 xdg-user-dirs libqt4-dev
Apologies in advance for any bad audio quality, I retried the recording of this so many times but kept getting vehicles buzzing by in the background. Finally, just settled on this.
Make sure you link your Github account to your Unreal account first. Then you can get access to the source code here
Unreal Github page (private): github.com/EpicGames/UnrealEngine
1. Download Unreal Engine 4 source code from their Github page
2. Extract it to desktop
3. Install dependencies via Terminal or USC
4. Open a Terminal and CD to the folder on the desktop
5. Run ./Setup.sh
6. Run ./GenerateProjectFiles.sh
7. Run make SlateViewer
8. Run make ShaderCompileWorker UnrealLightmass UnrealPak UE4Editor
9. Head into UnrealEngine/Engine/Binaries/Linux
10. Double click UE4Editor to run UE4!
Note that there is more than one way to approach this, I'm just doing it in a way that is easiest and fastest for myself. It may help you, so here is how I did it.
You will need a high end computer to get this working well. Compiling and running the UE4 editor require incredible horsepower in CPU, GPU and RAM resources.
If in the future Unreal releases a proper Linux client, then hopefully we won't need to build the editor from source code.
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My main computer rig specs:
CPU - Intel i7-4770 3.4Ghz
GPU - Asus Nvidia GTX 680 2GB (Nvidia 346.47)
RAM - 8GB DDR3 Corsair 1333MHz
OS - Ubuntu 15.04 64Bit/Windows 8.1 64Bit (Dual Boot)
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