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Do i need Visual Studio to program and compile UE4 Games?What about Linux?

I have a Windows 8.1 System, i seen many winows UE4 Users use Visual studio to compile and program their UE4 Games, do i need Visual Studio? I already have it but can i use another editor? And i do most of my developing on my ubuntu system, what IDE do i use for that?

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asked Mar 19 '15 at 11:08 PM in C++ Programming

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do i need Visual studio?

No.

can i use another editor?

That's a more complicated issue. To program C++; yes, to write blueprint, no. Blueprint can only be edited and created in the editor.

i do most of my developing on my ubuntu system, what IDE do i use for that

Whatever you normally use.

You need some kind of build system; but it doesn't have to be VS.

You should probably:

1) Hit https://www.unrealengine.com/ue4-on-github and link your github account

2) Fork https://www.unrealengine.com/ue4-on-github

3) Build the engine from source (read the github docs)

4) Profit!

The various command line shell scripts for projects are located in UnrealEngine/Engine/Build/BatchFiles/Linux/

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answered Mar 20 '15 at 12:52 AM

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