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[iOS]The global shader cache file is missing

Hi~ I generated new C++ project in UE4. and I launched to my iOS device. But the following error is generated and my project is stoped.

The global shader cache file '../../../Engine/GlobalShaderCache-GLSL_ES2_IOS.bin' is missing.

My blue print project in UE4 and downloaded sample runs well in my iOS device. But my C++ project in UE4 generate the error.

Please solve the above problem.

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asked Apr 08 '14 at 05:46 PM in Packaging & Deployment

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avatar image [Epic]Maximusdb3 STAFF Apr 08 '14 at 07:03 PM

Hi Kee,

Can you give this a try? In Visual Studios build the project in Development. If that succeeds try launching the project again on iOS.

-Max B.

avatar image Keehoon Ahn Apr 08 '14 at 07:59 PM

I want to play my UE4 app in real iOS device. Visual Studio can not launch UE4 app to real iOS device.T_T

No problem in UE4 preview of Windows or OSX. But the above problem is about real iOS device.

avatar image [Epic]Maximusdb3 STAFF Apr 08 '14 at 08:06 PM

Are you able to launch on any other platform successfully, or do you get the same error as well?

avatar image Keehoon Ahn Apr 08 '14 at 08:18 PM

Android => I don't know. Because I have no android device.

OSX => no problem~

Widnows => no problem~

iOS preview => no problem~

iOS real device => the above problem !!!!!!

avatar image [Epic]Maximusdb3 STAFF Apr 08 '14 at 08:30 PM

ok so this is platform specific. Can you go into detail as to how you are launching onto the iOS Device?

avatar image Keehoon Ahn Apr 08 '14 at 08:50 PM

More test result.

preview for OSX => no problem~

cooked app for OSX => 'GlobalShaderCache-GLSL_150.bin' is missing.

preview for iOS => no problem~

cooked app for iOS => 'GlobalShaderCache-GLSL_ES2_IOS.bin' is missing.

I make apps with MacBookPro( made in 2010 year. GPU is NVDIA GeForce320M. ), XCode 5.1, OSX 10.9.2. My C++ project detail is not special. I modified basic C++ project in little to show simple log.

avatar image krudos Apr 28 '14 at 10:03 AM

same problem but i mac also got GlobalShaderCache-GLSL_150_MAC.bin' is missing

avatar image [Epic]Maximusdb3 STAFF Apr 28 '14 at 08:46 PM

Hi guys, can you try these steps out?

  1. Create a code project

  2. Compile the ProjectEditor-Mac in Development

  3. Launch the Editor

  4. Launch on Device

-Max B.

avatar image Keehoon Ahn Apr 29 '14 at 07:39 AM
  1. Create a code project. => TPS(Third Person Shooter) C++ project. ok~

  2. Compile the ProjectEditor-Mac in Development. => ok~ I build in 'Development' mode.

  3. Launch the Editor.
    => no problem in new window game and mobile preview~

  4. Launch on Device. => Launch is success. But I can not run my iOS app because of the above problem !!! T_T

I bought MacBookAir( Intel HD Graphics 5000, RAM 8 GB, SSD 250 GB ) last week. I installed 'Unreal Engine 4.1.0' to my new MacBookAir and I build UE4(Unreal Engine 4) C++ project in my new MacBookAir.

But, UE4 also generate same problem in my new MacBookAir. T_T

So, I defer to make my iOS app in 3~4 months. I am tired in little.

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Thank you for your report. We were not able to investigate this on the engine version you reported, but there have been many version changes to UE4 since this question was first posted. With a new version of the Engine comes new fixes and it is possible that this issue has changed or may no longer occur. Due to timetable of when this issue was first posted, we are marking this post as resolved for tracking purposes. If you are still experiencing the issue you reported in the current engine version, then please respond to this message with additional information and we will investigate as soon as possible. If you are experiencing a similar, but different issue at this time, could you please submit a new report for it.


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answered Nov 25 '14 at 03:27 PM

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avatar image Keehoon Ahn Nov 28 '14 at 08:21 AM

Thank you for your interest. Have a good day~

avatar image Sam_the_Anon9 Feb 16 '16 at 03:34 AM

Hello, I've just been trying to build for OS X and iOS and have encountered the exact same problem using Unreal Engine 4.10.2, so the problem still exists.

avatar image Samantha Sutton ♦♦ STAFF Feb 18 '16 at 07:30 PM


Please try to verify your version of the engine, or even update to 4.10.3. If you're still having trouble, I would highly suggest submitting a new question thread to AnswerHub and provide your logs.


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