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Can't Find update from 4.8.3 to 4.9

As the title says, I simply can't find a way to update the engine. I tried redownloading the installer and running that, but it returned an error "the specified account already exists". There doesn't seem to be a button anywhere in the epic games launcher either.

Thank you for any assistance in the matter.

Also, while i'm here, whenever I hit play on my tutorial build the engine crashes but says it didn't generate a minidump and no log can be found in the crash log directory, does anyone have any idea what is happening and/or a way to resolve this issue?

Product Version: UE 4.8
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asked Sep 12 '15 at 06:01 PM in Installation & Setup

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avatar image bizilux Sep 12 '15 at 11:29 PM

same problem

avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF Sep 13 '15 at 03:26 PM

Hi ShadowFang,

The answer from erinacea below is correct, so I'm going to accept it and resolve this post.

For the crash, please create a new post in the Bug Reports section, and include as many details as you can. Thanks!

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I can't help you with the crash, but to update the Engine:

  • start the Epic Launcher

  • change to the Library section

  • click on Add Versions

  • select 4.9.0

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answered Sep 13 '15 at 11:19 AM

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avatar image bizilux Sep 13 '15 at 11:27 AM

well yes i did that, but thats a 5GB download, too bad you cant just update from previous one.

avatar image Ben Halliday STAFF Sep 13 '15 at 03:28 PM

Hi bizilux,

These are each different builds of the engine, not merely updates, so unfortunately there's no way to convert a 4.8 build into a 4.9 build. Hotfixes, however, simply update the existing build (4.8.2 to 4.8.3, for example).

avatar image ShadowFang Sep 13 '15 at 01:00 PM

wow I am actually blind, thanks for the help haha, hopefully the update fixes the crash issue

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I don't seem to have the ability to add versions. I have a greyed-out plus sign that does nothing when I click on it where I see the "add versions" option in the image. Any advice?

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answered Oct 23 '18 at 12:15 AM

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