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Do all computers need Visual Studio to play UE4 game?

I packaged a game that I am working on and trying to download and install it on another computer. The computer has windows 10 and is brand new. I tried downloading the .exe file of my project on it, but it tells me I need Microsoft Visual C++ runtime to download the game. Does my game have to use this to play it, or is it just a setting i need to change in my packaging?

Product Version: UE 4.10
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asked Apr 17 '16 at 11:14 PM in Packaging & Deployment

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No, VS is only required to compile C++, once is compiled it can be exectuted anywhere you package to, only requirement is having VS2015 C++ Runtime which most users install anyway, if not point user here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145 you can also try bundle it with you installer of the game

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answered Apr 17 '16 at 11:19 PM

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avatar image Nomo Apr 17 '16 at 11:34 PM

Okay that got rid of that issue after i installed Runtime. Now the computer cant start the .exe because the createprocess() returned 2. What does that mean?

avatar image Shadowriver Apr 17 '16 at 11:41 PM

Hmm don't know, there thread about UE4 preequisits you might try explore it:


But any user that plays other UE4 games should be ready for your game

avatar image Nomo Apr 18 '16 at 02:42 AM

Okay i got it working. When you package, it creates a whole folder with the .exe. You have to move the whole folder and .exe file with it for it to work. Thanks for the help.

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