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Is there a way to trigger a cmd prompt or terminal screen from the underlying OS

I've started looking at the Unreal documentation here: https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/API/Runtime/Core/GenericPlatform/FGenericPlatformProcess/CreateProc/index.html

But if you go back several links to the "API reference" it states that it is an early work in progress or might have missing/out-of-date information.

I've looked through the list of commands using the tilde key "~" within the Unreal editor to see if there was something there and nothing jumped out at me.

Anyone have any luck with this and feel like walking a novice through it? Thank you for your time!!

Product Version: UE 4.12
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asked Aug 08 '16 at 02:06 AM in Blueprint Scripting

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avatar image aggie0222 Aug 09 '16 at 11:47 PM

So I'll post what I've tried since yesterday. I downloaded freeRDP since you can connect to RDP through your browser. On my desktop browser it works like a charm but as soon as I try it in game it give me a certificate error. my initial URL. For my SSH problem (to mimic a linux teminal screen) I dowloaded FireSSH for use within Firefox. Again from my desktop browser it works like a charm but from within game(ssh://IP:PORT or localhost:PORT - I set up a local port forward using netsh) it doesn't work. any other ideas. Has anyone figured out how to trigger an underying OS command prompt?

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I downloaded rama's Victory plugin and it had a CreateProc and I hooked it up two different ways as shown in the screenshot. Does anyone have any tips on how to make the external programs pop-up in game? Right now they only show up on my second screen.

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Okay so I'll post how I resolved this and hope for other comments. To be honest I was surprised that this has had no replies. First and foremost my solution requires some other technologies to integrate this in game but they are free and easy to setup. First I setup an Apache Guacamole server (http://guacamole.incubator.apache.org/) this is a remote desktop gateway that supports VNC, SSH, and RDP over HTML so all you need is a browser. Utilizing UE4's browser plugin once the Apache server was up and configured, I stood up one Ubuntu 14.04 box and one W2k12 box and just used this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODvbDVZ2AOc) and created an in game browser widget. Then once the player overlaps a trigger box it launches the browser widget and based on the credentials passed either displays the linux box or the windows box.

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answered Nov 29 '16 at 02:02 AM

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