Search in
Sort by:

Question Status:

Search help

  • Simple searches use one or more words. Separate the words with spaces (cat dog) to search cat,dog or both. Separate the words with plus signs (cat +dog) to search for items that may contain cat but must contain dog.
  • You can further refine your search on the search results page, where you can search by keywords, author, topic. These can be combined with each other. Examples
    • cat dog --matches anything with cat,dog or both
    • cat +dog --searches for cat +dog where dog is a mandatory term
    • cat -dog -- searches for cat excluding any result containing dog
    • [cats] —will restrict your search to results with topic named "cats"
    • [cats] [dogs] —will restrict your search to results with both topics, "cats", and "dogs"

To open this project you must first install Visual Studio 2017

 "To open this project you must first install Visual Studio 2017.
 Would you like to download and install it now?"

This is the popup that happens when you open my uproject on a machine without visual studio.

I've packaged the dlls, .modules and .target files but it still pops this up on machines without visual studio.

How do I fix it?

Product Version: UE 4.17
more ▼

asked Mar 09 '18 at 05:41 AM in Using UE4

avatar image

1.3k 61 68 271

avatar image theonecalledtom Mar 11 '18 at 06:16 PM

Is this something that just happens if you have a source directory in a project?

avatar image theonecalledtom Mar 11 '18 at 10:08 PM

And just to be clear - this prevents users without Visual Studio from opening the project because when you select "no" nothing further happens.

At the very least I'd expect people to be able to edit assets and shaders but maybe not be able to run the game.

Perhaps I'm missing adding the right dlls to source control?

avatar image theonecalledtom Mar 13 '18 at 07:39 PM

Partial progress on this.

With a fresh Windows 10 home install, and a fresh Unreal install (4.17) I was able to repro the problem.

Right clicking on the uproject I had no Unreal actions so followed the instructions here: https://answers.unrealengine.com/questions/579855/this-file-does-not-have-a-program-associated.html

And this fixed the problem for me! I was able to load and run my project without Unreal.

Why partial progress only? Someone else can't get the right click actions working properly. Having followed those same instructions he was able to see the right click actions but when he tries to select an engine version he gets asked what application to use.

So it seems the right click actions don't work for him.

Video here: https://youtu.be/kGICzSY1pLc

(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users

1 answer: sort voted first

Just following up what ended up working out was what Maxwell posted in that other thread "I have solved my problem by copy the content of Launcher > Binaries > Win64 and paste to the 4_15 > Binaries > Win64 after that I have executed the UnrealVersionSelector.exe inside the 4_15 Win64...."

¯_(ツ)_/¯ Videogame development!

more ▼

answered Mar 13 '18 at 08:18 PM

avatar image


(comments are locked)
10|2000 characters needed characters left
Viewable by all users
Your answer
toggle preview:

Up to 5 attachments (including images) can be used with a maximum of 5.2 MB each and 5.2 MB total.

Follow this question

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

Answers to this question