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When following the Blueprint Visual Scripting guide, step 10 simply does not work since it takes you to the already pre-made Event BeginPlay node. What is the proper way to go about this?

This is the link for the guide I am following: https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/Engine/Blueprints/GettingStarted

What exactly am I supposed to do here. I tried creating a new Graph, and that still does not allow me to make the EventBegin Play node.

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asked Aug 03 '18 at 09:35 AM in Using UE4

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I do not see any steps when following your link. You can't have more than one Begin Play event node per actor. Can you show us what you're trying to connect to the Begin Play node?

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answered Aug 03 '18 at 09:42 AM

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avatar image AmirAzmi0830 Aug 03 '18 at 12:10 PM

Oh, I am sorry, I linked the wrong one, this is the one right here: https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/Engine/Blueprints/QuickStart/1

avatar image Everynone Aug 03 '18 at 12:11 PM

Inside the Graph window, Right-click and add an Event Begin Play node.

Which part of this is not working?

avatar image AmirAzmi0830 Aug 03 '18 at 12:50 PM

When you right click to make the node it just goes to the one already there that exists.

avatar image Everynone Aug 03 '18 at 12:51 PM

And that's the correct behaviour. As I said, you can't have more than 1 Begin Play node per actor.

If you are confused as to why there is one already in your blueprint, it most likely due to the fact that the tutorial you're following is 2-3 years old or so. Things have evolved. These days a brand new actor has some nodes present for convenience reasons, as they almost always useful.

A small quality of life improvement added in one of the engine versions.

avatar image AmirAzmi0830 Aug 03 '18 at 01:35 PM

Oh okay, I really wish they update their guides so it allows for beginners to actually be able to work with Unreal Engine 4, do you have any guides to follow by chance that are more modern?

avatar image Everynone Aug 03 '18 at 01:40 PM

The engine is constantly being updated, there are 3-4 version updates a year. Things will get outdated by default. You will eventually run into things that make little sense.

You can always search for tutorials on YT and filter by date.

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If you cant creat a BeginPlay node then it is probably either because youre inside a function instead of the main Event graph, or youre editing a blueprint that is not descended from Actor.

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answered Aug 03 '18 at 07:44 PM

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