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    [Tutorial] How to run Unreal Engine 4 on Low-End Devices (+More!)

    Hello there everyone!

    Want to run Unreal Engine 4 on your Laptop / Mac / Linux / PC but your device just isn't powerful enough?

    Or how about accessing your project in another room but don't want two installations / don't want to send your project to the other PC .etc?

    WELL DO I HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU!

    We're not going to be talking about turning the quality down in Unreal Engine 4, oh no. We're going to be talking about something far more awesome....

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    What you need:
    • Two devices (One that can run Unreal Engine 4 just fine!) <- IMPORTANT
    • Steam (And Steam Account) [Installed on both devices]
    • One Home Network


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    Step #1 - Sign into your computer that has Unreal Engine 4 installed.

    Step #2 - Get your butt onto Steam

    Step #3 - In Steam, go to Games > Add non-Steam game to my Library

    Step #4 - Click "Browse..."

    Step #5 - Find your Unreal Engine 4 installation folder.

    Step #6 - Open the folder with the most recent version of Unreal Engine in it (At the moment it's 4.4)

    Step #7 - Go to Engine > Binaries > Win64 (Or whatever one you're using!) and find UE4Editor.exe

    NOTE: My file path is: C:\Program Files\Unreal Engine\4.4\Engine\Binaries\Win64\UE4Editor.exe

    Step #8 - Add it to Steam!

    Step #9 - Go onto your other device

    Step #10 - Load up Steam (Sign into the same account as the main device)

    Step #11 - Go to the Library and load up Unreal Engine

    Step #12 - Give it a moment

    Step #13 - Enjoy YOUR Unreal Engine 4 on a less powerful / alternative device!

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    NOW CELEBRATE!



    I don't know how useful this will be to some people but I sure know it's handy for me!

    - Ryan S, Project Lead



    P.S - I believe this can also work as PC > Mac, Mac > PC, PC > Linux .etc!
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    Last edited by KITATUS; 09-04-2014, 08:43 AM.
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    #2
    Neat idea! I had never thought about using the in-home streaming stuff with UE4.
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      #3
      Originally posted by zerofiftyone View Post
      Neat idea! I had never thought about using the in-home streaming stuff with UE4.
      Same until yesterday; It just seems a pretty handy idea to keep in mind!
      KITATUS
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        #4
        Awesome mate. I wish if my second pc was alive. Could've used this.

        Originally posted by KitatusStudios View Post
        Step #2 - Get your butt onto Steam
        I cant get past this step. Do you have a video tutorial for this?
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          #5
          not bad! Although does require you to have 1 powerful machine in the first place, in which case I might suggest the cunning technique of waiting till you get home!
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            #6
            Just found this but It's been a few years now. Does this trick still work? This requires both machines run the same OS, right? Like both Windows or both Mac?

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