Hello, my name is Hunter Simms. I am very new to UE4 and coding in general, but I decided to start working on a game idea and have been spending hours in tutorials and forums… which have been very helpful, I already feel like I’m getting a basic grasp of something that has a lot of developing power.
I have ran into an issue, however. I have trying to create a blueprint that once executed will launch an external program. My understanding was that there isn’t a blueprint built into UE4 that would do this for me, so I had to make my own. This has led me to different web tutorials talking about how to go about this but I feel like I am missing something because I either get compiling errors or (If I sort those out) the script I made in C++ never shows up when I search for it in the list of blueprints, where as the tutorials are saying it should.
I am extremely new to this whole world of programming/developing so I figured I was just getting it wrong because I was so new to this whole process, and I’m sure I am now. That being said, I have spent hours trying to get this sorted out and exhausting most every Youtube/Google search that could help me and am still lost. I will post the links I saw and where I specifically where I got lost or ran across an error.
Do I simply copy and paste the code into a .cpp file and .h file and save, hit compile in the main game, and then it will show up whenever I go to the blueprint graph and right click to select any given blueprint? I have tried this and it never shows up when I search for it.
- I do not understand what it means when it talks about adding a custom editor module at all.
- I am also unfamiliar with a runtime module.
I apologize if I’m overlooking something very obvious. I promise that I held off posting in the forums until I became completely stumped because I didn’t want to ask a question that seemingly has so many resources discussing it. My problem is that it seems like the resources assume I have certain knowledge already that I simply don’t have, I’m not blaming the tutorials… it’s probably very basic knowledge, but nonetheless it is knowledge I don’t have.
Seriously, any help at all would be appreciated and thank you very much for taking time out to help if you do.