Debug message crashes engine

GEngine->AddOnScreenDebugMessage(-1, 1.0f, FColor::Red, “Code Fire”);
This line crashes the engine no matter where it is exectuted

GEngine is not always available, and calling AddOnScreenDebugMessage may cause a crash if that is the case.

If you enclose it with this if clause, it should be fine:

if (GEngine)
{
    GEngine->AddOnScreenDebugMessage(-1, 1.0f, FColor::Red, "Code Fire");
}

It worked a few minutes ago. I commented it out compiled removed the comment and it crashes.
And GEngine should be available in the context

Huh, strange. Well, Epic seems to be on the case! :smiley:

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Hey gidcheen-

Jargon is correct that you need to check that GEngine is available with the if(GEngine) block. However you also have to make sure that the class you’re using this in knows what GEngine is by including Engine.h. Additionally you want to add TEXT() around the text that is to be printed. Let us know if this code is still causing crashes for you.

Cheers

Doug Wilson