I started my project on PC as “Development editor”, “Win64”. I clone the project folder to the mac, but there’s no .xcodeproj file to open this up for xcoder. I want to build this project to IOS divices. Thank You, Mike
There is a File named ‘GenerateProjectFiles.sh’ in UnrealEngine/Engine/Build/BatchFiles/Mac ; you can use it for generating xcode project.
./GenerateProjectFiles.sh -project="PATH/To/Project/UnrealProject.uproject" -game
you can find more information Here
I’m very new to the Mac. Can you tell me how to run the “GenerateProjectFiles.sh” file? And is this going to create a .xcodeproj file within my game project file? Im trying to open my PC game project on the Mac to create an iOS device game. Thanks, Mike
How did you installed the engine on your mac? did you build the engine or using Unreal Engine Launcher ? Do you have any plans for writing some C++ codes for your game, or you just want to use Blueprint ?
btw the official documentation for iOS is here : iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS support for Unreal Engine | Unreal Engine 5.1 Documentation
As to run “GenerateProjectFiles.sh” you should use “terminal” type CMD+space and there write “terminal”. Navigate to the said directory (with
cd name and list files with
ls and also know where dir are you in
pwd and run the file as:
./ in unix systems means run the file that is in this directory.
I installed using the source files,and Built the engine. Thanks for your help. The official documentation has been very hard to follow. My friend will be doing the C++ programming. I’m trying to learn the Mac side of things for the packaging and deploying.
Do you have Apple Developer Account ? it is required for iOS publishing. even for testing game on your own iPhone!
i recommend you to install Unreal Engine Launcher and download “Tappy Chicken” sample from Marketplace,then try to deploy it on your device.
Yes, I have a developer account, and was able to deploy Tappy Bird to my iPad. I was lost when I couldn’t access my PC started project–using Xcode.
To create the ProjectName.xcodeproj file, you can right click your .uproject > Services > Generate Xcode Project.
I can’t get this to work.
I typed, “CMD+ terminal” and it said command not found.
Can you tell me exactly what to type to setup the “GenerateProjectFiles.sh”?
I can’t get this to work. I typed, “CMD+ terminal” and it said command not found.
I opened the terminal found in the Utilities. Is that correct?
My project file is in Documents/Unreal Projects/MyProject/UnrealProject.uproject
Im not sure on a mac what the correct path should be. Can someone help me out? Thanks
That didn’t work
This doesn’t work.
“To create the ProjectName.xcodeproj file, you can right click your .uproject > Services > Generate Xcode Project.”
./GenerateProjectFiles.sh -project=“/Users/YOURUSERNAME/Documents/Unreal Projects/MyProject/UnrealProject.uproject” -game
I did click on generate Xcode project, but nothing was created and nothing seemed to happen. A Xcode file was not found anywhere in my game project file. It should create the file in the game project folder–right?
I installed the engine via the installer and the source files. So both are on my Mac.
Sorry for missing that part mcmike953. Now with the Binary build installed as well, were you able to create the xcodeproj file?
I’ll look into how this is handled with only a GitHub build, though the other option is if you place your project in the root with Engine folder, and run the GenerateProjectFiles.command. This will then include your project in the UE4.xcodeproj file.