Migrating optional Epic Games git repositories to new GitHub organization

Hey everyone,

We’re doing a bit of housekeeping and with that, we’re making a few changes to the structure of the Epic Games organization on GitHub on Thursday, February 29.

For Unreal Engine users, there will be no change in how you access the Unreal Engine repository for your projects. Continue to head to https://github.com/EpicGames/UnrealEngine for access to the source code.

A selection of repositories will be migrated to a new Epic Games Ext organization. These repos are public, so you will not need to link your Epic account to access them. Most existing links to these repos will redirect automatically, which means no changes will be required on your end for these to continue working. Learn more about the impacts of transferring a repository, including how to update projects with the new repo URLs utilizing “git remote”.

The repos to be migrated include:

*Links to this repo require manual updates.

Additional repos may be moved to Epic Games Ext in the future, and we’ll update this post with those changes.


I just started getting this error for the BlenderTools repository:

remote: Repository ‘EpicGamesExt/BlenderTools’ is disabled.
remote: Please ask the owner to check their account.
fatal: unable to access ‘GitHub - EpicGamesExt/BlenderTools: Blender addons that improve the game development workflow between Blender and Unreal.’: The requested URL returned error: 403

This is with my linked account login info in the repository url. When I remove the linked account info from the url, I get asked for username and password.

can you be more precise, how to update the links for the PixelStreamingInfrastructure manually?

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Moving the git remote to the updated URL and thus getting access changes made to the updated git repo is already explained in the “transferring a repository” link Amanda already provided.

Specifically the most relevant portion for users cloning a repo is:

All links to the previous repository location are automatically redirected to the new location. When you use git clone, git fetch, or git push on a transferred repository, these commands will redirect to the new repository location or URL. However, to avoid confusion, we strongly recommend updating any existing local clones to point to the new repository URL. You can do this by using git remote on the command line:

git remote set-url origin NEW_URL

Warning: If you create a new repository or fork at the previous repository location, the redirects to the transferred repository will be deactivated. They can be reactivated by renaming or deleting the new repository or fork.

If you need a specific example:
This is an example of cloning the old repo (this mocks you already having the previous repo on your local machine), then changing the remote URL to the updated EpicGamesEx repo.

This is what you should already have on your local machine:

clemens@clemens-desktop:~/Documents/projects/Test$ git clone git@github.com:EpicGames/PixelStreamingInfrastructure.git
Cloning into 'PixelStreamingInfrastructure'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 6568, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (2232/2232), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (628/628), done.
remote: Total 6568 (delta 1668), reused 2076 (delta 1553), pack-reused 4336
Receiving objects: 100% (6568/6568), 24.07 MiB | 14.76 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (4473/4473), done.

Update remote URL:

clemens@clemens-desktop:~/Documents/projects/Test$ cd PixelStreamingInfrastructure/

clemens@clemens-desktop:~/Documents/projects/Test/PixelStreamingInfrastructure$ git remote get-url origin

clemens@clemens-desktop:~/Documents/projects/Test/PixelStreamingInfrastructure$ git remote set-url origin git@github.com:EpicGamesExt/PixelStreamingInfrastructure.git

Blender Tools documentation doesn’t work.

Hi, I’ve got a 404 trying to access https://github.com/EpicGames/UnrealEngine

If you’re getting a 404 error, follow this guide on how to access it (if you haven’t already).

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