For nearly two years I’ve bought a handful of assets from the marketplace that are not compatible as advertised. It has happened at least three times from new and old asset releases and between music, particle effects, blueprint and model assets. I’ve tried restarting my computer, clearing caches, deleting local content, installing different engine versions, restarting the epic launcher but nothing has worked.
In recent memory it has happened to me with
Mothership Scifi Assets (materials/textures not compatible on 4.8 last time I checked a few months ago),
Tower Defense Kit (not compatible on 4.8 last time I checked a few months ago),
Cinematic Music Pack (Used to be compatible but the author says he is waiting for Epic to implement updates)
There have been other assets I’ve purchased and given up on that were falsely advertised as compatible with versions under 4.9/.10 but did not work. Right now I am struggling to find a receipt for the Cinematic Music Pack 1 that I bought a year ago because it won’t unpack for me under 4.7-4.10.1 while going through the tedious process of validating my purchase to the creator and waiting to see if the credentials I give is enough to use content I paid for.
I love Unreal 4 but the marketplace has been one of my biggest frustrations throughout my experience. I’ve tried to e-mail creators to check if their projects really work on the older engine version that is advertised before spending money, but most don’t honestly test it or expect me to buy and try it myself.
This problem has been persistent and extremely aggravating and I hope if any content creators read this to please just check if your assets still work on the Unreal Engine versions that are advertised.