Sorry to say this, but documentation is pretty messy even for how one should get access to UE4’s source code.
A) In the tutorial (https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest...ine/index.html) it is said that “For instructions on associating your GitHub account with your Unreal Engine account, visit the UE4 on GitHub page”.
B) Fine. At that page, one is told that the steps to do that are simply the following:
Create an account at GitHub.com
Go to your account and associate your GitHub username by entering it into the GitHub account field.
Get started by going to our GitHub page and downloading the full source.
I already have a GitHub account that I have been using or years, so that’s done. Due to the confusing wording, I assume step 2 only means I have to log into my GitHub account, because what could mean to “associate your GitHub username by entering it into the GitHub account field”?
C) Done that, I go to Epic Games · GitHub. However, UnrealEngine repository does not appeart to me. Only a “Signup” one, described as “Information about signing up for a free Epic Games account”.
D) When I click that, it opens a README.MD file containing the following information:
“Unreal Engine is now free!
To access our repositories, sign up for a free account at UnrealEngine.com and register your GitHub ID using these instructions.
After that, you can find our repositories here:
(Note that you must be signed into GitHub for these links to work.)”
Well, I am already signed into my GitHub account. But when I click the “Unreal Engine” link, I am sent to a 404 error page saying “this is not the web page you are looking for”.
For a second I think “well, it might be because of that account association thing, that here in this README.MD file is being called ‘register your GitHub ID’”. Then, I decide to click in the “these instructions” link that is contained within that README.MD file.
E) Surprise: I am sent back to the item B) above, in a circle that never ends.
So what I ask is for some charitable soul to point me in the right direction here. I have a GitHub account. I obviously have a UE4 account. When I go to EpicGames GitHub page (properly logged into my GitHub account), there is no accessible Unreal Engine repository. What else do I have to do to get access to Unreal source code?
Thanks in advance for your time.