Im a new user and was looking forward to the UE4 experience especially coming from a visual effects background. I went to your website and was taken back a bit when I realised I had to download a special installer in order to get or install the unity engine. ok fine… I did this and installed an App called Epic Games Launcher. huh!! ok kool… the Launcher installed no problem but that’s as far as not having any problems went.After that …PROBLEMS !!!
I tried so many things and visited many blogs before this thing installed Unity Engine… it took the best part of a week… in order for your Epic Games Launcher to stop verifying the install to death I had to manually transfer the downloaded files from the Engine 4.9 folder into the Launcher Folder. Funny enough as I did this the Epic Launcher was verifying … for the millionth time. when suddenly it said Launch Engine!!! yeahhhh finally its all downloaded and installed… no more problems… so I thought … I was dying to see how this engine performed on my pc " i7 4.8GHz 16GB Ram 2xSSD 2xQaudro 4000 cards and dual screens" so I downloaded the Matinee demo and was blown away… I really was. im now desperate for more demos so I proceeded to to try and download every demo and example that was on the learning tab. this is every users nightmare especially one as enthusiastic as me. the dam Launcher crashes every time you click the “FREE” button. it doesn’t matter which project or demo. you can feel my pain right!!! I only have the matinee demo … played it to death already… all the links that take you to your main website work fine… but the links that takes you to all the good stuff don’t!!! what a wind up!!!
So my question is this. Why have a Epic Launcher at all … its more like an Epic Blunder. it serves no real purpose other than to make the obtaining of the good stuff as difficult as possible and since most of the links take you to your Main site anyway it begs belief why you bother to have a Launcher in the first place… its just providing folks with links to your Website. considering your installation isn’t complex why not just provide us with a simple link on your website so we can just download the thing … provide us with simple instructions on how to install the engine or even better still just make a installer for the engine and forget this silly Epic Launcher thingy… its non productive and a bit **** not to mention long winded.
Kind Regards EU4 Team