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There's an aweful lot of plugins loaded by default! - Which ones are actually used?

Hi All,

I recently noticed that there’s an aweful lot of plugins loaded by default in the engine/project. Not by my own choosing.
But I am not sure which ones I can disable. Of course some I can guess like for my game paper2d should not have to be used. And the SteamVR plugin seems to be ticked back on even when I disabled it a while back in favour of OculusVR.

Does anyone know if there are any that are commonly essential and always used by the engine?

This is a list from my Log file:

LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin SteamVR
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin ProceduralMeshComponent
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin GameSparks
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin OnlineSubsystem
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin OnlineSubsystemUtils
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin OnlineSubsystemOculus
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin Paper2D
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin LightPropagationVolume
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin FacialAnimation
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin CharacterAI
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin HTML5Networking
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin AvfMedia
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin ImgMedia
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin MediaCompositing
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin WmfMedia
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin TcpMessaging
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin UdpMessaging
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin ActorSequence
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin OnlineSubsystemNull
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin AndroidPermission
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin AppleARKit
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin ArchVisCharacter
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin CableComponent
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin CustomMeshComponent
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin ExampleDeviceProfileSelector
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin ImmediatePhysics
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin LocationServicesBPLibrary
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin MobilePatchingUtils
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin OculusVR
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin PhysXVehicles
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin RuntimePhysXCooking
LogPluginManager: Mounting plugin WindowsMoviePlayer

Cheers
Fred

All those plugins can be disabled if your project have no components using them.

Ok…just un-clicked most of these and some others in the plugin interface and restarted engine. It then wouldn’t start up again but kept crashing during startup.
I was using perforce so could revert the project file.

Lesson is, have a copy and do little by little! :slight_smile:

Plugins activation are set to “false” or “true” inside the project’s .uproject file; that file can be edited with any text editor, no need to use backups.

yeah I just reverted my .uproject file.
Interesting if this can be edited as ascii I didn’t know that. Will check it out.