[Tutorial] How to run Unreal Engine 4 on Low-End Devices (+More!)

Hello there everyone!

Want to run Unreal Engine 4 on your Laptop / Mac / Linux / PC but your device just isn’t powerful enough?

Or how about accessing your project in another room but don’t want two installations / don’t want to send your project to the other PC .etc?


We’re not going to be talking about turning the quality down in Unreal Engine 4, oh no. We’re going to be talking about something far more awesome…

What you need:

  • Two devices (One that can run Unreal Engine 4 just fine!) <- IMPORTANT
  • Steam (And Steam Account) [Installed on both devices]
  • One Home Network

Step #1 - Sign into your computer that has Unreal Engine 4 installed.

Step #2 - Get your butt onto Steam

Step #3 - In Steam, go to Games > Add non-Steam game to my Library

Step #4 - Click “Browse…”

Step #5 - Find your Unreal Engine 4 installation folder.

Step #6 - Open the folder with the most recent version of Unreal Engine in it (At the moment it’s 4.4)

Step #7 - Go to Engine > Binaries > Win64 (Or whatever one you’re using!) and find UE4Editor.exe

**NOTE: My file path is: C:\Program Files\Unreal Engine\4.4\Engine\Binaries\Win64\UE4Editor.exe
Step #8 - Add it to Steam!

Step #9 - Go onto your other device

Step #10 - Load up Steam (Sign into the same account as the main device)

Step #11 - Go to the Library and load up Unreal Engine

Step #12 - Give it a moment

Step #13 - Enjoy YOUR Unreal Engine 4 on a less powerful / alternative device!


I don’t know how useful this will be to some people but I sure know it’s handy for me!

  • Ryan S, Project Lead

P.S - I believe this can also work as PC > Mac, Mac > PC, PC > Linux .etc!

hi i like your solution , but its a problem for people who have one device which doesnt run ue4 fine