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    Block the launcher from auto-launching by doing this.




    Launch projects either from shortcuts .. or directly from C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Unreal Projects .. or have a shortcut of the UE4Editor.exe and launch that to choose which project you wish to open without needing the launcher for that.




    Create new projects by either launching one of your existing projects, and go to File → New project..

    Or launch the UE4Editor.exe directly from "C:\Program Files\Epic Games\UE_4.22\Engine\Binaries\Win64\UE4Editor.exe" (or so)




    You can surely wait when it comes to updating ue4 versions or installing new plugins to the engine via the launcher, if there is a small delay with the servers.

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    As someone who does not play Fortnite nor is using the Epic shop in any way, and is just using the Engine to develop own games, I agree on this request. The first thing I did was to hide the games library and shop - which made the launcher start up much faster.
    But it still feels unnecessary to have it and I would very much love to be able to simply install a seperated, minimalistic "gamedev" version of the launcher without all the bloat that comes with the games part.

    The only other option I have right now is to block the internet access for the launcher, and only allow it whenever I need to download something.

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    Originally posted by ImSunkenDrone View Post
    ... i wish that the engine could be downloaded seperately from the launcher.
    It can be downloaded separately ... the source code version ... the version in the launcher is a pre-built binary version which I practically never use. I use the source code version and have different branches exported for the versions I need.

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    Originally posted by ImSunkenDrone View Post
    When I first installed "today" inn the EULA section which i like most people dont read i caught that the title was "Fortnite End User Liscense Agreement" being a long time anti fortniter i do not want to install fortnite, why does the party of Epic Games feel that it is ok to hide a fortnite download in the epic installer download, also i wish that the engine could be downloaded seperately from the launcher.
    What on Earth is an anti-fortniter?

    They don't "hide" Fortnite in the launcher, you have to explicitly install it.

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    When I first installed "today" inn the EULA section which i like most people dont read i caught that the title was "Fortnite End User Liscense Agreement" being a long time anti fortniter i do not want to install fortnite, why does the party of Epic Games feel that it is ok to hide a fortnite download in the epic installer download, also i wish that the engine could be downloaded seperately from the launcher.

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    Originally posted by roberteker View Post
    So we just encountered this error here at work, and no amount of re-installation of any of the packages in the list helped:

    http://help.epicgames.com/customer/e...games-launcher

    Can you guess what the workaround was? Run the Editor directly and ignore the Launcher.
    Slightly off topic from the main post but I get your connection. I actually had the same issue myself and it turns out it's all about windows updates and MSVC++ redistributables I actually posted a guide on how to fix it here: https://forums.unrealengine.com/unre...nreal-engine-4

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    So we just encountered this error here at work, and no amount of re-installation of any of the packages in the list helped:

    http://help.epicgames.com/customer/e...games-launcher

    Can you guess what the workaround was? Run the Editor directly and ignore the Launcher.

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  • replied
    Originally posted by DamirH View Post

    This has nothing to so with feeling or arguing...

    Not making us wait in queue behind games like Fortnite isn't like requesting a "Make MMO" button sorry. Especially given the number of employees at Epic games. In fact, I think they already implemented a fix because as I said It's been a non issue (at least for me) for the past few days and I'm pretty sure Fortnite didn't just lose it's entire player base in one night.

    Telling people not to voice their opinions and issues is just lame. I'm not diverting attention away from actual issues by simply voicing my opinion. I'm sure Epic has the ability to choose which posts to read and which not to and if there are others who are experiencing the same problem, then it's something worth mentioning.

    You say it has nothing to do with feeling and yet here you are White Knighting on behalf of Epic telling me that I'm wasting Epic's time... that sir, is the definition of an emotional response.

    On a side note, your game looks pretty good
    Last edited by TorQueMoD; 02-10-2018, 06:53 PM.

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    This is also driving me nuts. Is there really no other way for me to access my marketplace content? I am currently setting up a new PC and am in a time critical period so this is more than a slight inconvenience to me.

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    Originally posted by TorQueMoD View Post

    There was nothing thoughtless about my complaint but I won't bother arguing the point with you as it's not likely to accomplish anything. You're welcome to feel however you like about the issue. I didn't post to get your attention anyway.
    This has nothing to so with feeling or arguing. I am merely calling you out on requesting what is just one step away from "Where is the make MMO button", as threads like these divert attention away from actual realistic issues and are hurting the community in more than one way. You're making a mountain out of a molehill and demand Epic invest tens of thousands of man-hours to remove what is at best a minor, temporary inconvenience.

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    Is the problem still persisting for anyone? I haven't had the issues in the past two days.

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    Originally posted by DamirH View Post
    To be brutally honest, thoughtless and trivial complaints such as these are probably one of the reasons why Epic's forum presence evaporated. You're supposed to be developers, technically literate, yet you throw around claims such as "easily pull all tools into a separate launcher", as if separating the database and the login services is copy pasting a bunch of files and as if developing a new launcher just for that is a week's work, to name the least of the problems with these arguments.

    Can there be improvements to the Launcher and the services? Absolutely. This whole issue is side-stepped if only it'd be possible to download marketplace assets from the browser. But some of the posts in this tread are, to put it as politely as possible, ludicrous at best.
    There was nothing thoughtless about my complaint but I won't bother arguing the point with you as it's not likely to accomplish anything. You're welcome to feel however you like about the issue. I didn't post to get your attention anyway.

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    Originally posted by Just Krishna View Post
    Wait... in previous sentence you stated it's wrong that modders need to use launcher. So... as solution you propose to create yet another launcher?
    It still would use the same ID and servers. There's no point in separating it because of very rare downtimes.
    I suggest you read more than a single post before you chime in with your two cents otherwise you come across as a jerk without likely meaning to. I was replying to what someone else said and I already know that the launcher isn't needed to access the tools. The wait time has nothing to do with my hardware, it's a connection to the launcher while too many people are playing Fortnite. It's imposed by Epic which is why I was complaining in the first place. If you read the first post, you'd know that.

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    To be brutally honest, thoughtless and trivial complaints such as these are probably one of the reasons why Epic's forum presence evaporated. You're supposed to be developers, technically literate, yet you throw around claims such as "easily pull all tools into a separate launcher", as if separating the database and the login services is copy pasting a bunch of files and as if developing a new launcher just for that is a week's work, to name the least of the problems with these arguments.

    Can there be improvements to the Launcher and the services? Absolutely. This whole issue is side-stepped if only it'd be possible to download marketplace assets from the browser. But some of the posts in this tread are, to put it as politely as possible, ludicrous at best.
    Last edited by DamirH; 02-09-2018, 05:03 PM.

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    Originally posted by TorQueMoD View Post

    Even modders shouldn't have to wait for several minutes just to get access to the Editor. It just doesn't make sense.
    You don't need launcher to access modding editor if you'd use shortcut to project. Launcher does nothing more, it's like list of shortcuts
    Although if game provide updates - yes, you need a launcher to sync your editor.
    And I don't understand why you're waiting "several minutes"? Is it on crazy slow HDD?

    Originally posted by TorQueMoD View Post
    Epic could easily put all the official engine tools including the various games you can mod for in it's own separate launcher.
    Wait... in previous sentence you stated it's wrong that modders need to use launcher. So... as solution you propose to create yet another launcher?
    It still would use the same ID and servers. There's no point in separating it because of very rare downtimes.

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