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    Accidentally completely deleted the "basic cube" shape from UE4

    Hello,

    I dont really know where to put this topic but this seemed to be the most fitting place.
    I am relatively new to the Unreal Engine 4 and made a mistake the other day:
    I wanted to delete a cube off my Project but instead I deleted the cube off the whole Game Engine. Now, every time I open the UE4 the message below appears and I cannot spawn a Cube anymore.
    Is there any way, exept for reinstalling the Engine, to fix this?



    #2
    Do you still have an option for the cube in starter content?
    Greg
    Boolean Games

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      #3
      We should really just procedurally generate these shapes.

      For now, the cube exists in Engine/Content/BasicShapes/Cube.uasset where you installed the engine. A quick way would be to import an asset to that location and save as "Cube".

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        #4
        Hey,
        I really appreciate the fact that a developer in person tries to help me, thats amazing!
        Though I do not really understand what you meant with "import an asset to that location".
        Do I simply import the "Cube.uasset" into UE4 then export it? Sorry for the dumb questions, but I am still learning

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          #5
          Originally posted by Stadtwache View Post
          Hey,
          I really appreciate the fact that a developer in person tries to help me, thats amazing!
          Though I do not really understand what you meant with "import an asset to that location".
          Do I simply import the "Cube.uasset" into UE4 then export it? Sorry for the dumb questions, but I am still learning
          Via the content browser you could just import a cube to the engine content directory/basicshapes/ directory is what I meant. Actually I didnt realize there is a "verify" option on the engine in the launcher. Can you try running that? If that doesn't work just download a previous version of the engine (i.e 4.12) copy the cube out of it and paste it into the Engine/Content/BasicShapes/ directory where you installed the version you are having trouble with.

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            #6
            Thanks!! The verify optiion fixed it for me.

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              #7
              Another option is to delete the Unreal Engine version you're using, and then re-add it, from the Engine Launcher.
              This will re-install all files, which includes that mesh.
              The draw-back is that it takes longer to download the code again :-)

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                #8
                Whoa whoa dude! You just about took down the matrix! Close one. Thanks for fixing that.

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