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UE4 Windows command line building
:: Build client
RunUAT BuildCookRun -project="full_path.uproject"^
-noP4 -platform=Win64^
-clientconfig=Development -serverconfig=Development^
-cook -allmaps -build -stage^
-pak -archive -archivedirectory="Output Directory"
:: Cook client
RunUAT BuildCookRun -project="full_project_path_and_project_name".uproject^
-noP4 -platform=Win64^
-clientconfig=Development -serverconfig=Development^
-cook -allmaps -NoCompile -stage^
-pak -archive -archivedirectory="Output Directory"
:: Build server
RunUAT BuildCookRun -project="full_project_path_and_project_name".uproject^
-noP4 -platform=Win64^
-clientconfig=Development -serverconfig=Development^
-cook -server -serverplatform=Win64 -noclient -build -stage^
-pak -archive -archivedirectory="Output Directory"
:: Cook server
RunUAT BuildCookRun -project="full_project_path_and_project_name".uproject^
-noP4 -platform=Win64^
-clientconfig=Development -serverconfig=Development^
-cook -server -serverplatform=Win64 -noclient -NoCompile -stage^
-pak -archive -archivedirectory="Output Directory"
@zulman
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zulman commented Apr 14, 2017

Thank you, very helpful!

@cesclong
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cesclong commented May 10, 2017

thank you ,so helpful to me

@ChristianHohlfeld
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ChristianHohlfeld commented Mar 15, 2018

very nice, helped me alot. Thanks! 👍

@Memnarch
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Memnarch commented Feb 11, 2019

on 4.21(it worked in 4.19) we constantly get "failed to delete AutomationUtils.Automation.dll in 10 attempts". Any solution? This seems to affect only 4.21(maybe already 4.20)

@AKuehnert
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AKuehnert commented Mar 22, 2019

@Memnarch in this -> ( https://blog.mi.hdm-stuttgart.de/index.php/2017/02/11/uat-automation/ ) article the parameters are explained. I got this error when trying to use compile on an epic games launcher ue4 version because this can't be compiled in contrast to a source build

@Flassari
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Flassari commented Sep 19, 2019

Stage is when the build tools packages the built game to a staging directory for delivery.
Archive is when it copies the staged build to another directory. Optional.

Most people are doing one extra stage of needlessly copying the whole game to another folder. You'll effectively have 4 versions/copies of the game files:

  • Original assets.
  • Packaged assets in Saved folder.
  • Staged assets in Stage folder.
  • Archived assets in Archive folder. <-- Optional and should be removed if you don't need an extra copy of the game.

This can be fixed by changing the build command part
-stage -archive -archivedirectory="Output Directory"
to
-stage -stagingdirectory="Output Directory"

@jeferwang
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jeferwang commented Aug 27, 2021

very helpful! thank you

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