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Building Unreal Engine Game Client and Dedicated Server on Linux.

Building Unreal Engine Game Client and Dedicated Server on Linux

Because the build tools of UE4 works across platforms (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), steps in this article can be applied to Mac OS and Windows as well.

On Windows, You need to replace RunUAT.sh with RunUAT.bat though.

Prerequisites

First, get Unreal Engine 4 sourcecode and export the following environment variables:

  • $UE4_ROOT Engine sourcecode directory, which contains Setup.sh
  • $GAME_UPROJECT Path of the .uproject file of your game project
  • $ARCHIVED_DIR Your build output directory.

Build Steps

Prepare for Engine Build

cd $UE4_ROOT
./Setup.sh
./GenerateProjectFiles.sh

Build the Engine

make UE4Editor UE4Game UnrealPak CrashReportClient ShaderCompileWorker UnrealLightmass

Generate Game Project Files

This will generate Makefiles on Linux (Visual Studio files on Windows, XCode files on Mac OS).

$UE4_ROOT/GenerateProjectFiles.sh -project="$GAME_UPROJECT" -game

Build and Cook the Dedicated Server

$UE4_ROOT/Engine/Build/BatchFiles/RunUAT.sh \
    BuildCookRun -project="$GAME_UPROJECT" \
    -nop4 -build -cook -compressed -stage \
    -noclient -server -serverplatform=Linux -serverconfig=Development \
    -pak -archive -archivedirectory="$ARCHIVED_DIR" \
    -utf8output

Build and Cook the Client

$UE4_ROOT/Engine/Build/BatchFiles/RunUAT.sh \
    BuildCookRun -project="$GAME_UPROJECT" \
    -nop4 -build -cook -compressed -stage \
    -platform=Linux -clientconfig=Development \
    -pak -archive -archivedirectory="$ARCHIVED_DIR" \
    -utf8output

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@crozar crozar commented Nov 20, 2019

hi thanks for this script but i have an error " ERROR: Failed to find scripts to execute in the command line params.
AutomationTool exiting with ExitCode=1 (Error_Unknown)
RunUAT ERROR: AutomationTool was unable to run successfully. ",

and is their a possibility for making 1 compiled deployment script that can take care of all of this for the UT community who have passion for helping support this game to grow. a deployment script that will finilize a UT4 server hub instead of a game server , thank you , please PM me if this requirement will take or consume ur time and ill be helpful to negotiate terms for costs under the fundraisers of philanthropist from the UT community

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@crozar crozar commented Nov 20, 2019

can u join this discord server and PM me , my nick name is uaedude
im @ https://discord.gg/wQVTfE

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