Registration & Installation

David Nixon
A free video tutorial from David Nixon
Software Developer
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Lecture description

Learn how to register an account with Epic Games and how to download and install the most recent version of Unreal Engine.

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English Alright, so to start off, I'm going to show you how to register an account with Epic Games and how to download and install the engine. So first, open a web browser and then go to unrealengine.com. Next, click on the blue button in the middle of the page that says "Get Started Now." Enter your date of birth and then click "Continue." You should now be taken to a screen where you can register for an account with Epic Games, the creators of the Unreal Engine. You will need to have an account in order to download and install the engine. So enter the country in which you reside, then enter your First and Last name. And then, choose a display name. This will be used if you ever decide to post on the Epic Games forums or anything like that. Then enter an email address. And choose a password to use that is at least 7 characters and contains at least 1 number and 1 letter. Then, once you have read and agree to the Terms of Service, click on the checkbox indicating you have done so. And then, click on the large button that says "Create Account." So now, you'll be given an End User License Agreement to read. And once you have read and agree to it, check that checkbox indicating you have done so, and then click on the Accept button. Alright, so now you'll be taken to a screen where you can download the installer for something called the Epic Games Launcher. Click on the "Proceed to Download" button to begin the download. Once the download has finished, open the file that was downloaded. The filename should start with EpicInstaller and the file extension will be .msi. Accept any security warnings that may appear. And now, choose a folder path where you want to install the launcher and then click on the Install button. And once it finishes installing, it should open automatically. It will ask you for the email and password you provided during registration. So enter that information and click Sign In. So now you will be on the homescreen of the Epic Games Launcher. From here, click on the Unreal Engine tab. Then, click on the yellow button that says "Install Engine". Select the folder and path where you want to install the engine then click on the Install button. The Launcher will now begin to download the latest version of the Engine. Once the download completes, the Launcher will automatically install it. Once the installation is complete, this yellow button will say Launch, and if you click on it, it will launch the Engine. Alright, so that will conclude the lecture on Registration and Installation.