Registration & Installation

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

How to register an account with Epic Games and how to download and install the most recent version of Unreal Engine 5.

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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 by the end of this lecture, we should have the software up and running and be ready to dive right in to actually learning about it in the next lecture. So first, open a web browser and then go to unrealengine.com. Next, click on the blue button in the upper-right corner of the page that says “Download.” In order to use the Engine to create games, you will need to download the version that comes with a publishing license, so scroll down and click on the “Download Now” button under that option. This will download a .msi file that begins with the words EpicInstaller. Once this download has finished, run the file. Accept any security warnings that may appear. And then, choose a folder path where you want to install the launcher and then click on the Install button. Once it finishes installing, it should open automatically. The first time the launcher is run, you will be prompted to sign in with an Epic Games account or an existing third-party account. If you don’t have an Epic Games account, you can create one by clicking the Sign Up link at the bottom. And then you should be taken to a page like this. 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.” Then, 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. So now, enter the email and password you provided during registration and click Sign In. So now you should be on the homescreen of the Epic Games Launcher. From here, click on the “Unreal Engine” tab on the left. And then click on the UE5 tab in the upper-right. Now, click on the blue button that says “Download Early Access.” You should now see a message explaining that Unreal Engine 5 is still in “Early Access” mode. Click on the Install button. Select the folder and path where you want to install the engine, then click on the Install button again. The Launcher will now begin to download the Engine. Once the download completes, the Launcher will automatically install it. Once the installation is complete, there should be two different yellow buttons that say Launch, and clicking on either of them will launch the Engine. Alright, so that will conclude the lecture on Registration and Installation.