Get SpatialOS



Get started: 1 - Get the dependencies

To start using the GDK for Unreal, you need to ensure you have the correct software installed and that your machine is capable of running Unreal Engine.

Sign up for a SpatialOS account, or make sure you are logged in

If you have already signed up, make sure you are logged into If you are logged in, you should see your picture in the top right of this page. If you are not logged in, select Sign in at the top of this page and follow the instructions.

If you have not signed up before, you can sign up here.

Set up your machine

Step 1: Hardware

  • Ensure your machine meets the minimum hardware requirements for Unreal Engine.

Refer to the Unreal Engine hardware recommendations for further information about the minimum hardware requirements.

  • Recommended storage: 60GB+ available space

Step 2: Network settings

To configure your network to work with SpatialOS, refer to the SpatialOS network settings.

Step 3: Software

To build the GDK for Unreal you need the following software installed on your machine:

  • Windows 10, with Command Prompt or PowerShell as your terminal.

    • The GDK for Unreal is only supported on Windows 10.
  • Git for Windows

    • You need to download and install Git for windows to clone the GDK and Unreal Engine GitHub repositories.
  • SpatialOS version 13.2

  • The Windows SDK 8.1

    • The Windows SDK 8.1 provides libraries, headers, metadata and tools required for building Windows 10 applications.
  • Visual Studio 2015 or 2017 (we recommend 2017). During the installation, select the following items in the Workloads tab:

    • Universal Windows Platform development
    • Desktop development with C++
    • Game development with C++

Next: Get and build the GDK’s Unreal Engine Fork

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