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Unreal Engine 4 Git Source Control Plugin

UE4GitPlugin is a simple Git Source Control Plugin for Unreal Engine 4.5


Download the last release

Beta version 0.5.3:

  • display status icons to show modified/added/deleted/untracked files
  • show history of a file
  • diff against depot or between previous versions of a file
  • revert modifications of a file
  • add a file
  • delete a file
  • checkin/commit a file (cannot handle atomically more than 20 files)
  • show current branch name in status text

What cannot be done presently:

  • initialize a new Git local repository ('git init') to manager your UE4 Game Project.
  • configure user name & email ('git config user.name' & git config user.email')
  • commit description message cannot take more than one line (Editor limitation)
  • Pull/Fetch/Push are not in the current Editor workflow
  • Branch and Merge are not in the current Editor workflow (but on Epic Roadmap)
  • Amend a commit & Add file to Index are not in the current Editor workflow


Known issues:

  • issue #10: Add the "Copy" operation replacing "Delete" + "Add"
  • issue #11: Add the "Resolve" operation introduced in Editor 4.3
  • reverting an asset does not seem to update content in Editor! Issue in Editor?
  • renaming an asset does not seem to be handled correctly by the Editor...
  • renamed file may not be tracked correctly (not yet tested, see above)
  • file history does not report file size
  • Windows only (64 bits)

Getting started

Install Git

Under Windows 64bits, you could either:

  • install a standalone Git, usually in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe".
  • or copy a portable Git inside "/Engine/Binaries/ThirdParty/git/Win32".

Initialize your Game Project directory with Git

Use your favorite Git program to initialize and manage your whole game project directory. For instance:

C:/Users/<username>/Documents/Unreal Projects/<YourGameProject>

Install this Git Plugin

There are a few ways to use a Plugin with UE4.

See also the Plugins official Documentation

Within a standard installed Unreal Engine binary release:

You can simply download a ZIP of source code from the latest release, and unzip it under the "Plugins" directory of the Engine, beside PerforceSourceControl and SubversionSourceControl:


Or you can clone the plugin repository, and as the name of the destination directory is unimportant, its just:

git clone https://github.com/SRombauts/UE4GitPlugin.git
Within an Unreal Engine source release from GitHub:

Donwload and unzip or clone the plugin repository under the "Plugins" directory of the Engine, beside PerforceSourceControl and SubversionSourceControl:


Take care of using the name GitSourceControl as destination directory (same name as the "GitSourceControl.uplugin" file):

git clone https://github.com/SRombauts/UE4GitPlugin.git GitSourceControl
Within your Game Project only

Alternatively, you could choose to install the plugin into a subfolder or your Game Project "Plugins" directory:


In this case, you will obviously only be able to use the plugin within this project.

Enable Git Plugin within the Editor

Launch the UE4 Editor, then open:

Windows->Plugins, enable Editor->Source Control->Git

click Enable and restart the Editor.

Activate Git Source Control for your Game Project

Load your Game Project, then open:

File->Connect To Source Control... -> Git: Accept Settings

See also the Source Control official Documentation


Copyright (c) 2014 Sébastien Rombauts (sebastien.rombauts@gmail.com)

Distributed under the MIT License (MIT) (See accompanying file LICENSE.txt or copy at http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)

How to contribute

GitHub website

The most efficient way to help and contribute to this wrapper project is to use the tools provided by GitHub:


You can also email me directly, I will answer any questions and requests.

Coding Style Guidelines

The source code follow the UnreaEngine official Coding Standard :

  • CamelCase naming convention, with a prefix letter to differentiate classes ('F'), interfaces ('I'), templates ('T')
  • files (.cpp/.h) are named like the class they contains
  • Doxygen comments, documentation is located with declaration, on headers
  • Use portable common features of C++11 like nullptr, auto, range based for, OVERRIDE macro
  • Braces on their own line
  • Tabs to indent code, with a width of 4 characters

See also