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Documentation Overload #8

galaxystar opened this issue Feb 8, 2016 · 2 comments

Documentation Overload #8

galaxystar opened this issue Feb 8, 2016 · 2 comments


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@galaxystar galaxystar commented Feb 8, 2016

There is a ton of documentation here and that's great, however, the first introduction to this tool is overwhelming and should be simplified. You may want to move some of the more stable documentation to the Wiki and reference it from the ReadMe.

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@nehmebilal nehmebilal commented May 6, 2016


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@drhaynes drhaynes commented Jun 9, 2016

Agree with this. I wrote a short guide to get my team up to speed quickly. It can be improved in many areas, but might be a good starting point...

Projeny Cheat sheet


  1. Setup Unity to use prj VS project:
    • Open Unity and go to Edit -> Preferences -> External Tools
    • Click the dropdown next to External Script Editor
    • Click Browse
    • Navigate to the install directory of Projeny (by default this is at C:\Program Files (x86)\Projeny) and select Bin/PrjOpenInVisualStudio.bat (note that you may have to select AllFiles in the bottom right dropdown)
    • Next to External Script Editor Args type "$(File)" "$(Line)"
  2. Setup global Projeny.yaml (C:/Users/[Your User Name]/Projeny.yaml) to point to VS ide location, e.g. (for VS 2015 on Windows 10):

UnityProjectsDir: '[ConfigDir]/UnityProjects'
SharedUnityPackagesDir: '[ConfigDir]/UnityPackages'
LogPath: '[ConfigDir]/PrjLog.txt'
# Required for opening VS from the editor with Projeny
VisualStudioIdePath: 'C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0/Common7/IDE/devenv.exe'

  • Optional: Set a custom directory for .unitypackage files from outside the Asset Store (we may use a file server for this in future)
    • LocalFolder:
      Path: 'C:/MyLocalFolderSource'


Checking out an existing projeny project:

  1. Clone the repo
  2. cd into repo
  3. $ prj --init
  4. Open up one of the projects in the UnityProjects folder and start working. The Projeny menu should be visible in Unity, and the Package Manager is the UI for managing dependencies (more detail to follow).

Working with Projeny

  1. When working on the project, the process is:
    • Identify component that needs to be created (e.g. some widget)
    • Create a Package for it
    • Create a project for it if required (e.g. if you need a test scene)
    • If you created a project, add the dependencies to the project you created, including the package itself.
    • If you created just a package, add that as a dependency to your current project and 'update directories'
    • Work on the package/project as normal in the Unity editor, on whichever platform you choose.
  2. Repeat 1 for the other components in your overall project until complete.

Starting a completely new set of Projeny-based packages/projects from scratch

  1. cd to folder
  2. Init Projeny: $ prj --createConfig
  3. Create first project: $ prj --project MyNewProject --createProject
  4. Set unity settings for git - visible metafiles, force text serialisation.
  5. $ git init
  6. Make sure PrjLog.txt is in .gitignore - this is a Projeny generated logfile, don't want that in SCM
  7. Put Projeny's version of the Unity Standard Assets (available here: into the UnityPackage folder inside your project - and use this to import Standard Assets into your project when needed.
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