Unreal Dev Kit Receives an Update

November 17, 2009 Written by Kyle P.


Epic Games Releases Hotfix for Unreal Development Kit November Beta

Epic Games has released a hotfix for the Unreal Development Kit (UDK) November beta version. UDK is the free edition of the award-winning Unreal Engine 3, and all users are encouraged to download the updated software build at www.udk.com/udkdownload.html.

UDK November Beta 2 includes the following repairs and improvements:

  • Shader compiler no longer crashes when the log is not writable.
  • Game/editor will run without having to first check for existing script files.
  • Windows XP: Emissive lights causing purple lighting have been fixed.
  • Windows 7: Added new SpeedTree binaries to address OS-specific issue.
  • Added check to confirm GPU meets minimum requirements.
  • Implemented fix for some SpeedTree trees causing crashes.
  • Added fix for invalid characters being allowed in journal files causing database corruption.
  • Incorporated fix for making a game in non-English and then running it on another non-English machine.
  • Installer
  • If a prerequisite fails to install, the install will still continue and warn at the end.
  • Enhanced the check for a valid install path.
  • If the installer is skipped, the EULA comes up once.
  • Fixed CZE install not finding the EULA.
  • Fixed problem if temp install folders were deleted between install and uninstall.
  • Fixed problem if maps were named in non-ASCII characters.

Details are available at the Unreal Developer Network (UDN):

Epic Games also maintains links to download mirrors, technical documentation and support resources at www.udk.com/forums.