Notepad++ as basic IDE

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The following tutorial is designed to help you setup Notepad++ as a basic alternate IDE to VS2013.
It assumes you already have Notepad++ and the NppExec plugin installed.

How to

1. Download and extract it to C:\Program Files\Unreal Engine\

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2. Copy npes_saved.txt & NppExec.ini from C:\Program Files\Unreal Engine\
to \Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\plugins\config\.

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3. Restart Notepad++, if open.

4. You should end up with four new macros:

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Run a macro with one of your projects files open.

Provided the file is in the directory structure of your project, it will automatically locate the appropriate project file to use with Unreal Engine 4.

eg. If <Username>\Documents\Unreal Projects\ShooterGame\Source\ShooterGame\Private\Player\ShooterPlayerController.cpp is open,
the project file used will be <Username>\Documents\Unreal Projects\ShooterGame\ShooterGame.uproject.