Companion script for ue4-docker image builds

This powershell script will help clean, build and push your Unreal Engine docker images

Thu, 24 Aug 2023

I made this Powershell script to easily handle building my docker images for Unreal Engine since I now make an image for every engine release

     [Parameter(Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="Engine version to build")]

     [Parameter(HelpMessage="The repo you want to push your image to (OPTIONAL)")]

     [Parameter(HelpMessage="If specified, will clean all of the build images for the version specified in the variable version")]

     [Parameter(HelpMessage="If specified, will tag your image with repo:version and push it")]

     [Parameter(Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="Github user that has access to the Unreal Engine repo")]

     [Parameter(Mandatory=$true, HelpMessage="Github PAT for the user specified in user")]

if ($clean.IsPresent) {
    Write-Host "Cleaning old build images for tag $($version)";
    ue4-docker clean -tag $version;
} else {
    Write-Host "Skipped cleaning of old build images";

Write-Host "Building Unreal Engine version: $($version).";
ue4-docker build $version -username $user -p $token --exclude debug --exclude templates --monitor --opt buildgraph_args="-set:GameConfigurations=Shipping;DebugGame;Development -set:HostPlatformOnly=true -set:WithClient=false -set:WithServer=false" --visual-studio=2022;

if ($push.IsPresent) {
    $docker_tag = "$($repo):$($version)";
    Write-Host "Creating tag for $($docker_tag)";
    docker tag adamrehn/ue4-full:$($version) "$($docker_tag)";
    docker push "$($docker_tag)";
} else {
    Write-Host "Skipped cleaning of old build images";

Lets go over the basic usage

  • user - github username
  • token - github PAT
  • version - version of the engine to build
  • repo - optional, add this if you want to tag the image
  • clean - optional, clean the existing docker build data
  • push - optional, pushes the image tagged as repo:version combo
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Edward Beazer - I just like to build shit. Sometimes I get stuck for hours, even days while trying to figure out how to solve an issue or implement a new feature. Hope my tips and tutorials can save you some time.

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