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CRYENGINE is shipped with an installer application (CryToolsInstaller) that facilitates the installation of plugins and tools that support the export and content creation processes in various Digital Content Creation (DCC) packages. Installation via CryToolsInstaller helps to keep your plugins up to date on each release of the Engine and we therefore recommend this method rather than manual installs.

The CryToolsInstaller can be accessed via the CRYENGINE Launcher menu option Library →  My Engines (expand the menu) Dependencies. You can also set up the individual plugins & tools manually if you prefer.


Before running the installer make sure that you have setup your build information via the Settings Managertool.

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Running the CryToolsInstaller

From the Launcher dashboard go to Library → My Engines (expand the menu) Dependencies → Tools and Plugins → CryToolsInstaller. To run the application click on the Install button (you can also run the application via the cog symbol (to reveal in Explorer)).

This will open the application. Click on the Next button. 

Selecting Packages to Install

Next, select the plugin packages that you wish to install. Of course what will be installed has to have previously been installed on your PC. The tools automatically detect the supported application versions and where they are installed on your hard drive.

Once you have chosen your packages, click Next button.

You will then get a 'success' (or a 'fail' if something has gone wrong) on the installation of the required plugins. Finally, click on the Close button to complete the install.