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Async Loading Screen

Truong Bui - Code Plugins - Sep 10, 2020

Async Loading Screen allows you to easily configure a Loading Screen System in the project settings, and automatically add a Loading Screen whenever you open a new level, without Level Streaming.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.23 - 4.27, 5.0 - 5.4
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

Are you looking for a loading system without Level Streaming? If yes, then you already found GOLD :)

Usually, you have to use Level Streaming for loading screens because User Widget is destroyed at level transition, and level loading runs on the main thread, which blocks any other game activities until it's completed. So you will need to control which object is loaded/unloaded manually. Also, you can't use different Game Mode and Player Controller for each level, and sometimes there's still occasional freezing.

That said, you may need to change your game logic to fit with the Level Streaming mechanic, and it requires a lot of work to achieve a simple thing: Add a Loading Screen. To create a custom loading screen without Level Streaming, you must do it in Unreal C++. However, this is a challenging task for artists and designers, even for developers unfamiliar with the Slate framework and engine module code. Async Loading Screen plug-in comes to a savior.

Async Loading Screen allows you to easily configure a Loading Screen System in the project settings and automatically add a Loading Screen whenever you open a new level. Async Loading Screen also comes with pre-design UI layouts and default icons, making it easy to customize your loading screen in a few minutes.

Technical Details

Features:
  • Easy to set up, easy to use
  • Customizable layouts.
  • Customizable loading icons.
  • Support animating images sequence.
  • Support on all major platforms.
  • Easily play movies and audio files.
  • No need for coding.
  • No temporary maps, and no level streaming.
  • Automatically handles all level transitions.
  • Integrates seamlessly with an existing project.
  • Free and Open Source
Code Modules:
  • AsyncLoadingScreen [Runtime]

Number of C++ Classes: 15

Supported Development Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux

Supported Target Build Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Documentation: https://github.com/truong-bui/AsyncLoadingScreen