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Cursory: Easy Hardware Cursors

Mowgl33 - Code Plugins - Aug 21, 2020

Load and switch between hardware cursors with ease.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.25 - 4.27, 5.0
  • 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.

Cursory is a small plugin that allows you to load and manipulate hardware cursors at runtime with just a handful of plug-and-play Blueprint nodes.




Organize Custom Cursors with Tags

Built on top of the GameplayTags module, Cursory allows you to easily tag and categorize your cursors for more intuitive logic scripting.

Switch Between Standard and Custom Cursors Easily

Easily switch between standard and custom cursors. This allows you to define custom cursors for a more tailored gamer experience while retaining access to the standard platform cursors (textbeam, grab, etc.).

Use Temporary Cursors for Limited Scope Actions

Add temporary cursors for scoped events like hovering over an enemy, a pickup, or a widget, clicking an object, or entering a mini-game, and easily revert back to the base cursor once the event is over.

Technical Details


  • Define and tag custom hardware cursors in Project Settings 
  • Automatic loading of custom hardware cursors on game start
  • Hot reloading of custom hardware cursors in Editor
  • Preserves standard hardware cursors
  • Switch between standard and custom hardware cursors in Blueprints
  • Handle temporary cursors for scoped events (hover, click, etc.)
  • Supports .ani, .cur (Windows), .tiff (MacOS), and .png (Linux) cursors

Code Modules:

  •  Cursory (Runtime) 

Number of Blueprints: 1

Number of C++ Classes: 6

Network Replicated: No

Supported Development Platforms: Windows (32/64), MacOS, Linux

Supported Target Build Platforms: Windows (32/64), MacOS, Linux


Important/Additional Notes: This plugin does not contain actual hardware cursor files (such as .ani's or .cur's). Rather, it provides you the ability to use your own in an intuitive and pleasant way.