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Seems like packaging plugins doesn't generate UE4Editor.modules files.
This file is used to point to the plugin binaries to use, and so can cause issues.

The simple workaround for this is just copying the UE4Editor.modules file from the plugins binary directory inside the project source files. (e.g. /MyProject/Plugins/MyPlugin/Binaries/Win64).

In some cases, the file will have build info embedded in it (e.g. UE4Editor-Win64-Debug.modules). These need to be renamed to simply UE4Editor.modules.

Steps to Reproduce
  1. Create a new project.
  2. Create a plugin.
  3. Try to package / export the plugin.

Expected: The plugin compiles fine and can be used in other projects.
Actual: The plugin compiles fine, but projects report it is incompatible.

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Won't Fix
CreatedNov 17, 2016
ResolvedJul 17, 2017
UpdatedApr 27, 2018