Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to figure out what horrible secrets he's hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced AI that learns from your every move. Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There'll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you.

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Learn how to get started making a mod for Hello Neighbor, using the Unreal Launcher Mod Kit.

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Mod Kit Instructions


Getting Started

  1. Download the unreal launcher here: Unrealengine.com
  2. Unreal Engine 4 documentation can be found here: Docs.unrealengine.com
  3. After the launcher is downloaded and installed, click on the 'Modding' tab on the top of the launcher and install the Hello Neighbor Mod Kit.
  4. Once the Hello Neighbor Mod Kit is installed click the "Launch" button.


Creating a mod

Unreal Engine uses their "Plugin" system for handling mods. You will be creating a "Plugin" as a mod to make it easy to package your mod and share it with others. The current version of Hello Neighbor Beta 3 doesn't directly support the plugin system yet. However, the mods can be still played using the editor. Using the Plugin system will future proof your mods for future versions of Hello Neighbor that have more robust mod support.

  1. Inside the Unreal Editor, use the menu to navigate to Edit -> Plugins



  2. At the bottom of the window, click on the "New Plugin" button.



  3. Fill in the Plugin information on the new screen provided.



  4. You should now see your plugin in the content browser at the same level as the Hello Neighbor content.



  5. Build in whatever maps, blueprints, or assets you want to use in your mod in the plugin folder.

Distributing a mod

Distribution will change in future versions for Hello Neighbor and the Hello Neighbor Mod Kit as direct UE4 plugin support is added

  1. Go to Edit->Plugins and find your mod under 'Other' at the bottom of the Plugin List.
  2. Click on "Package"




  3. The folder the package creates should look something like this:



  4. This is the folder you should distribute. It is recommended to put it on a shared drive or use a compression file like .zip or .rar.

Playing a mod

Mods currently must use the Hello Neighbor Mod Kit to play. Put the mod files into the Plugins folder in the Hello Neighbor Mod Kit, load a map and press the play button. If you are working on your own local Plugin, they will already be there.

You can also run the game using the UE4Editor -game to run it from the game or open the console and use the "Open" command. UE4 won't recognize your map unless it's in the Content/Maps folder in the Hello Neighbor Mod Kit.


Join our modding competition

To celebrate the launch of mod support in Hello Neighbor, we are running a competition in partnership with tinyBuild, Epic Games and Dynamic Pixels. Read on for details, but once your mod is made we highly encourage you to submit it!

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geoffhacker
geoffhacker

Are the mods monetizable or are they just available for free?

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S-ed
S-ed

Only for free.

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Guest
Guest

Can you make the modding kit for mac?

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S-ed
S-ed

You could create/edit UE4 mods on Win and Mac already.

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ItsBlitz
ItsBlitz

I am trying to make the plugin, but the button is grayed out and I can't click on it. Any help?
EDIT: I got it to work by clicking content only in case anyone else has this issue.

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Guest
Guest

how do you play downloaded mods?

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S-ed
S-ed

It is written under "Playing a mod" section.

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ItsBlitz
ItsBlitz

This tutorial is bad... No offense but it is really unclear as to how to import stuff like the neighbor and how to edit the plugin

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Guest
Guest

I open Hello Neighbor through Steam, can I still do mods?

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S-ed
S-ed

You need to install Epic Games Launcher as mentioned in "Getting Started" section.
Steam is not enough for modding.

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bijuumike
bijuumike

i'm so sorry but the tutorial is really bad and i am struggling so much with how to download the mod and i would really appreciate it if some one could giv e me help plz

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AndreMajority
AndreMajority

Well the only thing i know is how to sownload maps
You just download the map,go to the mod kit,right click on maps,open explorer,and then put the map there.
Hope this was Helpful

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pedrobrgamerscout
pedrobrgamerscout

Do We Need Hello Neighbor Or It's Just Free To Create?

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