User Guide (Version 1.13)

Replacing Wwise with Full Version

Lumberyard comes preconfigured with the free "compact" version of Wwise, called Wwise LTX. To use 3D audio plugins, you must purchase the full version of Wwise. Then use the following procedure to replace the free version with the full version that you purchased.

To replace the free Wwise with the full version Wwise

  1. Navigate to lumberyardroot\3rdParty\Wwise\

    You should see a directory named LTX_2016.1.1.5823 (or similar), which contains the free version that Lumberyard ships with.

  2. Copy and paste your copy of Wwise 2016 1.1 SDK into lumberyardroot\3rdParty\Wwise\.


    If you open the directory that you just pasted, you should see a directory named SDK, which contains the different builds of Wwise for various platforms. If you have Visual Studio 2015 installed, you will use the directory x64_vs140 later in this procedure. If you have Visual Studio 2013 installed, you will use x64_vs120.

  3. Navigate to lumberyardroot\dev. Use a text editor to open SetupAssistantConfig.json.

  4. Search for wwise.

    The resulting config block that you find contains paths to the Wwise SDK.

  5. Edit each source field to point to the full Wwise 2016 installation.

    The following example shows three source fields: one at the root and one for each compiler version. The Wwise version shown in the example may not be the same version as your Wwise, so verify that you are pointing to the version of your installation.

    The following picture shows the unedited block (on the left) and the edited block (on the right). The source fields are highlighted in red.

    You are now ready to build Lumberyard with your full 2016 version of Wwise.

    If you want to return to the LTX version of Wwise, change the source to point to the old LTX directory.