User Guide (Version 1.13)

Downloading Lumberyard

This topic includes information about downloading Lumberyard using the Lumberyard Installer, and links to more information about installing required third-party software. After installation, you can use Lumberyard, Lumberyard Editor, and other engine tools.


Be sure you have the hardware and software required to use Lumberyard. For information, see System Requirements.

The Lumberyard directory includes the following folders and files:

  • dev

    • _WAF_ – Waf build system files

    • Bin64 – Binaries directory and configuration files for the resource compiler

    • Bin64vc120 – Binaries directory and configuration files for Visual Studio 2013

    • Bin64vc140 – Binaries directory and configuration files for Visual Studio 2015

    • Code – Source files directory and solution files

    • Editor – Editor assets

    • Engine – Engine assets

    • Gems – Optional systems and assets

    • MultiplayerSample – Multiplayer sample project that demonstrates how to build a multiplayer game with the new component entity system

    • ProjectTemplates – Configuration files, libraries, and scripts for the empty template

    • SamplesProject – Sample project

    • Tools – Third-party tools and plugins

  • 3rdParty

    • Third-party software required to use or compile Lumberyard

  • docs

    • Release Notes

    • Lumberyard Getting Started Guide

Using the Lumberyard Installer to Download Lumberyard

The Lumberyard Installer provides a simpler way for you to download and install Lumberyard. After you specify the installation location, the Lumberyard Installer extracts the Lumberyard files and adds shortcuts for the Lumberyard Setup Assistant, Project Configurator, and Lumberyard Editor on your desktop and in the Start menu. The installer also allows you to resume an interrupted download. An internet connection is required.

If you have an existing Lumberyard project, we recommend installing the latest version of Lumberyard in a new directory. For information, see Upgrading Lumberyard.


If you encounter errors during file extraction about AssetProcessor.exe, AssetProcessor_temp.exe, or CrySystem.dll, check whether your antivirus software is placing these files in quarantine and, if possible, grant exceptions for the affected files.

To download Lumberyard using the installer

  1. On the Lumberyard Downloads page, under Amazon Lumberyard, click Download Lumberyard.

  2. Run the Lumberyard Installer executable.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Install to install to the default location.


    If you want to install Lumberyard from a location other than the default (C drive), click Options and then specify another location.

  4. Follow the instructions to complete your installation.

  5. On the Installation Successfully Completed page, click Launch Lumberyard Setup Assistant to install required third-party software and SDK. For information, see Running Lumberyard Setup Assistant.

Using GitHub to Download Lumberyard

Each Lumberyard release exists as a separate branch in GitHub. Follow the instructions on the Amazon Lumberyard page on GitHub to download Lumberyard.