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User Guide (Version 1.12)

System Requirements

Lumberyard requires the following hardware and software:

  • One of the following operating systems:

    • Windows 7 64-bit

    • Windows 8.0

    • Windows 10

  • 3GHz minimum quad-core processor

  • 8 GB RAM minimum

  • 2 GB minimum DirectX 11 or later compatible video card

  • Nvidia driver version 368.81 or AMD driver version 16.15.2211 graphics card

  • 60 GB minimum of free disk space

  • One or both of the following: (required to compile Lumberyard Editor and tools)

    • Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 or later

      Visual Studio 2015 default installation does not include Common Tools for Visual C++ 2015 and Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) for C++. You must select it in the features dialog box during installation, under Programming Languages, Visual C++. To verify your current installation, click Control Panel, Programs and Features, Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. Next, select Modify to view or add features.

    • Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 or later

      Visual Studio 2013 default installation does not include the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) for C++. You must select it in the optional features dialog during installation. To verify your current installation, click Control Panel, Programs and Features, Microsoft Visual Studio 2013. Next, select Modify to view or add MFC support.

      For Visual Studio 2013, you must also install the multibyte character set (MBCS) version of the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library.

    Note

    Lumberyard does not support using only Visual C++ Build Tools 2015.

  • Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2012, 2013, and 2015

    If you do not already have Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio installed, do one of the following:

For information about installing third-party software and SDKs, see Using Lumberyard Setup Assistant to Set Up Your Development Environment.