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Install the Amazon Lumberyard Game Engine

Video: Install the Amazon Lumberyard Game Engine


If you've never used Lumberyard before, this is a perfect starting point. We're gonna walk you through downloading the editor. We're gonna show you where you can consult the documentation in case you hit any obstacles along the way. And by the end of it all, you'll be ready to dive deeper into some of the other Lumberyard tutorials on this channel. Welcome devs! My name is John Diaz, technical designer here on the Amazon Lumberyard team. And I'm here to walk you through getting Lumberyard set up for your very first time. Let's get to it.

Let's start by heading on over to our landing page. Open up your favorite browser. Come on up here and type Lumberyard dot amazon dot com. There's a few things I want to highlight on our page. Over here, you can come to our videos. You can see all of our tutorials here. You should definitely check out the getting started guide for going in depth from beginning from essentially from ground zero on our downloads tab. You can come and get the latest version of the engine as well as check out our legacy versions back on our landing page. Let me emphasize that, yes, we are free. We charge no royalties or seat fees. And there's frictionless integration with Twitch and AWS. Plus we're always constantly innovating and adding more with each release. And with that, let me highlight the second thing.

Scroll down on the page and go over to our documentation. Click on that, let's get started by selecting the user guide in the center of the page, you can do all the reading here. Let me point out if you come down here to the bottom right of our screen, these buttons give us feedback, letting us know if anything needs to be changed. How useful things are specifically this feedback button on the bottom right of the screen. If you click on that guy, this form comes directly to our team, and we're constantly vetting this information for ways that we can improve the experience. So please make heavy use of that button. Let's go back. Let's start out by going over here on the left hand side to the setup tab. Click on that guy and yeah, look at all the platforms we support. We practically support them all. You can build games for PC, Android, iOS, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So let's make sure that your system can handle the engine.

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Let's click on system requirements, and simply, you need Windows. You need at least a three gig quad core processor, 8 GBs ram and make sure that your video card drivers are up to date. You need at least 60 gigs of hard drive space. If you plan on building for yourself, which I hope that you are, you need 15 GBs of RAM at least. Let me call out that you need Visual Studio for our supporting compiler. Once we've confirmed that your system can handle it, let's go back to our landing page and download the installer. Come on up here, Click on Get Lumberyard. That'll give you our latest installer. Save this off. Let's go ahead and fire it up. You have an option here to determine what directory you want this to live in. Let me highlight and encourage you to give a quick read over to our Lumberyard service terms. It's always handy to read through this stuff at least once.

What I want to emphasize is that in addition to our no license fees. We host all of our source code on our GitHub page. Click on that guy and you have access to our full source code. I encourage you to take a look and see what's going on underneath the hood. I'll link a separate video that shows you how you can install via GitHub as well. Let's go back to our installer. Click on install. Of course I'm bound to say yes to this guy, and I'm gonna let this run. I'm gonna set up a little timer just cause I'm curious how long it takes to get this guy set up on my machine. And what I'll do is I'll fast forward through this so that you don't have to stand and watch this install. All right, on my machine it took me about 15 minutes. Your mileage may vary depending on your set up. Now that Lumberyard is installed. Let's go ahead and launch our Setup Assistant. And if you've made it this far, you're almost good to go. For the Lumberyard Setup Assistant.

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I'll cover the custom install option in a separate video where I walk you through how to get setup if you want to deploy to Android or iOS or you want to compile the engine source code yourself. But for the purpose of this tutorial we'll just simply click on Express install and your engine is ready to launch. You can start looking at some of the other tutorials that we have online. I encourage you to take a look at Starter Game to see what a fully functional game looks like and break that apart. One last call out I want to make on the Welcome to Lumberyard screen. You'll be pointed to your current project, which is Started Game. You can right away, get started and make a new level in that project, and you can click down here for more documentation and tutorials. Stay tuned, guys. In the next video, we'll walk through the Setup Assistant and configuring a custom install for you to build your own games from scratch. Thank you all for watching. Stay tuned.

I'll see you in the next Lumberyard tutorial..