Unable to generate solution for Visual Studio 2017


Visual Studio 2017 cannot be found after installation on a clean computer. Command .\lmbr_waf.bat msvs -p game and result - Skipping platform 'win_x64_vs2017' because it is not installed properly for this version of visual studio.









And as a result


text version:)

G:\\\dev>.\lmbr_waf.bat msvs -p game

[WAF] Engine Root: G:\\\dev\

[WAF] Executing 'msvs' in 'g:\\\dev\BinTemp'

[INFO] Regenerating 3rd Party settings file...

[WARN] Missing JDK path from Setup Assistant detected. Target platforms that require java will be disabled. Please re-run Setup Assistant with "Compile For Android" enabled and run the configure command again.

[WARN] Skipping platform 'win_x64_vs2017' because it is not installed properly for this version of visual studio Unable to generate solution for 'Visual Studio 2017'. Make sure it is installed and enabled in Setup Assistant. Skipping visual studio solution generation

[WAF] 'msvs' finished successfully (4.481s) G:\\\dev>

And why do I need JDK if I don't work with Android?

Or what did I do wrong?

P.S. And the build of the project was successful


asked 5 years ago197 views
5 Answers

So. After a small investigation, the following results. After downloading and installing the old version 1.18 - everything is installed without errors. When you build a project in version 1.19, you do not automatically create a solution for VS2017.

Run command in terminal: .\lmbr_waf.bat msvs -p game

1.18 - is success

1.19 - is error: Skipping platform 'win_x64_vs2017' because it is not installed properly for this version of visual studio Unable to generate solution for 'Visual Studio 2017'. Make sure it is installed and enabled in Setup Assistant. Skipping visual studio solution generation

answered 5 years ago

Even if I did something wrong, it's likely to go unanswered. I guess I shouldn't be doing anything at all. https://techraptor.net/content/amazon-game-studios-struggling-due-to-lumberyard-engine

So I accepted this answer as the only true one.

answered 5 years ago

Thank you.

Now lmbr_waf configure revived to generate the vs2017 solution file.

answered 5 years ago

I have the same issue as yours after I update to the vs2017 version 15.9.14.

I re-installed vs2017 and Lumberyard but still get the following warning.


So, I decided to go back to vs2015 until they resolve this issue.

My vswhere output.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer>"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vswhere.exe"
Visual Studio Locator version 2.5.2+gebb9f26a3d [query version]
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
instanceId: 125cbc17
installDate: 2/5/2019 10:59:30 AM
installationName: VisualStudio/15.9.14+28307.770
installationPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community
installationVersion: 15.9.28307.770
productId: Microsoft.VisualStudio.Product.Community
productPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
isPrerelease: 0
displayName: Visual Studio Community 2017
description: Free, fully-featured IDE for students, open-source and individual developers
channelId: VisualStudio.15.Release
channelUri: https://aka.ms/vs/15/release/channel
enginePath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\resources\app\ServiceHub\Services\Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Service
releaseNotes: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=660692#15.9.14
thirdPartyNotices: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=660708
updateDate: 2019-07-13T00:08:19.298205Z
catalog_buildBranch: d15.9
catalog_buildVersion: 15.9.28307.770
catalog_id: VisualStudio/15.9.14+28307.770
catalog_localBuild: build-lab
catalog_manifestName: VisualStudio
catalog_manifestType: installer
catalog_productDisplayVersion: 15.9.14
catalog_productLine: Dev15
catalog_productLineVersion: 2017
catalog_productMilestone: RTW
catalog_productMilestoneIsPreRelease: False
catalog_productName: Visual Studio
catalog_productPatchVersion: 14
catalog_productPreReleaseMilestoneSuffix: 1.0
catalog_productRelease: RTW
catalog_productSemanticVersion: 15.9.14+28307.770
catalog_requiredEngineVersion: 1.18.1049.33485
properties_campaignId: 1979421144.1544487226
properties_channelManifestId: VisualStudio.15.Release/15.9.14+28307.770
properties_setupEngineFilePath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer\vs_installershell.exe
answered 5 years ago


Sorry for the frustration this has caused, you are not alone and we are actively working to make this process easier (https://forums.awsgametech.com/t/cant-compile-with-visual-studio-2017-15-9/5985/1, https://forums.awsgametech.com/t/1-15-1-16-perfectly-clean-remove-and-newly-installed-but-there-was-a-build-error/5975/1, https://forums.awsgametech.com/t/visual-studio-2017-compile-problems/6794/1). The most likely reason is due to the Visual Studio version you have installed being newer than any version we tested with Lumberyard. @REDACTEDUSER

To resolve this issue we need to modify your build settings file

  1. Open a command prompt and navigate to your Lumberyard dev folder
  2. Run the command to generate a build settings file if you don't already have one lmbr_waf configure
  3. Open dev/WAF/user_settings.options with your favorite text editor
  4. Find the following line which specifies the valid versions of visual studio 2017 ;win_vs2017_vswhere_args = -version [15.7.27703.2035,15.9.28307.665] Change it to this which allows all of 'em. NOTE: make sure to remove the semi colon at the beginning of the line win_vs2017_vswhere_args = -version [15.7.27703.2035,16]
  5. Back in your command window run lmbr_waf configure After this, your version of Visual Studio should be properly detected.
answered 5 years ago

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