Some suggestions to help with installation and usage…
While installing all of the prerequisites to create a new project, I had to learn the hard way just exactly what I had to install with regards to Visual Studio 2013.
It would be helpful to note in the Setup Assistant* that a minimum of Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition Update 4 with the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) should be installed. I figured out the Community Edition simple enough, but ran into some missing header files when trying to build the new project without the MFC. SEE EDIT
Simply giving a link to the VS2013 Update 4 setup file is extremely misleading. While this may be intentional, it seems very unintuitive.
Next, I’m sure this is on your radar, but having an option to run lmbr_waf.bat commands from the project configurator would be helpful, as opening an elevated cmd prompt and navigating to the appropriate directory can be cumbersome. Maybe even just a tab with a console window pointing to the dev folder?
*This shortcut needs "Lumberyard " prepended to the name, as with the Project Configurator shortcut.
Thanks! Keep it up!
EDIT: Was using the “-p all” switch instead of “game” to build. Nevermind on the MFC. Noob mistake.