Just general feedback from a newbie who hasn’t touched Lumberyard since the early days, when it required about 30 dependencies that had to be installed separately and manually before Lumberyard itself would install.
Just installed LY 1.25. Went smoothly. Only crashed when I got to the last step when it wants to launch and configure itself. Turns out I needed to update Visual Studio 2015 Redistributable DLLs. Like many, I have multiple versions of VS on my machine and like many have found, I could not install the 2015 VS Redistributable since a later version of of VS was already present.
I needed to do some research and finally find the Microsoft 2015-2018 Redistributable package and install the 64 and 32 bit DLL versions.
Suggestion: since these are the redistributable packages, and I believe free to distribute as part of a 3rd party installation, it would be easier on new users of LY to have that as part of the installation process. That would have made the entire installation perfect.
Regardless of that one crash, the installation is definitely much improved since the early days. Well done. Looking forward to seeing how the Unreal/Unity-ish UI performs and how easy/hard it is to figure out how to run this new improved version for typical game dev cases.