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Upgrading Your Version of Wwise

You can install the latest version of Wwise and keep any previously installed versions on your workstation. It can be beneficial to maintain multiple versions in the following situations:

  • You created a project in a previous version, and you want to download the latest version to test the new features without migrating your project.

  • You are working on several projects that use different versions of Wwise. For example, you are:

    • A content provider whose clients use different versions of Wwise.

    • An audio designer working on a new project that uses the latest version of Wwise, while also finishing a project that uses an older version.

All installed versions of Wwise are displayed on the Wwise page of the Launcher, listed in descending order with clearly marked version numbers. Apart from legacy versions, there are no shortcuts to Wwise from the Windows Start menu or the Mac Startup menu. Certain legacy versions are accessible from the Start/Startup menu, where they are categorized by version number.

If you have projects that were created in older versions of Wwise and that you do not want to migrate to the latest version, ensure that you only open them in their corresponding version of Wwise. If you open them in newer versions, Wwise prompts you to migrate them immediately.

We recommend that you review the release notes, especially the Important Migration Notes page, for the current version of Wwise before you install it so that you are aware of any features, issues, and workarounds that might affect the projects that you are currently working on.

The Launcher installs all the necessary components, including the Microsoft® .NET Framework v4.0, needed for the application to work properly. Remember that your installation only includes the platforms you selected to install and for which you are authorized. If you obtain authorization to develop on more platforms, contact Sales to change your profile. Then you can download and add the new platform files.

Refer to the following topics for more information about system requirements, the installation procedure, and uninstalling Wwise:


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