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Defining Cache Folder Settings

The project's cache folder contains intermediate data generated by Wwise during audio file conversion and SoundBank generation. Its location is initially set to '.cache/' inside the project's directory when a new project is created. On the General tab of the Project Settings dialog box, you can modify the location for the cache files. You can select a location for the entire project, or you can choose to save these files in an alternate location for your own use. This option can be useful in the following situations:

  • You are working remotely and don't have access to the cache folder.

  • You do not have permission to alter the contents of the cache folder.

  • You need to create a temporary location for your cache folder without changing the location of the project cache folder.

[Note] Note

If the project-defined cache folder is not accessible, the override setting will automatically be turned on, and the cache folder will be moved to your project folder so that you can work in the project.

If you chose to override the location of the cache folder, the next time you open your Wwise project it will be in the new location. Other users, however, will still access the folder in its original location. Turn off this option to go back to accessing the cache folder at the project location. For more information about the cache folder, refer to The Media File Structure.

[Caution] Caution

Multiple users should NOT access the same cache folder simultaneously.

To define the location of the cache folder for your project:

  1. Open the Project Settings dialog box by doing one of the following:

    • From the Project menu, select Project Settings.

    • Press Shift+K.

  2. To define the cache file folder location for your project, do one of the following:

    • In the Cached Audio Files group box, type or paste the path of the cache folder. This path can be absolute or relative to the project's folder. The default path is ".cache".

    • Click the Browse button (...) to navigate to a location where you want to store your cache file folder.

  3. To define the cache file folder location for your personal use, do one of the following:

    • In the Cached Audio Files group box, select the Override location for current user option.

    • Click the Browse button (...) to navigate to a location where you want to store your cache file folder.

  4. Click OK to save your settings and close the Project Settings dialog box.