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Starting and Exiting Wwise

Wwise runs on Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, and 10, as well as macOS. To give you quick access to Wwise, the Wwise Launcher application manages all your Wwise installations and migrations. If you have yet to install Wwise, you will first need to click Download Wwise from the Audiokinetic website's download page, in order to install the Wwise Launcher. From there, installation of Wwise is as simple as clicking a big button specific to the desired Wwise version.

To start Wwise:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Double-click the Wwise Launcher icon on your desktop.

    • From the Windows Start menu or the Mac Dock, click Wwise Launcher.

    The Wwise Launcher opens.

  2. Click Log in to log in to the Audiokinetic customer portal and access all the privileges of your user account.

  3. If you have previously used Wwise, then you can go to the Projects tab.

    Alternatively, or if you have never used Wwise, then go to the Wwise tab.

  4. For an existing project, click Open with Wwise ####.#.#.#### (corresponding to the version of your choice). Your project will open in that version of Wwise.

    Otherwise, click Launch Wwise for the version of your choice. That version of Wwise will open to the Project Launcher.

  5. Select a project or click New... to create a new project.

    In the former case, Wwise loads up the selected project and you are ready to proceed.

    In the latter case, the New Project dialog box opens and you will fill out the following information.

    1. In the Name field, type the name of your project.

    2. To change the location where your project files will be saved, do the following:

      [Note] Note

      If you want to create a new folder specifically for your audio files, click the Make New Folder button.

      • Click the Browse button (...).

      • The Browse For Folder dialog box opens.

      • Navigate to the folder where you want Wwise to store your project files.

      • Click OK.

    3. To change the directory where your original audio files will be saved, do the following:

      • Click the browse button (...).

      • The Browse For Folder dialog box opens.

      • Navigate to the folder where you want Wwise to store your original copies of the audio files imported into your project.

      • Click OK.

    4. Click OK.

      Wwise opens with a new project.