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How to build the authoring part of a Wwise plugin with Visual Studio 2017 build tools?

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Hi everyone,

I am trying to build the authoring part of a Wwise plugin using the Python development tools. I'm following the instructions in the docs and at the ADC talk.

What I’ve done so far

1. Premake

When I premake Authoring (wp premake Authoring) I get Test2_Authoring_Windows_vc140.sln (vc140 instead of vc150).


2. Build

Then when I try to build Authoring (wp build Authoring Release) I get:

Building Test2 for Authoring in Release...

Building Authoring in Release using vc140. Build Command:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\Tools\VsMSBuildCmd.bat" && msbuild.exe Test2_Authoring_Windows_vc140.sln /t:Build /p:Configuration="Release" /p:Platform="x64" /m /verbosity:minimal

Traceback (most recent call last):

 File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Audiokinetic\Wwise 2018.1.4.6807\Scripts\Build\Plugins\", line 36, in <module>[2:])

 File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Audiokinetic\Wwise 2018.1.4.6807\Scripts\Build\Plugins\", line 43, in run

    res =, args.configuration)

 File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Audiokinetic\Wwise 2018.1.4.6807\Scripts\Build\Plugins\common\command\", line 106, in build

    res = subprocess.Popen(build_command).wait()

 File "C:\Users\subs\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37-32\lib\", line 775, in __init__

    restore_signals, start_new_session)

 File "C:\Users\subs\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37-32\lib\", line 1178, in _execute_child


FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2] The system cannot find the file specified


As I have VS2017 installed I don't have:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\Tools\VsMSBuildCmd.bat

(Or its dependencies)


I have rather:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Professional\Common7\Tools\VsMSBuildCmd.bat

And its dependencies


Am I missing a step or something in my approach? Any help is greatly appreciated.



asked Feb 4 in General Discussion by James K. (130 points)

1 Answer

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Hi James,

Unfortunately, we currently do not support building for the Authoring with VS2017 (it only works with VS2015).

We will however add support for it in the near future, stay tuned!
answered Feb 4 by Joel R. (570 points)
selected Feb 5 by James K.