Problem Compiling

Hey all,

Thought this would be the best place for this. I was following this tutorial

I got up to the point where I was ready to build and when trying I get this error message

Had Visual Studio 2013 Express installed and Installed all Net Frameworks just incase.

PC Specs:

Windows 8
Intel i5 4670k 3.40ghz
MSI Radeon R9 280x

Also receive this when trying to use a C++ Project

Any thoughts? :frowning:

I ran into both of these issues, too. It turns out Visual Studio didn’t set up an environment variable correctly. Check to make sure the “VS120COMNTOOLS” environment points to the correct path.

If you don’t know how to do this, follow these steps:

  1. Right click “My Computer”
  2. Choose “Properties”
  3. Click “Advanced system settings” in the left hand column
  4. Under the “Advanced” tab, click the “Environment Variables” button
  5. Under “System Variables”, scroll down until you see “VS120COMNTOOLS”
  6. Select “VS120COMNTOOLS” and click “Edit”
  7. Make sure the value is set to the correct path

The path should look something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools.

Hope this helps!

Try rebooting your computer :slight_smile:


I had the same problem, on win8 UE4.0.1, Visual Studio Express desktop 2013. After a reboot of my computer UE can find VS.