Updating from 4.9 to 4.14 with 2015 Community I get a No 32 bit error

After installing VS 2015 Community I get this error when trying to create a blank project. or convert an old project…

An error occurred while trying to generate project files.

Running D:/Epic Games/4.14/Engine/Binaries/DotNET/UnrealBuildTool.exe -projectfiles -project=“C:/Users/kevin.mitchell/Documents/Unreal Projects/SilverLineSystem/SilverLineSystem.uproject” -game -rocket -progress
Discovering modules, targets and source code for project…
UnrealBuildTool Exception: ERROR: No 32-bit compiler toolchain found in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\VC\bin\cl.exe

Installer version:
Visual Studio Community 2015 with Update 3 – Free

I also ran into this prroblem these days. But finally I found out VS2015 don’t have C++ language as default. I just set up VS 2015 again and select C++, and then all works. Hope this could help.

Ill try this in the AM thx

This was my solution a couple days ago too. This is the answer.

worked ! thx

I was lazy and didn’t want to reinstall VS, so I looked here: Visual C++ in Visual Studio 2015 | Microsoft Docs

You can install the C++ tools by attempting to make a new C++ project. It looks like this:
Thanks so much for the answer!

If you still have the VS installing kicking around then launch, and choose modify, the C++ module you need to check is pretty much at the top of the list.
So no need to re-install anyhow.

Saved my day

Saved my hide as well, cheers!

Just don’t forget to restart your computer after modifying VS.

Or follow this link.


Yep, this solution worked. Thanks!

how did you get the option to show Install Visual C++ 2015 I tried just about everything but nothing works I don’t have this in my VS.

Thanks CometGoat, you saved my saturday coding morning! ^^

I solved this error like this:

  1. Repairing Visual Studio 2017
  2. Uninstalling and reinstalling completely Unreal Engine.

I recently encountered this error when trying to package to windows 64-bit. Following this managed to remove the error and I packaged successfully. Thank you very much.