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Planetary Annihilation is a cross platform client / server networked OpenGL application.

Any software that interferes with network connections or OpenGL can cause issues.

When playing you are connecting to a local server or hosted server over the internet. Avoid playing via Wi-Fi.

System level crashes or mouse / keyboard freezes during live games are almost always a hardware / driver issue with your system. PA can really push your hardware to the max.

Platinum-rank-icon.png Linux Minimum Requirements

The most important minimum requirements for Linux are:

  • 64 bit only
  • 8GB RAM
  • OpenGL 3.2+ with S3 Texture Compression enabled
  • reliable broadband for online

Linux System Requirements

Gold-rank-icon.png Clear Your Download Cache Before Reporting Issues

Delete the contents of the download directory in your Planetary Annihilation Data Directory:

  • .../Uber Entertainment/Planetary Annihilation/download/

Gold-rank-icon.png Verify Your Game Files Before Reporting Issues

Verify your game files:

Gold-rank-icon.png Test With Mods Disabled Before Reporting Issues

You can launch PA with all mods disabled via the --nomods command line option using one of the following:

  • Steam: right click on game > properties > set launch options
  • PA Launcher: click on name > build options > additional command-line options

Remove any old PAMM file system mods:

Gold-rank-icon.png Verify Your Game Files Before Reporting Issues

Verify your game files:

Gold-rank-icon.png Reporting Linux Issues

Issues should be reported in the official PA support forums where you can easily upload files:

When reporting issues please upload:

  • PA client logs
  • PA local server logs if playing on a local server
  • screenshots for any user interface issues

The logs can be found in your Planetary Annihilation Data Directory.

Logs may include your partial or full name in paths. Replace your name with username using a text editor if needed before uploading.

Please include the following:

  • distribution and version of linux
  • graphics card and drivers

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Platinum-rank-icon.png OS Independent Issues

Platinum-rank-icon.png Crash Minidump Location

The default location for Windows is usually a temp directory such as:

  •  %LOCALAPPDATA%\Temp\ eg C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx.dmp (generated by PA)
  •  %LOCALAPPDATA%\Temp\CrashDumps\ eg C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\CrashDumps\PA.exe.NNNNN.dmp (generated by Windows)

Crash dump files are named like:

  • C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx.dmp (generated by PA on all operating systems)
  • C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\CrashDumps\PA.exe.NNNNN.dmp (generated by Windows)

The environment variable MINIDUMP_DIRECTORY can be used to change the location where crash minidump .dmp files are saved for local servers.