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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.

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

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/

Verify Your Game Files Before Reporting Issues

Verify your game files:

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:

Verify Your Game Files Before Reporting Issues

Verify your game files:

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

Possible Linux Issues

OS Independent Issues

Crash Minidump Location

From: Where do I find Planetary Annihilation crash minidumps files?

The default location for crash minidump files generated by PA is now the logs directory in the Planetary Annihilation Data Directory

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

On Windows the default location for minidump files created by Windows Error Reporting (WER) is:

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

On macOS you can use the console application to locate crash reports created by macOS:

Crash dump files are named like:

  • xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx.dmp (generated by PA on all operating systems)
  • PA.exe.NNNNN.dmp (generated by Windows)
  • PA_YYYY-MM-DD-HHMMSS_name.crash (generated by macOS)