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Planetary Annihilation: TITANS and Classic PA Support Wiki

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Planetary Annihilation: TITANS & Classic PA Support Wiki


This support wiki WAS the central place for common solutions, known issues and workarounds.

A lot of information is specific to your operating system.

Planetary Annihilation is currently available for:

The most important minimum requirements are:

  • 8 GB RAM (ideally more)
  • OpenGL 3.2+ graphics support with 1GB VRAM
  • 1 Mbit/s or faster reliable broadband internet connection for online
  • 64 bit operating system

Integrated graphics requires more RAM.

An SSD will dramatically improve startup and loading times.

PA can be played online using PA servers (no local server) using less RAM on highly optimised systems:


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.

Reporting Windows Issues

For Windows please upload a DxDiag.txt created by pressing [WinKey]+R, typing "dxdiag", and pressing "Save All Information...".

Check the List of Windows Incompatible Software Before Reporting Issues

Update Your Windows Graphics Drivers

Make sure you have the latest drivers and get them directly from the manufacturer.

Laptop manufacturers are notorious for providing out of date graphics drivers that are often many years old. Download your graphics drivers directly from Intel, AMD or NVIDIA.

If you have hybrid graphics then you need to update both even if you only use the discrete graphics card.

Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU)

If you have an older GPU or recently upgraded to a 10 series Nvidia GPU you may need to use DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) before installing the latest driver:

Test Windows Compatibility Options

If you have any full screen display or high DPI issues then test the following:

Reporting macOS Issues

For macOS please include your operating system version, RAM with your model identifier and graphics / displays from System Information (Apple menu > About This Mac > System Report).

eg macOS Sierra 10.12.3 16GB MacBookPro11,3 Intel Iris Pro 1536MB Nvidia GeForce GT 750M 2048MB

Reporting Linux Issues

Before reporting please check the Linux / SteamOS Support Wiki.

For Linux include the following:

  • distribution and version
  • graphics card and drivers

OS Independent Issues