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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 Windows Minimum Requirements

The most important minimum requirements for Windows are:

  • 8 GB RAM for dedicated graphics
  • 12GB RAM for integrated graphics
  • OpenGL 3.2+ graphics support
  • up to date graphics drivers
  • 1 Mbit/s or faster reliable broadband internet connection for online

An SSD will dramatically improve startup and loading times.

Older or below spec hardware may struggle.

Windows System Requirements

Platinum-rank-icon.png Possible Windows Issues

Gold-rank-icon.png 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Laptop manufacturers are notorious for providing out of date graphics drivers that are often many years old.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:

Gold-rank-icon.png Test Windows Compatibility Options

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

Gold-rank-icon.png Check the List of Windows Incompatible Software Before Reporting Issues

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

Verify your game files:

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 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
  • Uber Launcher: click on name > build options > additional command-line options

Remove any old PAMM file system mods:

Gold-rank-icon.png Reporting Windows Issues

Issues should be reported in the official Uber 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
  • DxDiag.txt
  • any crash minidump .dmp files

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.

You can create a DxDiag.txt by pressing [WinKey]+R, typing "dxdiag", and pressing "Save All Information...".

Platinum-rank-icon.png OS Independent Issues

Platinum-rank-icon.png Crash Minidump Location

The environment variable MINIDUMP_DIRECTORY can be used to change the location where crash minidumps .dmp files are saved.

The default location is usually a temp directory such as %LOCALAPPDATA%\Temp on Windows eg C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\.

Platinum-rank-icon.png Crash Reporting Server Offline

The crash reporting server is currently offline.

You can zip and upload crash minidump .dmp files from your MINIDUMP_DIRECTORY.