Planetary Annihilation

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Planetary Annihilation
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Developers
Release dates
Windows
September 5, 2014
OS X
September 5, 2014
Linux
September 5, 2014
Planetary Annihilation at Steam Charts
Planetary Annihilation at SteamDB
 Planetary Annihilation at Wikipedia

Key points

Disadvantage Several known issues with the Linux version.

General information

More information Uber Entertainment Forums
More information Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys
Official website Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Information All versions require Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

  Location 
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Uber Entertainment\Planetary Annihilation\WindowSettings.cfg
OS X
Linux ~/.local/Uber Entertainment/
Disadvantage Configuration file is encrypted.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Impossible

Video settings[edit]

Graphics options.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution Native
Multi-monitor Native
Ultra-widescreen Native
Windowed Native
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native Enabled by default.
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Impossible
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native
Vertical sync (Vsync) Impossible
High frame rate Unknown

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native
Mouse acceleration Impossible
Mouse input in menus Native
Mouse Y-axis inversion Impossible
Controller
Controller support Impossible

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native Music, voice and sound effects.
Surround sound Impossible
Subtitles Unknown
Closed captions Impossible
Mute on focus lost Impossible

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play Impossible Planned
Online play Native
LAN co-op Impossible Planned
Online co-op Native

Issues fixed[edit]

Long load time and low FPS[edit]

Fix Enable threaded optimization[1]Link

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. Under Global Settings select the drop-down box next to Threaded optimisation.
  3. Change this to On and click Apply.

Notes

Information This only applies to NVIDIA cards.
Information If you get poor performance with multiple NVIDIA cards, you will need to disable SLI.

Fix Change priority[1]Link

  1. Open Task Manager and right-click PA.exe.
  2. Select Set Priority: and set it to High.

Notes

Information Press Ctrl+U to toggle the UI, if there is a noticeable FPS improvement this may benefit you.

Fix Disable steam community overlay[1]Link

  1. Right-click on the game within your Steam library and select Properties.
  2. Uncheck Enable Steam Community In-Game and click CLOSE.

Black screen/black planet[edit]

Fix Change settings[2]Link

  1. From the main menu select Settings.
  2. Under Graphics set anti-aliasing to OFF.
  3. Press F5 to refresh the game screen.

Notes

Information If this does not work try setting HDR to OFF aswell. If they are both already disabled, enable and disable them again then refresh by pressing F5. You may need to refresh many times.[3]
Information If nothing helps try to wait a bit, then press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, open Task Manager and then go back to the game window.[3]

Black lines[edit]

Fix Disable anisotropic filtering[4]Link

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  2. Under Global Settings select the drop-down box next to Anisotropic filtering.
  3. Change this to Application-controlled or Off and click Apply.

Notes

Information This only applies to NVIDIA cards.

Game won't start[edit]

Information This issue is most likely due to outdated drivers.

Fix Update drivers[5]Link

  1. Download and install the latest driver version for your video card.

Notes

Information Intel: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx
Information Nvidia: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx
Information ATI/AMD: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download

System requirements[edit]

Information The following specifications are still being determined and are subject to change.
Information 64-bit only.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Vista SP2
Processor (CPU) Dual Core Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
2 GB
Video card (GPU) Shader model 3.0 support Dedicated
OS X
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
10.7
Processor (CPU) Dual Core Quad Core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
2 GB
Video card (GPU)
Shader model 3.0 support
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04/13.04, Mint 14/15
Processor (CPU) 64-bit Dual Core or better
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Shader model 3.0 support

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Workarounds for long loading time and low FPS - Steam Community Discussions
  2. How To Improve Frame Rates (All Video Cards) - Uber Entertainment Forums
  3. 3.0 3.1 *** Black screen? Check these workarounds! *** - Steam Community Discussions
  4. Boxes on planets / Graphic Issues - Steam Community Discussions
  5. (Reoccuring Issue) Game Won't Start - Steam Community Discussions