Frequently Asked Question
The default location for minidumps generated by PA is now the logs directory in the Planetary Annihilation data directory.
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 Error Reporting)
- PA_YYYY-MM-DD-HHMMSS_name.crash (generated by macOS)
The environment variable MINIDUMP_DIRECTORY can be used to change the location where PA crash minidump .dmp files are saved and will also generate more detailed (and larger) minidump files similar to the new --enable-detailed-minidump command line option.
On Windows the default location for minidumps created by Windows Error Reporting (WER) is:
eg C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\ (generated by Windows)
On macOS you can use the console application to locate crash reports:
Environment Variables on Windows
To set environment variables on Windows use Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables (or search for environment variables if using Windows 10).