Frequently Asked Question

Where do I find Planetary Annihilation crash minidumps files?
Last Updated a year ago

The default location for minidumps 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 PA crash minidump .dmp files are saved and will also generate more detailed (and larger) minidump files.

On Windows the default location for minidumps created by Windows Error Reporting (WER) is:
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%\CrashDumps\
    eg C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\
    (generated by Windows)
On macOS you can use the console application to locate crash reports:
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)

To set environment variables on Windows use Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables (or search for environment variables if using Windows 10).

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