Frequently Asked Question

How can I install PA outside of Steam with papatcher? eg macOS Catalina 10.15+
Last Updated a year ago

Install golang from https://golang.org/
 or Linux repo.

Download papatcher.go from: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/planetary-annihilation/papatcher/master/papatcher.go

To install or update PA run the following in a terminal window or command prompt:

go run papatcher.go --stream=stable --update-only

Alternatively add that to a shell script or windows batch file.

For Windows you may need to install the latest Visual Studio 2019 64 bit runtime: https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads

Linux Dependencies

  • libsdl2
  • libgl1
  • libstdc++6
  • libcurl
  • libudev0
  • libuuid

On Fedora / NixOS the following environment variable may also be needed:

SSL_CERT_FILE=/etc/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt

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