Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I messed up my controls in Panel Attack, and now it's going crazy. Help?

Q: How do I set Player 2's controls for local play in Panel Attack?

Q: I have two computers. Can I use the same Panel Attack ranking system user_id on both, so all my matches get tracked to the same account?

Q: The game seems to be going too fast!

Q: How do I access replays?

Q: I messed up my controls in Panel Attack, and now it's going crazy. Help?

A: You need to close Panel Attack and delete the file that saves your input settings. On windows, you can type this into the start menu search to get to the right folder:

%appdata%\Panel Attack
then delete keys.txt Thanks to gamerX459 for making a video demonstration of how to fix the above problem.

Q: How do I set Player 2's controls for local play in Panel Attack?

A: While in the place for setting Player 1's controls, press right to get to Player 2's controls.

Q: I have two computers. Can I use the same Panel Attack ranking system user_id on both, so all my matches get tracked to the same account?

A: Yes, please do.
After you've logged into the Panel Attack server(s) once on your first computer, copy your "servers" folder to the appropriate location on your other computer.
Here are the folder locations, per operating system.

NOTE: replace "user" with whatever your operating system username is.
Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Panel Attack or search for %appdata%\Panel Attack
Mac: /Users/user/Library/Application Support/Panel Attack
Linux: $XDG_DATA_HOME/Panel Attack
Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Panel Attack
This folder contains your user_ids for each server, which Panel Attack uses to log in to the ranking system.

Q: The game seems to be going too fast!

A: The menus may go too fast if you have a monitor that has a refresh rate greater than 60hz. We released an update to fix this mid April 2019, redownload the game if you haven't already since then.

Gameplay should be normal though. If the FPS counter shows about 60 during gameplay, and it seems like it's going too fast, it could be that you've set your L or R button (raise stack button) to a pressure sensitive trigger, and the game thinks you are constantly pressing that button. This happens especially on Xbox controllers. Use a button such as a bumper instead of a trigger.

Q: How do I access replays?

A: A local replay browser has been implemented.

Replays of all the games your client has played or spectated are stored as .txt files on your computer in %appdata%\Panel Attack\replays
Publicly saved replays are stored here. You can adjust whether your replays are saved publicly in the Panel Attack options menu. They are arranged into folders by Panel Attack version, then date (UTC time), then player names.

Once you have the .txt file for the replay you want to watch, copy it to %appdata%\Panel Attack\replays, then relaunch panel attack and find it with the Replay Browser at the main menu.

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