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Age of Wonders: Planetfall PC Errors – Missing Bootstrapper-v2.exe Fix, Crash On Startup, dowser.exe Not Found

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall is available on PC and consoles. While the console versions are running fine but, Age of Wonders: Planetfall PC is facing errors and issues like dowser.exe not found, crash on startup, AowPf_Debug.exe-system error and more.

Here I have compiled fixes and workaround to all of the errors and issues being faced by PC players so that they can play the game without any hindrance.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall PC Errors – Black Screen, Crash and Fixes

Age of Wonders: Planetfall is a 4X turn-based strategy game and the fifth installment in the franchise. The PC version of any game is bound to have issues and Age of Wonders: Planetfall does have some errors of its own.

Players are reporting issues like missing DLL files, black screen, Missing Bootstrapper-v2.exe, and more. The following are the errors and issues that players are experiencing along with their possible fixes and workarounds.

dowser.exe Not Found Fix

To fix this error verify game files which should detect that the exe is missing and will download it. if the error still persists, then go to your Steam library, right-click on the game> Properties> Local Files> Browse Local Files. Double click on “AowPF_Debug” and this will start the game for you.

Game Not Launching, Crash On Startup Fix

Age of Wonders: Planetfall players are reporting that the game won’t launch when they try to play the game. One possibility is that your nti-virus software or Windows Defender is blocking the game’s exe after falsely detecting it as a trojan.

You can fix this by either disabling your anti-virus software or making an exception for the game’s exe file in your anti-virus software.

AowPf_Debug.exe-System Error Fix

Age of Wonders: Planetfall players are reporting that when they start the game they get the following error.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall
The code execution cannot proceed because MS*******.dll was not found.

This error is probably popping up due to missing or corrupt .dll file. First, update your Windows OS as this will refresh the missing or corrupted DLL file.

If still, the error persists, then you need to do is install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and 64-bit version Visual C++ Redistributable.

There is another way to fix this too but, I don’t personally recommend it as it can potentially compromise your system.. So do it at your own risk. You can manually download the “MSVCP140.dll” file from the internet by searching it on Google and copy it to the game’s install folder.

Low FPS, Stuttering, Performance Fix

Despite not being a demanding game, Age of Wonders: Planetfall is still facing performance issues. Here are a few things that will help you eliminate stuttering from the game and boost FPS.

First, make sure you are using latest GPU driver and there is no background process running that is using too much of your CPU, GPU, or HDD.

Open Nvidia Control Panel> Manage 3D Settings? Program Settings? select the game from the list and if it isn’t there then add it. Make the following changes.

Set “Power Management Mode” to “Prefer Maximum Performance”
set “Texture Filtering- Quality” to “High Performance”

This will eliminate stuttering and potentially boost FPS. Also, there is another thing that you can change here to boost FPS if you have the GPU and CPU to handle it. Just set Vertical Sync to “Fast” which can potentially boost game’s FPS.

Paradox Launcher Not Starting, Missing Bootstrapper-v2.exe Fix

Players are reporting that when they play the game they get the error “Paradox launcher won’t launch. System can’t find bootstrapper-v2.exe”. This is due to Windows Defender or your anti-virus software is detecting the file as a virus and has probably quarantined it.

Open your anti-virus software, and in the quarantined items look for “C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Local\Programs\Paradox Interactive\bootstrapper-v2.exe”. Restore the file and create an exception for the game’s folder in your anti-virus and the game will boot up properly

Black Screen Fix

This is a common issue in PC games and is probably not a critical one. Start Age of Wonders: Planetfall and when the black screen appears, press “Alt + Enter”.

The game will go into the windowed mode and will start to display. Go to the video settings and change the resolution to your monitor’s native resolution and you’ll be able to play the game in fullscreen.

That is all for our Age of Wonders: Planetfall errors along with their fixes and workarounds so that you can play the game without any problem. I’ll be updating this article as I find more fixes.

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