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Known issues

This page describes known issues for PopcornFX Editor and simulation.

SDK licensees and studios with a support plan have access to a more complete list of issues in our backlog.


Pro / Entrerprise / University licenses are not always properly displayed when logged in PopcornFX Editor. This is currently being worked on and should be solved soon along with a simpler portal to view the subscriptions / teams you are part of.

GPU simulation

GPU simulated particles is a hot topic, PopcornFX currently only supports D3D11, D3D12 and PS5 as GPU simulation backends (making PopcornFX GPU sim particles compatible on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PS5). Editing in-editor often leads to crashes, we are currently working on stabilizing remaining issues.

Other platforms:

  • Support for Vulkan (Google Stadia, PC, Mobile) is not scheduled for 2022.
  • Support for PS4 and Nintendo Switch will not be implemented.

Mac editor

PopcornFX Editor on Mac is still marked experimental. Metal is the default graphics API chosen by the editor, there are still however some shader compilation issues which can lead to crashes.

Linux editor

PopcornFX Editor on Linux is not marked experimental, but its installation can be tedious. OpenGL is the default graphics API chosen by the editor.

Windows 10 & 11 editor (application not launching)

Prior to PopcornFX v2.10, PopcornFX Editor uses a version of the OpenSSL library that isn’t properly supported by Windows 11 and some versions of Windows 10 and prevents the editor from launching on some machines.

PopcornFX v2.9.22 was patched to include a new set of OpenSSL dlls compatible with Windows 11/10 (OpenSSL while the previous version was

If your editor does not start and you cannot upgrade to PopcornFX v2.9.22, you can manually patch the problematic dll by downloading it here: https://downloads.popcornfx.com/PopcornFX-Editor/OpenSSL_Dll_Fix.zip.

To fix the issue, simply copy the extracted libeay32.dll into your PopcornFX Editor’s bin/ installation folder, for example C:\Program Files\Persistant Studios\PopcornFX-2.9.18\bin.

This fix is valid for all versions from PopcornFX v2.0.0 up to PopcornFX v2.9.21 included. PopcornFX v2.10.0 and higher are not affected by this issue.

After replacing the dll, PopcornFX Editor should launch correctly.

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