Common issues and frequently asked questions - T6

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  • FAQ

    Q: How do I open the console?
    A: The console can be opened with:

    • ^ on QWERTZ.
    • ~ on QWERTY (US).
    • ' on QWERTY (UK).
    • the key above tab on most keyboard.

    Q: How do I unlock all (max rank)?
    A: Open the console while in the menu (not in-game) and type unlockall and then hit the enter key.

    Q: Can I install PlutoniumT6 in the same folder as the Steam version?
    A: Yes, PlutoT6 does not modify any base game files.

    Q: How can I re-open PlutoT6 its menu
    A: Press F10 or Home.

    Q: Can I use a SKIDROW or NOSTEAM copy of the game?
    A: No you cannot! These two repacks come with outdated and incomplete files making them incompatible with Plutonium. Please follow our install guide which outlines how to download a clean up to date copy of the game:

    Q: Can I play against bots?
    A: To play with bots go to find game and select your choice of playlist.
    Once the map loaded do xpartygo on the console.
    Then spawnbot 17 in the console when the map has loaded. Change the number for different bots.

    Q: Can my friends join custom matches?
    A: Yes, you have to port forward 4976 UDP and start the game. After your game has finished loading they can join using the console.

    Q: How can I join a password protected server?
    A: By setting the password via the console with password followed by your passwort (eg.: password swordfish, password "A password with a space").

    Q: How do I host a server?
    A: Our PlutoniumT6 server guide.

    Q: Can I use PlutoT6 to play over LAN, fully offline?
    A: Yes, select the [˅] button next to the PLAY button in the launcher.

    Q: Does PlutoniumT6 contain a virus?
    A: No it does not, it most likely is a false positive from your antivirus. However like any and all software downloads you should use only trustworthy sources and not download random dlls off of the internet.

    Q: How can I add a folder exclusion to Plutonium to prevent antivirus detections?
    A: Follow this guide:


    Error: It appears you have selected an invalid game folder
    Invalid game folder error

    Fix: You selected the wrong game directory in the Plutonium launcher. You must select your Black Ops 2 game folder. If you do not have the base game installed follow this guide

    Error: Failed to start launcher: exit status 1073741515 or 3221225781 or 3221225775
    Fix: Download and install Visual C++ 20015-19 x86 redist. Restart your PC then relaunch the launcher. If doing so does not fix it, then download and run the following program to install all missing runtimes:

    Error: Error during initialization: Missing config file 'default_mp.cfg'
    Fix: This is caused by a broken or incomplete base game (Black Ops 2), if you own the game on steam use steam to verify the game files, doing so will repair it and fix the error. If you do not own it follow this guide to repair your installation

    Error: Fastfile for zone is corrupt or unreadable / similar error messages
    Fix: Fix is same as the above error^^.

    Error: context deadline exceeded (Client.Timeout or context cancellation while reading body)
    Fix: Open command prompt in the folder that you have the Plutonium Launcher and type plutonium.exe -timeout 600 this will launch Plutonium.exe with a timeout for each file of 10 minutes. The timeout can be changed as much as you'd like. By default it is set to 60 seconds.

    Error: Unable to refresh server list or Failed to fetch info: Get "ht(t)ps://" or tls: first record does not look like a TLS handshake
    Fix: These are all likely firewall problems, ensure Plutonium T6 (both launcher and game) is allowed through your Windows firewall, ensure your ISP doesn't have a router Firewall such as Xfinity. go there and disable the xfi advanced security.

    Error: Failed to fetch info: Get "": dial tcp: lookup no such host
    Fix: Your DNS provider (likely your ISP) is filtering requests. Change your computers DNS servers to something that does not filter requests, such as follow this guide if you don't know how to change your DNS:

    Error: I can’t see (all) servers in the server list
    Cause : Game in offline mode
    Fix: Don't start the game in offline mode.
    Fix: Make sure your 3rd party Firewall does not block PlutoT6.
    Cause: Miss behaving network equipment
    Fix: Your router might be too weak to handle all the traffic and drops packages. Try a firmware upgrade.
    Fix: Your router does detect the network traffic from the server list as attempted DDoS attack and blocks it. Look for a setting to turn this off.
    Fix: You are living in a "free" country and your government blocks certain countries

    Error: The procedure entry point AddDllDirectory could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll
    Fix: Running an outdated Windows install is a bad idea, running an outdated Windows version that is so badly cracked you can't even update it is even worse. Install all Windows updates.

    Error: The code execution cannot proceed because D3DCompiler_47.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
    Fix: D3DCompiler_47.dll is part of Microsoft's DirectX 9.

    Error: The code execution cannot proceed because XINPUT1_3.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.
    Fix: XINPUT1_3.dll is part of Microsoft's DirectX 9.

    Error: PlutoT6 crashes when a fifth player connects on Origins
    Fix: Origins doesn't support more than 4 players and when a 5th player joins it crashes with an out of bound exception in the gsc.

    Error: UI ERROR 5XXXX (eg 58339)
    Fix: Your stats file is corrupted, either use resetStats or delete your dw folder inside %localappdata%\Plutonium\storage\demonware\18397. ALL PROGRESS WILL BE LOST!

    Fix: You are either missing some DLC files or you suck at pirating, either way download some clean files.

    Fix: This error is a known bug that is caused by a player trying to join a custom game hosted on easy mode Buried (ZM). Simply have the host set the difficulty to Original and you should be good to go.

    Error: Check board loading screens
    Fix: You are missing DLC files, download them or try another map

    Error: Waiting for more players...
    Fix: Open the console and type xpartygo (This will force start the game)

    Error: Could not load default asset '' for asset type 'ddl'
    Fix: If you receive this error it means you are using an outdated version of the game (SKIDROW/NOSTEAM) or your game files are corrupted. The only solution is to delete the game files and reinstall using clean files.

    Error: Can't find any games through match-making.
    Fix: This is not a error, Pluto does not support match-making use the server browser to join a server.

    Error: After clicking 'Play' or 'Setup' the launcher closes and nothing happens
    Fix: You may be missing a required runtime, please download and run the Redist Installer. If this does not help, exclude your Plutonium installation from Windows Defender's scanning by following this guide.

    Error: Could not authenticate to Plutonium: snowroller uninitialized
    Error: Handshake: certificate verify failed
    Fix: This error occurs when you are trying to launch an outdated version of Plutonium. However, this should not happen if you are launching the game via Plutonium.exe which checks for updates on each launch. So if you are starting the launcher via plutonium-launcher-win32.exe please do not. Launch via Plutonium.exe

    Error: Black screen when starting the game but can hear the menu music
    Fix: This issue can be caused by outdated GPU drivers, use Nvidia GeForce Experience to update your drivers or AMD equivalent. Restart your PC then try launching Plutonium again, the issue should now be resolved. If this doesn't work, r_fullscreen 2 followed by vid_restart in the external game console window should hopefully resolve the issue.

    Error: Direct X encountered an unrecoverable error
    Fix: Caused generally by a broken direct x install, the following video can be followed to reinstall Direct X:

    Error: Extremely Low FPS (Gaming Laptop)
    Fix: From NVIDIA Control Panel 3D Settings->Manage 3D Settings Tab "Program apps" you are going to want to add the plutonium-bootstrapper-win32.exe as a application if you dont know where that is its here

    Keep in mind that the AppData is a hidden folder in windows and either need to use the windows key + r for run and doing %appdata% or turn on the option to show hidden files but then after that is doing in the settings for then now added application you want to go to Preferred Graphics Processor

    Select : High performance NVIDIA processor

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