The Standalone Version (2020.5 - 126.96.36.1998, WIN 8.1 64) just crashed while i was tinkering around with the “basic emiter” and some deflection tests. What i did before the crash happened was following:
I replaced the shape in the “basic emiter” with a custom png and set it to single particle , also put 1 pixie dust particle on the stage, animated the pixie particle left to right and got a crash after a few animation replays.
After the crash i could not reboot into Particle Illusion anymore (“APPCRASH”), so i got my inner sherlock holmes on and found what was causing the error:
C:\ProgramData\BorisFX\UserEmitterLibraries\Custom.il3 got corrupted and Particle Illusion booted right after i removed the file, but for whatever reason the “basic emiter” preset was nowhere to be found.
So i deleted Custom.il3 and reinstalled Particle Illusions and got a brand new Custom.il3-File which also restored the “basic emiter”. for safety/pathing reasons also reinstalled the Continuum Libs.
Hope this may help others in the future.