No Man's Sky Fixes for Low FPS, Crashes and Technical Issues

No Man's Sky Fixes for Low FPS, Crashes and Technical Issues

Here is a compilation of No Man's Sky PC and PS4 fixes.
  1. Low FPS - People with 980s are reporting very low FPS, so it is not just your PC. Hopefully a fix will be released soon, and will be posted here as soon as it does.

    Currently you can try disabling VSYNC to improve the FPS as some people have reported getting 80 FPS after disabling it.

    Update 1: Some have reported that turning off in game VSYNC, disabling Anti-Aliasing and then using adaptive vsync in their video card control panel also provided a more smooth performance.

    Update 2: It has been reported that there is something wrong with the max FPS setting. Try setting yours to "max" instead of 60 and seeing if it helps.

    Update 3: Try running the game in borderless window mode as it has been shown to give you a performance boost.

    Update 4: Go to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\No Man's Sky\Binaries\SETTINGS", then find "TKGRAPHICSSETTINGS.MXML" and open it in a text editor like WordPad. Find the "GSync" option, and set it to "False".

    Update 5: Setting all settings to low, restarting the game, then setting all the settings back to high, and restarting again has fixed some peoples performance issues.

  2. Update 6 (March 2017): On some systems, there is a frame drop after entering your ship, to fix this, simply set your texture quality to Medium or lower.

    Also try setting the game to open in Admin mode, as well as deleting everyting in your ShaderCache folder. These three fixes helped me keep a steady FPS even when entering my ship.

  3. PC Crashing - Don't panic, currently a lot of people are experiencing crashes on the PC version of No Man's Sky. People with 6000 or 5000 series GPU are reporting crashing at the start screens. Check out the next item for a PC crash fix when the game first starts up. Also make sure you update to the latest GPU drivers.

    Update: There have been 4 updates so far for the PS4 version of the game, and yet people are still reporting crashing. It has been reported that re-installing the game to your PS4 can get rid of these crashes!

  4. Blurry image fix - The anti aliasing in No Man's Sky causes full screen blurryness. To fix this, first disable in game anti aliasing then go into your NVIDIA or AMD control panel and override nms.exe anti alalasing to 2x or 4x.
  5. PC/Steam Not Launching Fix - MSVCR100.dll error - For those who start the game and nothing happens, you need to go into the No Man's Sky folder and start the NMS.exe file. If you get the MSVCR100.dll error, it means you don't have Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 installed.
  6. Stuck with E On Screen - If you are stuck with the E on the screen the fix is to simply hold the E key on your keyboard.
  7. OpenGL Issue - The way to fix the OpenGL issue is to go to "Steamapps/common/No Man's Sky/Binaries/SETTINGS/TKGRAPHICSSETTINGS" and then set "Full Screen" to "false", or put your resolution in it, and then it will launch. Also try downloading OpenGL 4.5.
  8. PC Cannot tab back to Full Screen - If you can't go back to full screen after tabbing out, try opening your task manager and right clicking the No Man's Sky icon, and then select "Bring to Front".
  9. PC FOV Fix - The FOV options are not enough to get a good FOV in the game, in order to do this, you need to go to your steam folder "Steam/SteamApps/common/No Man's Sky/Binaries/SETTINGS" and open the TKGRAPHICSSETTINGS.MXML with a text editor, then change "FoVOnFoot" to a value higher than 100. Try an FOV of 140-160.
  10. Same Multi-tool fix - There is currently a bug where you may get the same multi tool no matter which system you visit, and it won't be an upgrade. To fix this, take the worse multi tool, then your next one you come across will have more slots.
  11. Losing progress after a crash - Note to those who crash in game, when you start the game up again, some progress may be gone even if you had a recent save. So make sure you re upload any recently 100% planets.
  12. Official Hello Games Support - The official No Man's Sky website has posted an issues page which can be found here:

    Update: Hello Games are working on fixing problems with the game, check out the official thread over on the Steam forums:

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