No Man's Sky is a space adventure game that brings together several million planets. You can explore each one of them and even build a base from the foundation update. However, for some players the game won’t run or have been experiencing performance problems - especially after Foundations Update. In this guide, we want to provide you with some solutions to help you get the space adventure back on track.
No Man's Sky Does Not Start or Does Not Work Properly:
Of course, there are some solutions that you can use with every game on the PC. First you must check if your PC meets the minimum requirements run No Man's Sky. If you don’t know exactly which hardware is installed on your PC, simply click on the Windows search and enter dxdiag.exe. This is a DirectX diagnostic program, but it shows you on the first page your hardware components.
OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
Processor: Intel Core i3
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GTX 480, AMD Radeon 7870
Storage: 10 GB available space
But if the requirements for your PC are sufficient, you should check graphic drivers. They should always be up-to-date. Take a look at the AMD and Nvidia update websites. Also check the Windows updates and keep your operating system up to date. The last point is the game itself. Check if there are new updates or patches on Steam for No Man's Sky. Right-click on the game in your library to select properties. Click here to check game files for errors, so that Steam can light the game.
Performance Problems on PC and PS4
On the PlayStation 4, No Man's Sky runs with a maximum of 30 FPS. Unfortunately, this cannot be increased. On the PC it is possible to increase the performance once more. For example, you should disable V-Sync. Also visit the game options and disable the image rate limitation. In addition, the game is created for the console, which is why the PC version is first limited to 30 FPS. However, in the settings you can change the Frame Rate to maximum.
Also, set the game priority to high. To do so, open the features of No Man's Sky by right-clicking on the game. Tap "high" (without ") under Start-up options. If the performance has not increased, you simply enter "threads x" here. The x stands for your CPU cores, which your processor possesses. If you want to know how many of these are, you can search your processor on the Internet. Another option is to click the Performance tab in the task manager. Count the boxes in the upper right corner. The numbers are your nuclei.
Updates Are Not Loaded
If you don’t have updates like the Foundation update, you should restart Steam. Alternatively you can reboot your PC again so that the update can be loaded. Also ensure that automatic updates are enabled.
Game Does Not Start
Especially after the Foundations Update there are many crashes. If No Man's Sky does not start with you, you must delete all installed Mods. The modifications lead to problems. We hope for a patch that fixes this problem. In addition, some processors cause massive problems, so the game does not start properly. The developers are currently working on a patch that should fix the problem. Alternatively, you can send a bug report to the developers. To do this, simply click on the No Man's Sky support website and click Submit a request in the upper right corner.