No Man's Sky: NEXT |OT| A Korvax, a Gek and a Vykeen walk into a base..

devenger

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Oct 29, 2017
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I’ve decided to suck it up and use the free freighter as a cargo bay.

Currently just cruising for a new base spot and saving up for something bigger than 20 slots.
 

RandomSeed

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I jumped to a new system, protected a freighter, the captain said to talk to him on his ship, and then it just disappeared. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

Teh_Lurv

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I’ve decided to suck it up and use the free freighter as a cargo bay.

Currently just cruising for a new base spot and saving up for something bigger than 20 slots.
If you're focused on base building, use some cash to recruit mining frigates to your freighter fleet. Once an hour (real-time), when you land on each mining ship you'll be gifted magnetized ferrite which you can refine back to 2x pure ferrite. Just remember to always grab the ferrite from the frigates first thing when you start up the game and pretty soon you'll be awash in ferrite.
 

RandomSeed

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LAST UPDATED: 24th December 2018

I have tested all the mods together with VISIONS 1.78 but there is no guarantee they will work perfectly for everyone. Always check the mod descriptions and discussions to make sure they are compatible with your current game version and with each other, especially after a new patch has been released. FPS impact should be minimal with most mods. Please report any bugs or broken links so I can investigate.

WARNING: Backup your save game and main cache files first (AppData/Roaming/Hello Games). Rename DISABLEMODS.txt file to ENABLEMODS.txt in the PCBANKS folder if it exists and delete the contents of the SHADERCACHE folder each time before loading the game with new mods. Mod files are placed in the PCBANKS/MODS folder. Delete older versions of mods before loading the game with newer versions to avoid conflicts.
Thanks for putting all this together. I pretty much installed all these as a starting point, being new to the game.
 

devenger

The Fallen
Oct 29, 2017
665
If you're focused on base building, use some cash to recruit mining frigates to your freighter fleet.
Thanks for the response, but that is what I’m trying to avoid. I was gifted with a freighter and dont want to do any fleet stuff or mining strategies. I mainly want to explore and upgrade stuff slowly.
 
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RandomSeed

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I need a bunch of units to upgrade my multi-tool, so I hit up a planet with salvage containers on it. After 4 or 5, nothing dropped from them, only a few sentinels showed up. Are they bugged, or do only some of them have loot?



Game is crashing after talking to Polo or Nada. Every time.
 
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RandomSeed

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OK, spent about an hour troubleshooting, and it seems like several mods in conflict. Obviously not saying they are all buggy, but there is something going on with any combination of these that cause the game to fail to load the save, or if it does load, CTD when talking to Polo and Nada.

Diverse Environments Overhaul
Colors Overhaul
Post lights
Aerial Zoom Camera Remover

Enjoying the game more now that it's more about exploration. Unrealistic or not, I wish there was some sort of universal ship/base/freighter inventory that just increased in size as you upgrade. Having mats all over is a PITA.
 

RandomSeed

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I wonder what the deep lore is behind finding an animal with a penis for a head, right next to an animal with testicles for a head. It has to mean something.
 

RandomSeed

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Finally found a nice planet with normal weather after 30+ jumps. May explore a little more and see if I can find a lush world with blue or green vegetation (this one is yellow with red water), but this will probably be my base. Original one is on an irradiated shithole in my starting system.

Loving the game now. I think construction costs should be a third or half of what they are, but the exploration is great. I was even enjoying space combat, when it's not 5 or 6 on one and your shields drop super fast. My exsuit can store a lot now, but I'm still full on everything.
 

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What happened to this game on PS4? I booted it up last night for the first time in a while. Back then the game started with me in a broken ship, and I had to explore a cave system and more in order to repair the ship.

This time, when I started a new game, there was no ship and I was running around on the surface of some hot planet. The game was literally unplayable. Before it used to be smooth as butter, but now it was hovering around 20 fps or even lower. All the time. And my Pro refused to calm down as well, sounding like a jet engine 100% of the time instead of just on certain planets before. I could barely hear the game sound.

And here I was hoping for a good time...
 
Oct 27, 2017
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What happened to this game on PS4? I booted it up last night for the first time in a while. Back then the game started with me in a broken ship, and I had to explore a cave system and more in order to repair the ship.

This time, when I started a new game, there was no ship and I was running around on the surface of some hot planet. The game was literally unplayable. Before it used to be smooth as butter, but now it was hovering around 20 fps or even lower. All the time. And my Pro refused to calm down as well, sounding like a jet engine 100% of the time instead of just on certain planets before. I could barely hear the game sound.

And here I was hoping for a good time...
You start separated from your ship but its not far. You have to pick up and apply sodium to your Protection system in your suit menu.
 

RandomSeed

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The VRAM useage climbs and climbs as I play, going past the 3.5gb that gives my GTX 970 issues, even with medium settings on textures and reflections. Ugh.
 

Fushichou187

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Nov 1, 2017
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Finally got a Pro yesterday and NMS was one of the games I wanted to revisit, I platted it when it initially came out-- clocked in 87hrs according to my save from two years ago-- so I was interested in the other trophies from recent updates. I started a Permadeath save and jfc this game was not playing around. An hour and three restarted runs later I managed to be on a planet that was super hostile but not in a way that I couldn't manage it; there was also the learning curve of just all that has been added to this game. I loved my first playthrough of NMS but am really looking forward to slowly chipping away at my permadeath run in this galaxy. The things they've added here make this game even more of my jam.

What happened to this game on PS4? I booted it up last night for the first time in a while. Back then the game started with me in a broken ship, and I had to explore a cave system and more in order to repair the ship.

This time, when I started a new game, there was no ship and I was running around on the surface of some hot planet. The game was literally unplayable. Before it used to be smooth as butter, but now it was hovering around 20 fps or even lower. All the time. And my Pro refused to calm down as well, sounding like a jet engine 100% of the time instead of just on certain planets before. I could barely hear the game sound.

And here I was hoping for a good time...
I don't know what the problem might be. I played it for about 4 hours last night on a Pro (newer model, no SSD, just an SSHD) and it ran wonderfully. It wasn't a fresh install either, just the same game that's been on my PS4 since launch, along with additional patches. On my launch PS4 if a game that normally ran well started chunking like that I would occasionally rebuild the database from safe mode, and that would sort the issue but I have zero idea if that was just a placebo or not.
 

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I don't know what the problem might be. I played it for about 4 hours last night on a Pro (newer model, no SSD, just an SSHD) and it ran wonderfully. It wasn't a fresh install either, just the same game that's been on my PS4 since launch, along with additional patches. On my launch PS4 if a game that normally ran well started chunking like that I would occasionally rebuild the database from safe mode, and that would sort the issue but I have zero idea if that was just a placebo or not.
Weird. Oh well... I have given up on the game anyway. At least on PS4. Can't stand the damn fan noise. Might grab it for PC later on, but I've read a lot about issues there as well.
 

Rex_DX

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Oct 28, 2017
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Weird. Oh well... I have given up on the game anyway. At least on PS4. Can't stand the damn fan noise. Might grab it for PC later on, but I've read a lot about issues there as well.
Anecdotal, but the game runs really well for me on PC even after all the new updates.

Plus the option to mod the game is fantastic. I hope you decide to give it another go! It’s a really fun game these days.
 

milamber182

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Weird. Oh well... I have given up on the game anyway. At least on PS4. Can't stand the damn fan noise. Might grab it for PC later on, but I've read a lot about issues there as well.
Performance is pretty good on PC, at 1080p at least. Might need a beast rig to up the resolution. The mods are great and I wouldn't be able to play the game without them. It is prone to crashing since NEXT, though.
 

Roygbiv95

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Jan 24, 2019
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I'm playing for the first time in a few months and man, Hello Games really seems to be struggling with knowing how to not "fix" something that isn't broken. The hyperdrive sequence in first person was fine, and now we have mandatory third person and it always stutters REALLY bad. It never stuttered before. For some reason my PS4 Pro copy also only runs at 30 fps now instead of 40-60. And what happened to the ship entry animation? There's a jump cut now instead of an animation showing you entering the ship. It was perfect. Why was it changed?
 
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Teh_Lurv

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There's a jump cut now instead of an animation showing you entering the ship. It was perfect. Why was it changed?
IIRC, that was a workaround fix to a bug where getting into your ship would sometimes result in the camera not properly centering in the cockpit. It wasn't a great fix; it introduced a bug (which they since corrected) where getting out of ships would sometimes cause you to materialize outside of geometry and fall off the world.
 

Static_Void

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I'm playing for the first time in a few months and man, Hello Games really seems to be struggling with knowing how to not "fix" something that isn't broken. The hyperdrive sequence in first person was fine, and now we have mandatory third person and it always stutters REALLY bad. It never stuttered before. For some reason my PS4 Pro copy also only runs at 30 fps now instead of 40-60. And what happened to the ship entry animation? There's a jump cut now instead of an animation showing you entering the ship. It was perfect. Why was it changed?
IIRC, that was a workaround fix to a bug where getting into your ship would sometimes result in the camera not properly centering in the cockpit. It wasn't a great fix; it introduced a bug (which they since corrected) where getting out of ships would sometimes cause you to materialize outside of geometry and fall off the world.
Does that mean that the current state of NMS is a bit broken? Last time I played was at launch, and I was planning to get back in to take a look at all the changes. Would it be better to wait a bit more? I also have a PS4 Pro.
 

Fushichou187

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Nov 1, 2017
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Does that mean that the current state of NMS is a bit broken? Last time I played was at launch, and I was planning to get back in to take a look at all the changes. Would it be better to wait a bit more? I also have a PS4 Pro.
I platted NMS when it first launched and waited until i recently got a Pro to jump back in and start fresh. It’s a whole different experience now, especially on Permadeath. I really enjoy it and it runs pretty great on my Pro compared to my first playthrough on a base PS4.
 

FreezePeach

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Oct 25, 2017
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Sean awakes from a slumber for a retweet. Have no idea. Could be related to GDC. He is having a talk there.

 
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FreezePeach

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That panel he's speaking at sounds great too. One of the the nice things about living in the city around this time is being able to walk into some of the more unassuming bars/dives and run into devs whose work you respect, and buy them a beer.
Do you know when the panel is and if it will be streamed, or is it paywalled?

He also posted a clock so obviously something is coming.
 

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FreezePeach

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5taquitos

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Google-related maybe? I could see an announcement of an NMS port for whatever Google is cooking as counting as a "small" announcement.
 

Unicorn

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Oct 29, 2017
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Ecology and NPC interactions are my biggest wish. Alien races fully animated and walking on planets. Small scale battles or interactions with wildlife.
 

EdReedFan20

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Oct 25, 2017
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So with the VR-mode (presumably) being the second part of the three-part Beyond update for No Man's Sky (strange to me, as that means XB1 players only get two of the three components), what do you think the third part is? I had hoped VR was one of the two remaining parts, but thought it was a long shot. As it's reality, my new long shot hope is the final component is cross-play/cross-progression between all platforms. Surely that's possible now that Sony is more welcoming to cross-play. I have it on PC (the VR version is coming to Steam) and PS4 and have both a Oculus Rift and a PSVR. Cross-progression would be awesome for me.
 

NinjaTrouiLLe

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Nov 27, 2017
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So with the VR-mode (presumably) being the second part of the three-part Beyond update for No Man's Sky (strange to me, as that means XB1 players only get two of the three components), what do you think the third part is? I had hoped VR was one of the two remaining parts, but thought it was a long shot. As it's reality, my new long shot hope is the final component is cross-play/cross-progression between all platforms. Surely that's possible now that Sony is more welcoming to cross-play. I have it on PC (the VR version is coming to Steam) and PS4 and have both a Oculus Rift and a PSVR. Cross-progression would be awesome for me.
Well I was more onto a enrichment of the lore, or mission management. If anything, crossplay would have been a piece of part 1 about the major online component.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I just bought thus again the other day for £5. I've owned it a couple of times before but have never got too far. I'm about 3 hours into a new playthrough and I'm finding it kinda brutal and laborious. I know the game provides a lot more direction than it used to, but I'm still feeling a bit lost and I feel like I've got stuck with no easy way out because my ship is grounded without any more fuel and I cannot find any uranium on this planet. I've even found a settlement which was more than 10 minutes away by foot, and there wasn't even anything useful to trade for there. Feel kinda stuck, it doesn't look like there will be any uranium to refuel on this planet and I'm a bit pissed off if it means I'll be losing 3+ hours of progress.
 

5taquitos

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I just bought thus again the other day for £5. I've owned it a couple of times before but have never got too far. I'm about 3 hours into a new playthrough and I'm finding it kinda brutal and laborious. I know the game provides a lot more direction than it used to, but I'm still feeling a bit lost and I feel like I've got stuck with no easy way out because my ship is grounded without any more fuel and I cannot find any uranium on this planet. I've even found a settlement which was more than 10 minutes away by foot, and there wasn't even anything useful to trade for there. Feel kinda stuck, it doesn't look like there will be any uranium to refuel on this planet and I'm a bit pissed off if it means I'll be losing 3+ hours of progress.
Craft Starship Launch Fuel, you can get the ingredients on every planet.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I just bought thus again the other day for £5. I've owned it a couple of times before but have never got too far. I'm about 3 hours into a new playthrough and I'm finding it kinda brutal and laborious. I know the game provides a lot more direction than it used to, but I'm still feeling a bit lost and I feel like I've got stuck with no easy way out because my ship is grounded without any more fuel and I cannot find any uranium on this planet. I've even found a settlement which was more than 10 minutes away by foot, and there wasn't even anything useful to trade for there. Feel kinda stuck, it doesn't look like there will be any uranium to refuel on this planet and I'm a bit pissed off if it means I'll be losing 3+ hours of progress.
Here's some quick starter tips: https://kotaku.com/tips-for-playing-no-man-s-sky-s-big-update-1827871611. For most of the game you'll probably be using launch thruster fuel more often than Uranium. For that you need 50 ferrite (which you get from rocks) to build metal plating, then combine it with 40 dihydrogen which you find in blue crystals on every planet.
 

Venture

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Oct 25, 2017
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Should I be able to see another player's uploaded base in single player, as long as I'm online? Or do I need a PS+ subscription too? I finally got around to checking out a portal address and went to one I found here: https://portalrepository.com/tag/living-glass/ , but there was nothing. It was the same platform, same galaxy, and same game mode.

Is it one of those things that just works sometimes and sometimes not? I guess it could've been deleted but the entry was only from a few weeks ago.
 

Omanisat

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Sep 25, 2018
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Should I be able to see another player's uploaded base in single player, as long as I'm online? Or do I need a PS+ subscription too? I finally got around to checking out a portal address and went to one I found here: https://portalrepository.com/tag/living-glass/ , but there was nothing. It was the same platform, same galaxy, and same game mode.

Is it one of those things that just works sometimes and sometimes not? I guess it could've been deleted but the entry was only from a few weeks ago.
You should be able to see it; I don't have PS+ and I followed a portal address to a system to look for a multitool, and I could definitely see the base someone had built. Maybe you were disconnected from the server or something?
 

Venture

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You should be able to see it; I don't have PS+ and I followed a portal address to a system to look for a multitool, and I could definitely see the base someone had built. Maybe you were disconnected from the server or something?
Could be. I'll do some more exploring then. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't wasting my time. Thanks.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Craft Starship Launch Fuel, you can get the ingredients on every planet.
Here's some quick starter tips: https://kotaku.com/tips-for-playing-no-man-s-sky-s-big-update-1827871611. For most of the game you'll probably be using launch thruster fuel more often than Uranium. For that you need 50 ferrite (which you get from rocks) to build metal plating, then combine it with 40 dihydrogen which you find in blue crystals on every planet.
Thanks guys, I will do this when I play later.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I have no interest in Multiplayer or VR so if the 3rd module isn't awesome then this update will be be a bust for me.
I'm with you in that I don't care about either of those things, but they've done significant QOL and visual updates with each release as well, so I'm hopeful that even if the major pillars don't appeal to me, we'll still see improvements under the hood to make things better.
 

BMW

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I am not crazy about MP but VR sounds like it could be fun. It would be great for the third major bullet point to be all about exploration and land generation.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Is there a way to scan sea animals while I'm actually swimming in the water?

Also, how do I expand my inventory, or is there a general rule about what elements I should be farming in the first few hours? I feel like I've constantly got a full inventory.
 

milamber182

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Is there a way to scan sea animals while I'm actually swimming in the water?

Also, how do I expand my inventory, or is there a general rule about what elements I should be farming in the first few hours? I feel like I've constantly got a full inventory.
Stop swimming and scan quickly so you don't run down your oxygen. A few updates ago you could scan them from the surface but they removed that.
 

Omanisat

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Sep 25, 2018
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Is there a way to scan sea animals while I'm actually swimming in the water?

Also, how do I expand my inventory, or is there a general rule about what elements I should be farming in the first few hours? I feel like I've constantly got a full inventory.
In terms of resources you should try to keep a supply of:
-Power for your laser, so either carbon from plants, condensed carbon from big red crystals, or phosphorus from deposits in the ground
-Oxygen for you life support system, from red oxygen rich plants or occasionally as a secondary resource in other plants. When swimming look for plants that look like chandeliers with big white bulbs on them, they can restore your oxygen.
-Sodium or sodium nitrate for your hazard protection system, usually from yellow sodium rich plants, big yellow crystals, or more rarely deposits in the ground.

Your inventory can be expanded either by visiting a spacestation and talking to the last shopkeeper in the line, or by finding and repairing drop pods out in the field. Station is quicker but more expensive, and can only be used once per system.
 

Venture

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man, this game's really got it's hooks into me again. I'm slowly trying to making my way to the center but keep getting side-tracked. I haven't even checked out the underwater base building yet.

Something that I've been thinking about while playing recently is that capturing enemy ships would be a really neat mechanic. It would add some much needed freshness to acquiring new ships and could be accomplished relatively simply I think. Like say, once you've brought a ship's health almost all the way down, the option to call it up with the communicator would be available to you and you could ask it to surrender. Then the next time you go to the station it would be waiting there for you, in need of extensive repairs of course. Maybe you'd need to pay some kind of fee to buy it as well.