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No Man's Sky has a lot of issues on PC

No Man's Sky has a lot of issues on PC

No Man's Sky has a lot of issues on PC

No Man's Sky has a lot of issues on PC

 

Ever since No Man's Sky was released on PC we have been carefully testing it with a large lineup of GPUs and hardware, attempting to find out exactly why this game's performance is the way it is. 

At this time readers will only need to look at Steam's review section to see exactly how negative a lot of PC gamers fell about this game, with many finding that the game will not launch and many other players experiencing some massive framerate drops. 

Today we are planning on releasing a more detailed report on the state of No Man's Sky on PC, but for now, we will deliver you some of the fixes that may help you achieve playable performance levels. 

 

Update your GPU drivers

Right now Hello Games recommends that players of No Man's Sky play the game with the most recent drivers from AMD and Nvidia, with AMD having already released an optimised driver for No Man's Sky. Nvidia is yet to release a "Game Ready" Geforce Driver. 

Having tested a wide range of GPUs on this game I can say for certain that issues persist even with the most recent drivers from both companies, though it is worth upgrading to the most recent version if you are using older GPU drivers. 

 

Users do not have Visual C++ Redist 2010 installed

One common issue that often results in the crashing of No Man's Sky is that players do not have Microsoft Visual C++ Redist 2010 installed. Hello Games really should have included this installer along with the game, though you can officially download the library from Microsoft here. 

  No Man's Sky has a lot of issues on PC

 

The settings trick

From my personal experience, No Man's Sky has never worked well on my first try, most often playing with framerates that can often move from 40-20 to as low as 10 with constant pauses and micro-stuttering. 

One way I have found that alleviates this issue is to go into the games options menu and to change all of the game's settings to low, rebooting the game, changing the settings back and restarting the game for a second time.

This will help some users lower the number of framerate dips in the game, but not eliminate them completely.    

 

Conclusion

Right now No Man's Sky has a lot of issues on PC, leaving us in a position where we cannot recommend it to PC gamers until the game receives some new drivers and some post-launch patching.

Anyone who feels they have to try the game right now should bear in mind the refund policies of retailers like Steam and GOG, so that they can be sure that they can get a refund if they run into major performance issues.  

At this time Hello Games says that they are working on these performance issues, though we do not have any word on when a patch will be coming. 

 

You can join the discussion on No Man's Sky's performance issues on the OC3D Forums.

 

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13-08-2016, 07:53:50

barnsley
Alot of people are missing the fact you can set it so the game doesn't limit the FPS to 30 too.

The only people I've talked to who have had issues are on older cards from nVidia/horribly out of date drivers. It runs completely fine on my setup. Infact it has so far been more stable for me than GTA V or Fallout has ever been.

Shame the game isn't anything special though. I mean, £40 is atleast double what it should be worth.Quote

13-08-2016, 16:23:47

GiantKiwi
I took the refund from Steam, my machine isn't exactly old (Oldest component is probably the SSD, at 3 years) - and yet, all i've done is crash to desktop. I've got all the prequisites installed/setup etc, still nada.

I might pick it up in a year, once it hits the bargain bin on steam sales, because a game that can't even run first time on a modern machine is an instant turn off, and in it's current state not at all worth it, especially considering it was already late.Quote

15-08-2016, 04:53:16

SuB
Runs fine on my 780's with relatively recent drivers :P As I said in other thread, make sure you turn off the rather daft default of 30fps lock and vsync (which is why it's so gash, because it will be running at either 15 or 30fps which is stupid) Pop that on max and it's been fine. A few stutters early on, but that sounded like it was mostly shader caching, once you get over the hump it's fine.Quote

15-08-2016, 05:11:46

GiantKiwi
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Runs fine on my 780's with relatively recent drivers :P As I said in other thread, make sure you turn off the rather daft default of 30fps lock and vsync (which is why it's so gash, because it will be running at either 15 or 30fps which is stupid) Pop that on max and it's been fine. A few stutters early on, but that sounded like it was mostly shader caching, once you get over the hump it's fine.
That would require me to get into the game, it literally crashed to desktop as soon as it executes the application. Error logs indicate it's something to do with the CPU.Quote

15-08-2016, 05:17:34

SuB
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Originally Posted by GiantKiwi View Post
That would require me to get into the game, it literally crashed to desktop as soon as it executes the application. Error logs indicate it's something to do with the CPU.
What CPU do you have?Quote
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