The No Man's Sky Thread

Oh, I know, but there's a lot of resources put into this one and hardcore takes longer to mine stuff due to storage limits. I'd rather find a way to tear down what I got and rebuild it on my preferred world with as little hassle as possible.
Gotcha.

Yeah, I'm not sure how the base storage unit works. They added it for one of the updates only for the purpose that they re-seeded the universe and everyone would lose their bases.

I wish they opened that one up to be able to store your base building materials in it, but you can't put stuff into it, I think.
 
You know what. I'm going to do a little test to see if it still works.

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Tried it, and it seems to be working, but it looks like I didn't get back all of it. Maybe I did something wrong, but there's a bunch of material in the salvage capsule now. I started a base and just put some random stuff and deleted the base unit.
 
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Started again in VR earlier for the first time since the update. I was pleasantly impressed with it I have to say. I know I’m late to the party (the sun has finally gone into hiding so I have too) but VR is a game changer for it.
The whole flight mechanic is going to take a bit of getting used to though

Anyone got any good VR mod suggestions?
 
So I am on my way slowly toward the centre, in part to progress the story, but trying to plot only rich vykeen worlds along the way (want to find a S class fighter or exotic), when I come across the perfect world for a base.

It's got green grass and fields, red leaved trees, blue sky, no hazards other than brief and infrequent hot rainstorms that aren't too hot, large oceans, and non-hostile sentinels. A ring around it, and two moons, plus a few other planets in the system. Lots of wildlife and plant types.

I set up a base by the coast, and am now transferring everything from my initial hellhole base. Seems like only a percentage of materials carries over, not the full amount, but it's a huge time saver. This will be my home away from home. Can't imagine topping it. I'll try to get some screenshots later.

On the PSVR I noticed having more than three landing pads on your base seems to create a frame rate issue, just FYI.
 
Yeah, he's a real charmer.

Here's a pic of my place right now. Better ones later hopefully (uploading screenshots while in PSVR isn't exactly easy).

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You can't see it well from this angle (and the screenshot for PSVR is kinda warped anyway), but I have two sub-bases linked to this one. One housing my underwater stuff, and one across a river for the exocraft (I'm on a scenic peninsula) and a bridge going over it as well.
 
The routine crashes at least give me an opportunity to post some eye-candy.








As an aside, how best to broach getting a separate and brand new PC just for NMS with Mrs PiLhEaD, given the level of crashes (currently around every 15-20 minutes of gameplay... I'm at the point of giving up!). Suggestions please.
 
As an aside, how best to broach getting a separate and brand new PC just for NMS with Mrs PiLhEaD, given the level of crashes (currently around every 15-20 minutes of gameplay... I'm at the point of giving up!). Suggestions please.
Blow out dust in the cooling fan?
 
As an aside, how best to broach getting a separate and brand new PC just for NMS with Mrs PiLhEaD, given the level of crashes (currently around every 15-20 minutes of gameplay... I'm at the point of giving up!). Suggestions please.
Introduce her to planet zoo. After she is hooked you will have no choice but to buy a new rig.
 

Viajero

Volunteer Moderator
The routine crashes at least give me an opportunity to post some eye-candy.








As an aside, how best to broach getting a separate and brand new PC just for NMS with Mrs PiLhEaD, given the level of crashes (currently around every 15-20 minutes of gameplay... I'm at the point of giving up!). Suggestions please.
Wow, that is some serious instability. Have you tried searching for discussions or clues with others with similar issues? In my case the game has run extremely stable even in VR (PC here, and a potato at that) so far. I stopped playing at around 40-50 hours (the longest NMS has managed to get me in the game actually, so well done Beyond) but that is just me not too attracted in general to these survival type games. I just need my flying and pew pew.
 
As an aside, how best to broach getting a separate and brand new PC just for NMS with Mrs PiLhEaD, given the level of crashes (currently around every 15-20 minutes of gameplay... I'm at the point of giving up!). Suggestions please.
Every situation is different, but when I want to upgrade, and I get the response of "But you've already got 'X' - what's wrong with it?!" it's because She Who Must Be Obeyed secretly covets the very thing I want to upgrade.

So I offer it to her for her exclusive use... possibly for a nominal sum so that she doesn't feel like a charity case, or that she "owes" you... and then offset it. :D

I've done this for Kindles, laptops, tablets, Alexas, you name it...
 
crashes (currently around every 15-20 minutes of gameplay...
I missed this in the whole ask the missus joke.

This level of crashing isn't normal. If you're playing on a laptop, consider opening it up and cleaning the hot air exhaust. I had a case where friend's laptop was behaving like that and the cause was a 2cm thick dust clot totally blocking the hot air exhaust.

How old is your Windows install? If it's old, consider reinstalling. If it isn't, well, it might be your hardware failing. No real way to tell, maybe NMS stresses it above the point of failure.
 
You can check for proper cooling by running something like prime 95 and seeing where your temps get to using HWINFO. CPUs & GPUS should get to around 80 c max under load as a rule, and should never exceed 90c for long (rule of thumb - you can look up your specific values online if you need to). Thing is - overheating used to cause the machine to shut-down to protect itself. Nowadays most PC hardware has a thermistor embedded in it and an overwatching firmware which clocks it down it things get too toasty. Therefore when you run out of cooling you don't get runaway temperatures any more.

If it only ever crashes in NMS and this isn't the only game you play then it is probably more likely something to do with NMS than the PC itself. I would start by reinstalling it.

One thing to watch out for. Many steam players downloaded the Beta version (beta code 3xperimental) in order to try the Vulkan API. If you didn't clear that when the latest version dropped (which now supports it natively) you may still be using a Beta version of the game - which aren't guaranteed to be stable.

I missed this in the whole ask the missus joke.

This level of crashing isn't normal. If you're playing on a laptop, consider opening it up and cleaning the hot air exhaust. I had a case where friend's laptop was behaving like that and the cause was a 2cm thick dust clot totally blocking the hot air exhaust.

How old is your Windows install? If it's old, consider reinstalling. If it isn't, well, it might be your hardware failing. No real way to tell, maybe NMS stresses it above the point of failure.
 
Thanks for all the suggestions.

The manifestation of the crashing is that the game sounds to still be running, and the noises match my inputs, and if I can land and get out of the ship there is a save point to return to, but the video is frozen and disconnected from the 'still running' game.

Sometimes I can play for a while without issue, and other times it'll crash very quickly and keep crashing. Tbh I needed to either reload the game (today's job) or get a new graphics card. If all else fails it's time to reinstall windows.
 

Viajero

Volunteer Moderator
Thanks for all the suggestions.

The manifestation of the crashing is that the game sounds to still be running, and the noises match my inputs, and if I can land and get out of the ship there is a save point to return to, but the video is frozen and disconnected from the 'still running' game.

Sometimes I can play for a while without issue, and other times it'll crash very quickly and keep crashing. Tbh I needed to either reload the game (today's job) or get a new graphics card. If all else fails it's time to reinstall windows.
I have seen many threadds about video freezing, some of them quite old, have a look, they may help:

https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/8vy5ln Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/8vy5ln/random_freezing_leading_to_force_close/
 
get a new graphics card. If all else fails it's time to reinstall windows.
I think you have your priorities a bit off here, especially with windows 10 whose reinstall isn't as painful. I would most definitely try reinstalling windows BEFORE getting a new graphics card :D [unless the card is poo and below minspec]
 
I think you have your priorities a bit off here, especially with windows 10 whose reinstall isn't as painful. I would most definitely try reinstalling windows BEFORE getting a new graphics card :D[unless the card is poo and below minspec]
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuush StarLightPL...... Don't let Mrs PiLhEaD hear you.......................... .........jeeez!!!!!

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Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuush StarLightPL...... Don't let Mrs PiLhEaD hear you.......................... .........jeeez!!!!!
😇
Oh you're right, I got it all wrong, wasn't feeling particularly well when I wrote that... It is clear that you need to change your Motherboard, because it's the Mother of all issues. Preferably for z390 chipset, as it tends to produce the smallest amount of crashes per hour. Also judging from your sheer amount of crashes, you also require new RAM, 16GB to ensure smooth operation so the crashes overflow less as there is more capacity. A new CPU of at least 9th generation Core processors is also required to be able to handle of all Mrs. PiLhEaD tasks fast. A beefy graphics card for Planet Zoo to run smoothly.

/sssssssssssssh... I'm kidding, I'm kidding
 
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