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No Man's Sky is a 2016 action-adventure survival video game developed and published by Hello Games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

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Can you find an Hermetic Seal instead of dying at the beginning of the Leviathan expedition?

The Leviathan expedition involves a weir permadeath mechanic that wraps the player in a loop, with progression made easier on each death by some unlocked rewards that persist between different ...
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No Freighters getting attacked in Blighted Expedition

I'm trying to play the Blighted Expedition, but I'm stuck on the Liberation goal on Phase 1. It says to warp to different systems, find freighter groups, and save them from pirate attack. I have ...
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How do I enable PVP in creative mode NMS?

My friends and I wish to have a No Man's Sky PVP battle, using creative mode to get our weapons, tools, and upgrades. Although, once we got into space and got ready, our shots did no damage to each ...
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Is my story over?

I LOVE NMS but the story is extremely confusing (I think I get the gist) so I'm not sure if I've finished it as I still have two main missions showing in the log. If there IS more, no spoilers please,...
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Nvidia DLSS cannot be loaded due to outdated driver

I am aware of how to fix this, but a lot of times the outdated drivers complaints are meaningless. The game runs fine when i press ok. Am I missing out on anything by the DLSS not being loaded? ...
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How do I build downwards?

Just opened up my previous save game in No Man's Sky (Steam, PC) and it seems like with the latest update and the redesigned build menu, I can no longer build down. Is there a way to do this anymore? ...
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Does repairing the ship before scrapping yield better results?

I noticed repaired ships sell better (more units) but does it also yield better scraps? E.g.: better modules, higher chances of storage augmentation units...
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Are Roleplay Groups A Myth?

I've heard that there are Roleplay groups in No Man's Sky that engage in battle, build, and/or explore. I have seen articles on it from both polygon and reddit, but I do not know if any such groups ...
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Byte Beat melody has no volume

Just put in a Byte Beat and connected it to a power system. I noticed I didn't hear a melody, just drum beats. Turned off the drums, and I have no sound whatsoever. My melody sequencer has stuff on ...
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Any way to change my final goal? (Spoilers)

So I got to Atlas again, and discovered that it would be destroyed. After a lot of stuff, I got to decide what I wanted to do while the universe lasted. I chose go to the center of the universe to ...
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No mission icon to find Nadas freighter

I'm working on finding Nada's crashed freighter for Null, but whenever I land at the approximate location, the icon disappears. I tried locating it by pressing "F" for my scanner but theirs ...
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How do I move Forward from Here?

Yeah, when I got the distress beacon that told me Artemis's name, I took the ship that was right next to it. Not sure if I should have done that because everything needs repairing. I didn't know I ...
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Does collecting an abandoned ship lose my old one? [duplicate]

Playing through the story in No Man's Sky, and just got to the part where I discover the distress beacon which reveals the name of Artemis. Right next to it was an abandoned ship. It had a button to ...
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Where to get Oxygen in No Man's Sky

Just got No Man's Sky and enjoying it, but I have traveled to my first planet and am working on building a base as my instructions tell me. A lot of stuff I need to craft need oxygen, and I have only ...
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Is this supposed to be blood?

I was watching a gameplay video, and saw this red effect around the edge of the screen: Is the red supposed to be blood, or is it your helmets HUD? Is there an option to disable it?
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Is it possible to remove viewscreen weather effects?

I'm playing No Man's Sky on PC (via Steam), and I've noticed that when I start my game on a hazardous planet, the "weather effects" on the viewscreen seem to persist even when I leave the ...
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Is it possible to remove blood in No Man's Sky?

ESRB says that "some creatures emit large splatters of green blood when shot." Is it possible to disable this? I prefer to have no blood in games.
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Can the SSV Normandy SR-1 frigate get damaged in any way?

When compared to other available frigates in the game, the SSV Normandy SR-1 lacks a landing pad, meaning that the player can't board it like the regular support / explorer / combat / trade / ...
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How are No Man Sky Expedition initial appearance/equipment randomized?

The recent No Man's Sky update introduced a new gameplay mode called Expedition. Introducing a whole new game mode: Expeditions. Each of these events starts from a fixed point in the universe, ...
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How do you find planetary facilities?

I need planetary (or manufacturing) Facilities for certain components to upgrade techs such as the translators from the nexus and other such items. Does anyone know how and where to find these? The ...
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What is the best way to expand your exosuit inventory in No Man's Sky?

I play on Ps4 and I have found a drop pod but that takes a while. Is there any other way to expand inventory that is a little less time consuming?
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No Many's Sky Quick Menu Ship Order

Does anyone know how the ships in the quick menu are ordered? I know that in the quick menu you can summon whatever your active starship is, but in the section where you can go to ANY of your ships ...
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No Man's Sky and Steam Family Library...can we play at the same time? [duplicate]

My husband bought me No Man's Sky (NMS) for xmas. He saw how much I was enjoying it, and started playing it himself via the Steam Family Library (we share with each other). Every other game we have, ...
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How does the Free Freighter quest REALLY work in No Man's Sky?

The first time the player completes a freighter rescue mission in No Man's Sky they are given the option to obtain said freighter for free. If the freighter is not accepted, this option is carried on ...
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What are the No Mans Sky base complexity limits of update 3.10?

This recent update seems to increase the limits on base complexity and possibly a larger build radius. Richer Base Construction Base building on next-generation consoles can reach more ambitious ...
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Alone Amidst the Stars - Finding the original star system after warping to 10+ star systems?

How do I figure out how to find the original star system (or even if that is necessary) to continue one of the main quests, Alone Amidst the Stars? The game says my next objective is Triangulate your ...
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How to teleport back to my freighter?

Since the newest Desolation Update (v2.60) Teleporters can now be built aboard Freighter Bases. The changelog says "These variants do not require power. They can be used to teleport to other ...
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If I am NMS friends with both Bob and Alice, but they do not have each other's friend codes, will Bob see if I am in Alice's session?

If I join a friend's multiplayer session, will my other friend see that I'm in the first friend's lobby even though they haven't added each other on NMS?
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Which planets have Paraffinium deposits to extract?

Which planets have Paraffinium deposits to extract? I sold some ores and I don't remember which planet I managed to extract that element from.
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What does red shield icon on lower right mean?

In No Man’s Sky, sometimes a red shield icon will appear in the lower right of the screen. What does it mean? The most obvious answer is that it means my suit’s shields are down, but all my gameplay ...
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Does the Personal Refiner have a suggested inventory/slot to be installed?

Just unlocked the Personal Refiner, and while installing it a note stated that if I place it near the right items I can improve it, or something like that. So, is there a suggested inventory or slot ...
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How can I determine whether I have an Atlas Pass?

Closely related: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/q/285396/5398 I stopped playing No Man's Sky for a while and now I've come back to it. Now that I'm in the game, I can't remember what I had done ...
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Is it more economical to scrap or trade an extra ship?

Relatively new to the game, but I am trying to work my way up to an Large S class for each of the basic types. Along the way I have picked up a few extra ships I need to dispose of. Does it make ...
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How do I fix the No Mans Sky token reference error (57127_0xC159B_76561198136931017)?

I'm attempting to play No Mans Sky through Steam on Windows 10 and I'm getting the following error code: 57127_0xC159B_76561198136931017 My PC is an Asus Q536F with an Nvidia 1050 GTX with Max-Q ...
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How to get more Salvaged Frigate Modules?

I've been playing through No Man's Sky, and have upgraded almost everything as much as possible, but I'm having trouble gaining the "Salvaged Frigate Modules" (SFM) required to upgrade my freighter. ...
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I got lost, where should I go?

I took a walk in No Man's Sky in order to find Copper. I walked 5 minutes in any direction. Now I got lost and dont know in which direction I must go. The scanner only shows resources.
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How to break old or unwanted ships down to their parts?

With the new Synthesis update we can now dismantle no more wanted starships. But how exactly do we do that? I have found an old broken - not yet flying ship - on a new planet. It is possible to ...
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(Easier) Switch between vehicle inventory?

I currently have 4 vehicles at my base: My spaceship, a Colossus, a Roamer and a Nomad, all with their own inventories. How can I switch between this inventories without entering the vehicle first ...
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[Synthesis-Update]: How can I mark a visited place as "seen"/"checked", visibly noticeable?

I'm actually on a friendly planet with many POIs. Unfortunately, I can't remember all the places that I already have visited. Do you know any possibility to mark such a visited place? I think about ...
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How to exchange upgrades from first multi-tool to a second multi-tool?

Since the new "Synthesis" update (patch 2.23) you can have more then one multi-tool. Is it possible to exchange some equipped upgrades from one multi-tool to another? Example: I would like to swap ...
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Disabling navigation "snapping" when activating pulse engine

In "No Man's Sky" on PC (with Beyond update), when I try to navigate to a location using the pulse engine, my ship's navigation will "snap" to a particular target (if there are any such targets ...
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Is it possible to obtain the Terrain Manipulator without leaving the first planet?

As you know, NMS is a game that's supposed to be played the way you yourself want to play. Your own pace, your own goals. Well, my goal is to never leave the first planet and still get to do as much ...
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Is system/planet/etc naming based on first to discover or first to upload?

If I am the first to discover a solar system, planet, fauna, etc. and I never upload it, is someone else able to come along and upload a name for it before me?
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How do I teleport between my base and the closest I have traveled to the center of the universe

Say I want to go back to my base every now and then but also continue travelling to the center of the universe. How do I make sure I can travel back to where I got to after visiting my base. ...
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Is alien interaction limited to the same 4 dialog options in No Man's Sky's "Beyond" update?

This question is specific to the Beyond update to No Man's Sky. I'm playing on PC. Prior to the Beyond update, when you interacted with an alien in a space station, you'd see a bit of flavor text, ...
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What does “Progress: %” refer to in the loading screen?

In No Man’s Sky: Beyond, there was a slight change to the loading screen. Below the star systems with visible names, it now includes “Progress: %” What does this percentage refer to? I did not see ...
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Can I roll a Steam game back to a previous version? [duplicate]

The new No Man's Sky update (PC) has rendered my game practically unplayable with how often it crashes. Is there a way to roll it back to the previous version on Steam, at least until they fix the ...
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Quest Giver is missing -- can I still complete the quest?

I'm playing No Man's Sky on PC. I received a quest to scan a few fauna from a random quest giver in an outpost on this planet I'm exploring. After scanning the requested animals, I followed the quest ...
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Killed by something that leaves a crater?

I'm playing No Man's Sky on PC. I was at my base trying to interact with a portable refiner I left next to a building when suddenly there was a crash and I died. When I respawned, there was no "...
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How can I hide the compass icons for other player's bases?

Just started playing a new game and the world that I spawned on has dozens of compass markers for bases crafted by other players. Is there any way to hide these? I'm up to the bit where I craft an ...
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