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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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Is No Man's Sky actually multiplayer?

I've heard claims that the game is multiplayer, but the universe is so huge you will almost certainly never encounter another player. That seems unlikely. It's a lot of work to make a game ...
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Where did the 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 number come from?

Reading about No Mans Sky, and hearing about the 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets there are, I'm curious, where did that number come from? Does that mean there are 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique ...
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Finding Zinc on a dead moon - without a spaceship

Okey. I admit, various mistakes I made are present in the following story. So, I found a crashed spaceship on the moon of Slipchant-8 Hainay, named Ouchimano. She is a hell of beauty, and I fell in ...
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Are there any double, triple star systems in No Man's Sky?

I've only come across single star systems. I'm curious to know if anyone has come across a double star system? I've seen planets with two moons (albeit quite rare). Any double stars that I can look ...
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What is the significance of the lines drawn between planets?

What is the significance of the lines drawn between planets? I've pointed out some of the lines with arrows in the screenshot below. If I had to guess what they are, they are some sort of orbital ...
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How does upgrade adjacency work?

So I recently discovered via this reddit post that upgrades should be adjacent to the thing they're upgrading (or other upgrades to it). You can see in the image below that the UI will color the ...
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How do I make Units efficiently?

I just blew almost all my money on a really cool lookin' ship. How do I regain solvency without spending a lot of time fiddling around in my inventory? At the moment I've found a sequence of steps ...
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How do I find a previously discovered system?

Long story short, I rushed a few jumps early in the game to finish a story mission. I then wanted to go back to a planet that was very rich in resources and whatnot, but I was unable. I didn't find a ...
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Can I start over in No Man's Sky?

Is there a way to start over? No spoilers here, but after a certain point in the game I wish I had done something different, so I'd like to perhaps start over and make some different decisions based ...
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What is the maximum inventory capacity of the exosuit?

I've found many resources talking about how to increase the number of inventory slots on the exosuit by finding drop pods or various npc interactions, but none of these have stated how many times you ...
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How do I feed the locals?

I DON'T CARE WHAT THE SIGN SAYS!! It's cute and I need to stuff food in its.... wherever that species traditionally stuffs food! The internet told me that I can feed the little critters that I've ...
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How do I get the Atlas Pass V2 and V3?

There have been a lot of people that have been researching and asking online about how to get the Atlas Passes V2 and V3, but none have been much help or are inaccurate, so I will post how I received ...
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What are the benefits of making animals friendly?

While exploring a planet, I came across a couple of creatures that let me get relatively close to them. I was able to feed them Carbon and interact with them, which then displayed a little happy face ...
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Can you lose your Pre-Order ship?

No Man's Sky offers exclusive ships to players who pre-ordered the game (in my Case the Horizon Omega, since I have the Steam version). As discussed in this question, you can only have one ship at a ...
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What's the best way to analyze flying creatures?

In No Man's Sky, some planets have flying creatures. As far as I can tell, it's very difficult or next to impossible to analyze them, leaving me unable to analyze all creatures on a planet. So, what ...
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How do I heal my ship in No Man's Sky?

If my shield (or my hazard protection) fails and my body takes damage, I can get health from all sorts of things: wall dispensers, shiny artifacts, plants, helpful aliens, etc. What about when my ...
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What makes sentinels hostile?

Within the first two minutes of the game, I had some sentinels shooting at me, and I don't know why. Before I knew it, I'd completely depleted my mining laser taking them out, was out of shields, and ...
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What is the difference between the Atlas path and the Explorer's path?

Early on in the game, you get a choice to follow the Atlas or to forge your own path as an explorer. What are the differences between these two paths?
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Is there a way to rename a discovery after you upload it?

After a couple of hours exploring, I discovered a few Star Systems and a multitude of planets. I uploaded a lot of the data, but I had forgotten to rename my discoveries before I uploaded all of my ...
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When you change ships does your old one disappear?

I found a ship from a distress signal and misunderstood the inventory prompts when switching to it so all of my old ships inventory is still on the old ship. I have no idea where I left it but I just ...
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Is it possible to find a crashed ship before first visiting a Transmission Tower?

Obviously as you travel around the planet, you'll find a lot of different structures - observatories, trading posts, mining facilities, mineral storage, and more. However, I've never personally found ...
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Does the different coloured solar system mean anything

On the universal map, the solar systems have different colours. When i first began, it appeared that i couldn't get to a green or blue system without a sigma or tau hyperdrive booster. Now that i ...
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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 get an Atlas Pass?

From what I've read, there seems to be a fairly clear path towards getting an Atlas Pass if you take the path of the Atlas. But I took the path of the Explorer. Can I still get an Atlas pass? If so,...
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What are the different tiers of technology?

All the technology upgrades I've found have a suffix which seems to determine the tier or effectiveness, such as "Tau" or "Sigma". How many of these tiers are there and which is the strongest?
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Can you actually get to the center of the universe?

(This question contains spoilers) I've been trying to find out what happens if you reach the center of the universe in No Man's Sky. Unfortunately, it's difficult to find any actual information about ...
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Is there a way for me to see all of the words I have learned for each race?

I have learned at least 20 words at this point but I have no idea what they are unless I talk to that race of people. Is there an in-game dictionary that I can see what I know (and what words I have ...
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Game crashes on start-up

I'm running an AMD R9 280x and Phenom II X4 965 which from what I can tell meets the minimum specs to run this title. Windows and my video card are up to date. But, my game still crashes on start-up ...
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What kind of sentinel unit should I expect to see for each star rating?

I know that level one and two have the small flying Sentinels, and level 3 has the dog-looking thing. I was hoping someone had a smarter, more definitive list.
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What's the maximum number of slots for a multi-tool?

I found a multi-tool with 24 slots, and they are in a nice 3x8 formation with no holes. I haven't seen any bigger tools since I got this one, when I was regularly finding bigger tools before. Is this ...
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Can I rename my No Man's Sky ship?

I don't like my ship name, but I can't seem to rename it. Is there somewhere in the inventory or journal?
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Do upgrades of the same type stack?

I've noticed on my multi-tool that if I can only have up to one of a specific upgrade but can have multiples of the same type of upgrade if they give different bonus amounts. For example, let's say I'...
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Can I upload all data at once in No Man's Sky?

After discovering a bunch of plants, creatures, outposts on several planets. I found that I had the option to rename and upload, or just upload them. The problem is I can only upload one at a time. ...
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I now have 10 Atlas stones but no way to locate another atlas station

I went to my 10th Atlas station expecting to get given my 10th Atlas Stone. However the only option was a greyed-out one to hand my 10 stones over. As I only had 9 stones (I guess I must have missed ...
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Does carrying valuable cargo increase odds of being attacked?

Yesterday while playing No Man's Sky, I found an oceanic planet that contained a multitude of Sac Venom. Whenever I scanned for resources nearby, these popped up everywhere as far as my scanners would ...
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Does an interstellar map or list of collectively discovered animals exist?

In No Man's Sky planets and animals are found by the community and registered centrally. Is there a system such as an interstellar map for planets, or a "pokedex" for discovered animals by the ...
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How does the mining beam's beam intensifier upgrade work in No Man's Sky?

By "mining beam intensifier", I mean the upgrade that allows for faster terrain destruction. I believe this means the ability to faster mine massive nuggets of gold, Emeril, iridium, etc... I can't ...
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Is the time for the Extreme Survival milestones cumulative?

There is an "Extreme Survival" tracker which shows how long you have spent in survival conditions. Is this time cumulative or do you have to get it all at once? I noticed mine has been stuck at 0.5 ...
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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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Can we claim multiple home planets?

I've found an habitable base on a planet but the sentry is frenzied so I don't know if I should stay there. My thought is if I claim this base, will I be able to have another one or leave this one for ...
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What potential things can be found for each Signal Scanner selection?

When you get to a scanner you are given 4 things to scan for: Monolith Outpost(?) Transmission Shelter I think Monolith is obviously going to be alien artifacts almost every time but the other 3 all ...
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Is there a way to view known blueprints without an empty upgrade slot?

Consider the Multi-tool. I randomly encountered an Alien who gave me a very good multi-tool with very strong lasers and stuff. All I had to add was the scanner and I was good to go. However, after a ...
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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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Is there an easier/quicker way to fully explore a planet for 100% completion?

I have 3 planets who are for 90% complete but even after hours of looking for that final species it seems impossible to find and it's driving me mad... Does anyone know if some animals only appear ...
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Swap content from old freighter to new freighter?

How can I swap all the content of my old freighter to a new one? I think about all my storage containers, hydroponic trays, fleet command rooms (all the things which I can not teleport on the GUI). ...
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How long do I have to wait for poop?

I need to get coprite for my base's farm. All the farm specialist is telling me that it comes from "overfeeding" creatures. However, I can't seem to overfeed them - I feed them once, and they smile ...
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Can you retrieve a discarded item in No Mans Sky?

I was wondering if it is at all possible to retrieve a discarded item? I recently miss clicked when not paying attention and discarded an atlas stone which seems to be pretty valuable... I thought it ...
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Is there a bonus for scanning an entire planet?

Do you get a units bonus for scanning and uploading all the data about a planet?
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How do I recharge my photon cannon in my ship?

My ship has a photon cannon which currently has 0% energy. I get a pop up in the bottom right saying to recharge my my photon cannon with oxides, but in the ship inventory, there doesn't seem to be ...
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Do the puzzles in observatories and manufacturing facilities reset if you get them wrong?

In my first observatory I didn't notice the number sequence in the bottom left when I was attempting to solve the puzzle, and so got the answer wrong, and then couldn't attempt it again. Do the ...
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