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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 Planet-side navigation in No Man's Sky actually like traversing the surface of a sphere?

I am beginning to suspect that navigating planet-side is not like traversing the surface of a sphere. If so, what shape should I imagine to aid in navigation? I assumed a sphere, but my instincts ...
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Does Human Activity Impact No Man's Sky Economy?

I've recently been playing the new pathfinder update and realized that many buyers in the same star system have similar pricing. How does the economy work in this game? Do other players in my ...
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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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If I delete a game, will it also delete my saves?

How do you delete No Man's Sky on ps4 without it deleting the rest of the saved files?
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Can I leave my base to look for spadonium?

So I built the construction terminal and if I understood correctly, the next step is to build a science terminal, for which I require Spadonium. It doesn't exist on any planet in my base's system, and ...
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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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How to find crashed ships fast after Foundations?

After the Foundation update of No Mans Sky, Signal Scanners, as we used to know them, are gone (and this makes all answers to this related question outdated). You got the power of building them ...
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Is spadonium listed as a scanned resource?

I've jumped through several systems now in the search for spadonium so I can build a science console in my base. I've scanned each planet in each system, but none had listed spadonium. Does this mean ...
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How can I limit my costs when buying freighters?

Is it like star ships where you should save and search to get the best one you can from the start, because you have to simply abandon your current freighter when getting a new one? Is that even an ...
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Is there an easy way to identify your home system?

I quickly found a base and claimed it on the first planet after restarting my play through. It's pretty easy to locate when I'm flitting between planets in my home system, but I need to jump to ...
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Cannot get advanced mining laser from outpost

Interacting with the outpost NPC tagged by the Specialist does not trigger the proper dialog to obtain the advanced mining laser.
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Did the Exosuit upgrade in the space stations get removed?

Prior to the new build update, whenever you visited a space station if you went to the door on the right (after you space ship rotates), there would always be an exosuit inventory slot upgrade. Now,...
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Can I tell what kind of species are in a system before jumping to it?

With the new build update, I'm trying to get a scientist. The scientist must be a Korvax species NPC. I've been jumping to a number of near by solar systems and keep finding Geks instead. Can you ...
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Is it possible for enemy ships to ignore you if you don't have any valuable cargo?

Many times now when I'm getting close to a planet I want to land on, a hostile sub space scan triggers. Every single time enemy ships will spawn and begin attacking me because of "valuable cargo." I'...
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How do I get Hazmat Gauntlets?

I landed on a planet and found an exotic element on. However, to my surprise, it wasn't something you mine like the majority of the elements in the game. Instead, you need to walk up to it and pick ...
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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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Is dialogue procedurally generated?

I made an effort to learn a lot of words to be able to communicate with the Korvax, but I'm noticing that even though my character understands all of the words, they're not perfectly coherent or ...
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Can my graphics card cause Steam games to crash?

Two games from my Steam library crash whenever I try to launch them: No Man's Sky and Dishonored 2. The No Man's Sky crashes immediately after opening. Dishonered 2 crashes after all the logos, right ...
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What are all of the pre-order specific technologies?

Per the Photonix Core Wiki says , it says ... it is one of several technologies available only for pre-ordered players. The Photonix Core was not mentioned as a bonus during the pre-order state. ...
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How effective is the "Photonix Core"?

I discovered the "Photonix Core" in No Man's Sky and for the most part it appears to be the third and final tier (essentially Theta level) of the technology. Per the Photonix Core wiki, it ...
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Do journey milestones serve any purpose aside from trophies/achievements?

In No Man's Sky, completing milestones gives you trophies/achievements, but is there any practical purpose to them in-game? Is there a milestone rank required to complete the game?
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It says that I received an atlas pass v2 but I don't have the recipe in my inventory

I went to multiple stations where I solved problems and got blueprints. Eventually I got an atlas pass v2 but it does not show up anywhere in my inventory. Is that normal?
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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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How do you get the ship targeting system to lock on, specifically target that leads enemy ships?

I recently found a crashed ship that had an extra slot and some better tech installed so I excitedly scrapped all my ship upgrades, transferred my loot and set about repairing the new ship. It was a ...
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Can Gold or Emeril be gold-starred in Galactic Market?

Title says it all really. I've been to 25 different systems in NMS and haven't ever seen gold or emeril as gold-starred items in the market. Is this event even possible? Any possible ways to increase ...
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What is the settings menu key in No Man's Sky on PC?

How do I bring up the settings menu in No Man's Sky? I've tried searching the web but have only found documentation of the in-game controls.
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Find your OWN crash location to retrieve inventory

I encountered a glitch where after taking off I got stuck inside a cave system and my ship got destroyed. I respawned in the systems space station with a message saying 'Return to location of crash ...
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Is there a way to specify the amount of an item I want to sell without having to hold the mouse button down?

When I have a lot of plutonium, I like to sell my excess. I typically like to keep about 1,000 on hand, and sell the rest. However, its annoying to have to wait while I hold the mouse button down so ...
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Finding the rare element Omegon

I've been playing the game for some time now, and I have yet to stumble upon any Omegon. I understand that it is rare, but are there particular environments/planets where it is more common? I'm ...
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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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Can creatures spawn in caves?

Looking for creatures to get the bonus units for finding them all is quite tedious. Finding them on land and in water is difficult enough already. I was wondering, has anyone seen any in a cave at ...
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What exactly does the rail upgrade do?

I've got the thing on my Multi-tool, and it paired "green" with the mining stuff instead of "red" with the boltcaster stuff. I feel like I'm killing Sentinels faster with the mining beam now, but ...
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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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What is the easiest way to find a Crashed Ship?

I just landed on a planet and would like to invest some time on it to upgrade my ship. I would like to know what is the easiest way to find a Crashed Ship here (or many crashed ships) so that I can ...
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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 to find Exosuit upgrade locations (drop pods)

I'm getting tired of having a small amount of inventory spaces. I know you can use signal boosters to find locations of drop pods on a planet. I know that once you get the Atlas pass v1 each space ...
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Does the position of module upgrades affect their effect in No Man's Sky [duplicate]

All upgrades in NMS say that they get activated as soon as they are available inside the inventory/suit/cartridge. Though, I have noticed that, suppose, if I put all mining tool upgrades close to each ...
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Will other players be able to see my discoveries if I upload them while connection is lost?

There's an indicator in the lower left corner of the discoveries menu that shows if you are currently connected to the servers or not. If I upload my discoveries while it says I'm not connected, will ...
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What all triggers the game to save?

Obviously, you can save the game manually at points of interest, and it saves for you whenever you get out of your ship. I also found out that it saves after you die (gee, thanks). Are there any other ...
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Saved game not restoring anymore in No Man's Sky

I've been playing NMS for the past 4-5 days now. I had collected ~1M units, learned over 120 alien words, met >30 aliens on 4 star systems and so on, so forth. I last saved my game (successfully) ...
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What happens if you go away from the center in No Man's Sky?

I read in an interview with Hello Games that every player starts on the edge of the galaxy and there is a sort of "race" to the center where there is a surprise. What is there if you go away from ...
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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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What weapon do I need to break into a Manufacturing Facility?

I've just come across a Manufacturing Facility on my planet and am trying to open the door, but with little success. Unlike the locked doors in Space Stations and Outposts which ask for an Atlas Pass,...
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Why is the Atlas Interface's "Obey" choice greyed out?

So I followed the Atlas Path and arrived at the 10th Atlas Interface where I should get my 10th Atlas Stone. The interface offers me the two usual choice "Refuse" and "Obey (Milestone...)" but the ...
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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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Can we visit any star in No Man's Sky?

I was just wondering, What if I visit a star. I mean landing on a star (Sounds foolish and impossible), but I am curious. According to their statement : every star in the sky is a sun that you can ...
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Causes for bug where starship is sent straight to orbit from ground?

I've noticed that every few take-offs, my starship will rapidly ascend into orbit for no reason. This didn't bother me until I read a comment that implied that going into orbit would reset your ...
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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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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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