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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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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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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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What are the No Man's Sky technology levels? [duplicate]

I've seen different "levels" of technology, such as Theta, Tau, Sigma, even an Omega. The problem is I don't know which ones are better than the others. Is there a list of the different levels of ...
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Is there any reason not to upload discoveries?

After I discover some waypoints and scan creatures on a planet, I usually upload them for the extra units. However, I've been wondering if there's any reason NOT to upload discoveries. It seems like ...
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How can I fix the screen going black after the "hello games" title showing up?

I launched the game and it displayed the Hello Games intro and then the screen goes black. No patch seems to fix this. How can I fix this issue? Technical specifications: 8 GB RAM, 2.10 GHz AMD A6-...
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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 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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How can I change my controller's look sensitivity?

I am playing NMS on a PC using an Xbox 360 controller, and I noticed that my look sensitivity is low. Changing the sensitivity in the options menu does not change the actual sensitivity on my ...
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How many Blueprints are in the game?

I am not that far into the game and have not really gotten more than a few systems past my starting one so this might just be a result of that. I probably have about 20-30 blueprints for varying ...
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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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Can you move the position of the Hyperdrive after crafting it [duplicate]

Crafted the Hyperdrive in a not so ideal spot and can't move it , discard it, or really do anything with it other than charge it. EDIT: I can discard it as usual using R3, just doesn't show up on the ...
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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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What does the small circle symbol mean on the compass/HUD?

Sometimes the compass and HUD will show a small circle as a marker. There are two in this image, to the left and right of the crosshair and on the compass. They look like a circle with a smaller ...
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What are red Shield items used for?

I notice often when I'm browsing the Galactic Trade Network that there are red items available called Shielding shard, Shielding plate, etc What are these items for? The red Gel items can recharge my ...
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How do I restart a new game in No Mans Sky? (PC) [duplicate]

I never got the blueprint for a hyper drive parts and now I am stuck in my first star system. I have tried deleting local game content (with and without steam cloud sync) and going into the programs ...
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No Man's Sky now producing "no-signal/out-of-range" error on monitor after changing in-game settings

We pre-ordered No Man's Sky on Steam. After five minutes of excellent gameplay, my husband went into the in-game settings and dropped the resolution to (I think) 1280 x 960, and this resulted in an ...
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Will two Scanners show the same nearby discovery?

I got lucky and found two scanners very close to each other on a planet. If I had chosen Monolith both times would they both have pointed me to the same one? Or do they always point you to a unique ...
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No Mans Sky size [closed]

No Mans Sky is a massive game but it doesnt take to much space on hard disk, how? They say planets are randomly generated. How does this algoritham work.
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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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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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How does stealth work in No Man's Sky?

According to nomanssky.gamepedia.com (starship) the Explorer ship has better stealth capabilities: Explorer starships have better engines and hyperdrives than other ships, allowing for faster and ...
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How do I know what my next Atlas task is?

I am trying to follow the Atlas path. I keep seeing the little objectives in the lower right of my screen but I have no idea how to get them to show up manually. Is there some place I can check or a ...
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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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Steam No Man's Sky on Mac?

I have downloaded Steam on my Mac, will I be able to buy No Man's Sky? I am reading that it is only available for the PC, if so I am gutted
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Is it possible to play No Man Sky offline?

I understand that No Man Sky isn't exclusively an online game other than naming planets and saving and such. I was wondering, for PS4 or PC version, is it possible to play this offline. For ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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How do I follow a path other than the Atlas path?

At the very beginning of the game, I had a choice to follow Atlas or "explore on my own, and I chose Atlas. Did this look me in to the Atlas path? Based on this developer blog post, it sounds like ...
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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 do the different levels Sentinel activity mean?

In my travels I've seen many levels of Sentinel activity(I don't know if this is the correct word, I'll edit if I'm wrong) when I discover planets. They've ranged from low to average I've even seen ...
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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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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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Increase font size on PS4 for No Man's Sky

Is there a way to increase the font-size? My TV is 32" my eyes aren't the best, so I have to sit really close to actually read most of the menus.
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No Mans's Sky galactic map details

Has anyone found out what the galactic map looks like in the final version? Is there a search function for stellar bodies, I.E. can I find a certain solar system and figure out how to fly to it, ...
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What's the surface area/ size of the planets in No Man's Sky? Are they different sizes?

We know there's 18 quintillion planets in No Man's Sky, but how big are the planets and are they different sizes? This Reddit thread suggests the following sizes: Diameter: 26 km/ 16 miles Surface ...
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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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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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Is there mitigation against inappropriate user generated content?

Whenever a game with user generated content is released, there is usually a bunch of inappropriate and or puerile content along with the actually reasonable content. No Mans Sky is probably not going ...
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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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Who can see a new name of the planet?

I've discovered a planet and renamed it to "New name". Will any person who discovers that planet see this "New name"?
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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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What happens when one reaches the center of the universe?

In No Man's sky, what happens when one reaches the center? anything significant?
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How to run two accounts of the same Steam game

So we are told with each copy of the upcoming game, No Man's Sky, you have your charter and start on a unique planet. If me and my wife want to play a Steam game with an online universe off the same ...
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