No Man's Sky PC Error Guide: Fix For Low FPS, Crash and Black Screen At Startup, Stuttering and more
No Man's Sky has just arrived for PC and the craze for space exploration get bigger and better. Players are facing issues, errors and crashes right from the start, so here are all the fixes for the issue we have encountered so far in No Man's Ske. If you're facing any other issue which is not listed in this guide then do let us know and we will try to provide you with the best possible fix.
No Man's Sky PC Errors and Fixes
Not even an hour after launch and there are already dozens of errors arrived. There was a patch released on steam, 18MB, but it never really fixed any of the issues. So without any further ado, let's begin with the Issues and Fixes for No Man's Sky.
1) Errors at Launch
Fix: Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 and it should launch.
2) Black Screen of Death Error(Needs Confirmation)
Set NMS.exe to High Performance in their respective GPU management programs and select the embedded/weak/low-power GPU if there are more then one in the computer.
3) Crash to Desktop Error
No fix discovered yet, still working....
4) FPS Drops and Boost
Go into the properties of the game in your steam client and under the General tab uncheck the Enable Steam Overlay option.
Go to 'C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\No Man's Sky\Binaries\SETTINGS'. Look for filename - 'TKGRAPHICSSETTINGS.MXML', open it and find the 'GSync' option and change it to 'False' then Save and Exit.
Solution 3: NVIDIA Users
Update You OpenGL Drivers to get smoother FPS around 110.
There is something wrong with the numbers as we've tried putting the Max Fps to 60 and still getting 45, but when changed the Max Fps to 90 we got 60. Try this trick and let us know if it works for you as well.
From Menu go to Graphics tab and select Window Mode then hold the arrow to change it to 'Borderless'. Again use the Solution 4 to Max your FPS Boost.
5) Stuttering Issue
Similar Issue? Go to Graphic Option, enable v sync, and set fps to max not 60. The FPS will total vary on your card so do let us know if this solves the issue.
6) OpenGL Error
First, check if you have updated OpenGL 4.5. If you do and still facing issue then go to Steamapps/common/No Man's Sky/Binaries/SETTINGS/TKGRAPHICSSETTINGS, and change the Fullscreen to False or set to your current resolution.
7) Sound Bug
If you too are facing the sound crackling issue then go to windows sound options and lower the audio quality to DVD quality(24 bit, 44100Hz). This should fix your sound bug.
8) Either Steam isn't running or you don't have a suitable license Error
You might need to fix the missing files issue as it looks like VC 2013 Redist is required. If not then try next solution.
Some might be facing Comodo Sandboxing NMS.exe. To Fix, this issue checks your anti-virus, firewall, malware protection app.
Fullscreen mode switching(Alt+Tab) will give an exception when you return back, but for the borderless screen mode work fine. Go to NMS in task manager and bring to front.
9) Mouse Jitters on Foot
Mouse controls jitter on foot – this caused by a combination of certain resolution and GFX card. A fix is in progress.
Check our No Man's Sky Wiki guide to know more tips, tricks, and cheats.