No Man’s Sky on PC appears to be facing a lot of issues after it launched yesterday on Steam. The issues range from CTD (crash to desktop) to bugs/glitches and an inconsistent performance, even on a high-end PC.
If you are annoyed by the inconsistent performance despite meeting the requirements for the game on PC, you can try this simple trick shared on reddit, that appears to have helped other No Man’s Sky players in resolving the frame rate issue on PC.
There are two different methods of fixing the frame rate on PC. You can find both of them listed below.
- Go to : C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\No Man’s Sky\Binaries\SETTINGS
(Or basically, [any folder where you installed NMS]\Binaries\SETTINGS) [*]
- Find the file “TKGRAPHICSSETTINGS.MXML” and open it with any text editor.
- You will then search for the “GSync” option. It’s “true” by default, change it to “false”.
- On Windows, set NMS priority to high :
- Go to task manager, in the “DETAILS” tab and set nms.exe priority to “HIGH”(right click > set priority).
- You could also use this guide so you don’t have to do that everytime you launch the game :http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/40287-cpu-priority-shortcut-program-create-windows.html
In addition to the current temporary fixes, Hello Games are working on releasing an update for PC and PS4 users that will attempt to patch out the current glitches and errors in the game.
No Man’s Sky is available now for the PC and PS4.