No Man’s Sky: Tips And Tricks To Improve Frame Rate On PC

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.

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There are two different methods of fixing the frame rate on PC. You can find both of them listed below.

Method 1

  • 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”.

Method 2

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.

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  • Holy crap after doing what was suggested in the article and in the comment here my game no longer stutters and is a consistent 60fps with no hiccups other than when it loads ‘chunks’. also updating to the latest drivers got rid of the scaled look in the resolution which was ugly as hell. and AA works better too. looks and runs amazing now.

  • Made a minor fps difference for me but it did make the overall frame rate much smoother.

    • ProBit Support

      I found if you disable vsync in game and set the FPS to maximum then enable VSYNC in your AMD/NVIDIA control panel for the game then it runs a lot smoother.