Sean Murray of Hello Games has released tips on how to fix No Man?s Sky PC crash issues, following the myriad desktop glitches experienced by players upon the game?s PC release last August 12. Aside from crashes, low frame rates, boot failure, and stuttering were reported. The more common glitch is the frequent frame rate dropping down to 30 fps. If you?re suffering from any of these scenarios, don?t panic. The problem is likely a game glitch and not on your end.
Check which issue below that you may be suffering and how to fix the specific No Man?s Sky PC bug:
1. Lack of Visual C++ Redist 2010
Murray said that the most common PC issue is players without Visual C++ Redist 2010. The studio has since updated the game for this; you need only to restart Steam and the game to find out if this is your PC problem.
2. Outdated GFX driver, or lack thereof
The next common PC issue according to the Hello Games founder is the use of outdated GFX card, or lack thereof. You must update the drivers or install one. Download the latest driver for AMD or nVidia to address this issue.
3. Are your tech specs above the minimum?
The following is the minimum specs required, but it?s always advisable to play above the minimum for more leg room:
- OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit versions)
- Processor: Intel Core i3
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: nVidia GTX 480, AMD Radeon 7870
- Storage: 10 GB available space
*Requires OpenGL 4.5, Intel cards are not supported.
*Core 2 CPUs and below are not supported
4. Lack of SSE4.1 support
The most serious No Man?s Sky PC issue so far is the lack of SSE4.1 support, which causes boot failure; in short, players can?t open the game right off the bat (so much for the pre-order). The issue was first identified by the No Man?s Sky reddit community, which was confirmed to be the fault of the developer. As of this writing, Murray said the team is still working on a fix. They are, he said, ?currently testing fixes for older AMD Phenom CPUs + more.? No further official update has since been released as of this writing. In the meantime, the guys at Hello Games seem to be preoccupied:
It's been a very long night, a lot of the team are still here though! We are currently testing fixes for older AMD Phenom CPUs + more 🙂
— Sean Murray (@NoMansSky) August 13, 2016
We?ll update you with the latest patch as soon as Hello Games come up with a solution, which should be soon, if not, a little sooner.