Hello Games Details Upcoming Patch for PC Version of No Man’s Sky

As we reported yesterday, thousands of No Man's Sky PC players have found themselves facing severe issues on launch day. Developer Hello Games has been quick to address the concerns, and is preparing the game's first post-launch update.

The update is detailed as the following:


Improved AMD Phenom Support

Thousands of lines of assembly have been rewritten overnight to support AMD CPUs. Unfortunately whilst the game code no longer relies on anything above SSE 2, Havok Physics still requires “Supplemental SSE 3”, which was not supported until “Bobcat” and above. We’re discussing with Havok.

Alt-Tab has improved

Some systems/configs were crashing or not pausing correctly on Alt Tab. This should now be resolved.

Shader Caching

Framerate was initially stuttering due to shaders not being correctly cached by the GPU on some systems. We have replaced the GPU caching system. You may notice some stutter during the Galactic Map intro to the game (the very first time you run), but it should be smoother from then on (this will be fixed in future). This is particularly true on ATI cards

Mouse Jitter

Smoothing on mouse movement has been improved to prevent hitching or stuttering, and is now adjustable through the Options menu in “Mouse Smoothing”.

Max FPS Cap

On some CPU/GPU configurations, setting Max FPS to 60 or 30 was not giving 60 or 30 FPS (causing stuttering). This has been improved.

Improved Performance

On CPUs with 4 threads or fewer, performance has been improved.

Intel GPUs

The game will now let you know if you are trying to run with an unsupported GPU. This will hopefully flag for some users that their high end GPU has not been selected.


Gsync has been disabled by default, which was causing an issue for some users

All of the above is already available through an experimental branch for the game, which is similar to a beta. Hello Games is looking for players to test the update before it's pushed live.

To learn more about this update and how you can install the experimental branch. head to the Steam Community Forums.

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