UI tweaks and quick fixes for the procedural space sim.
While it’s still early days, No Man’s Sky already has a small modding scene. Most of the best examples so far fix some niggling UI issues, but the vast majority are small novelties which, as the scene grows, are likely to be relegated to history’s dust bin. Still! They’re sometimes fun.
As always, install mods at your own risk, and if you’re precious about progress make sure to backup your save file. Also, be sure to read the instructions on each individual mod page before you progress.
Without further ado, here’s the best of what we’ve seen so far, but we’ll keep updating as new stuff comes to hand.
Fast Actions (ie, quicker clicks)
Having to hold the mouse button down while the circle cursor fills is one of the most infuriating aspects of the No Man’s Sky interface. This handy mod removes that delay, meaning when you click, stuff gets clicked good and quick.
NOHUD (quick HUD toggling)
You’re probably taking dozens of screenshots during an average No Man’s Sky session. Turning the HUD off and on is a right pain at the moment, especially if you don’t have the Quick Actions mod installed. Thankfully, NO HUD does as the name implies: it enables HUD toggling with F5, meaning you won’t have to navigate menus anymore.
ShutUp (disable audio warnings)
Being constantly warned about the status of your life support and protection systems can get annoying, especially if you’re holidaying on a lush, tropical planet. ShutUp lets you disable those, and you can choose whether you want to remove all of them or just a few. The mod allows you to listen to voiceover samples before you disable them.
Remove chromatic aberration, vignetting and scanlines
Does what it says on the tin. If you’re not a fan of the visual filters used in No Man’s Sky, this will remove them for you. With this mod you’ll feel less like you’re wandering around with a space helmet on (which technically you are, but never mind). If this doesn’t work quite the way you want, try the Instagram filter mod.
Internal resolution multiplier
If you’re finding that No Man’s Sky won’t cooperate with you on resolution, this mod is a quick fix. Some players are reporting that, even when instructed otherwise, the game will render at a lower resolution. As the modder explains, this mod works by “editing the PIPELINEDEFFERED.BIN file and replacing some of the ‘scale’ values”. Give it a go if you’re at a loss.
Replace scanner with binoculars
Not a fan of the scanner for some reason? If you’d prefer some ye oldebinoculars, there is a mod for that. It obviously reduces your field of view, but if you just really love binoculars for some reason, well, here you go.
Source: PC Gamer