It was only going to be a matter of time, and in less than a week the PC community has begun to deliver — mods for No Man’s Sky.
A small range of offerings are available now at the No Man’s Sky Mods website, as well as a small tutorial on how to get the mods going. It’s not the simplest process in the world, and it involves editing the .PAK files found within the “PCBANKS” folder in the main install directory for No Man’s Sky.
There’s a video explaining how the mod process works, although it basically comes down to replacing the individual .PAK files that affect the part of the game you want to change. From the gamer’s perspective, all that means is you have to download and drop the mods into the same folder, which is fairly easy.
People have already started making a massive amount of changes to the game. This mod multiplies the game’s internal rendering resolution, which should help those frustrated with the game’s blur and lack of sharpness.
There’s a mod for speeding up the game’s loading screen — or at least making the logos disappear faster. This one gets rid of scan lines, vignetting and chromatic abberation. This one buggers off those annoying audio messages. And this one is basically a cheat if you want to run around and Buy All The Things.
I’m not going to mess around with any of the filter removals or the vignetting, but I do like the idea of the resolution multiplier. What mods would you like to see?