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No Man's Sky (Windows)

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A game that was critically panned at launch for making and failing too many promises. Somehow it made a massive U-turn and is now a beloved game. Nice work Hello Games!


Title Screen

No Man's Sky

Developer: Hello Games
Publisher: Hello Games
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: August 12, 2016


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.


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To do:
Revisional Differences. There are also loads of new finds since this article was made.

Unused Graphics

ANIMATEDTEXTURE

NoMansSky ANIMATEDTEXTURE.png

An unusual texture of 4 colored boxes each numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. It was very likely used to test animated textures.


Cube Test and Physics Test

NoMansSky CUBETEST.png NoMansSky PHYSICSTEST.png

Two differently colored textures, which both resemble a face.


Joe Face

NoMansSky JOEFACE.png

A leftover texture of Joe Danger's face from the game Joe Danger, which Hello Games worked on previously.


NoMansSky DECAL.png NoMansSky DECAL.BASE.png

Two different Half-Life 2 logos. Why these are here is unknown.

Material Test Cube Mask Texture

NoMansSky MATERIALTESTCUBE.MASKS.png

A texture most likely used for testing.

Material Test Cube Texture

NoMansSky MATERIALTESTCUBE.png

Another texture likely used for testing.

Checkerboard Textures

NoMansSky CHECKERBOARD1.png NoMansSky CHECKERBOARD2.png NoMansSky CHECKERBOARD3.png NoMansSky CHECKERBOARD4.png

Four checkerboard patterns most likely used for a test level.

Blue Monkey

NoMansSky MONKEYBODY.png NoMansSky MONKEYHEAD.png NoMansSky MONKEYFEZ.png

Three textures for a Blue Monkey wearing a fez, which is also left over from Joe Danger.

Chicken Body and Head

NoMansSky CHICKENBODY.png NoMansSky CHICKENHEAD.png

Another leftover from Joe Danger featuring two textures for a green chicken.


Jelly Diffuse

NoMansSky JELLYDIFFUSE.png

A basic texture with a few colors and a face.

Dog Icon

NMS UnusedIcon DOG.png

An unused icon. It shows a golden retriever with glasses on.

Buy Ship

NoMansSky RENDER.BUYSHIP.png

What seems to be an early render of a ship with a dollar sign.


Early Model Renders

NoMansSky RENDER.SUIT.png NoMansSky RENDER.SHIP.png NoMansSky RENDER.CREATURE.png NoMansSky RENDER.GUN.png

What appear to be early low quality renders of models in the game.


SM CREATURE RENDER

NoMansSky SMCREATURERENDER.png

A small render of an unknown creature.

Placeholder Starship Weapon - "Laser Blaster"

If the player edits their save file to delete the Photon Cannon system (the primary and default weapon) and boards their Starship, the Starship will still attempt to load the Photon Cannon and fail. What it loads instead is an unused weapon called Laser Blaster as described in the Starship Cockpit's weapon panel. It fires no projectiles (or lasers), does not change the gun reticule, has no ammo count or overheat potential, and cannot be cycled back to if the pilot changes the current weapon.