Some No Man’s Sky Fixes You Can Try on the PC

No Man’s Sky is probably one of the most highly anticipated games this 2016. Why all the hype? I think that is mainly attributed to the fact that the game takes roughly billions of years to fully explore. And no, the developers weren’t kidding about this info.

Thanks to procedural generation, the game developers were able to make a vast and diverse universe for the people to explore to their hearts’ content.

Now, the game has been released on two platforms: the PC and on the Playstation 4 game console. There aren’t any reported issues on the Playstation 4 port of the game but, as usual, there are a lot of issues plaguing the PC version.

The developers of the game have promised to fix the issues and they are going to be released anytime soon. In the meantime, some players gave some hotfixes you can try to help solve some of the game’s problems.

In today’s article, I will share with you some of the fixes you can try on the PC version of No Man’s Sky.

1. Low Framerates? This is probably the most common issue PC users face when playing the game. Apparently, no matter if you have amazing PC specs, the game just doesn’t run that well on the platform. To fix framerate issues, the first thing you need to do is make sure to install the latest graphics card drivers. Now, if you’re using an AMD card, they’ve already release a game-ready driver for this game. But for Nvidia card users, you have to wait a little bit longer. As of this time of writing, the company hasn’t released new game-ready drivers for this game yet. After updating to the latest drivers, you may want to set a few parameters in the game. The first thing you need to set it the frame-limit option. You need to set it to Max. The next thing you need to do is lower the game’s generation detail. In other words, you lower the graphics quality of the game until the developers find a fix for it.

2. Texture Flickering? Now, if you suffer from more severe graphics issues like texture flickering, you may want to disable the Steam Overlay. In your Steam software, go to the settings and find the option “Enable the Steam Overlay while in Game” and uncheck it.

3. Alt-Tabbing Problem when in Full Screen? Users report that when you alt+tab from fullscreen mode will give you all sorts of graphical problems. There is a workaround for this one as well. The thing is, you need to open your Task Manager by pressing ctrl-alt-delete at the same time (or just simply right-clicking on the taskbar and opening Task Manager from there). Make sure that the game is playing in the background. Find the game’s entry on the task manager and click on the arrow on the left to bring down a new entry. Right-click on this entry and then select “Bring to front”.

No Man’s Sky is a promising game but it does suffer from the dreaded “PC Version” bugs. I hope that they do not follow the Arkham Knight’s path where the game was completely ditched for the PC version.

This game has potential and I hope that the game developers fix these issues as soon as possible.

No Man’s Sky is available on the PC and on the Playstation 4 game console.

5 Crafty Ways You Can Install IP Cameras

Have you ever seen movies wherein bad guys enter the premises and steal what’s inside of it? Have you seen movies where bad guys have seen a surveillance camera and they know how to take it out? If so, these scenarios also happen in real life.

What lesson will you get from this scenario? Basically, if you’re going to install an IP camera, you need to be crafty with your installation.

Of course, when the IP camera is within reach and within the line of sight of criminals, then they can instantly destroy it rendering it useless.

So today, I am going to give you 5 crafty ways you can install IP cameras so that you can make use of them and so that bad guys won’t be able to see them.

1. Right behind a big clock. One of the craftiest places to install the IP camera is behind a big clock. If you have a standing clock, it would be much better as it is less cumbersome to install. There are IP cameras that are small which can be best installed behind something to hide it from plain sight. Buy those types of IP cameras so that you can do this.

2. Up high places. Usually, ceilings have a little bit of the wall surrounding them. This can be a convenient hiding place for the IP camera without obstructing too much of its peripheral vision. If you can, buy dome IP cameras because it can help conceal the camera, especially during nighttime. Also, when installing it in high places, make sure that the Ethernet cable is not visible so that bad people will not suspect that an IP camera is there.

3. Right Behind Big Things. This is like the first tip. You can actually install IP cameras right behind something big. The Wall clock or a Standing clock is the first option because no one would suspect that something is hidden behind it. But, if that option is not available to you, then you can install an IP camera right behind big things. Make sure to hide it in places where one wouldn’t expect or hide it somewhere that is not obvious.

4. Right behind things with holes. Ever seen those spy movies where the main actor just uses his focus material through a small hole? That is the idea behind this way of installing an IP camera. Create a hole just big enough for the lens of the IP camera to fit. Do not create a big hole as it will be prominent. Just make sure that you create one in the most obscure of places so that people will not expect that the IP camera is there.

5. Just about Anywhere that makes the IP camera hidden in plain sight. This is not a specific tip but this is one speaking from a general point of view. The point of this article is to make sure that you install the IP cameras in a way where it is hidden in plain sight. Doing so will make sure that the bad guys will have no way of discerning if a surveillance IP camera is available in the place or not.

There you have it. These 5 crafty ways of installing IP cameras will help make sure that bad guys will not be able to disrupt the main function of your IP cameras and that is to give you surveillance footage of your premises.