No Man's Sky

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Updated for Origins, the Ground Fix mod replaces the patchy grass with fields of velvet! Also, beaches become fully sand and sandstone.

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What is this Mod?
Short version: This is a Grass-and-Beach fixing mod.

Generally-speaking, this mod makes the grass more dense, a little bigger, and grow normally on slopes.

This mod replaces vanilla grass-placement parameters with my own substitute. I have mildly increased density, affected the maximum rendering ranges, and altered the dimensions of the grass gently in order to make it proportionally wider, which lets the same number of grass objects cover a bit more ground. The mod also gently increases the size of smaller harvestable crystals so that they do not disappear under the grass coverage.

The mod also makes sand textures extremely dominant on beach terrain.

Ground Fix often comes in .zips with multiple variants in them. Please only install one version, not everything in the .zip.

Philosophy
I like flush, full grass coverage, and sandy beaches and rocky cliffs. I don't like craggy patchy bullshout that constantly reminds me that the ground texturing is completely mishandled.. I did something about it :)

Known Side-Effects
Some potential performance penalties with variants that offer significantly extended rendering ranges.
Also, The flora of LUSH planets will reshuffle.

Modified Files
(In Ground Fix 2.52)
- GCTERRAINGLOBALS.GLOBALS.MBIN
- TEXTURES\SHADER\MACROVARIATION.DDS
- TEXTURES\SHADER\MACROVARIATION.NORMAL.DDS
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGELUSH\HUGELUSHBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGELUSH\HUGELUSHOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGERING\HUGERINGBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGERING\HUGERINGOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\WEIRD\HYDROGARDEN\HYDROGARDENBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\WEIRD\HYDROGARDEN\HYDROGARDENOBJECTSDEAD.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHHQBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHOBJECTSMID.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHOBJECTSLOW.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHOBJECTSDEAD.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHTILETYPES.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHHQOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\OBJECTS\CRYSTALS\FULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\OBJECTS\MOUNTAIN\MOUNTAINROCKS.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\OBJECTS\MOUNTAIN\MOUNTAINROCKSCRUB.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\TEXTURES\LUSH.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\VOXELGENERATORSETTINGS
+ 15 custom files


(In the 5.0+ versions)
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGELUSH\HUGELUSHBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGELUSH\HUGELUSHOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGERING\HUGERINGBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGERING\HUGERINGOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\WEIRD\HYDROGARDEN\HYDROGARDENBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\WEIRD\HYDROGARDEN\HYDROGARDENOBJECTSDEAD.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHHQBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHHQOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\OBJECTS\CRYSTALS\FULL.MBIN

- (Custom) METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\EXOBJECTS\SECONDARY\PLANT\GFONLY.MBIN
- (Custom) METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\EXOBJECTS\SECONDARY\PLANT\GFEB.MBIN
- (5.1+) GCTERRAINGLOBALS.GLOBALS.MBIN


(In versions 4.2 or older)
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGELUSH\HUGELUSHBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGELUSH\HUGELUSHOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGERING\HUGERINGBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGERING\HUGERINGOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGERING\HUGEUWPLANTBIOME.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\HUGEPROPS\HUGERING\HUGEUWPLANTOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\WEIRD\HYDROGARDEN\HYDROGARDENOBJECTSDEAD.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHHQOBJECTSFULL.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHOBJECTSLOW.MBIN
- METADATA\SIMULATION\SOLARSYSTEM\BIOMES\LUSH\LUSHOBJECTSMID.MBIN
- GCTERRAINGLOBALS.GLOBALS.MBIN


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About Available Versions
I keep all of my uploaded files marked (on the Files page) with their packing date and version of the MBINCompiler I used to pack it. Any older mod that is no longer compatible with the current version of No Man's Sky will be demoted to the "Old Files" subsection, but will remain available for download. If I have missed one, please tell me.

This means that any mod files which are not hidden or demoted to the "Old Files" area can be expected to work.


MBINCompiler versions exactly match the version of No Man's Sky that was current when the MBINCompiler was made. In other words, MBINCompiler version = NMS version. This fact can be used to figure out which Legacy mods work with which Legacy versions of No Man's Sky.

Installation

Installing any No Man's Sky Mod


Credits and Thanks!
Special thanks to Trevis and RaYRoD who each helped me learn about key factors required to manipulate terrain appearence!

Hello Games for making the wonderful, vast, and fun game, No Man's Sky!
monkeyman192 for the MBINCompiler and his continued efforts to keep it up-to-date
Tub0Crisco for the No Man's Sky Mod Station A.K.A. NMSMS

Big thanks to any and all of you lovely people who offer donations! It is greatly appreciated, and will help me buy lunch while I'm busy being a broke college student! :D


And, of course, all of the other modders who make mods too! It is very common that I inspect the work of other modders to learn how things are done. RangerDulannRedmasWoodyMontanajasondudeGumskMjjstralmoddinaccount, Devilin Pixy, saa044, and others have all helped me learn how to mod effectively! Without the other people mentioned here and their mods and applications, I would not be able to make any mods at all!

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of Giants" 
-Sir Isaac Newton