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Step NoMansSky Guide v0.2.0 - Beta Release

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Step NoMansSky Guide - Beta Release
Guide  |  Nexus Page  |  Discussion & Support

Today we release beta version 0.2.0 of our guide for No Man's Sky, the Step NoMansSky Guide. Though a beta release, the Guide has been well tested as it's a conversion of the "Tech Enhanced - No Man's Sky Guide"; originally developed my TechAngel85. We decided to release it as a beta to allow the community to provide some feedback before moving it a full release under the Step Modifications, umbrella.

See the changelog for a list of changes for this release!

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