No Mans Sky Wiki:Explained - Macros

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The subject of this article is from the Visions update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 13 August, 2019.

Macros are a method of data presentation.

Summary[edit source]

The No Man's Sky wiki has a variety of formatting macros that are used to provide a standard look-and-feel for specific types of information. Editors are encouraged to use them on their pages as appropriate.

Some of the macros are optional, others are more-or-less required as they are an important part of general wiki appearance. A short description of the more common macros follows. For information on how to use them, select the link.

Links[edit source]

Acodex[edit source]

creates an AtlasCodex link


Discord[edit source]

creates a Discord link


Link[edit source]

Gives a link that provides a popup if hovered over. Mainly used on index pages for bases and starships.

Auragi Sector XVII Overlook

Profile[edit source]

Creates a link to the UserProfile page of the indicated user.


Reddit[edit source]

creates a user reddit link


RedditR[edit source]

creates a subreddit reddit link


Macros[edit source]

Alias[edit source]

Used mainly on star and planet pages to provide a history of both the original name used for the system as well as any additional names. It also provides a link between pages when the same system has been documented on more than one gaming platform.

PS4 Current: HUB3-59 Rio Alpha Two

bettership[edit source]

Used on starship pages to provide standard descriptions for items such as efficient thrusters or phase beams.
        Explained - Macros is equipped with a phase beam to streamline resource gathering in addition to the basic loadout.It is also equipped with efficient thrusters to further improve its fuel consumption and enhance exploration.

Construction[edit source]

Shows that a particular section is being actively worked on.

Buildable.pavingtall.png  This section is under development.

Coords[edit source]

Displays system coordinates in a standard fashion


Currencies[edit source]

  • Nanites displays a graphical version of the nanites currency: NANITES.png
  • Unit displays a graphical version of the Units currency: Units.png
  • Quicksilver displays a graphical version of the Quicksilver currency: QUICKSILVER.png

Disambig[edit source]

used when two pages have either similar names, or cross over the boundary between game releases. It provides a link from one page to the other.

Gateway[edit source]

Creates a standard phrase indicating that the star system is a Gateway System.

Gl[edit source]

takes a text portal value and converts it into the graphical glyphs seen in the game. There are four flavors: the standard, InTable, Large, and Small. The last three values are called by using "Gl/" followed by the desired option.


latlong[edit source]

Provides a standard text for indicating latitude and longitude, see the template page for more variations.

Portal is located at latitude/longitude -47.36, +131.94

style_header[edit source]

Creates the standard "style" code for setting the background colour used in the Planet/Moon tables.

With no parms, it only sets the colour. If a first parm is present (use lower-case c as default), it centres the text. If a second parm is present (as a number), it sets the colspan to that value.

Version[edit source]

used at the top of each wiki article to show which major release is represented by the page.

Additional information[edit source]

If you have suggestions for improving any of these macros, or have suggestions for a new one, leave a comment on the talk page.