Installable tech is always the maximum of its tier.
Always used a mod like this, first by vampirecosmonaut then MrTalkless, some other people maybe.
Couldn’t find an updated version, so I decided to just make one myself and contribute to the list of folk who made this mod.
Everytime you get a piece of installable tech, there is a range of effectiveness that is randomly assigned to that tech. Say “Reload Time” from 0.95 to 0.90. With 0.90 being the best that tier of tech can have, this mod will make sure it’s always 0.90 and never randomized.
This mod alters “METADATA/REALITY/TABLES/NMS_REALITY_GCPROCEDURALTECHNOLOGYTABLE.MBIN
Drag .pak file to \No Man’s Sky\GAMEDATA\PCBANKS\MODS
Delete disablemods.txt in \No Man’s Sky\GAMEDATA\PCBANKS if it’s there.