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How do I change the controls/key bindings on Don't Starve? I can't play using the WASD keys.

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Hi, @Toasttubby, welcome to Arqade! I've edited your question to remove the extraneous information, and the request for when this feature will make it to the game, as that is off-topic. – Frank Apr 15 '13 at 15:16
If there's not an in-game way, it's probably possible to do this using AutoHotKey... I don't own the game though, so that's more speculation than anything else. – agent86 Apr 15 '13 at 15:33
I'd probably start with something like this - – agent86 Apr 15 '13 at 15:34

Probably wasn't available when question was asked:

From Main Menu, go to Options, Pick Controls, and you can set custom keys.

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Don't Starve is mostly controlled by mouse. You are only able to walk around using the WASD keys.

Please see below, for reference.

Alternatively, you could use AutoHotKey.

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More recent builds include the possibility of changing controls yourself - not only to walk around, but to gather resources or hit enemies. – Konerak Sep 10 '13 at 6:11

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