A survival game based upon crafting with simple combat and exploration and an unusual, creepy, 'pencil-art' graphics style.

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In what situations is Abigail useful?

I just started playing for Wendy for the first time and I noticed that Abigail doesn't provide much help when battling a Treeguard. She can take only a few hits and then she drops her flower. When ...
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Does the game end?

I know there is a "Day" counter at the top right in-game (as well as seasons), but I am wondering if this can go on indefinitely or is there an "end" to the game? For example, when you hit day 100 ...
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Next update in X days?

I just bought the Giants expansion and it rekindled my interest in Don't Starve. When I first started playing when the base game first came out, I either didn't notice it or it wasn't there, but ...
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Do mini glaciers reappear on the same spots in the next winter?

I haven't had the chance to live through summer yet, but I wonder if the locations marked with mini glacier icons on map will still point to them come next winter. There are pengulls who are marked ...
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How do I prepare for summer heat?

In the DLC Reign of Giants, summer now induces overheating (the opposite of winter's freezing) and before the summer comes, there are piles of ice on the map, much like and rock boulders, that you can ...
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I think I'm stuck on an island. How can I escape it?

I am stuck on an island. I have looked all over it, and there is only one wormhole, which leads to another island on the complete opposite side of the map. I am running out of resources. Is there ...
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Is there any pattern to the Spider Queen's movements?

I witnessed the birth of a Spider Queen ridiculously close to my base. I managed to come back later and she'd wandered off, but then she wandered back a few days later so I ran off again. Does she ...
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Will homeless spiders found a new den or just sit forever?

When I was playing today, lightning struck in a dense forest full of spider dens. I ended up with a bunch of silk and dead butterflies on the ground, a ton of burnt trees, and a number of spiders ...
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Are traps supposed to have false positives now?

When checking my trap lines for rabbits, I keep finding traps that are not shaking, but are in the "down" position; they look kind of squarish instead of rounded as well. The interaction option is ...
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Is there a difference between worlds?

After a 90 day survival run, I decided to try out the Teleportato and move on to a new world. So, now I'm in World 2, and I want to know if there is any difference between the worlds? Obviously, the ...
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Is there a way to farm mushrooms?

Is there any way to transplant mushrooms to a different location? I know if you dig them you get two caps, but they do not grow back. Is there a different way to transport them so you can put them ...
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How do I build a Lureplant farm?

I've read the wiki a few times on this, but I'm not quite certain I understand how lureplants work. I've seen people build Lureplant farms. How do you go about this? How do you transplant the ...
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Is there any use for live fish, and how can you keep them alive?

In Don't Starve, when you pull a fish from a pond, it flops for a few seconds, then dies. Is there any purpose to the live fish? Or is it merely window dressing animation? If there is a use, what ...
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Why should I hatch Tallbird eggs?

From what I know, newborn Tallbirds are very weak, get hungry all the time and follow player everywhere, making it hard to keep them alive. And after they grow into adult Tallbirds, they become ...
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Does viewing the Map pause the game?

I noticed that when the hounds are targeting me, they keep attacking me even when I'm viewing the map, and eventually they kill me and the map is still open. I even was resurrected once at a ...
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How do the special abilities of each character translate to game play?

I've basically unlocked every character but Wes and Maxwell at this point. I've mostly played with Wickerbottom and Wilson. And, I know that each character has their own particular intricacies. ...
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Does changing main resource amount change the corresponding resource amount for Caves and Ruins?

Because Caves and Ruins basically have reskins of the main world resources (rocks, grass, twig bushes, etc), I figured they might also change in number when changing the amount of normal (main map) ...
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Do caves re-spawn when you enter them again?

I haven't explored enough caves in the game to figure this out yet: When you re-enter a cave does it re-spawn? For instance, are the layout/mobs/items completely different when you re-enter? If my ...
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Are there any items which raise your maximum stats?

While poking about on the Don't Starve Wiki, I've seen a number of items that will lower the maximum stats for things like health or sanity. (e.g. The Meat Effigy lowering maximum health) Are there ...
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What tasks should I try to accomplish in the first 20 days?

Clearly Don't Starve is a sandbox game, and you have quite a bit of freedom to play the game as you please. (Quite frankly, I've spent a lot of the time wandering around the game fairly aimlessly.) ...
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Does changing the World Size option affect the size and number of locations that are not on the main map?

There is an option for World Size when you start a new game and click World, and this affects the size of the main map. But, does it also affect the secondary worlds, such as Adventure mode world, ...
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How do I avoid the hounds?

Is there ANY way to avoid hounds other than jumping into a wormhole? I still haven't really gotten past the first 25 days of the game, and hence I haven't built any powerful weapons yet. So, every ...
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Do carrots and mandrakes grow back in the same spots?

I think that carrots re-spawn, but is it in the exact same location where you picked it or just the general locale? And, do mandrakes re-spawn at all, and if so, do they re-spawn in that same spot?
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Land loop and land branch

What does "land loop" and "land branch" do in world generation options? I created some worlds using different settings, revealed the map through cheats, but couldn't understand the pattern each ...
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Why should I build structures?

I know this is going to sound like a stupid question, but what is the advantage of building permanent structures? I understand the advantage of having a base camp with various items nearby. But what ...
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Do you have to die to unlock/use a new character in Don't Starve?

I'm new to the game and I noticed that when I died after a few days I almost unlocked the second character. Is this the case to actually unlock the characters and use them or do they unlock after you ...
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What is the best strategy for escaping Tall Birds?

Frequently, I make the mistake of getting too close to a Tall Bird nest, mostly by stumbling upon it in an unexplored area. I haven't been successful at defeating them, so I run. It seems to me ...
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Do Tallbird nests reappear after being burned?

I noticed that an empty Tallbird nest will be reinhabited with a new Tallbird after a few days, which will eventually spawn an egg. But do the nests also appear? I haven't had enough luck to figure it ...
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Are there consequences to running a 'long day' game?

I just started a 'long day' game by customizing the default world. Basically this means that I spend almost the entire game in daytime. I have a very small window of dusk and night that only last ...
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Do pengulls reappear to breed on the same location in the next winters?

When winter begins, pengulls start jumping out of the ocean and assume a random spot in the world as their breeding ground. That spot has thin layer of ice and is marked on the map. But when the next ...
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Does the sanity boost from friendly pigs stack with multiple pigs?

I read on the Don't Starve Wiki that you receive a sanity boost from a pig in close proximity up to +25 sanity/minute. But, it doesn't say if having multiple friendly pigs multiplies the effect. So ...
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What is this structure? Can I infiltrate it?

I found this crazy structure while exploring. It's in a Grasslands biome. It seems to be a pig house with a pig wandering around inside. Surrounding the house are structures that are called "Obelisk" ...
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What can I do with killer bees?

It doesn't look like killer bees are good for crafting a bee box out of them. They don't turn neutral either, so I wonder how I could put captured killer bees to use without getting killed in the ...
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Does cooking food impact the spoilage/decay rate?

In Don't Starve, cooking food can have a variety of effects on the restorative and degenerative properties of food. I've seen people say to keep it in crock pots until ready to use to prevent ...
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Does Krampus only appear in the winter?

In Don't Starve, does Krampus only appear when it is winter? Or can he appear in any season? From what I've read about it, he appears to punish you for naughtiness. I assume this is a nod to the ...
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If a monster attacks in a forest, does it take a click?

While playing Don't Starve, I occasionally find myself doing battle in a forest - usually while killing Spiders for their luscious silk and glands. The trouble comes when I'm wielding a weapon, and my ...
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Where do I find charcoal in Don't Starve?

I was having a look at the craftable items in Don't Starve, and a number of them ask for Charcoal. I figured you could just refine something to make it, but I don't see it on the list. Is there a ...
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How do I dismiss the console in Don't Starve?

I accidentally hit the ` today on Don't Starve. The screen began to display the console information. How do I make the text go away without quitting the game? The usual suspects like esc were not ...
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Can the map in Don't Starve contain an island?

After jumping through a wormhole, I seem to be on a section of the map that is an island. I haven't been able to fully explore the entire map due to a series of Killer Bees' nests right where a land ...
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Do all characters in Don't Starve build the same items?

When you unlock new characters in Don't Starve they clearly have different strengths, weaknesses and personalities. Do they also build different items, or do they build the same items differently to ...
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Is there any significance to the pathways and roads in Don't Starve?

Is there any purpose to the roads and pathways in Don't Starve? I know that you can run faster when you are on them. But, do they tend to lead to anything in particular, or is there any other ...
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Which items are lost when I'm brought back to life?

I activated a totem which means that when a few hounds came and killed me, I was brought back to life. I was resurrected at the totem and made the journey back to where I died to pick up my spilled ...
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How do I survive Winter?

I have been playing Don't Starve and I finally made it to Winter which starts on Day 21 of survival. But then I only survived one single day (I know, it's sad). It would seem I was definitely not ...
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Can I reconfigure Don't Starve to maintain my save data on Dropbox?

I don't use Steam. I know that I probably could just use Steam to solve this problem, but I don't have an account, and I'm wondering if this is a solution. On my Mac, Klei stores the saved data for ...
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How do I restore a saved game in Don't Starve?

I hate to ask a stupid question, but, I just started playing Don't Starve this evening. I know the game saves every time a day passes, but when I die I have not seen any option for restoring that ...
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I had full sanity, health, and hunger - why did I die?

It was the night of my Day 13 survival. I was sitting at my campfire which I just fed with a log (so it was burning brightly), I had just ate to full, and I had nearly full sanity and health. All of a ...
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What is up with these pigs?

I do not understand the pig dynamics in Don't Starve. I haven't really been bothered by any pigs (unless I go and attack one). But then I encountered these crazy pigs (sorry for the bad shot...I ...
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Where should I set up my base?

So far, I've been pretty unsuccessful with setting up a base. I've been trying to build near replenishing resources (grass, berries, etc) but I guess there's more to it than that because it hasn't ...
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What methods are there to to regain sanity?

As the game progresses, my sanity disappears. Usually slowly, but often times quite rapidly. Try as I might, I can't seem to find a method of regaining sanity in a sustainable manner. Picking ...
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Does the Screecher mod for Don't Starve have alternate endings?

I just played through the Screecher mod for Don't Starve. The ending is somewhat anticlimactic, and even a YouTube run that collected all the collectables that are tracked had the same one. Is it ...