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

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How do you catch a returning boomerang without hurting yourself?

The boomerang seems like an incredibly useful weapon, being the only ranged reusable weapon in the game so far. Using it is, however, a (quite literally) a pain in the ass, as the weapon has a nasty ...
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Are books only good for one use?

Don't Starve recently had an update which added Books for Wickerbottom, the Librarian. These books have various effects, some of which are really pretty over-powered. Her ability to instantly grow ...
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How can I safely open the chest in a Wood Wall Trap?

I often come across Wood Wall Traps in my worlds. The fire staff is really powerful early on, and the rest of the resources are nice too, but it's hard to get anything out of the chest without it ...
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If I build an Alchemy Machine, do I need to keep my Science Machine?

I managed to get my hands on an Alchemy Machine in Don't Starve. This machine gives me access to the Tier 2 crafting prototypes compared to the Science Machine's Tier 1 prototypes. However, I'm not ...
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How do campfires/fire pits work?

Adding fuel to a fire makes it grow larger. When examining the fire, I've seen three different messages, but it seems like there are more than three light levels. How much time does a single log add ...
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Will rabbits come out of their hole on their own?

In the process of setting up a trap, I scared the rabbit I was trying to catch and he went into his hole. Will he come back out or should I just move the trap?
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Is there any way to stop wildfires?

Given that this happened, I'm wondering if there's anything you can do to stop a wildfire that's gone out of control. As far as I've played (which admittedly isn't very far), I've never found a way to ...
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How long do burnt trees stay around?

So I started out my game in a forest biome, found a pig village with a Pig King, some spider nests nearby, plus a nice clump of berry bushes, and I figured I'd set up my base in that area. It seemed ...
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Why can I no longer give things to the pig king?

In Don't Starve, you are oftentimes able encounter a small village of pig men. In said village, there is a Pig King. The Pig King will give you gold in exchange for certain items and food. The Don't ...
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Does Deerclops spawn every winter, and how does he behave?

Coming up on my first winter, I'm worried I may be under-prepared. Is Deerclops guaranteed to spawn every winter? And does he spawn near you? If not does he move randomly or does he behave like the ...
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How can I raise/lower my Sanity in a controlled manner?

If I want to, say, collect beardlings or harvest nightmare fuel from hallucinations, how could I quickly lower my sanity from the safety of my base? What brings it down the fastest besides monster ...
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Can you activate Don't Starve purchased from GOG on Steam?

Is it possible to activate the game Don't Starve bought from gog.com in a Steam account or they are separate serial keys?
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Is there any point to catching rabbits with berries?

In just eat I can use a trap baited with berries to catch rabbits in order to get a morsel which can be cooked, however I've noticed that the cooked morsels don't replenish much more meat than the ...
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How can I change the controls in Don't Starve?

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

All right, let me tell you what I know so far. Enabling Vsync and Triple Buffering may help, but my AMD VISION menu doesn't allow me to do that. This game played PERFECTLY on this laptop before, but ...
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Are there any factors that change the spawning of mobs?

What I mean by the title is if you take pig's home while they're dead, does that stop them from spawning? Or does having them die from a mob or you killing them change their spawn time? If you could ...
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Where is the Don't Starve save file located on Linux?

I know that the save file is located in the Appdata folder for windows, where is it located in Ubuntu 12.04? I am using Google Chrome for both operating systems. I wish to know this because I want to ...
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How long of a life is long enough?

Specifically, how long do I need to survive to get enough xp to unlock all the characters, and any other XP based unlocks? I've got a camp set up such that I can basically go as long as I care to ...
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Is it possible to win in Don't Starve?

I would like to know if it's possible to win in Don't Starve? Or is it just the matter of how long until you die?
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How do I regain my health?

The question Reliable food source touches on it briefly, but I was hoping to get an in-depth focus on all the ways to regain health in this game or at least the ones that are easy to acquire. What are ...
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Transferring Save Data

I just purchased Don't Starve and have been playing it on my Chrome browser. I've already unlocked several researches and a new character. Is there any way to transfer this data to the Steam version? ...
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Most effective base set-up?

I already have both the science and alchemy stations, and a stone fire pit. What else should I add or research to make a stable base?
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Reliable food source?

I cannot survive more than 5 days without starving due to a lack of food. Berries I find do not grow back fast enough, and I don't have rabbits near the usual spot for my base. What is the best way ...
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How can I most effectively roll the world?

I started playing the game Don't Starve yesterday and find it really difficult to get a base set-up. I fear I might have simply rolled a world that is too hard to play. When starting a new world, ...
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How can I prevent the krampus from appearing?

As of the latest don't starve update a new mob was introduced called the Krumpus, apparently he appears when you hunt too many animals but I don't quite understand how this works. From what I ...
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Can I create a new world in Don't Starve without losing my progress?

As far as I have seen, progress in Don't Starve is saved in the form of research points, researched crafting recipes and unlocked characters. I'm afraid to click the "Make New World" button in case it ...
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I can't change the settings on the desktop version of Don't Starve

I've been playing don't starve for a while, and with the last update they added a bloom effect which is a huge decrease in my performance, when near fires my computer drops to 30 FPS or less. There ...
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I've run out of stone in Don't starve. What do I do?

I've tried surviving on the map for as long as I could, I researched a lot of things and I've explored 2 conjoined islands (Very big in size). Both islands did not initially have a rock biome, just a ...
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What happens to tree stumps in Don't Starve?

When cutting trees in Don't Starve I don't want to reach a point in the game where my world is terrible and flat, without any trees in it. I usually leave the stumps and use the pine cones to build a ...
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Which resources are not renewable?

Which resources can't be gotten back after you farm them in Don't Starve? I know that if you dig up grass, a berry bush, or sapling, you can replant them in another spot. However, if you put them in ...
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Best way to kill monsters at low research in Don't Starve?

Bought Don't Starve the other day, really enjoying it. However, I keep dying to mobs like the spiders and spider nests. I'm attacking with the beginning tools like the axe and pick but it takes ...
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How do the Ents spawn and what's the best way to deal with them?

Sometimes, when chopping down trees, an Ent can be generated. (look at the picture below for reference) These guys are pretty hard to kill, destroy you in a couple of hits and tirelessly follow you ...
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Efficient Research

In this game, you need to give things to your research machine to unlock improvements. I was wondering, what items, in what tiers, are best to put into the research machines and what the value would ...
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How do you get manure to make farms?

In the game you can build your own farm plots, but you need manure for it (poo). How do you obtain this important resource?
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What causes pig men to turn into Werepigs?

I visited my local pig village during the day to find the last pig man being slaughtered by three werepigs. I have no idea where they came from. I ran for it but couldn't get away from all three. I've ...