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

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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 ...
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Why don't my beefalo produce much manure anymore?

Recently I installed the All's Well with Maxwell update for Don't Starve. Now I find (at least in brand new games) that my beefalo hardly produce any manure anymore. When I find a beefalo herd, ...
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Is there an ambient light cheat/command in “Don’t Starve”?

Is there a console command or cheat code or something in Don’t Starve that will make it bright like daytime? I checked the console command list, but there was nothing. I’ve seen some mods that can ...
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Is there any advantage to lingering in sandbox mode?

Don't starve has a sandbox mode and an adventure mode. In sandbox mode, if a player dies, the game is over. The player can find a door, and start adventure mode. In adventure mode, players can ...
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Does it hurt to leave rot on the ground?

In Don't Starve, does it hurt to leave rot on the ground? The wikia says that pigs will eat it, does it hurt them? Are there any actual negatives?
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Strange circle pattern on the ground in Don't Starve

So I was wandering around the world and stumbled upon this thing: Honestly, it looks way too manmade for me not to question it. So does this have any relevance to anything in the game or is it just ...
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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.