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

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How is XP calculated in Don't Starve?

When you die in Don't Starve, an XP bar appears, telling you the progress to unlocking the next character. How is this calculated? Is there a set amount of XP you get for each day you survive, or ...
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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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Does killing Pigs raise Naughtiness as Webber?

I've just unlocked Webber and have been playing with him for awhile. Not having Spiders attack me is great, especially since I can plant Spider Dens around my base camp as back-up base defense. ...
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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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No thermal stone in survival tab

I'm on day 18 in Don't starve. With the onset of winter I need to build a heat stone, but when I check the survival tab the stone does not appear there for crafting. It's not even that I can't build ...
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Is there anything to do except surviving in the summer

During the summer, plants wither, stuff gets set on fire, you overheat... it's worse than winter ever was. Two existing questions on this site answer how to prepare (How do I prepare for summer ...
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Summer has come and I don't know what to do

During the summer, most plants wither and stop growing. It's also very dangerous to stay around in the base, because things keep smoldering up and you will probably not have enough ice in store to ...
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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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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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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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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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Quick Wet Goop Recipe

I need to make some Wet Goop for a mod item. However, any combination of food that I've thrown into the crock pot just gets turned into some good eatin's, like I'm some kind of savant chef. Is there ...
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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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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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In what situations is Abigail useful?

I just started playing as 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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Frogs fell from the sky. Now what?

The Reign of Giants DLC brought some changes into the game. For instance, when a terrible rain pours, there is a chance that frogs will come flying from the sky. After that rain there are so many of ...
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What's the duration of seasons in Reign of Giants DLC?

I'm playing it now and the summer abruptly ended by turning into winter on about 27th day. But now that it's day 37, it's raining, which looks kinda like spring, but when the rain stops, it becomes ...
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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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What's the objective in Adventure Mode (inside Maxwell's Door)?

I've played for several hours now, eventually I found Maxwell's Door, I know that at the end of the five levels mentioned you unlock Maxwell, the thing is, I've no idea what to do inside these levels, ...
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Can Garlands spoil?

The other day I was playing the game and noticed that at a certain point my garland stopped giving me sanity gain and the icon had a red border. Now I may have been attacked with it on, I'm not sure, ...
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Will Touchstones be wasted if I touch more than one before death?

I don't remember if I activated a Touchstone after dying last time, and I found another one. Something tells me that things may go wrong if I have more than 1 Touchstone activated simultaneously. How ...
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Does straw hat and other overheat-slowing items increase heat drain during winter?

This just hit me as I've been walking around my base during winter − I was still wearing a Straw hat and held a Fancy parasol with 2 yellow Thermal stones in my pocket, but suddenly the screen started ...
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Can I just run away and pretend nothing happened if things start smoldering around me?

In the Reign of Giants DLC, summer introduces Overheating for the character and for nearby objects as well. If you stay in one place long enough in the middle of the day, things will start smoking. If ...
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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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Koalefant doesn't appear when following trail at night

I tried following the trail at night a few times, but about at the 8th footprint, character doesn't say anything like "animal must be near" and no further traces appear. I suppose it could be a bug, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...