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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
1answer
290 views

Finding gold in Don't Starve

I have tried several plays on survival, but I can never find gold to make a science machine. Is there a trick to finding gold?
7
votes
2answers
362 views

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 ...
13
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
157 views

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 ...
14
votes
2answers
167 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
65 views

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 ...
6
votes
0answers
161 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Where do I change mod settings?

Ive installed the Neat RGP Hub. In the description it says that it's possible to adjust the number of inventory slots, how big containers should be and so on but I can't find any settings to do this. ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Don't Starve Together LAN MP

So, I am playing Don't Starve Together in offline mode, and I would like to play with my friends at our LAN parties. The problem is that the server I host won't show up. What I tried: Hamachi Show ...
4
votes
1answer
456 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
731 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
589 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
11
votes
7answers
16k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
45 views

How many Rabbit Hutches can take on a Spider Den?

I'm building a bunch of Rabbit Hutches circling a Spider Den to create a silk farm. I also realized that this could also a bunny puff farm so I would like the balance between bunnymen and spiders to ...
9
votes
2answers
597 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

Does earthquake destroy buildings?

I think about moving base to underground but am afraid of the earthquakes. Will they destroy my structures?
6
votes
1answer
106 views

is it possible to move the Thermal Measurer in Don't Starve?

I'm Playing Don't Starve and I have built up my base, but exploring I have found the Thermal Measurer. My question: Is there any way to move it to my base?
10
votes
1answer
487 views

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 ...
5
votes
0answers
63 views

Shopping list for surviving summer [duplicate]

I'm worried that I won't be able to survive my first summer in Reign of Giants. So I am thinking about what I will need. I guess it's normal to not be able to move out of camp very much because of the ...
3
votes
2answers
70 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
137 views

How do I befriend aggressive, overprotective pigs?

I'm in adventure mode, and this particular world does not have food – but it does have frog rain. Lots of frog rain. That means tasty frog legs are basically my only food source, but I am simply not ...
7
votes
1answer
492 views

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 ...
10
votes
5answers
5k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
199 views

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. ...
7
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
17
votes
4answers
26k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
669 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
196 views

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 ...
21
votes
2answers
12k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
380 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
9k views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
150 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
607 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
136 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
44 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
151 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
16k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
75 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
69 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
145 views

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 ...