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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Don't Starve be played without Reign of Giants?

I just bought the Reign of Giants expansion for Don't Starve today. However, can Don't Starve be played without the Reign of Giants now that I own it?
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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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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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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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Don't Starve Together - Alone mode vs Don't Starve

When you try playing Don't Starve Together for the first time, the game recommends you to play Alone mode. Does Don't Starve Together - Alone mode make the original Don't Starve obsolete, or does the ...
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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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Is the world balanced around the number of players?

When I play don't starve together, I always feel like the generated world was made for a single player game. I usually play with 2 friends but we usually end up starving pretty soon (20ish days) ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to avoid taking rain damage as WX-78

I'm playing the reign of giants expansion as WX-78, and he's taking damage because he is wet. It is raining, but I have an umbrella. However, the "wetness" meter keeps going up. How can I get dry? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...