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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...