How do I change the controls/key bindings on Don't Starve? I can't play using the WASD keys.

  • Hi, @Toasttubby, welcome to Arqade! I've edited your question to remove the extraneous information, and the request for when this feature will make it to the game, as that is off-topic.
    – Frank
    Apr 15, 2013 at 15:16
  • If there's not an in-game way, it's probably possible to do this using AutoHotKey... I don't own the game though, so that's more speculation than anything else.
    – agent86
    Apr 15, 2013 at 15:33
  • I'd probably start with something like this - gaming.stackexchange.com/a/61488/13845
    – agent86
    Apr 15, 2013 at 15:34

2 Answers 2


Probably wasn't available when question was asked:

From Main Menu, go to Options, Pick Controls, and you can set custom keys.


Don't Starve is mostly controlled by mouse. You are only able to walk around using the WASD keys.

Please see below, for reference.


Alternatively, you could use AutoHotKey.

  • 1
    More recent builds include the possibility of changing controls yourself - not only to walk around, but to gather resources or hit enemies.
    – Konerak
    Sep 10, 2013 at 6:11

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