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

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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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What's a good strategy for dealing with brambles?

In the lush season of Don't Starve Hamlet some areas are filled with brambles that require the player to take damage in order to remove them. This makes it difficult to deal with other damaging ...
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What features does every map in Don't Starve have?

As far as I know, every default Reign of Giants map has the following: At least one instance of every biome At least one Pig King. At least one (usually 2-3) Totally Normal Trees Maxwell's Door, and ...
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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 should be burned to get ashes in Don't Starve?

I need ash to make healing salves. What is the best item to burn to get ash?
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Will it agro the guards to cut down pig city trees?

The guards generally don't seem to care when one cuts down tea trees in the cultivated lands. Do they care if you cut down a city tree in one of the set pieces? Bonus question, feel free to ignore: ...
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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 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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Only one beefalo?

I had a default game, and didn't change any settings in Don't Starve. I ran the entire map. I found all of the savannah's and searched every square inch of them. Sadly only one savannah had one lone ...
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How to verify the game version?

I'm not sure if the GOG version is up to date as GOG Galaxy displays an seemingly older 20171215 build being installed. Developers generally prioritize Steam and GOG versions of games may not receive ...
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How to get Tallbird Eggs without getting shredded to pieces?

I've been having LOTS of trouble trying to get tallbird eggs. Everytime I even go NEAR a tallbird nest, the monsters peck me to death! If anyone has a strategy, then please tell me.
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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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Everything, including me, is burning. How am I supposed to survive?

I just bought Don't starve. I knew the game was hard, but last time I played it, it was at least somewhat survivable. Now, when I start the game, the character starts dying from extreme heat. Trees, ...
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Is there a way to enumerate active buffs/debuffs on a character?

In Don't Starve (and DLCs), various status effects influence the rise and fall of health, hunger and sanity over time: Proximity to monsters/friends Items worn or in inventory Things eaten Time of ...
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How do I deal with poison in Shipwrecked?

Poor wickerbottom got Shipwrecked. She cut down a tree and got bit by a green snake. There's green bubbles at my healthmeter, and every so often the screen flashes green and I lose HP. How do I ...
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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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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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Does using the Console in Don't Starve leave a mark?

Suppose I want to use the console to spawn an item, fix a bug, or do whatever. Will it leave a "cheater flag" in my save file?
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How do I hatch a Tallbird egg?

So I've managed to survive the onslaught of Tallbirds and get a few Tallbird eggs. How do I hatch them? And what are they useful for (other than pecking you to death when they grow up)?
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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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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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What is the role of Glommer?

In Don't Starve: Reign of Giants, you can pick a Glommer Flower from Glommer's Statue during a Full Moon to make Glommer follow you. What's the point? Is it for cuteness's sake, or is there any ...
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How do I get beefalos into caves?

The wiki says you can get beefalos into caves. I tryed with the beefalo horn, getting them to follow me into the cave, but they don't want to go down. Did I do it wrong? Is it impossible? I am not ...
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Don't Starve marking on ground question

Does anyone knows what is this? This thing won't let me put the rest of the walls. If there's no way to remove it it's ok, I'm more worried that it's a spawning spot. I didn't see it before starting ...
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Thermal stone not working

Help! Winter arrives in 3 days and I still don't know how to use a thermal stone. I already have a bunch of thermal stones. But when I place them next to my campfire (the big red fire with stones ...
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Why can't I place anything in a certain place?

I have a spot in my world where I can't place anything. I've checked for fireflies and ice, and it didn't go away on season change. I've also tried disabling all my mods. If it's a shadow creature it'...
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How to cancel attack command?

I frequently use F key and Ctrl+F combo to attack mobs. Once in a while I accidentally give an attack command on my own allies, Chester mostly. What usually happens is Ctrl+F command sometimes chooses ...
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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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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 won't my level 4 Campfire increase temperature?

I didn't play RoG for some time and I noticed that now in some nights my campfire does not increase the temperature of my character and neither do the thermal stones I dropped next to it. The four ...
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How can I prevent the krampus from appearing?

As of the latest don't starve update a new mob was introduced called the Krumpus, apparently he appears when you hunt too many animals but I don't quite understand how this works. From what I ...
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How to raise max sanity?

After Maxewll summons a shadow puppet, his max sanity will go down, doing normal task like picking flowers to raise sanity won't raise it back up. Is there a way to raise his maximum sanity back to ...
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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 is the Don't Starve save file located on Linux?

I know that the save file is located in the Appdata folder for windows, where is it located in Ubuntu 12.04? I am using Google Chrome for both operating systems. I wish to know this because I want 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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Don't Starve Console won't go away?

I thought just for fun I'd enter in some commands, but ever since I haven't been able to remove the console. I tried Ctrl + L, ~, disabling it. Nothing. I can remove it with Ctrl + L for a brief ...
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How do I install the Don't Starve (Together?) “A New Reign” beta

A friend on steam told me there's (going to be?) a new expansion on Don't Starve (Together)? I'd love to start playing but am not sure how to install it. Can anyone find/make a step by step guide?
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How to restore sanity while I am playing as a Maxwell?

While I am playing as a Maxwell I want to create as many puppets as possible but the black area is covering my sanity points. Is there a way to get rid of this black area? I know that I can kill ...
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Is there any significance to the pathways and roads in Don't Starve?

Is there any purpose to the roads and pathways in Don't Starve? I know that you can run faster when you are on them. But, do they tend to lead to anything in particular, or is there any other ...
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Help! I've put Don't starve in fullscreen and then minimized it, now I can't un-minimize it

I've started up Don't starve and went into the settings and made it fullscreen, but that minimized it. I tried deleting local game files and then re-installing it but that still won't fix it.
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What is the difference between “Don't Starve” (PC) and “Don't Starve: Pocket Edition”?

Don't Starve: Pocket Edition is available for iOS. I own it, but I do not own the PC version. Don't Starve is currently on sale in the Steam Summer sale, and I am considering buying it. However, if ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I select items from inventory while moving?

Is it intended that while moving with the keyboard (WASD) that I can't select or interact with my inventory? I can do it with the mouse when I click on a location, but can't seem to do it while moving ...
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How can I access the source code relevant to the William Carter mysteries in the previous Don't Starve updates?

I'm here with interest in the William Carter puzzles put out by Klei. What I'm really after is the cool ASCII art that Klei hides in the don't starve hidden webpage source files. I found all of this ...
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Difference between a “Classic” biome and a “Together” one?

In Don't Starve Together, I can generate two biomes : classic or together. Does anyone know the difference between those two options ?
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What are some good foods for the winter?

I am currently subsisting on meatballs made from monster meat and eggs (also made from monster meat) I also have a good supply of honey. Is there any incredibly obvious method that I am missing? How ...
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Can I do something about the hounds?

Is there some easy way, cheating or otherwise, to stop the hounds from attacking so often/strong? I am on day 150, and every 5 days or so they break all my armour and nearly kill me. And don't get me ...