Sign in to follow this  
ScottHansen

How to Opt-In to "Return of Them Beta" for Don't Starve Together

Recommended Posts

Zillvr    1759

Hello @ChameleonH814, welcome to the forums. There is no betacode to enter. Simply select the returnofthembeta from the betas tab.

How to access the Return of Them BETA Branch:

  • Close DST if it is running
  • In Steam click on Library > Games.
  • Scroll down to Don't Starve Together.
  • Right-click, select Properties.
  • Go to the BETAS tab.
  • In the dropdown, select the "returnofthembeta" branch.
  • You may need to restart Steam to see this branch.
  • In that same properties window, go to the Local Files tab and press Verify Integrity Of Game Files.
  • Your game will be updated to the beta version.
  • Run the game and go to Browse Games. You should see servers which are running the beta. Have fun!
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Willyhoo    169

Dunno if this is a glitch influenced by a mod I have or something else, but it erased ALL my games. @Aurorus had this problem too.

Fortunately, I'm too pumped to care. Thanks, Klei! Love ya! :wilson_love::wilson_love: I'm super excited to test all this out, it's all I've thought about this week.

image.png.81864536360d6c64a581d9af4c8e9774.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WkingDisaster    230
1 hour ago, Willyhoo said:

Dunno if this is a glitch influenced by a mod I have or something else, but it erased ALL my games. @Aurorus had this problem too.

Fortunately, I'm too pumped to care. Thanks, Klei! Love ya! :wilson_love::wilson_love: I'm super excited to test all this out, it's all I've thought about this week.

image.png.81864536360d6c64a581d9af4c8e9774.png

Beta has separate save files. when you opt back into your old version, your old save files are still there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/25/2019 at 12:31 PM, Zillvr said:

Hello @ChameleonH814, welcome to the forums. There is no betacode to enter. Simply select the returnofthembeta from the betas tab.

How to access the Return of Them BETA Branch:

  • Close DST if it is running
  • In Steam click on Library > Games.
  • Scroll down to Don't Starve Together.
  • Right-click, select Properties.
  • Go to the BETAS tab.
  • In the dropdown, select the "returnofthembeta" branch.
  • You may need to restart Steam to see this branch.
  • In that same properties window, go to the Local Files tab and press Verify Integrity Of Game Files.
  • Your game will be updated to the beta version.
  • Run the game and go to Browse Games. You should see servers which are running the beta. Have fun!

Thanks!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/16/2019 at 7:10 PM, CarlZalph said:

Add the parameter for SteamCMD:


-beta returnofthembeta

During its update use.

This'll get the beta files.

I don't use Steam CMD for my dedicated server. Do I need to change something in the worldgen file or somewhere else?  Can't seem to get mine to show up :D  Thanks so much!

On 5/25/2019 at 9:17 PM, Willyhoo said:

Dunno if this is a glitch influenced by a mod I have or something else, but it erased ALL my games. @Aurorus had this problem too.

Fortunately, I'm too pumped to care. Thanks, Klei! Love ya! :wilson_love::wilson_love: I'm super excited to test all this out, it's all I've thought about this week.

image.png.81864536360d6c64a581d9af4c8e9774.png

When you join a beta, it wipes all your save files and starts ya fresh. That's why :D  You're not playing on the same servers anymore!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CarlZalph    4144
1 hour ago, sillygolucky said:

I don't use Steam CMD for my dedicated server. Do I need to change something in the worldgen file or somewhere else?  Can't seem to get mine to show up :D  Thanks so much!

I'm not sure what you're using, then, because SteamCMD is just a headless Steam client to obtain files from Valve's depot servers.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
53 minutes ago, CarlZalph said:

I'm not sure what you're using, then, because SteamCMD is just a headless Steam client to obtain files from Valve's depot servers.

Oh sorry, I use a remote hosting service called Nodecraft.  They have a basic setup integrated, but it still takes some working knowledge to add mods, .lua's and change worldgen, etc...  I have access to all the files, so if you know exactly what gets changed I can roll with that!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CarlZalph    4144
2 hours ago, sillygolucky said:

Oh sorry, I use a remote hosting service called Nodecraft.  They have a basic setup integrated, but it still takes some working knowledge to add mods, .lua's and change worldgen, etc...  I have access to all the files, so if you know exactly what gets changed I can roll with that!

Ah, well they must have some sort of updater panel.  You may need to ask them to add in that launch parameter to enable the beta for hosting on it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
iPixl    1

Help now the play button doesn't work even though I changed it back to the no beta opt back and forth..

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mayaX    1

Is there a target date for getting boats to work with controllers? Right now, if playing with controllers you need to get out of the game, unplug controller, back in, place boat on water, out, plug controller again, move on with life.

If your boat is destroyed, the whole process makes it kinda discouraging to build another.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Willyhoo    169
On 5/31/2019 at 8:36 AM, sillygolucky said:

I don't use Steam CMD for my dedicated server. Do I need to change something in the worldgen file or somewhere else?  Can't seem to get mine to show up :D  Thanks so much!

When you join a beta, it wipes all your save files and starts ya fresh. That's why :D  You're not playing on the same servers anymore!

Oh, I didn't know! Thanks! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sluggie    1

If I decide to opt in for the Return of Them beta, will I be able to play on non-beta servers? Is there an option to turn off the beta? I enjoy playing with one of my close friends and they'd rather not opt in, but I still want to be able to play with them.:wilson_confused:
Edit: Figured it out myself, and I also can't delete this post lol.

Edited by Sluggie
Figured it out myself.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mike23Ua    7080

Is there a Beta Branch for Consoles?? Like Minecraft does on Xbox through the Xbox Insider Tab? I’d like to play test new features and provide feedback on them before they’re finalized and pushed out live. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SinancoTheBest    2298
On 9/20/2019 at 1:55 AM, Mike23Ua said:

Is there a Beta Branch for Consoles?? Like Minecraft does on Xbox through the Xbox Insider Tab? I’d like to play test new features and provide feedback on them before they’re finalized and pushed out live. 

Nope, sadly Beta is only for PC since they update it very often and they can't actively work on console betas as they'll require certification from Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo{not that DST has switch version}. 

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont have that beta option. How do I get it? I went to the drop down and the only option I have is "none". I'm running an Apple

Edited by Rachelcenter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sinister_Fang    9328
3 hours ago, Rachelcenter said:

I dont have that beta option. How do I get it? I went to the drop down and the only option I have is "none". I'm running an Apple

There isn't a beta branch at the moment due to all the beta content being pushed into the main branch. So they removed the beta option due to redundancy. It likely won't be available again until Klei puts out a new update for RoT that needs tested.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HI!

 

I have restarted steam, my computer and danced around speaking gibberish with the hopes of getting down the beta drop down to show return of them as an option, but all I keep getting is - NONE - Opt out of all beta programs.

 

How do I solve this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sinister_Fang    9328
11 hours ago, scarletdeatht said:

HI!

 

I have restarted steam, my computer and danced around speaking gibberish with the hopes of getting down the beta drop down to show return of them as an option, but all I keep getting is - NONE - Opt out of all beta programs.

 

How do I solve this?

 

On 3/14/2020 at 4:30 AM, Sinister_Fang said:

There isn't a beta branch at the moment due to all the beta content being pushed into the main branch. So they removed the beta option due to redundancy. It likely won't be available again until Klei puts out a new update for RoT that needs tested.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
x0-VERSUS-1y    5888
9 hours ago, SunivaEtain said:

The only thing I get under betas is "NONE- opt out of all beta programs". How can I change this?

At the moment there isn't a Beta-branch active.

dst_no-beta.png.7a6eefec712ad3937c69bcf094f57387.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this