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How Keys Work - Post Launch

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JoeW    42822

All purchases from and Steam entitle players to playing in Steam and the standalone client. You will be given a key that can be used on each platform.

Below you can find directions for playing on your platform.

Steam Purchases
When you purchase Don't Starve from Steam, the game is put into your games library.

Your game key for the standalone can be found by right-clicking the game in your library and choosing "view CD Key". This is your key for all versions of Don't Starve on all platforms.

Playing on another platform:

The Standalone Client.
The Standalone version for your key can be found at{YOUR KEY HERE}
Make sure you do not include the brackets.

Answers to Steam billing related questions can be found here:

Humble Store Purchases
When Don't Starve is purchased through the website at you will be granted a key that can be used in steam and the standalone client.

Once the purchase is completed, the Humble Store you will receive an email that contains a link to a page that contains your key and the standalone client for download.

Playing on another platform:

Play in Steam
Visit, download Steam, install and create a Steam account. Once that is done, run Steam. At the bottom left of the steam client, choose "Add a game" and then "activate a game on steam" and use your game key. After the game has been downloaded and installed, you can play it from your game library.


Play in Standalone

In the Humble download page, choose and click your operating system.

Once you've chosen your OS, click on the "Download" tab to begin downloading the Standalone client.
Install the Don't Starve Standalone Client and run it; the updater will prompt you to input your product key, input the product key you redeemed from the Humble download page. purchases
Gog does not offer a steam key or Linux version with purchase. Your key and download can be found under the Don't Starve section of your games library at

If you need assistance with your purchase please contact GOG support here:

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