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First of all, wrong subforum.

Secondly, if you don't know about these simple things, then you should learn atleast basic Lua before you attempt programming in it, this isn't something you can do with little to no experience outside of modding.

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Alright, so you want to make a character mod!? Well then! Allow me to assist you.
Below I will be providing several links helpful to your work. Firstly a link to the forum listing every useful tutorial on the site.


Please follow that link it has so many things to help you out and it's how I got started in making my mod as well!

Secondly, you need to tell me about what you plan to do for a character.

  • What's the core idea? (My first idea was making a scarecrow!)
  • Why should I play them over say, Wilson?
  • What benefits do they have over the other characters that make them not just a STRONG choice, but an interesting choice. How can you balance those benefits with negatives?
  • Do you have a name worked out yet? (Remember all official Don't Starve character names start with W!)
  • What's the theme of your character?
  • Who are they?
  • How did they get here?
  • What's their personality like? (You'll be figuring this out via dialogue later.)

Let me get to the good bits about creating a character mod however.

I would recommend starting with


Until you hit the part about .tex conversion. Skip that and go through this tutorial to actually get your art into the game.


Then go back to the previous tutorial, The Artists Guide to Character Item Modding and follow the steps concerning .lua

That will make it much easier! Baby steps my friend! The hardest part to making a character mod is the art, so let me help you by providing some links to free image editing software.

Please please please please tell me all the things you want to do - but first:

Remake this thread in the mods section of the forum located below and post your reply to me there. I will be more than happy to help you once there!



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