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JanH    6,099

NOTE: THIS IS AN OLD EARLY-ACCESS BETA FAQ - THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS POST IS NO LONGER ACCURATE.

The current FAQ can be found here:

Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about Don't Starve Together's Early-Access beta.
 
What is Don't Starve Together?
Why Early-Access?
What are the system requirements for Don't Starve Together?
How long will Early-Access be?
I have Don't Starve on Steam; when will I get Don't Starve Together?
Who got Don't Starve Together for free?
What if I bought Don't Starve before June, 3rd and haven't used my key yet?
I bought Don't Starve from GOG, do I get Don't Starve Together on Steam?
After June 3, will new purchases of Don’t Starve get Don’t Starve Together for free?
What happens if I buy Don't Starve now?
How do Frontier Pack and the friend copy work for Don't Starve Together?
I registered for the closed beta; where's my invite/key?
How many players can join/play on a server?
Can I play Don't Starve Together with a controller/gamepad?
Does Don't Starve Together have caves?
Does Don't Starve Together have an adventure mode??
Will Don't Starve Together support Reign of Giants content?
Can I stream or make videos of Don't Starve Together?
Is Don't Starve Together coming to other platforms?
Is Don't Starve Together coming to PlayStation 4?
I have suggestions and feedback for the game, where should I put it?
I found a bug in Don't Starve Together! Can you fix it?
 
 
What is Don't Starve Together?
Don't Starve Together is a stand-alone multiplayer expansion to Don't Starve. This is a separate game from Don’t Starve, and you are not required to own one to play the other.
 
Why Early Access?
As “Early-Access” becomes more common, it is more important than ever to prepare a game for larger release where users are presented with as few bugs and issues as possible. Since much of Don’t Starve Together specifically requires a large number of players to test features and balance, we decided the best idea would be to scale up the test as we adjust to any issues we might find.
 
During the Early-Access (Steam PC, Mac, Linux), we also might find some issues that would potentially affect a large number of people, and we want to be sure that we are able to handle issues that pop up as the number of players grows.
 
What are the system requirements for Don't Starve Together? (Closed Beta)
Please note that when hosting a server, you'll need to ensure that your system surpasses the system requirements listed below. Clients however, should be able to join in and play on servers as long as they meet the system requirements.
 
Also, since Don't Starve Together is still in Early Access, system requirements are not set in stone yet, but for now:
 
OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.7.X or higher / Linux Ubuntu 12.10 or better
Processor: 1.7+ GHz or better
Memory: 1+ gigs of RAM GB RAM
Graphics: Radeon HD5450 or better; dedicated 256 MB or higher (GMA Cards not supported - More info)
Shader Model: SM 3.0 (Please note that this is temporary and may change in future builds)
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 500 MB HD space
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers

There are some known issues running the game using Intel integrated chipsets (G33/G31, Q965/Q963 etc....) . If your GPU (graphics card) has the letters "GMA" in the model number, or has less than 256 MB of dedicated RAM, we are not able to support it.
 
How long will Early-Access be?
Don't Starve Together is officially leaving Steam Early-Access on April 21st, 2016! More information on the official launch here: 

 

I have Don't Starve on Steam; when will I get Don't Starve Together?
Don't Starve owners on Steam were gifted Don’t Starve Together on June 3, 2015

Who got Don't Starve Together for free?
Don't Starve Together was added to the original purchase of Don't Starve. This means, that if you purchased Don't Starve at any time before June 3rd, Don't Starve Together is included with your purchase. If you purchased Don't Starve Together separately before June 3rd, you were given an extra copy of DST at that time, and you will not be given another key for Don't Starve Together.

What if I bought Don't Starve before June, 3rd and haven't used my key yet?

If you purchased Don't Starve on the Humble Store, or through our website and never used your steam key, just head over to steam and once you activate your key, you will find both Don't Starve and Don't Starve Together in your library. If you bought Don't Starve on gog.com, send us an email with the key you got from gog.com and we will give you a steam key.

What happens if I buy Don't Starve now?

If you buy Don't Starve now, you have the choice of buying just Don't Starve, or buying Don't Starve along with Don't Starve Together. Don't Starve Together is no longer being gifted to new purchases of Don't Starve. 

After June 3, 2015 will new purchases of Don’t Starve get Don’t Starve Together for free?

No, we were only gifting a free copy of Don’t Starve Together on June 3rd, 2015. This means that June 2nd was the last day to qualify to receive Don’t Starve Together by purchasing Don’t Starve. After this date, there will no longer be a loyalty discount to upgrade to Don’t Starve Together as well.

I bought Don't Starve from GOG, do I get Don't Starve Together on Steam?
If you had purchased Don't Starve from GOG before June 3rd, 2015, please contact us directly and provide us the game key that you received from GOG.com and we'll get it sorted out.

How do Frontier Pack and the friend copy work for Don't Starve Together?
If you purchased Frontier Pack on Steam, you will receive a copy of DST that you can give to a friend, You'll be able to gift the copy of Don't Starve Together to your friend via Steam. 

Starting June 3rd, 2015 Don’t Starve Together can be purchased for $14.99 (USD), which includes a giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together for your friend. You'll be able to send the gift copy of Don't Starve Together to your friend via Steam.

I registered for the closed beta; where's my invite/key?
If you have registered for the closed beta using a valid email address and have not yet received your invite/key, please contact us directly and provide us the email address that you used to register for the closed beta.
 
How many players can join/play on a server?
At this time, we are supporting six-player servers; we're also currently investigating larger servers.

Can I play Don't Starve Together with a controller/gamepad?
We've recently added controller support to Don't Starve Together. 

Does Don't Starve Together have caves and ruins content?
Caves and Ruins content are now available in the live branch for Don't Starve Together. Check here to find out how to host your cave servers. 

If you would like to host forest as well as caves/ruins dedicated servers, please see our dedicated servers settings and quick start guides.

Does Don't Starve Together have an adventure mode?
The game does not include adventure mode at this time.

Will Don't Starve Together support Reign of Giants content?
With the 134195 game update, we have added the vast majority of the content from the Reign of Giants expansion into Don’t Starve Together. With this game update, you will be able to continue playing your existing Don't Starve Together saves; however, in order to get the new content, you'll have to start a new world. 

Can I stream or make videos of Don't Starve Together?
You sure can! We're pretty relaxed when it comes to YouTube and Streaming (Twitch, etc.) permissions. We only ask that any content includes clear information that Don't Starve Together is in currently in beta, is constantly being updated, and not yet a complete game. It would also be super cool if things linked to http://www.dontstarvetogether.com, but it's not mandatory. 
 
You'll find more info about YouTube and Streaming video stuff in our player creation guidelines.

Is Don't Starve Together coming to other platforms?
Don't Starve Together Beta is now available for PC, Mac OS X, and Linux. Sign up for the Don't Starve Together Newsletter for news and updates on the stand-alone multiplayer expansion!

Is Don't Starve Together coming to PlayStation 4?
Yes it is! Don't Starve Together is coming to PlayStation 4 sometime in 2016. Check out our announcement post on the Official PlayStation Blog for more information. 
 
I have suggestions and feedback for the game, where should I put it?
Awesome! We welcome your suggestions for items, resources, and other stuff that you would like to see in Don't Starve Together. You should head over to the suggestions and feedback forum and let us know!

I found a bug in Don't Starve Together! Can you fix it?
If you think you've found a bug in Don't Starve Together, you should head over to our Bug Tracker and see if anyone else has had issue like your own. If yes, add to the discussion! If you can't find your issue, add a new one and we'll take a look at it as soon as we can.

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rezecib    3,143

I feel stupid for having to ask this but...

Where in Steam do I activate the key?

 

On my Mac right now, but it's in the Games menu, Activate a Product on Steam. I think it's in the same place on Windows, but I don't remember for sure.

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Pyromailmann    2,991

So there are people who have earned keys?

Yeah, these are people usually active in the community and probably have been since before the full release of Don't Starve.

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MenaAthena    10,300

On my Mac right now, but it's in the Games menu, Activate a Product on Steam. I think it's in the same place on Windows, but I don't remember for sure.

I worked! Thank you! :D

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Dryicefox    140

Is there anyway to turn modsettings back on? I cannot, for the life of me, get the mod to even register itself on the Beta DST.

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Weberstein    5
Will Don't Starve Together support Reign of Giants content?

Reign of Giants content will not be available for Don’t Starve Together at this time. 

 

 

Wait, what? Does this only apply to the current closed beta, or will Reign of Giants content not be part of the final release of DST either?

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Pyromailmann    2,991

Wait, what? Does this only apply to the current closed beta, or will Reign of Giants content not be part of the final release of DST either?

It applies to the current closed beta. It means they're going to try to put Reign of Giants in (like how they'll try at a PS4 Version) but it'll be some time since most of the thing in regular Don't Starve aren't in Don't Starve Together right now.

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the truthseeker    1,560

Wait, what? Does this only apply to the current closed beta, or will Reign of Giants content not be part of the final release of DST either?

 

 

 

One way or another RoG will be tested to make sure it works in DST. Whether this will be in the current beta or some future beta sometime (possibly after DST is released) depends on the difficulty implementing it and the progress made in prior testing.  

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JanH    6,099

The stand-alone multiplayer expansion can be played with friends or strangers online, or locally via LAN.

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Pyromailmann    2,991

Darn. I was hoping you'd be able to play on the same screen. Will this ever be possible for the game?

It'll possibly be possible on a PS4 but on a computer, you'd need someone else to play on another computer.

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SethR    1,229

Darn. I was hoping you'd be able to play on the same screen. Will this ever be possible for the game?

 

Never say never, but it's pretty unlikely: there are a lot of difficult-to-solve UI problems that crop up once you have two characters sharing one screen. The one idea I've had so far that I think would address them fairly well is to have a Don't Starve Twins mode where you're actually linked: shared inventory, shared crafting, shared health, sanity and hunger. But even then, that would be tricky to implement and isn't really even on our radar at this point. Plenty to do to make Don't Starve Together what it ought to be without adding a new mode to the mix :)

 

(All that said, I agree that split-screen Don't Starve would be amazing. But I don't have my hopes up.)

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Dryicefox    140

Never say never, but it's pretty unlikely: there are a lot of difficult-to-solve UI problems that crop up once you have two characters sharing one screen. The one idea I've had so far that I think would address them fairly well is to have a Don't Starve Twins mode where you're actually linked: shared inventory, shared crafting, shared health, sanity and hunger. But even then, that would be tricky to implement and isn't really even on our radar at this point. Plenty to do to make Don't Starve Together what it ought to be without adding a new mode to the mix :-)

 

(All that said, I agree that split-screen Don't Starve would be amazing. But I don't have my hopes up.)

When do you think modding API will be introduced in DST? Currently, avatars need to be hooked manually to be seen offscreen, items need to be hooked manually and don't work still, and some tunings don't work. (like tuning for a single character not working, like STRINGS.EPITAPHS in a character prefab)

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