Jump to content

How do you do when you want to test a mod by being the host or the client ? or just 2 different players ?

Recommended Posts

Hello, it's a dumb question but how do you do in that case ? Is there a trick to do that?


I was looking to see how a lockable chest could be done, but I'm wondering how will l be able to test it ?

(if I succeed obviously, I have no idea if I can make it or not, and I bet someone(or even klei) will do this mod too)


I'm not seeing myself asking for someone every X minutes/hours to test something.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I received 2 beta keys, gave one to my wife. Her steam account is always loaded on her computer, whenever I want to test our mods I simply log her into don't starve together and load up our test server and test it on client and server.


Note: I copy the new mod folder directly to her computer without using the steam workshop.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Unfortunately, aside from having two copies of the game, there is no trick. I can test client-only mods by joining other people's servers, but for the most part I have to ask people to test with me, and it's pretty tedious until it's on the workshop.


I think once dedicated servers are out you'd be able to host a dedicated server and join it from the same computer, though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What I do is make use of the fact that you can log into steam on 2 or more different computers at the same time. Therefore I have a laptop next to me while I work on my main desktop computer.


I will launch the game on my laptop and then I can still launch it on my desktop. This will then sign me out of steam on my laptop but that will only prevent me from connecting to online servers. I am still able to play on LAN servers using this method.


This means I can run a LAN server on either the laptop or my desktop and they can connect to each other using only 1 steam account and only 1 copy of Don't Starve Together. :)

Link to comment
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

  • Create New...