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Welcome to Don't Starve Together!

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Bigfoot    2157

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It’s June 3, and that means that all previous owners of Don’t Starve now have Don’t Starve Together!
 
Today, we welcome 2 million new players into the Don't Starve Together community. Thank you once again to everyone who supported us on this journey. For everyone who purchased Don’t Starve, to everyone who jumped into the Frontier Pack, to everyone who told their friends about our little game -- thank you! 
 
Over the last 6+ months, we’ve been updating the game at a furious pace, and all the while, we’ve been upgrading our backend to get ready for bigger load. Since our Early Access launch in December, we’ve added new creatures, integrated the Reign of Giants DLC for free, created new games modes, added significant improvements to modding, and in general made over 50 significant updates to the game. While we’re not yet done (see below!) we feel players have waited long enough.
 
And on the note of new updates, today we are releasing an update to Willow. Full update notes will be available later today, but suffice it to say that she has been reunited with an old friend.
 
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What’s Next?
As we discussed previously, Caves has been a huge technical challenge for us, because each cave is implemented as a whole new world in single player. We are now actively working on adapting caves into DST, and we’ll update you as we know more. Please understand that this may take some time as we do some experimentation.
 
Alright, that’s it for now. Below is a F.A.Q., but if you have any other questions, let us know! Thanks again for sticking with us. We really appreciate it.
 
F.A.Q.
 
Is Early-Access over now?
We are not out of Early-Access yet. There are a few reasons for this, mainly because we decided to add many more features to the game such as the addition of Reign of Giants DLC content and additional new features specifically made for multiplayer.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/
 
When is the end of Early-Access?
We do not have a current date for the end of Early-Access. When we have a solid date, we will make sure we announce it here.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/
 
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 2015, Don't Starve Together is included with your purchase. If you purchased Don't Starve Together separately before June 3rd, 2015 you were given an extra copy of DST at that time, and you will not be given another key for Don't Starve Together.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/
 
What if I bought Don't Starve before June 3rd, 2015 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 after we verify your key. NOTE: At this time DST is only available on steam.
http://support.kleientertainment.com/
http://forums.kleien...ntier-pack-work
 
Is Don't Starve done now?
Nope!
 
What's in Don't Starve Together?
Don't Starve Together has almost everything from Don't Starve, including Content from the Reign of Giants expansion, and some extras. You can check out all our past update notes on the forum.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/forum/72-dont-starve-together-beta-developer-log/
 
What's missing from Don't Starve Together?
Due to technical limitations that we are still smoothing out, Caves are not in DST yet. This is one of our current focuses in development right now, we should have more info on that pretty soon. We don't know what's going on with adventure mode just yet. Maxwell, Wes and Woodie are coming soon as well.
 
What's coming for Don't Starve Together?
Aside from a few things from Don't Starve, we have a few things we are cooking up. Character skins and Through the Ages are in the not so distant future. Check out these posts for more info on what we have in mind for the future of Don't Starve Together.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/
 
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. 
 
How much does it cost to get Don’t Starve / Don’t Starve Together now?
The main packages available starting today is the following:

  • Don’t Starve will continue to be $14.99
  • Don’t Starve Together will be $14.99, and include an extra giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together for your friend
  • Don’t Starve + Don’t Starve Together + a giftable copy of Don’t Starve Together will be $19.99

After June 3, will new purchases of Don’t Starve get Don’t Starve Together for free?
No, we are only gifting a free copy of Don’t Starve Together on June 3rd. 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.
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/53413-dont-starve-together-floodgates-are-opening-soon/
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/46183-dont-starve-and-dont-starve-together/

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JoeW    28848

We compiled the update notes from the past several updates so everybody just joining us can see what we have been up to. You can check that out here. http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/54720-dst-updates-4232015-622015/

And for more update note goodness, you can always see our previous updates in the developer log subforum here: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/forum/72-dont-starve-together-beta-developer-log/

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Moonsire    0

Without being TOO much of a grouch, it has been on my mind since it was announced that DST would be free with the basic game.....

What about the people who paid for DST during beta? Sure, maybe we paid for the privilege of being a part of making this great game what it is, but I can't help but feel like we should perhaps have gotten a sort of goodwill gesture at the same time DST was made free.

I am not upset with Klei at all, gosh no. They are my favourite game developers of all, it's just my two cents on the whole thing. :)

Either way, kindest regards and thank you for making one of the greatest game of all time. :D

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JoeW    28848

How do I claim my key?

Can you clarify? Have you not used your original Don't Starve key, or are you asking how to get your copy of DST?

If you have Don't Starve in Steam, DST has been added to your Steam library. You don't have to do anything, it will just be there.

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Kanede    0

So, if i understand well, Don't Starve Together is a Steam Only game?

I was hoping to see the DRM-Free version poping next the Don't Starve i had buy on Humble Bundle when it was still in beta, but i imagine it will not :(

Maybe later in the futur!

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ni1    1
I'm thrilled that DST is out -- so are my kids.

 

But.. :/ DST is locked into your Steam ID. You can run a dedicated server on a LAN, which is all I would do, yet it ends up being the 'same' player logged into the server multiple times due to that lock-in with Steam.

 

Steam requires you to be 13 years of age or older to have a Steam account, so I cannot get them a Steam account (also would not be able to use the same CC on multiple accounts, of course).

 

Will Keli offer any way for people with kids <13 years of age to play DST [together]? As or right now, it simply isn't possible without violating Keli's or Steam's ToS. I would gladly purchase multiple copies if I could use them, and I want to make it clear that I'm not complaining about price or simply having to purchase multiple copies of DST.

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I'm still really confused about the DLC content being in the multiplayer. Feels like I didn't need to bother buying the DLC if it's free for everyone who has Don't Starve Together (which is everyone who owns the base game, now). Can someone explain to me whether this is still just a beta thing or if I kinda did waste money?

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CaptainFun    432

I'm still really confused about the DLC content being in the multiplayer. Feels like I didn't need to bother buying the DLC if it's free for everyone who has Don't Starve Together (which is everyone who owns the base game, now). Can someone explain to me whether this is still just a beta thing or if I kinda did waste money?

DST will have all of the RoG content. If you own RoG you will be able to use the content in singleplayer, but multiplayer games will have access to it. 

 

They hinted at something special for owners of RoG in Don't Starve Together, I believe. Maybe exclusive skins or something? 

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rezecib    3151
I was hoping to see the DRM-Free version poping next the Don't Starve i had buy on Humble Bundle when it was still in beta, but i imagine it will not
They've said they want to do this, but right now with it still under a lot of development (it's still beta/early access, even though it's been "released" to DS owners), it's a bit dependent on Steam. It doesn't seem like a DRM-free version will come out by "official release", but it will probably be something they look into right afterwards.

 

@Abassy, If he's on the ground when you go crazy, he'll help you out a bit.

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applebottom    512

I was hoping to see the DRM-Free version poping next the Don't Starve i had buy on Humble Bundle when it was still in beta, but i imagine it will not

 

You can still claim your free DST on Steam though. You activate your DS purchase on Steam using the Humble Bundle key, and if you purchased said key before June 3, you should also get the free DST in your Steam library. See:

 

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.

 

I think one of the devs explained that DST uses Steam's Login/ID system for the multiplayer so it will have to be within Steam (for now?).

 

There are instructions on how to activate your HB key for Steam in Klei's knowledge base: http://support.kleientertainment.com/customer/portal/articles/1126147-how-keys-work-humble-store-

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