Don't Starve

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Don't Starve
Don't Starve cover
Klei Entertainment
macOS (OS X) Alternative Games
Linux Alternative Games
Release dates
Windows April 23, 2013
OS X April 23, 2013
Linux April 23, 2013
Don't Starve
Don't Starve 2013
Don't Starve Together 2016

Key points

Runs on low-end hardware.
Active Modding Community

General information

Official website
Don't Starve forums Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
Steam Steam owners get a key for a Humble Store DRM-free download.
Don't Starve purchases prior to June 3, 2015 include Don't Starve Together.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Reign of the Giants

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Klei\DoNotStarve\settings.ini
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Klei/DoNotStarve/
Linux ~/.klei/DoNotStarve/
settings.ini stores the configuration.
This game does not follow the XDG Base Directory Specification on Linux.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Klei\DoNotStarve\save\
macOS (OS X) ~/Documents/Klei/DoNotStarve/
Linux ~/.klei/DoNotStarve/
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/219740/remote/

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
To disable Steam Cloud and move the save files to a local folder, open settings.ini in the configuration file location and set DISABLECLOUD to true.

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Window is fully resizeable.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
The game does not have a real fullscreen mode, it only uses borderless fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Change followcamera.lua[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>/data/scripts/cameras/
  2. Open followcamera.lua.
  3. Find the line beginning with self.fov.
  4. Change the number to that of your choice. Higher FOV will lead to a wider angle, lower to a narrower one.


Numbers that are too far from the default may cause glitches or otherwise make the game to look strange. If you have any problems repeat the steps but change the number to the default value of 35.

Input settings[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, music and ambient sound.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Issues fixed[edit]

Discuss, report, and find fixes for issues on the official Bug Tracker forum.

Other information[edit]


You can find information on modding, as well as popular modifications, on the official Mods and Tools forum.
The game has got Steam Workshop support for mods. If you are not using the Steam version of the game, or want to use a mod unavailable in the Workshop, put it in the mods/ folder in the installation folder.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Radeon HD 5450
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Operating system (OS) 10.7
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 512 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia
256 MB of VRAM
Operating system (OS) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Processor (CPU) 1.7 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 500 MB
Video card (GPU) Radeon HD 5450
256 MB of VRAM