Don't Starve

Don't Starve

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Link, The Hero
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Sep 16, 2013 @ 11:24am
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Link, The Hero

Link, of The Legend of Zelda fame.

Link is a seasoned adventurer, and well equipped for whatever may come his way in the wilderness. His experience has jaded him to the point of sanity being a non-issue. He'll fight a king of nightmare-beasts before breakfast, and not even blink at it.

He is used to living off what's available, and has developed a strong stomach.

Compared to the average character, Link is faster, stronger, and tougher. However, he has a smaller stomach, and faster hunger rate - running around, and fighting like that burns off the calories much faster! Link is perhaps best played as a hunter - hunt, kill, and eat monsters to stay alive. Or, failing monsters… adorable, harmless little bunnies. You monster.

Link brings a number of Hero's Items with him on his adventure.

All Hero's Items are unbreakable, and uncraftable. So don't lose them!

Simply download and apply this little tweak!



*Can you port this to Don't Starve Together?

Unfortunately, no. I just don't have time to work on this.
You're welcome to attempt it yourself.

*Is it DLC compatible?

RoG, yes. And it does have upgrades for DLC mechanics - the Red Tunic will save you from summer heat, while the Blue will function as a raincoat.
Shipwrecked will crash on World Generation sometimes, and always causes issues with the Coconade. It could probably be fixed with a rewrite of the Bomb code, but I think I just have to call it incompatible with Shipwrecked.

*Where did my fairy go?

The fairy is buggy. Regrettably so. She is at present unable to enter Wormholes, and has a nast habit of getting stuck on the environment. You can get her back if you retrace your steps.

*This doesn't work with RPG HUD!

Actually, it does. I even recommend it for best experience.
It does not, however, work with RPG HUD Neat - you must use the RPG HUD Default version.
I believe this is because of Link's added Magic Meter, and removed Sanity.
Alas, I cannot do anything to fix this, so all I can tell you is to use the Default version instead. Pair it with Always-On Status, for best results.

*Are you still working on this?

This is a project I love and am proud of, but I don't have time to dedicate to this.


More detailed information can be found in the official thread:

Updated in v1.11: Restored to working order!
Removed items that had no function implemented. (No more rupees, arrows, or Nayru's Love.)
Popular Discussions View All (10)
Mar 5 @ 5:29am
Chinese translation中文翻译
Oct 21, 2020 @ 6:20am
Crash when Cutting Grass w/Sword & Fairy Not Teleporting w/Player Bug Fixes
Nov 1, 2015 @ 4:21am
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Somerandomwizard Dec 6, 2020 @ 6:14pm 
Me, when I first start with this mod: this is WAYYYY too overpowered!

Me, 10 minutes in unable to do anything without starving: this is WAYYYY too underpowered!
Dugonian Nov 28, 2020 @ 1:12am 
So I'm guessing adventure mode is pretty much impossible as Link since going insane is a requirement on some levels. Hmm... I wonder if there would be a way to change the sanity portion so that he gets some drop in sanity.
deadcool Oct 27, 2020 @ 7:31am 
doesnt work.
Jetlagnugget Oct 8, 2020 @ 5:39pm 
I really like this OP mod. If only it didn't crash when you cut grass. :lunar2019deadpanpig:
grimStone Sep 5, 2020 @ 2:51pm 
I found the other bug where the Fairy won't follow through the worrmhole nor Forora's Wind.

Basically the Fairy is never properly assigned as a follower to the player, so the code that handles transporting followers wasn't triggering.

If you want to fix it now, there are a few simple line updates to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dont_starve\mods\workshop-179124884\scripts\prefabs\fairy.lua file.

Add the following underneath the inst:AddComponent("follower") line.

local player = GetPlayer()
if player and player.components.leader then

Hope this helps as well!
grimStone Sep 4, 2020 @ 9:42am 
I found the bug that causes the crash when cutting grass.

When you cut the grass with the sword originally there was a chance to have a rupee, a magic jar, and/or a heart drop. At some point the magic jar and heart were removed but the chance for those items to drop was left in the code..

If the code tries to drop the jar or heart then the failure occurs because it then passes a "nil" value into the code that gives the player the items.

If you want to fix it now, there are a few simple line updates to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dont_starve\mods\workshop-179124884\sword_cut_grass.lua file.

Open the file in your preferred text editor and comment out lines 65-80 inside the cutWithSwordFn function then save. (add two dashes -- in front of each line)

Rupees will also not drop anymore to keep the fix simple for most folks.

We're basically gutting this function, but it doesn't have a benefit to the player at this time.

Hope this helps!
lyrina25 Aug 24, 2020 @ 12:21am 
Have you ever thought of getting other modders to help you? I would LOVE to see whatever dreams you have for this mod to come true, but you seem like you're pretty ill. I'm pretty sure if you looked to say, Reddit, or the KLEI forums you;d find what you need.

Anyway, I hope you feel well soon, and once again thank you for this mod!
Ale Aug 20, 2020 @ 5:20am 
The game with this mod is seriously more enjoyable than without. Thank you so much!

Anyway. It's crashing when cutting grasses omggg =~
jessicazuidenga Aug 13, 2020 @ 12:46pm 
Please fix this mod, it keeps crashing my whole game. But i love the mod so much!!!
yersdcai Jul 24, 2020 @ 7:19am