Don't Starve Together

Don't Starve Together

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Status Announcements
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Nov 18, 2014 @ 3:16pm
Nov 23, 2018 @ 10:50pm
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Status Announcements

How it works
ALT(+SHIFT)+click parts of the HUD to announce their status ("I'm wounded!", "I have 2 twigs.", "We need more drying racks."). For controllers, the announce buttons show up on the HUD when in Inventory or Crafting mode. (SHIFT is needed for inventory items, because ALT+click already examines them).

Holding CTRL in addition will cause it to whisper (or if you have it set to whisper by default, it will announce it globally). For controllers, hold Menu Misc 3, which by default is left-stick-click.

Each character has their own quotes, and custom characters can define their own quotes (see below).

Also available on the Klei Forums[].

Configuration Options
Whisper by default: If toggled on, then you will whisper unless you hold ctrl.
Show current/max: If toggled on, then you will announce your current/max health, sanity, and hunger.
Custom X Quotes: If toggled off, X (one of the characters) will use default quotes instead of the custom ones written in their voice.

List of things you can announce
  • Current hunger/health/sanity/wetness/log/temperature status. Alt+clicking your health badge will announce "I'm in perfect health!" if your health is full, or "I'm mortally wounded!" if it's very low. Sanity and hunger have different announcements specific to them ("AAAH! Stay back, beasts of darkness!"). Announcing temperature requires Combined Status.
  • Craftable items in the craft tabs. If you know how to build it and you have the supplies, it will announce that you'll make one. If you don't know how to build it, it will ask if someone can make you one (e.g. you have a Wickerbottom and no science machine yet, and you want her to make you a backpack). If you know how to make one, but don't have the supplies for it, it will say "We need more [craftable]s". You can also announce item skins you have.
  • Ingredients for crafted items. Let's say night is falling and you have two twigs and one grass. Alt+clicking the grass in the torch recipe will announce "I need 1 more cut grass for a torch.".
  • Items in your inventory and backpack. Since alt+click already does something for these, you'll have to hold down shift as well. This will announce that you have the item, and how many: "I have 10 dragonpies."
  • Items in chests or other containers. This works the same way as inventory ones, but will announce something like "We have 8 dragonpies here in this icebox".

Custom Announcements for Character Mods
Character mods can add their own quotes if they want. You don't need to worry about mod load order, just add the quotes to GLOBAL.STRINGS._STATUS_ANNOUNCEMENTS (make sure to check if it exists first, and if not, make it an empty table before adding your strings). See announcestrings.lua in the files for this mod on the format of the announcement strings. If you want to see an example of how to do this, look at Elec Man. In addition, it's now possible to add announcements for stats that only your character has. There's a small guide inside the modmain, I recommend looking at that; you may need to refer to some other code there.

I have support for translations. However, I don't know all languages so if you're willing to translate the mod, then here's how to do it. If you're subscribed to the mod, then go to the game in Steam, click Properties, then the Local Files tab, then Browse Local files. Navigate to mods/workshop-343753877. Make a copy of announcestrings_english.lua and open it in a text editor (Notepad, Notepad++, Sublime, whatever). Translate all the strings and update the format and article parts at the top. Feel free to contact me to ask how those work if you need help writing it into the code there. Send me the translated file (for example, by uploading to and sending me the link), and I'll add in support for it-- I look at mods on the workshop that translate into that language, and then have this mod detect them and switch to the provided translations.

Currently supported languages:
  • English (default)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (thanks to Vinicius Araújo for translating!)
  • Chinese (thanks to GoforDream and Shang for translating!)
  • Spanish (thanks to Gum for translating)
  • Russian, incomplete (thanks to deshkas and Shiro for translating)

Requested languages:
  • Let me know if you want one or want to help provide one.

Thanks for SilentDarkness, SuperPsiPower, OSMRhodey, AceMurdock, and Lying Cake for help writing the character-specific strings.

  • If you have rebound the key for "Force Inspect (mod)", then use that instead of ALT.
  • Sometimes alt gets stuck when alt-tabbing. Pressing alt again should fix it.
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Feb 21, 2017 @ 2:21pm
Make Your Own Stat Announcements
Cutie P. Arcticus
Nov 7, 2018 @ 9:52am
这就是快捷告知的原版了,已加入中文( 要看汉化简介的朋友点我!)
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知白守黑󰀔 Feb 11 @ 9:31pm 
rezecib  [author] Jan 16 @ 8:14pm 
option = alt
Sinni Jan 16 @ 12:55am 
mac don't have ALT
󰀀 Redhead 󰀈 Jan 8 @ 4:18am 
Pls @modder i need help uploading, bug fixing your translation mod. The quotes are finished, but it needs 2 custom codes >.<
rezecib  [author] Dec 27, 2018 @ 3:41pm 
Freshness is a really good idea, I did something similar with durability, so I'll see what I can do. I'll at least note it down as a future improvement.

For "A Water Mod", I don't think I'll add announcements for it specifically, (although the author of that mod could) but maybe I could do something to kind of handle cases where there's an unknown extra stat to announce...
MemeChaos Dec 26, 2018 @ 10:41pm 
Also the "a water mod" could have a status announcement when the thirst meter is enabled bc it takes too much time in my opinion. If you could do what Mr. Aqua Nerd & I said, that be much appreciated.
󰀚Mr. Aqua Nerd󰀚 Dec 26, 2018 @ 8:41pm 
I would like to make a suggestion. One thing you could do to build on this is make the mod show the current freshness status of food. I really want a easy way to tell my team, "We have 56 spoiling lightbulbs in this ice box."

Hopefully you can do this idea! Thanks for the excellent mod! :cozyjunimogreen:
󰀀 Redhead 󰀈 Dec 23, 2018 @ 5:27pm 
Modder please chat back to me, i can provide another translation in the coming days. Just at 30% of the language.lua
Can i send the file later via discord or steam maybe? Should be ready at 25.Dec.
Happy holidays ^_^
Great work!
Jeb Bush Dec 16, 2018 @ 11:20am 
Can you add me? I can do translation for Turkish :)
Heavens Final Ending Nov 27, 2018 @ 10:56pm 
Turns out that I'm a whole freaking mess who just didnt enable the mod plz ignore me