Don't Starve Together

Don't Starve Together

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Modding Don't Starve and Don't Starve Together
By Klei-JoeW
Getting Started with modding Don't Starve Together - Official Policies and Helpful Resources.
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Introduction
You can create your own mods for Don’t Starve and Don't Starve Together to change your game and share with the community. Add in new characters, play with the world generation, create new creatures and items, or take your adventure in a whole new direction!

Using our handy-dandy Mod Upload Machine you can put your mods directly onto Steam Workshop for everyone to download and enjoy.
What Can I Mod?
WHAT CAN I MOD?
Don’t Starve is extremely open, just about any aspect of the game can be modified or extended.

Common mod ideas include:
  • New characters, complete with custom artwork and special abilities.
  • Tweaking the tuning on an existing character or item.
  • Altering the behavior of creatures.
  • Creating new weapons and items for players to use.
  • Changing the world generation rules to adjust the balance and feel of the game.
  • Adding new locations and set pieces into world generation.
  • Extending or adjusting the user interface.
  • Entirely new mechanics to challenge the player.
  • Pets, monsters, and other new characters in the world.
And the modding community is still young, with lots of new ideas still to explore! What will you create?
What can I NOT Mod?
For the most part, you can mod anything that you wish. However, we do have a few restrictions for the purpose of fair play and a healthy game environment.
The following are prohibited.
  • Mods that make use of other people's work without credited permission
  • Mods that violate the Steam Subscriber Agreement or Klei's Content Guidelines
  • Mods intended to circumvent metagame entitlements (I.e. skins, item drops, DLC or product ownership)
  • Mods that contain copyrighted material of which you do not own or have permission to use
    Any mod that makes use of art or assets not entirely created by the mod creator must include a link to where they are granted permission to utilize those assets either individually or under general license.
  • Mods with obfuscated or otherwise ambiguous code. Players and Klei staff must be able to easily audit and verify the safety of the mod.
  • Mods that contain paywalls or sort of paid content. This includes paid 3rd party skins or gameplay. Including "supporter early access" or anything provided in exchange for money.
Modding Etiquette: General Guidelines
Take a few moments to read through and familiarize yourself with our modding etiquette guidelines.
  • Please remember that modders are not required to support their mods; and while you are welcome to ask a modder to add, remove, or change parts of their mod, it is ultimately up to the modders whether they make any changes or not.
  • Public mods must be complete and in working order with a full description of what the mod contains, with applicable screenshots and title image
  • Mods intended to be just for personal use should not be published for public use.
  • In the case where no permission is granted explicitly; it will be assumed that no permission has been granted.
  • If you would like to modify and upload another person's mod as part of your own work, be sure to ask them for permission if none is specifically provided and provide proper credit as requested by the original creator.
  • In the case where no permission is granted explicitly; it will be assumed that no permission has been granted.
  • In cases where a mod has been abandoned, unfinished, or no longer compatible and has updated and reuploaded by another member; unless specifically stated otherwise the original mod will be considered abandoned and permitted to be stay unless otherwise directed in the original mods description or the original author requests removal; at which time the original mod will require specific permissions be added to the mod to deny re-use of the mod and the reuploaded mod will be removed.
  • Mods containing assets from other games or media are not allowed.
In addition to the Steam subscriber agreement and Rules and Guidelines for User Generated Content, we also ask that you follow our Player Creation guidelines[support.klei.com].
LET THE SCIENCE BEGIN!
Here are some handy resources to get you started:
Join the community to learn and contribute!
Modding discussion forum[forums.kleientertainment.com]

Rezecib's MOD FAQ[forums.kleientertainment.com] - Answers to frequently asked questions
API Examples[forums.kleientertainment.com] - Provides documentation for custom mod scripting
Using the Steam Workshop mod upload tool[forums.kleientertainment.com] - For putting your mods into Workshop

More tutorials and modding discussion can be found on our official forums.
Don't Starve: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/forum/88-tutorials-guides/
Don't Starve Together: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/forum/79-dont-starve-together-beta-mods-and-tools/
Regarding Monetization
Mods fall under our Player Creation Guidelines[support.klei.com]. As such, Mods are not permitted to be sold or contain any sort of paywall or features provided in exchange for money.

Mod creators are generally permitted to provide donation links but not permitted to offer services or content in exchange for monetary support or otherwise incentivize donations.

https://support.klei.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029880791-Player-Creation-Guidelines
Enforcement
Depending on the severity of the offense, mods and modders that are found to be in violation of these rules will be warned or removed from the workshop or closure of Klei account.
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200 Comments
KayTu Apr 28 @ 8:56am 
hhhhhhhhcool
puggrenade Mar 11 @ 9:35pm 
I want to make a mod that changes the music to that of SteamWorld Dig's soundtrack, but I don't know how and it seems hard.
alysevro Mar 7 @ 11:05am 
im making wes overpowered, no one can stop me!
妖鹅子 Mar 2 @ 6:48pm 
For the most part, you can mod anything that you wish. However, we do have a few restrictions for the purpose of fair play and a healthy game environment.
The following are prohibited.
Mods that make use of other people's work without credited permission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
licet_insanire Feb 9 @ 12:42am 
The second last point of the modding etiquette section is unclear to me, I suggest rephrasing
西该 Feb 7 @ 2:40am 
good
起舞 Feb 6 @ 2:52am 
再说说话和棱镜
Temporary Solutions Feb 5 @ 6:52am 
ban on generic furry content when?
Sokolov Feb 5 @ 2:51am 
ban on anime content when?
StronglySunB Feb 5 @ 1:05am 
中文翻译就是禁止mod任何形势的收费,某书说mod太嚣张了