Community Announcements - Klei-JoeW
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"I'm a survivor," sang Destiny's Child in 2001; thus proving once and for all that three people are better at tackling a harsh wilderness (and/or shitty boyfriends) than one. In recognition of that, Klei has given all owners of their survival game Don't Starve a free copy of standalone multiplayer expansion Don't Starve Together.

The multiplayer component was always due to be given, for free, to Don't Starve owners on completion of its time in Early Access. Despite this, Don't Starve Together is not yet out of beta. Klei has decided to hand it out nonetheless. If you owned Don't Starve prior to June 3, you now own Don't Starve Together, too.

"Today, we welcome 2 million new players into the Don't Starve Together community," writes Klei. "Thank you once again to everyone who supported us on this journey."

As for future buyers of Don't Starve, you won't receive a copy of the expandalone. Instead, Klei has released a Don't Starve Mega Pack, featuring both games, and an extra giftable copy of Don't Starve Together, for 17/$20.

If you're eligible for a copy but don't know where it is, head over to Klei's FAQ page.

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

If you had survive ‘em up Don’t Starve [official site] before yesterday, congratulations! You now have the multiplayer expandalone Don’t Starve Together too.

Developers Klei Entertainment had planned to give it free to existing Don’t Starve owners once it left Steam Early Access to properly launch, but it seems they’ve got a little excited as they’ve now shunted it out to two million people (!) early.

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Community Announcements - Klei-JoeW

 
It’s June 3, and that means that all previous owners of Don’t Starve now have Don’t Starve Together! NOTE: You will find Don't Starve Together as a new game in your Steam library.
 
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.
 

 
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, Don't Starve Together is included with your purchase. If you purchased Don't Starve Together separately before June 3rd, 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/54719-welcome-to-dont-starve-together/
 
What if I bought Don't Starve before June, 3rd 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.
http://support.kleientertainment.com/
http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/54719-welcome-to-dont-starve-together/
 
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/topic/54720-dst-updates-4232015-622015/
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/
Community Announcements - JoeW


Join the Klei team this Thursday, May 21 at 3:30 PM PDT where we'll be showing Don't Starve: Giant Edition on the Nintendo Wii U for the first time! We'll also be chatting about game's design and answering your questions.
 
Where Is It?
On our official Twitch channel here:
http://www.twitch.tv/kleientertainment

When Is It?
Thursday, May 21st at 3:30 PM PDT. Here's a handy tool to figure out what time that means for you:
http://www.worldtimebuddy.com
Community Announcements - Klei-JoeW


Originally posted by Bigfoot on the official forums:

Hello everyone, It’s time for another update on Don’t Starve Together!

In our previous Roadmap Update we announced that we were focused on 4 major things; dedicated servers, controller support, Mac/Linux support and Reign of Giants. As of recently we have achieved each of these goals. While we have some more work to do to polish these things, they are currently looking good and we want to update you all on what’s next.

We can now confirm that Don’t Starve owners will be gifted Don’t Starve Together on June 3, 2015.

For everyone who has participated in Early-Access so far, we are extremely appreciative. Your playtesting has been amazingly helpful to help us scale our systems. Now that Reign of Giants content is in, we need a bit more time to make some adjustments and iron out the bugs on this massive update, which will take a few more weeks.

Initially, we had wanted to wait until the caves content (more info below) was in before opening the floodgates, but we believe that the game’s in great shape and players have waited long enough. So come June 3rd, all Don’t Starve owners in Steam who don’t already own Don’t Starve Together will get DST for free; and we will continue with Early-Access in order to complete the caves, fix up any leftover bugs and make some more general improvements and other goodies as we have throughout early-access.

On June 3rd, new Don’t Starve owners will no longer get Don’t Starve Together, and there will no longer be a loyalty discount. In other words, if you haven’t bought Don’t Starve yet, now would be a good time to do so!

The main packages available on June 3rd will be 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
Now that we’ve covered that, let’s discuss a bit about the future content updates.

Upcoming Updates
In the short term, we are continuing to make lots of improvements to the game. Some things include:
  • More collaborative tools to help players work with each other (writeable signs, anyone?)
  • A streamlined UI to help players find the servers they’re looking for, and more easily manage their servers.
  • Moddable vote-kick options.
  • And more!
Through the Ages
A few months ago, we also discussed our plans for Through the Ages, and our expected timeline. Our priorities have been to get the game ready for Don’t Starve owners first, and then work on Through the Ages -- because this took longer than expected, we’ve had to push out the date for Through the Ages content. I don’t have concrete dates for this right now, but I can say that we’re actively working on the content and will become our focus after Early-Access ends. As we discussed, this expansion is free for all players!

Caves
Because caves is implemented as a separate world in Don’t Starve (it is separately generated), it is a relatively significant technical hurdle for Don’t Starve Together. We’re currently working on some ideas, and when we have more information to give you we’ll update you as we have more information.

F.A.Q.

After June 3, will new purchases of Don’t Starve get Don’t Starve Together for free?
No, we will only be gifting a free copy of Don’t Starve Together on June 3rd;This means that June 2nd, will be 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.

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.
Community Announcements - Klei-JoeW

Originally posted by PeterA on the official forums.

Hey everyone,

I’ve pushed a small patch today, with the bulk of the changes to making the mod experiences more similar between Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve Together. While I was at it, I grabbed some of the fixes for a couple of the nastier bugs that we patched up for DST, and brought them back to DS.

Changes
  • Added a mod function to query the game's id. TheSim:GetGameID will return “DS” for Don’t Starve and RoG, and will return “DST” on Don’t Starve Together. This can be used to allow modders to have a single code base for mods that they distribute to the DS and DST Workshops. DST will be getting a new optional variable in their modinfo file named api_version_dst, which will allow the same mod info file to be used in both Workshops.
  • Enabled /LARGEADDRESSAWARE for Windows builds to help address memory issues with large mods.
  • The Mods screen now does a version check before downloading Workshop mods and doesn’t download them if they haven’t been updated. This functionality was brought over from DST, and will help users on slow internet connections who are subscribed to numerous mods..
Bug Fixes
  • The crock-pot-insta-rot issue fixes that were implemented in DST have been brought over to DS. This affects both the stewer component and dryer component.
  • Herd size bugs. Bugs that caused beefalo and rock lobster herds to grow out of control were addressed in DST and those fixes have been brought over to DS.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Graham Smith)

Don’t Starve Together [official site] takes the elements of 2D survival game Don’t Starve and rebuilds them for co-operative purposes. The game has been in Early Access since late last year, and its most recent free update has just added all the extra monsters, items and features from the game’s original expansion, Reign of Giants.

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Where Is It?
On our official Twitch channel here:
http://www.twitch.tv/kleientertainment

When Is It?
Thursday, April 16th at 3:30PM PDT. Here's a handy tool to figure out what time that means for you:
http://www.worldtimebuddy.com
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