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How do I download and activate mods for Don't Starve?

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2017 03:09PM PDT
Depending on which version of Don't Starve you are playing on, the process of downloading, installing, and activating mods changes. 

To Download, Install, and Activate mods on the Standalone version:
 
  • Visit the download section found in the Klei Entertainment forums.
  • Find the mod that you want to install, click on the "Download" button to download the mod files.
  • Unzip the downloaded zipped file into your Don't Starve's mod folder
    - PC: C:\Program Files\dontstarve\mods
    - Mac: /Applications/Don't Starve/Don't Starve.app/Contents/mods/
    - Linux /home/username/.local/share/Steam/SteamApps/common/dont_starve/mods
  • Run your Don't Starve Standalone client and click on "Mods" on the main menu.
  • Activate the mod you want to use by clicking on the checkbox to the left of the mod.
  • Click on "OK" to apply the changes; play the game!

To Download and Activate mods on Steam:
 
  • Highlight Don't Starve in your Steam games library and click on "Browse Steam Workshop" above the "Recent News" to the right of your game library.
  • Find and click on the mod you want to use; click on the "+ Subscribe" button in the mod's page to add the game to your game's mod folder.
  • Run Don't Starve and go to the "Mods" option in the main menu.
  • Activate the mod you want to use by clicking on the checkbox to the left of the mod.
  • Click on "OK to apply the changes; play the game!

If you decide to download a mod for Don't Starve and hit a snag, please keep in mind that all mods are to be used at your own risk. We can only provide technical support for unmodified versions of the game.

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