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How do I play Don't Starve with a controller?

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2013 05:35PM PST
We've recently added controller support to Don't Starve! In order to play using a controller on Steam or on the Standalone, first ensure that your game has been updated to the latest version.

Once your game has been updated, follow the steps below:

  • Plug-in your game controller and install the relevant drivers for it;
  • Run Don't Starve and go to the main menu;
  • On the main menu, click on the "Options" tab; choose "Controls";
  • On the upper-left of the "Controls" screen you can choose your controller instead of mouse and keyboard;
  • Enable your controller and click on the "Apply" button to apply the changes to your game;
  • Start playing!

If you've tried the steps above and you're still having issues using your controller, please let us know in our bug tracker forums

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