Dont Starve Walkthrough Starting a farm

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4 - Starting a farm

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Starting a farm

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 37

Next to start securing some food income, create a shovel. With shovels, you can dig out roots from chopped down trees for extra wood, but more importantly..

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 38

You can dig out and relocate Berry Bushes closer to your base.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 39

This way, food will spawn very close to your base and once In sufficient amounts, you won't even have to go away to get food.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 40

Continue mining rocks in the morning and slab up a nice gold nugget collection.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 41

Once you have a big bunch of stone, learnt he Cut Stone recipe and make a bunch of those.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 42

Once you have both planks, wood and some gold, you can make an Alchemy Engine.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 43

It is a more sophisticated version of the Science Machine and allows even more recipes to be made.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 44

When your screen goes red, It's a dead-on-it's-way sign that you REALLY need to eat or die from constant health loss.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 45

Once you have ample supplies of Manure, you can go ahead and fertilize those berry bushes you moved in order to have them yield berries.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 46

After a couple of nights, It starts to become a good idea to build a Wall to keep bad things out of your base. Get a bunch more stone from your Quarry and cut the stone to create Stone Walls.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 47

They keep things out on a block-to-block basis so segment them well.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 48

You should have a respectable amount of cover with not too much stone.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 49

Now It's time to start boosting our food supply for real. Create a couple of Improved Farms.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 50

These turn random seeds that you find across the map to valuable bits of food once planted.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 51

And If you noticed, trees are starting to become scarce around the base. Take all the dozens of pinecones just lying around and start planting trees.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 52

Creating a massive future income of wood requires next to no effort and should be done fairly early.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 53

Flipping up any further berry bushes you come across should also be done If you have the manure for it.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 54

If you are lucky enough, you may also come across a Pig Village. It will be filled with Pig houses along with a Pig King. You can give the Pig King certain items to receive massive amounts of gold nuggets in return.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 55

Start by killing some of the lone pigs around, then put up a campfire close to them and create a hammer.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 56

Hammers are things that enable you to demolish structures. In this case, we're gonna use them on the pig houses.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 57

Trying to kill the pigs while they are in close proximity to eachother will end up them grouping up on you. When this happens, simply run away.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 58

Eventually, almost all of them will give up and run back.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 59

Kill the ones that are still chasing you and pick them off for precious meat and pigskin. If you find yourself running low on twigs or flint or just killing other things increasingly often, create a Spear. It's a sturdy melee weapon that lasts for many, many hits.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 60

Once they are dead, start smashing down their houses.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 61

This will yield with any pig inside coming out along with huge amounts of supplies being dropped.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 62

With enough pig skins, You'll be able to create your own pig houses in the Structures tab. Pig houses essentially spawn pigs after a time, meaning you can kill any pigs wandering around for meat or feed them for manure.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 63

You generally only want one or two of these pig houses close to your base of operations as they wander around, running infront of your things or just eating up any food on the ground.

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Dont Starve Walkthrough - Dont Starve 64

Next up is to create a Thermal Measurer. It will tell you when rain will happen. Which means you'll need extra wood for campfires.

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