Uploading an Existing World to Your Don't Starve Together Server
Uploading your existing world to your server here at Nodecraft is a straightforward and easy process. It just requires you to edit a couple of files, and we’ll show you how to do so!
Locate Your World Files
If you’re not sure where your world files are located, the game client can lead you where you need to go.
While you’re in the main menu on your client, click on the
Data button in the lower left of the client; it looks like a folder.
Here you will see a few folders, but the ones we’re looking for are these
Cluster_# files. These are your world(s) folders.
If you have more than one cluster folder, and you’re not sure which one to upload, open any of these folders and inside will be a
cluster.ini file. Open the file with a text editor, such as Notepad, look at the
cluster_name line, and find the world you’re looking for.
Go back to the location where the Cluster_# folders are and zip up the folder with a compression tool - we prefer
7zip, but there are many other programs that can work just fine.
Upload to the Server
Head over to your server's Nodepanel and click on the
File Manager tab on the left-hand side of the panel.
Navigate to the
/.klei/DoNotStarveTogether folder, select the
MyDediServer folder, and press the
Delete button in the panel.
Next, upload your world file to this same location, and
You can upload files directly into the File Manager by dragging and dropping them to the panel, or by using FTP. If you’re unsure how to use FTP, we have a guide on how to use FTP here.
Next, we’ll need to rename the folder you unzipped. Select the file, click the
Rename button, and change it to
There are a couple of settings you’ll need to edit.
Click on the
MyDediServer folder you just renamed, select the
cluster.ini file and click the
Near the bottom of the file, change these two settings:
master_port = 11001
cluster_key = dst
Don’t forget to
Save your changes.
Add a Cluster Token
All that’s left now is to make sure you’ve added a
Cluster Token to your server panel,
Start up the server, and play!
If you’re not sure how to find and apply a Token, we have a guide on how to acquire a cluster token here.
Overworld Only Server
If you wish to upload a world that's the Overworld only, then there's just one additional thing you'll want to do.
Perform all the previous steps as normal, then go to the
Game Settings -
Advanced tabs in the Panel. Select the dropdown menu in the middle, and change it from Normal (Both Overworld and Caves) to
Save your change and
Start up the server.