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Wilson Portrait
It says "Thataway".

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Less reading! More burning!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is no time for reading signs!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
A mark is made, however transient.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
"THATAWAY"

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A navigational aid. "Thataway".

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Let the wood guide the way.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
"Thataway"... Ugh!

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
A möst well placed sign.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
We could write on that if only we had a pen!

Webber


The Directional Sign is a craftable Structure in Don't Starve Together. It can be written on, and it shows up on the map like a regular Sign. Unlike the normal sign, and indeed almost every other entity, the sign's orientation is not fixed relative to the camera. When built, the sign points to the right, and will remain pointing that direction.

The Directional Sign requires Boards to craft and a Science Machine to prototype. If it is destroyed, the Boards are returned, allowing the player to build a new Directional Sign elsewhere.

When first built, the sign is blank, and examining it will yield a character quote. Clicking the sign will bring up a dialog to write on the sign, after which examining the sign will yield whatever has been written on it. Directional Signs cannot be rewritten, but deconstructing a sign with a hammer will return a board, so they can be replaced virtually at will.

When writing on a sign, the dialogue will give the option to cancel, generate random text, or write to the sign. The text box can also be selected and typed into. The random function generates text for the sign which features a random noun based on the type of Turf the sign is placed on, as well a random adjective describing the place. Sometimes there will be an quantifier modifying the adjective, and sometimes there will be an additional phrase after the name, or possibly both. Once written on, the sign will have small lines on it, indicating text.

Part Possible text
Quantifiers Really, Very, Quite, Very Very, Extremely, Moderately, Minimally, Sort of, Totally
Adjectives Sunny, Danker, Dark, Morose, Morbid, Awful, Horrible, Perfectly Normal, Ordinary, Perilous, Dangerous, Hazardous, Creepy, Empty, Lonely, Wet, Dry, Huge, Small, Little, Picturesque, Hideous, Dreary, Repulsive, Boring, Good, Striking, Uninteresting, Fascinating, Magnificent, Souless[sic], Echoing, Sleepy, Smelly, Mediocre, Awesome, Brilliant, Excellent
Nouns
Turf type Possible names
Cobblestones Road, Path
Rocky Crag, Area, Region, Rocky Place
Turfless Patch, Turf, Area, Tract
Savanna Savannah, Grassland, Prairie
Grass Field, Pasture, Meadow, Garden
Forest/Deciduous Forest, Woods, Thicket, Grove
Marsh Marsh, Swamp, Bog, Fen
Web Web, Cobweb
Wooden Flooring Place, Corner, Spot, Base, Hidey-Hole
Carpeted Flooring Place, Corner, Spot, Base, Hidey-Hole, Carpet, Rug
Checkerboard Flooring Place, Corner, Spot, Base, Checkerboard, Zone
Cave Turfs Cave
Sandy Desert, Badlands, Flats
Scaled Flooring Place, Corner, Spot, Base, Hidey-Hole, Zone, Scale
Other Turf (such as from a mod) Spot, Area, Region, Point, Locality, Site
Additions of Perilousness, of Horribleness, of Loneliness, of Sorrow, of Danger, of Hunger, of Shadows, infested with Monsters, crawling with Horrors, of Happiness, of Dreariness, of Death, full of Bees

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • In spite of the fact that the Savanna biome is coded by that name, the Directional Sign uses the alternative spelling: "Savannah".

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • If the player comes by a Directional Sign, rotates the camera while it is off-screen, then returns to it, the sign will point to the wrong way. Rotating the camera while it is on-screen fixes this.

Blueprint GalleryEdit


Craftable Items and Structures
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazor
(Feather PencilSaddleWar SaddleGlossamer SaddleBrushSaddlehornSalt Lick Don't Starve Together icon) (Machete (Luxury Machete) Shipwrecked icon)
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern
(Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon) (GlowcapMushlightWillow's Lighter Don't Starve Together icon) (ChimineaBottle LanternObsidian Fire PitBoat TorchBoat Lantern Shipwrecked icon)
Nautical Shipwrecked icon Lucky HatThe 'Sea Legs'SurfboardLog RaftRaftRow BoatCargo BoatArmored BoatBoat Repair KitThatch SailCloth SailSnakeskin SailFeather Lite SailIron WindBoat CannonSea TrapTrawl NetSpyglassSuper SpyglassCaptain HatPirate HatLife JacketBuoy
Survival TrapBird TrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod
(Pretty ParasolLuxury Fan Insulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon) (Telltale HeartBooster ShotWater BalloonWhirly FanBerniePile o' BalloonsBundling WrapCandy BagGift Wrap Don't Starve Together icon) (Chef PouchSilly Monkey BallTropical ParasolAnti VenomThatch PackPalm Leaf HutTropical FanSea SackDoydoy Nest Shipwrecked icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants icon) (Mushroom Planter Don't Starve Together icon) (Mussel Stick Shipwrecked icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon) (Cartographer's DeskPotter's Wheel Don't Starve Together icon) (Ice Maker 3000 Shipwrecked icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Electric DartNapsackTail o' Three Cats Don't Starve Together icon) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitCactus ArmorHorned HelmetPoison DartCoconadeSpear GunCutlass Supreme Shipwrecked icon)
Structures ChestSignHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern
(Scaled ChestSpider Eggs Reign of Giants icon) (Directional SignMini SignEnd TableFriendly ScarecrowMoon Rock WallScaled FlooringScaled FurnaceWardrobeWood FenceWood GatePotted SucculentReplica RelicsFestive Tree PlanterGobbler Shrine Don't Starve Together icon) (Limestone WallWildbore HousePrime Ape HutSand BagSand CastleDragoon DenSnakeskin Rug Shipwrecked icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(Cratered MoonrockMarble BeanThick FurBeeswaxWax Paper Don't Starve Together icon) (ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty Bottle Shipwrecked icon)
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmorDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger
(Old Bell Reign of Giants icon) (OcuvigilAbigail's FlowerMoondialThe Lazy Deserter Don't Starve Together icon) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffsStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest
(Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral ShirtCat CapRain CoatHibearnation VestRain HatEyebrella Reign of Giants icon) (Fashion GogglesDesert GogglesBlue FuncapGreen FuncapRed Funcap Don't Starve Together icon) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownSnakeskin HatSnakeskin JacketDumbrellaBlubber SuitWindbreakerParticulate PurifierSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon)
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is NighOn Tentacles
(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius
Volcanic Shipwrecked icon Obsidian MacheteObsidian AxeObsidian SpearVolcano StaffObsidian ArmorObsidian CoconadeHowling ConchSail Stick
Shadow Don't Starve Together icon Codex UmbraShadow LoggerShadow MinerShadow DiggerShadow Duelist
Cartography Don't Starve Together icon Map Scroll