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Hand Simulator: Survival - Basics to Survive (Useful Tips and Tricks)

Written by death-frog   /   Dec 23, 2019    


In this guide you can find useful info with pictures about game mechanics and other for best surviving in the game.

Survival Game Guide



Basic Controls



For People who can't just look at the options.

Movement

  • WASD to move around.
  • MOUSE to look around.
  • MIDDLE MOUSE to voice chat / use neck.
  • L-SHIFT to run.
  • L-CTRL to crouch
  • R to uncrouch

Hand Controls

  • L-SHIFT to use hand mode / switch hands (Moving will cancel hand mode).
  • MOUSE to move hands.
  • HOLD R-CLICK to rotate hand.
  • L-CTRL to move hand up.
  • R to move hand down.
  • L-CLICK to move all fingers.
  • Z, X, C, V, and SPACE to move individual fingers.
  • E to eat (You have to bring the food next to your mouth using your hands).

Stay Off the Ground!





Torched Bone





Spear Fishing





Building Planks





Cracking the Coconut





Fire!





Complete List of Vitals



All the vitals that you have to keep in check!

Health

Keep your heart beating!

You have a max health of 100, and goes down anytime you do one of these things...

  • Starve (-15 hp per 10 seconds)
  • Dehydration (-15 hp per 10 seconds)
  • Hypothermia (-15 hp per 10 seconds)
  • Animals (See individual animals)
  • Drowning (-10 hp per 1/2 second)

Hunger

Don't starve: Hand Simulator edition!

  • All food gives hunger in varying amounts.
  • Hunger goes down slowly over the course of the days and nights, but is slower then thirst.
  • Sprinting uses up more hunger faster.
  • When you're out of hunger you start to starve at about a rate of -15 hp per 10 seconds.

Thirst

The ocean isn't your friend!

  • All food gives thirst in varying amounts.
  • Thirst goes down slowly over the course of the days and nights, but is faster then hunger.
  • Sprinting uses up more thirst a lot faster.
  • When you're out of thirst you start to dehydrate at about a rate of -15 hp per 10 seconds.
  • You can't drink from the ocean, and you start to drown at about a rate of -10 hp per 1/2 second once your head is below the water line.

Stamina

Run forest, run!

  • Stamina in depleted when you sprint and jump.
  • It uses it up a lot faster then it regenerates, so use it wisely.
  • Increased food and water consumption while sprinting.

Temperature

Winter is coming!

  • Temperature only drops at night.
  • Use fires to regain temperature, and torch's slow down temperature lose.
  • When your temperature bar goes all the way down, you start get hypothermia, at about a rate of -15 hp per 10 seconds. Your character will make chilly sounds each time.

Complete List of Flora



All the plants and edibles in the game.

Red Mushroom



Can save you in a pinch!

  • Rarity: Uncommon.
  • Food Amount: Low.
  • Water Amount: Low.
  • Health Amount: Low.
  • Found randomly in the grass.

Tan Mushroom



Can also save you in a pinch!

  • Rarity: Common.
  • Food Amount: Low.
  • Water Amount: Low.
  • Health Amount: Low.
  • Found randomly on trees or on large rocks.

Coconut



Natural



Peeled



Cracked

The best source of thirst!

  • Rarity: Common.
  • Food Amount: Low.
  • Water Amount: High.
  • Health Amount: Medium.
  • Found next to coconut trees or palm trees, or randomly on the beach.
  • While holding a rock and the coconut, bang the rock against the coconut to break it.
  • The crack coconut is the only edible one. Obviously.

Bamboo



Required for building!

Use a rock to cut down.



Can be used as a spear when cut, good against animals (2nd highest damage in the game: -7 hp per "hit").

Grab near the top of the bamboo, and jam it into the ground to place it.



Then, while holding another piece of bamboo, jam the rock into the bamboo placed against the first bamboo to place that bamboo in place.



Palm Trees




Source of Planks!

Bang a rock against the tree to chop it down (Gives you three logs).



Turns into four planks when logs are chopped up chopped down.



Good for platforms due to it's flatness.
While holding a rock (and the plank if you want), bang to rock into the plank against a piece of bamboo to lock it in place.



Can't burn (Oddly).

Non-Important Plants



Why is this a category?

Coconut tree

  • Can't chop down.
  • Coconuts can spawn next to it.



Small Palm Tree

  • Does nothing.



Oak Tree

  • Also does nothing.
  • Can have tan mushrooms on it.



Small Oak Tree

  • Once again, it does nothing.



Massive Oak Tree

  • I think you get the point.
  • Can have tan mushrooms on it.



Ferns

  • I think you get the point II, Electric Boogaloo.



Flowers

  • I think you get the point III, uh... I've run out of ideas.



Complete List of Fauna



All the animals and edibles in the game.

Meat



Don't eat it raw!

  • Food Amount: Medium
  • Water Amount: Low
  • Health Amount: -10
  • Removes hp.

Cooked Meat



Best source of hunger!

  • Food Amount: High
  • Water Amount: Low
  • Health Amount: Medium
  • Put uncooked meat next to fire for about 30 seconds to cook it.

Fat



Gooey!

  • Used to make the torch.
  • Oddly doesn't burn by itself.

Snake



Hissssssssss

  • Rarity (Day): Uncommon
  • Rarity (Night, at 24:00): Common
  • Health Amount: One Hit
  • Damage Amount: 30 hp (1/3)
  • Found randomly in the grass or on the beach.
  • Drops one meat and one fat when killed and gutted.
  • Grab the corpse and a rock and bash the rock against the corpse to get your meat and fat.

Scorpion



Annoying Pest!

  • Rarity (Day): Uncommon
  • Rarity (Night, at 24:00): Common
  • Health Amount: One Hit
  • Damage Amount: 30 hp (1/3)
  • Found randomly in the grass or on the beach.
  • Drops nothing when killed and gutted.

Tiger



King of the jungle!

  • Rarity: Very Rare (One per game)
  • Health Amount: High
  • Damage Amount: 30 hp (1/3)
  • Aggressive, can keep chasing you.
  • Found randomly on the island.
  • Drops three meat and one fat when killed and gutted.
  • Grab the corpse and a rock and bash the rock against the corpse to get your meat and fat.

Bee Hive



Not the bee's!

  • Rarity: Very Rare (Two per game, in the same locations)
  • Health Amount: Can't hurt it.
  • Damage Amount: -5 health per 1/2 second.
  • Aggressive: Chases you down.
  • Hurts you and makes buzzing noises when under it.

Frog



*Croak* *Ribbit*

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Health Amount: One Hit
  • Damage Amount: Peaceful
  • Found randomly in the grass.
  • Runs (hops?) away when it see's a player, which can make it hard to catch.
  • Drops one meat and one fat when killed and gutted.
  • Grab the corpse and a rock and bash the rock against the corpse to get your meat and fat.

Fish



Almost impossible to catch!

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Health Amount: One Hit
  • Damage Amount: Peaceful
  • Found randomly in the water.
  • Almost impossible to kill without drowning.
  • Drops one meat and one fat when killed and gutted.
  • Grab the corpse and a rock and bash the rock against the corpse to get your meat and fat.

Complete List of Items



All the items that didn't fit in the other categories.

Stick (Firewood)



What's long, hard, and has a shaft?

  • Rarity: Very Common
  • Found in the grass or on the beach.
  • Used to make a fire (5 sticks), or a large fire (8 sticks).

Rock



It's a rock. What did you expect?

  • Rarity: Very Common
  • Found in the grass and on the beach.
  • The most important tool, used in about everything.
  • Does the most amount of damage. (-10 per "hit")
  • Strike two rocks together to make sparks for a fire (Damages the rocks slightly).
  • Bang rocks on structures to damage them.

Bone



I have a bone to pick with you!

  • Rarity: Common
  • Found on the beach.
  • Used to make the torch.

Fire



Ooga Booga!

  • Refills the temperature gauge.
  • Firewood can be found on the ground, which is just sticks.
  • Fire does have to start out with 5 logs. To get through the night, you have to continuously add logs to keep the fire going, as logs with slowly disintegrate.
  • Large fires (8+ sticks) can alert the ship once it comes by your side of the island if you are on the beach.
  • Used to light the torch.
  • Burns you if you stand on it. (-10 per second on it)
  • You can have bamboo/planks above it and not get burned, but still get warmth.

Torch



Materials required for a torch.



Torch



Lit Torch

Man's Night Light!

  • Made using a piece of fat and a bone.
  • Jam the bone into the fat, not the other way around.
  • Greatly slows down temperature lose during the night.
  • Once lit, it doesn't go out.

Achievements and Information



Information

  • You can swim in the water, but if your head goes below the water line you start to take damage.
  • Putting a platform above a fire lets you raise your temperature without being on the ground, which means as long as you have food and wood, you can stay up there the entire night without having to worry about snakes.
  • The key currently in training mode can't open the door. Trust me, I've tried.
  • The rock does -10 damage per hit, the bamboo (spear) does -7 damage per hit, and everything else does -5 damage per hit. Hitting humans in the head does 2x damage.
  • The log from palm trees is the largest item in the game, and can put distance between yourself and hostile tigers/humans.
  • At around 24:00, snakes and scorpions will start to spawn in. This is why it is recommended make a platform before nightfall, because the snakes and scorpions can overwhelm you.
  • You don't have to have a big structure. The bear minimum required is 2 pieces of bamboo and 1 plank, arranged in the following image:



Achievements

All the achievements should be pretty obvious. You just survive from 7 am to 7 am for each day.

Winning the Game





Hint on how to win the game.



The ship

Spoiler on how to win

The ship that rescues you each night travels along a different path on the 4 sides of the island. What you have to do is that along that path, you have to build a large fire (8+ sticks). Make sure you are on the beach! Once rescued, it will trigger the cruise ship to let off a firework / flare, saying "[PLAYER NAME] has left the island!", and prompting a win screen.

Written by death-frog.