PART 1: CHARACTER AND WORLD CREATION Congratulations! You are the brand new owner of Terraria! After downloading it and booting it up, you are faced with a daunting language selection screen. For most of you, the option you select will be English. Failure to select this option will yield dangerous consequences if you do not speak the language you picked. From there, you reach a screen that looks like this: Now, while this may seem rather daunting, it is in fact quite simple. Unless your computer runs extremely slowly or is a potato, You do not have to change the settings at all! Furst thing's furst: press the "Single Player" button. Once you do that, you should come to this screen: Unlike me, you will not have a character named Sensei in your file. Instead, it will be empty, and you will need to click the "New" button. Doing so will result in this: You will see a variety of character customization options available to you. I will not go through all of them, but I will show you what your character could look like when you're done. You could also hit the "Random" button for some interesting characters. NOTE: You cannot give yourself a tail. Or pointy ears. Sorry! Once your character is dressed to your liking, hit "Create" and name your character! Hit "Submit" and you will go to a loading screen that looks like this: Select your new character and start playing! Wait, you didn't create a world? Well what are you waiting for! Let's do this! Once you've selected your character, you will come to a screen that looks exactly like your "Select Player" screen, only it will say "Select World". Hit new. See where I'm going with this? If I were you, I would choose either "Small" or "Medium" because both are plenty large enough to let you do whatever you could possibly want to do and more! Large is, well, simply too large to do anything unless you're playing with friends. I'm making a Small world for my player. From here, you will want to select difficulty. HIT NORMAL. Expert mode has enemies that have twice the health and do twice the damage, as well as bosses with wildly different attack patterns. If this is your first time playing, don't play on expert mode. For the sake of this tutorial, I will choose Normal Mode. If the next screen you get says "Pick World Evil", pick Corruption. I forgot to get a screenshot of this. If the next screen you get says "Enter World Name", then name your world. Your world as it's being created. Once your world is created, you're all set! Just double-click the world you created and off you go into the wild blue/green yonder of Terraria!