Ren'Py 6.18 "... through shared popular culture."

was released on September 12, 2014. It was updated to 6.18.3 on October 21, 2014. The main downloads of Ren'Py 6.18 are:

You only need to download one of these three files. Each contains the full Ren'Py software development kit, with everything needed to develop Ren'Py games for Windows XP and up, Mac OS X 10.6 and up, and Linux x86/x86_64. The development environment contains the files needed to produce games for all three platforms, the Ren'Py tutorial, and "The Question", an example game.

Ren'Py is free to download and use for commercial and non-commercial purposes. It may be modified and distributed under the terms of its license.

Additional Downloads. When necessary, the Ren'Py SDK will automatically download additional packages, such as text editors and Android support. These packages are available for direct download at the bottom of this page.

Release History and Updates

6.18.3.761:
This release improves prediction, adds the new screen language "showif" statement, adds minor features, and fixes bugs.
6.18.2.729:
This release adds many small new features, and fixes several minor bugs. It also adds the Traditional Chinese translation.
6.18.1.670: September 22, 2014
This release fixes a number of bugs in Ren'Py 6.18. It changes ATL behavior so that an ATL transform that is part of a screen will begin executing when the transform (rather than the screen) is first shown. It also adds a new placeholder image system, and a way to speak descriptive text as part of the self-voicing process.

Announcement

I'm pleased to announce Ren'Py 6.18 "... through shared popular culture.". Major improvements in this release include:

  • A full rewrite of screen language that has the potential for significantly improved performance.
  • Self-voicing support that provides a level of accessibility to blind users.
  • A high-level Android in-app purchasing framework.
  • New Italian, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese translations, and a new German template.

This release also includes many other features and fixes. It has been brought to you by:

  • Koichi Akabe
  • Civalin
  • Duanemoody
  • Helloise
  • Huanxuantian
  • Daniel Luque
  • Javimat
  • Kyouryuukunn
  • Emmannuel Marty
  • Mrstalker
  • Mugenjohncel
  • Nojoker
  • Oshi-Shinobu
  • Renoa
  • Tom "PyTom" Rothamel
  • Shiz
  • Winter Wolves

Downloads of 6.18 can be found at:

http://www.renpy.org/release/6.18

A full list of changes to Ren'Py can be found at:

http://www.renpy.org/doc/html/changelog.html

A list of changes that may require you to update your game can be found at:

http://www.renpy.org/doc/html/incompatible.html

Editor Downloads

When first asked to edit a file, the Ren'Py launcher will prompt you to download and install an editor. As this may fail if your Internet connection is unreliable, the editors can be downloaded separately. To install, extract the contents of the editor archive to the Ren'Py directory.

Editra (Windows): renpy-6.18.3-editra-windows.zip
Editra (Mac): renpy-6.18.3-editra-mac.zip
Editra (Linux): renpy-6.18.3-editra-linux.tar.bz2
jEdit: renpy-6.18.3-jedit.zip

Android Support

When building an Android package, the Ren'Py launcher will prompt you to download and install RAPT, the Ren'Py Android Packaging Tool. As this may fail if your Internet connection is unreliable, the editors can be downloaded separately. To install, extract the contents of the archive to the Ren'Py directory. (Place the "rapt" directory into the "renpy-6.18.3" directory.)

RAPT: renpy-6.18.3-rapt.zip

Additional Downloads

Source Code: renpy-6.18.3-source.tar.bz2
Contains the source code of the Ren'Py distribution without any binary components.
Dependencies: renpy-deps-6.17.0.tar.bz2
Contains source code for the libraries that Ren'Py depends on.

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