Ren'Py 6.99 "Here's to the crazy ones."

was released on March 25, 2015. It was updated to 6.99.1 on March 29, 2015. The main downloads of Ren'Py 6.99 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/iOS support. These packages are available for direct download at the bottom of this page.

Release History and Updates

6.99.1.329: March 29, 2015

This release fixes crashes that occurred in a number of important cases, including non-ASCII directory names on Windows systems, 16-bit display depths, and display rotation when targeting recent versions of Android.

It also fixes several non-crash bugs, adds three new functions, and updates the Spanish and Japanese translations.

Announcement

I'm pleased to announce Ren'Py 6.99 "Here's to the crazy ones." This release focuses on modernizing Ren'Py by moving to the SDL2 family of libraries. This modernization will lead to a series of benefits, both now and in the future.

Perhaps the most obvious benefit is the addition of iOS support. Ren'Py can now produce iOS apps, targeting iPhone and iOS devices. To develop for iOS, you will need a Macintosh computer and paid iOS developer license, and will need to customize the interface to conform to iOS policies.

In addition, this release includes:

  • Rewritten Android support, based on SDL2. Among other things, Android now supports the onscreen keyboard, rotating the screen, and bidirectional text.
  • Audio playback, using the same code on desktop and mobile platforms, so the same audio files can be used on all platforms Ren'Py supports.
  • Support for Input Methods (IMEs), allowing text entry in non-English languages.
  • A high-level achievement API, including support for Steam achievements. (Steam support will be made available on request to Steam developers.)
  • Improved support for custom text tags.
  • A Russian translation of the tutorial game, and a Finnish translation of the launcher.

This release also includes a number of other fixes and improvements.

We'd like to thank Patrick Dawson for writing much of the code of Pygame_SDL2, a new, SDL2-based implementation of the Pygame API, and Chris Mear, who created the initial iOS port of Ren'Py that our current support is based on. Other contributors include:

  • Daniel Luque
  • Diapolo10
  • Evilantishad0w
  • Giuseppe Bertone
  • Javimat
  • Kyouryuukunn
  • Lapalissiano
  • Nolanlemahn
  • Renoa
  • rivvil
  • Tlm-2501

and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.


Downloads of Ren'Py 6.99 can be found at:

http://www.renpy.org/release/6.99

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-6.99.1-editra-windows.zip
Editra (Mac): renpy-6.99.1-editra-mac.zip
Editra (Linux): renpy-6.99.1-editra-linux.tar.bz2
jEdit: renpy-6.99.1-jedit.zip

Android and iOS Support

When building Android or iOS packages, Ren'Py will prompt you to download RAPT (Ren'Py Android Packaging Tool) or Renios (Ren'Py iOS Support). As these downloads may fail if your Internet connection is unreliable, these packages can be downloaded separately. To install, extract the contents of the archives to the Ren'Py directory (Place the ) 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" or "renios" directory into the "renpy-6.99.1" directory.)

Android Support (RAPT): renpy-6.99.1-rapt.zip
iOS Support (Renios): renpy-6.99.1-renios.zip

Additional Downloads

Ren'Py Source Code: renpy-6.99.1-source.tar.bz2
Contains the source code of the Ren'Py distribution without any binary components.
Pygame_SDL2 Source Code: pygame_sdl2-for-renpy-6.99.1.tar.bz2
Contains the source code for the version of pygame_sdl2 required to run this version of Ren'Py. This may be newer than any released version of pygame_sdl2.
Other Dependencies: http://www.renpy.org/doc/html/license.html
Ren'Py contains free software licensed under a number of licenses, including the GNU Lesser General Public License. A full list of software and links to git repositories from which the software can be downloaded is linked above.

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