was released on September 14, 2011. It was updated to 6.13.12 on April 17, 2012. The main downloads of Ren'Py 6.13 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. 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.
Java Requirement. Java is required to run the jEdit text editor. If it's not installed on your computer, you'll need to download it from java.com. Java is not required to run Ren'Py, only to develop with it.
This release introduces the RAPT tool, a new way of packaging your Ren'Py game for use with Android. It fixes several bugs, including problems with hardware compatibility, non-ASCII filenames, and save file size.
It introduces a new text editor documentation, backported from Ren'Py 6.14. If you use an editor other than jEdit, you'll need to check out the new text editor section of the Ren'Py documentation.
This release fixes a number of bugs and hardware compatibility problems in Ren'Py. It also includes improvements to new-style side image support, and adds the ability to run a callback after each Python block.
It has one incompatible change - it reverts the removal of old-style substitution support. Please see the list of incompatible changes for more information.
Fixes a crash when loading automatically-created styles. Fixes a problem with quick saving not taking a screenshot. Fixes a problem with small solid textures not showing up, on the software renderer. Fixes a crash when playing back movies on Linux.
This release introduces two new actions, QuickSave and QuickLoad, which are used for quick save and qick load functionality. If your game uses the new quick menu, please update it with the new code found in template/game/screens.rpy.
Bugfix release 6.13.4 includes the following fixes:
Ren'Py 6.13 "Eye of the Storm" includes two fundamental improvements to Ren'Py. The first is a complete rewrite of the text display code. In addition to supporting new features such as interpolation of fields, kerning, ruby text, the new display code is far faster than the previous code.
Ren'Py 6.13 also adds a DirectX rendering path. This new renderer should lead to faster and more functional graphics display on Windows systems lacking OpenGL support.
In addition to these major features, 6.13 adds a style preferences system, new actions - including actions for image galleries and music rooms - and new themes.
Some notes for upgraders:
Downloads of Ren'Py 6.13 can be found at:
A full list of changes to Ren'Py can be found at:
A list of changes that may require you to update your game can be found at:
We also maintain a complete list of releases.