was released on March 25, 2015. It was updated to 6.99.4 on May 27, 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.
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.
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.
This release is being managed as a rolling release leading to Ren'Py 7.0. New features may be added in point releases.
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:
To this, the 6.99.2 release adds:
The 6.99.4 release adds:
The 6.99.5 release adds:
These releases also include 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:
and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.
Downloads of Ren'Py 6.99 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:
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.
When building Android packages, iOS packages, or web distributions, Ren'Py will prompt you to download RAPT (Ren'Py Android Packaging Tool), Renios (Ren'Py iOS Support), or Renpyweb (Web Platform 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 archive to the Ren'Py directory. (Place the "rapt", "renios", or "web" directory into the "renpy-6.99.4" directory.)
We also maintain a complete list of releases.