was released on December 20, 2016. It was updated to 188.8.131.52 on February 28, 2017. The main downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.12 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.
I'd like to announce Ren'Py 6.99.12, the latest in a series of releases that will culminate in Ren'Py 7, and one of the biggest Ren'Py releases to date.
This release focuses on improving support for new versions of macOS, by changing the macOS-specific package to support code signing and work correctly when path randomization is enabled. When run on macOS, Ren'Py can automatically sign the application, and create a signed disk image. The launcher can launch older Ren'Py applications on macOS Sierra, to improve compatibility with older games.
Because of this change, the -all distribution has been retired, replaced with -mac and a new -pc distribution that supports Windows and Linux.
The other main focus of this release is improving support for translation of the new GUI. Translating Ren'Py now translates both the launcher and the interface of new games created in the launcher language. It is also possible to change the font used by the launcher and new projects. There is a page about translating Ren'Py in the documentation, to guide the process.
In addition to these major focuses, this release includes a number of new features and bug fixes.
Ren'Py 6.99.12 is brought to you by:
and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.
Downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.12 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 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 archive to the Ren'Py directory. (Place the "rapt" or "renios" directory into the "renpy-184.108.40.206" directory.)
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