is a prerelease, last updated on May 13, 2018. The main downloads of Ren'Py 7.0.0 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'm happy to announce the release of Ren'Py 7, the result of over a decade of development since Ren'Py 6 was released. Compared to that release, Ren'Py 7 adds many features uses have long since come to consider core parts of the engine, such as ATL, Screen Language, OpenGL acceleration, support for the Android and iOS platforms, Translations, Accessibility, and so much more.
Thanks to everyone who created with Ren'Py during the Ren'Py 6 series, when Ren'Py and visual novels went from a tiny niche to something that is popular and culturally relevant. I look forward to seeing where Ren'Py 7 takes us.
Compared to Ren'Py 184.108.40.206, this release adds a new layered image system, which provides a cleaner replacement for the use of LiveComposite and ConditionSwitch when it comes to building sprites from layered images created in paint programs. There is a new syntax for such images, and portions can be defined automatically. Layered images also interact better with other portions of Ren'Py, such as the image predictor and interactive director.
Other major changes are the ability to add a second row of ruby/interlinear text, a way of converting strings into custom displayables, and a French translation of the tutorial game.
Apart from these, this release includes a few fixes and minor new features. As always, check the changelog for complete details.
Ren'Py 7 is brought to you by over 100 people from around the world, and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.
Downloads of Ren'Py 7.0.0 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-7.0.0" directory.)
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