Ren'Py 7.3.4 "The world (wide web) is not enough."

was released on October 8, 2019. The main downloads of Ren'Py 7.3.4 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.

Announcement

I'm happy to announce Ren'Py 7.3.4, a further patch to Ren'Py 7.3. This fixes two major graphical glitches, and also adds the ability to pass "[prefix_]" to image names everywhere, rather than only in styles.

Ren'Py 7.3.3 was intended to improve performance and compatibility, fix bugs, and make available minor features that have been added since Ren'Py 7.3.2 was released.

Some highlights are:

  • An audio directory that allows audio files to define themselves, similar to images.
  • The ability for Ren'Py to accept audio files generated at runtime.
  • A lowering of the version of android needed to run Ren'Py.
  • Many improvements to Web platform support.
  • Improved render-to-texture performance.
  • The ability of renpy.input to take custom screens.
  • Ren'Py is now signed and notarized to run on macOS.

Ren'Py 7.3.2 is a patch release to Ren'Py 7.3, mostly intended to fix bugs and address issues that people have reported. As some of the bugs have significant performance and correctness impact, everyone who upgraded to Ren'Py 7.3.0 or 7.3.1 should move on to this version.

Ren'Py 7.3.1 added a few minor new features, including the ability to customize descriptive text.

Ren'Py 7.3 is the first release of Ren'Py with support for running on the web platform, inside a web browser supporting HTML 5, Web Assembly, and WebGL. Right now, this support is in beta, as it's limited by the capabilities of the web platform itself, but it's suitable for making web demos of Ren'Py games.

In addition to that, this release adds many new features to Ren'Py. These include:

  • Many improvements to creator-defined statements, allowing the parsing of Ren'Py statements and block, the catching of errors, and the ability to execute a second function after Ren'Py in the body of a statement has finished.
  • Screen language improvements, like the ability to capture screen language displayables into a variable and to use a property to determine if a screen is sensitive to input.
  • Text improvements, with self-closing text tags and the ability to control the capitalization of interpolated text.
  • Mobile platforms now support non-rectangular focus masks, and 64-bit Android is supported in time for the Google Play deadline.
  • There is a new Turkish translation of the launcher and Spanish translation of the tutorial game, while several of the other translations have been updated.

There are also a number of other changes, so check out the changelog for all of what's new.

Ren'Py 7.3 is brought to you by:

  • Alisha Taylor
  • Andy_kl
  • Arda Güler
  • Ben Wright
  • DragoonHP
  • Donghyeok Tak
  • Herpior
  • Jan Beich
  • Joshua Fehler
  • Julian Uy
  • Kobaltcore
  • Lee Yunseok
  • Mal Graty
  • Moshibit
  • Nyaatrap
  • Pionere
  • Psunbury
  • Remix
  • Roope Herpiö
  • Sylvain Beucler

and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.

Docutils System Messages

System Message: ERROR/3 (<string>, line 1); backlink

Unknown target name: "prefix".

Downloads of Ren'Py 7.3.4 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/7.3.4

A full list of changes to Ren'Py can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/changelog.html

A list of changes that may require you to update your game can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/incompatible.html

Please also check out the credits and list of sponsors.

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.

Atom (Windows): renpy-7.3.4-atom-windows.zip
Atom (Mac): renpy-7.3.4-atom-mac.zip
Atom (Linux): renpy-7.3.4-atom-linux.tar.bz2
Editra (Windows): renpy-7.3.4-editra-windows.zip
Editra (Mac): renpy-7.3.4-editra-mac.zip
Editra (Linux): renpy-7.3.4-editra-linux.tar.bz2
jEdit: renpy-7.3.4-jedit.zip

Android and iOS Support

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-7.3.4" directory.)

Android Support (RAPT): renpy-7.3.4-rapt.zip
iOS Support (Renios): renpy-7.3.4-renios.zip
Web Platform Support (Renpyweb): renpy-7.3.4-web.zip

Additional Downloads

Raspberry Pi Support: renpy-7.3.4-raspi.tar.bz2
Contains files required to allow Ren'Py to run on the Raspberry Pi. This should be untarred in the Ren'Py sdk directory.
Ren'Py Source Code: renpy-7.3.4-source.tar.bz2
Contains the source code of the Ren'Py distribution without any binary components.
Pygame_SDL2 Source Code: pygame_sdl2-2.1.0-for-renpy-7.3.4.tar.gz
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: https://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.
Checksums: checksums.txt
Checksums for the various files making up the Ren'Py distribution.

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