Ren'Py 7.4.5 "The Five-Leaf Clover"

was released on May 26, 2021. The main downloads of Ren'Py 7.4.5 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 7.4.5, the fifth patch release for the 7.4 series. This fix adds several features that take advantage of the model-based renderer, improves platform support, and adds other quality of life features, like a dark theme for the launcher.

Perhaps the biggest new feature is the 3D Stage system. This allows a creator to position images on a three dimensional stage, like the one a play takes place on. Images can be rotated and moved in three dimensions, and Ren'Py will take care of rendering them in a perspective-correct manner.

Other features that take advantage of the model-based renderer are new blend modes (including multiply), and a new transition, Swing, that rotates images in three dimensions. The model-based renderer is enabled by default in games released with Ren'Py 7.4.5.

This release also includes improvements for many platforms. The Android support allows new projects to be compiled after the bintray shutdown, while a rewritten splashscreen allows Ren'Py to start on more devices. This release also includes fixes for compiling on iOS, and for signing and notarizing macOS applications.

Ren'Py 7.4 is the the product of over a year of development, and one of the biggest releases of Ren'Py to date. This series of releases focuses on updating Ren'Py's internals so that Ren'Py is ready for its next 15 years.

Ren'Py 7.4 is brought to you by:

  • Andrej
  • Andrí Wilford
  • Andy_kl
  • Capntrips
  • Cherie Davidson
  • CobaltCore
  • CodePsy
  • Daniel Conley
  • Daniel Luque
  • Dogtopus
  • Eric Ahn
  • GimmiRuski
  • Gio
  • Gouvernathor
  • Gratusfr
  • Hyper Sonic
  • Jackmcbarn
  • Jan Masek
  • Joaquin Garmendia Cabrera
  • Joshua Fehler
  • Joshua Stone
  • Kapil Gain
  • KG
  • Kyouryuukunn
  • Lee Yunseok
  • Lent1
  • Lezalith
  • Lucas Ramage
  • Maciej Katafiasz
  • Mal Graty
  • Mason Chou
  • Maxwell Paul Brickner
  • Midgethetree
  • Moshibit
  • Neotus
  • Paul J Martinez
  • Remix
  • Shawna-p
  • Sylvain Beucler
  • Uyjulian
  • Xavimat
  • Zedraxlo
  • 被诅咒的章鱼
  • 逆转咸鱼

everyone who's tested this release, and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.


Downloads of Ren'Py 7.4.5 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/7.4.5

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-7.4.5-atom-windows.zip
Atom (Mac): renpy-7.4.5-atom-mac.zip
Atom (Linux): renpy-7.4.5-atom-linux.tar.bz2
jEdit: renpy-7.4.5-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-7.4.5" directory.)

Android Support (RAPT): renpy-7.4.5-rapt.zip
iOS Support (Renios): renpy-7.4.5-renios.zip
Web Platform Support (Renpyweb): renpy-7.4.5-web.zip

Additional Downloads

Raspberry Pi Support: renpy-7.4.5-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-7.4.5-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-7.4.5.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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