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Ren'Py 5.6.4 "Penguin Parity"

Ren'Py 5.6.4 "Penguin Parity" was released on November 17, 2006. The main distributions are:

Each of these files contains the full Ren'Py development environment, which is enough to allow you to develop Ren'Py games on Windows 98+, Mac OS X 10.3+, and Linux x86. The development environment contains the files needed to produce games for all three platforms. It also includes a text editor and sample games.

For your convenience, we've posted the Release Announcement and Changelog. We've also made available the following programs, which can be used to run Windows-only Ren'Py games on non-Windows platforms:

Known Issues

Midi playing won't work on Intel versions of Mac OS X. Ren'Py will lock up when attempting to play a midi. We strongly recommend not using midi music with Ren'Py. This affects the current version of the demo. When using the demo on OS X, it's important to drop the volume to 0 before starting the game.

Release Announcement

I'm pleased to announce the release of Ren'Py 5.6.4 "Penguin Parity". The primary purpose of this release is to fix an issue with the launcher under Linux, but it also includes some new features.

Downloads and a full release announcement can be found at:


To migrate your game from Ren'Py 5.6.2 or later, copy the directory containing your game into the directory containing Ren'Py. Please see the 5.6.2 release notes for information about migrating from older releases.

The documentation of Ren'Py is in the process of being migrated to the new wiki. For updated documentation, please visit http://www.renpy.org/wiki/renpy/doc/reference/Reference%20Manual . For legacy documentation, please read http://www.renpy.org/dl/5.6.1/reference.html

CHANGELOG for Ren'Py 5.6.4

Implemented the ui.keymap function, which lets one easily map keys to functions.

There are now two new functions in the NVL-mode. The nvl_show function shows the NVL window with a transition, and the nvl_hide function hides it with a transition.

Modified the launcher so the user can chose which files are archived by the "Archive Files" tool. (Which has been renamed from "Archive Images".)

Fixed a bug that prevented new projects from being created under Linux.

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