Ren'Py 7.5.3 "Heck's Getting Frosty"

was released on September 10, 2022. The main downloads of Ren'Py 7.5.3 are:

You only need to download one of these files. Each contains the full Ren'Py software development kit, with everything needed to develop Ren'Py games for the Windows, Mac, and Linux 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.

Release History and Updates

7.5.3
This release updates the Android port to target Android 13, ensuing that games can be added to the google play store. It also includes a way to have pauses that will expire when a modal screen is display, and adds Ukrainian translations of the Tutorial game and The Question. Please see the changelog for a full list of changes.
7.5.2
This release fixes multiple issues with Ren'Py 7.5.1. Please see the changelog for a full list of changes.
7.5.1

This release fixes multiple issues with Ren'Py 7.5.0, including one that prevented upgrading from Ren'Py 7.4 when Steam support was installed.

This release also includes a new Ukrainian translation of the launcher.

Announcement

I'd like to announce Ren'Py 7.5.0. This release is a continuation of the Ren'Py 7 series, supporting Python 2.7 and all platforms Ren'Py 7.4 supported, while bringing you many of the new features of Ren'Py 8.0.

Ren'Py 8.0 and Ren'Py 7.5 are the first in what is planned to be a joint series of releases. Ren'Py 8.0:

  • Adds support for Python 3, which is recommended for all new games.
  • Removes support for 32-bit Windows and Linux.
  • Temporarily removes support for the web platform, to be added back in a near-future release.

Ren'Py 7.5:

  • Continues support for Python 2.7, to allow current games to release.
  • Improves support for the web platform, including:
    • Workarounds for changes introduced by web browsers that caused the browser to consume more memory when running Ren'Py, resulting in RangeErrors.
    • Detecting if the audio types supported by your game are available, and falling back if they are.

Ren'Py 8.0 and 7.5 are released in parallel, and share the same source code, which means the bulk of changes apply to both versions, including:

  • Support for the Visual Studio Code text editor, including the Ren'Py Language extension. This extension include support for many advanced including live diagnostics and an outline. It also allows access to many other Visual Studio Code extensions.
  • The new dismiss and nearrect displayables provide support for pop-up tooltips and drop-down menus.
  • A rewritten wrapper for Steamworks that supports the full API. This allows for Steam Deck integration, including automatically setting a "steam_deck" variant and displaying the on-screen keyboard.
  • Improvements to how graphics work on Android and iOS, improving compatibility with those devices.
  • Over 140 issues - a mix of fixes and feature requests - have been addressed in this release.

For a full list of what's changed in Ren'Py 8.0 and 7.5, see the changelog. These releases are brought to you by:

  • Alex
  • Andy_kl
  • Daniel Luque
  • Elckarow
  • GNCanva
  • Gouvernathor
  • Jacob Kauffmann
  • Joshua Fehler
  • Julian Uy
  • Julvenzor
  • Kigyo
  • Kyouryuukunn
  • Lari Liuhamo
  • LaUwUrence
  • Lezalith
  • Liu Wenyuan
  • LoafyLemon
  • Loliconazter
  • Mal Graty
  • Matias B.
  • Matt George
  • Moshibit
  • Numerlor
  • Raj Singh Chauhan
  • Raspberry-soft
  • Rob Colton
  • Siege-Wizard
  • Tey
  • Tichq
  • Totally a Booplicate
  • Zedraxlo
  • ねゆんせ
  • 琴梨梨

everyone who's tested these releases, and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.


Downloads of Ren'Py 7.5.3 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/7.5.3

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.

VS Code: Editor, Ren'Py Language extension.
To use a VS Code installed outside Ren'Py, select the "Visual Studio Code (System)" editor.
Atom (Windows): renpy-7.5.3-atom-windows.zip
Atom (Mac): renpy-7.5.3-atom-mac.zip
Atom (Linux): renpy-7.5.3-atom-linux.tar.bz2

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-7.5.3" directory.)

Android Support (RAPT): renpy-7.5.3-rapt.zip
iOS Support (Renios): renpy-7.5.3-renios.zip
Web Platform Support (Renpyweb): renpy-7.5.3-web.zip

Additional Downloads

Ren'Py Source Code: renpy-7.5.3-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-7.5.3.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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