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Ren'Py 6.99.6 "Here's to the crazy ones."

was released on September 14, 2015. The main downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.6 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.

Release History and Updates

The history of older Ren'Py 6.99 releases can be found at



I'm pleased to announce Ren'Py 6.99.6. This is the latest in a series of releases that introduce the new features that will make up Ren'Py 7.

The 6.99.6 release:

  • Has much better support for high-resolution displays. Retina displays are now supported on Mac OS X and iOS - the latter support was broken by 6.99.5. On all platforms, Ren'Py will try to render text at the display resolution, rather than the game's resolution. This means that text should remain sharp even as the window is scaled up.
  • Joystick support has been removed from Ren'Py, and replaced with gamepad support based on SDL2's new controller API. This API maps all sorts of gamepads to an Xbox-style controller, making standard bindings possible in the same way such bindings are possible for a keyboard and mouse.
  • Ren'Py now automatically backs up .rpy files when a game changes. These script files are backed up to the system-wide save directory.

This release also includes a number of other fixes and improvements.

We'd like to thank Patrick Dawson for writing much of the code of Pygame_SDL2, a new, SDL2-based implementation of the Pygame API, and Chris Mear, who created the initial iOS port of Ren'Py that our current support is based on. Other contributors include:

  • Asfdfdfd
  • Baekansi
  • Bbs3223474
  • Beuc
  • Caryoscelus
  • Daniel Luque
  • Denzil
  • Diapolo10
  • Evilantishad0w
  • Giuseppe Bertone
  • Huang Junjie
  • Javimat
  • Konstantin Nikolayev
  • Kyouryuukunn
  • Lapalissiano
  • Nolanlemahn
  • Renoa
  • RangHo Lee
  • rivvil
  • Tlm-2501
  • Zigmut

and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.

Downloads of Ren'Py 6.99.6 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:

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.

Editra (Windows):
Editra (Mac):
Editra (Linux): renpy-6.99.6-editra-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-6.99.6" directory.)

Android Support (RAPT):
iOS Support (Renios):

Additional Downloads

Ren'Py Source Code: renpy-6.99.6-source.tar.bz2
Contains the source code of the Ren'Py distribution without any binary components.
Pygame_SDL2 Source Code: pygame_sdl2-for-renpy-6.99.6.tar.bz2
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:
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.

We also maintain a complete list of releases.