was released on July 13, 2021. The main downloads of Ren'Py 7.4.7 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.
I'm happy to announce Ren'Py 7.4.7, the seventh patch release of Ren'Py 7.4. This release includes many fixes, and some major improvements.
Perhaps the biggest set of changes was to the Web port of Ren'Py, which has been rewritten to use the web browser's native audio processing. This prevents expensive operations, like decoding image files, from interrupting audio playback. (However, an issue with Safari still exists.) Self-voicing has also been added to the web plaform.
There have also been improvements to support for the iOS platform, that allow Ren'Py games to run on the latest iPhones without aggressive pillarboxing.
The input displayable has grown quite a bit of functionality, with more keys being supported, and the caret blinking to indicate that text can be edited.
The Atom editor has been updated.
There is quite a bit of new functionality in this release, please check out the changelog for some of the new things that can be done.
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:
everyone who's tested this release, and myself, Tom "PyTom" Rothamel.
Downloads of Ren'Py 7.4.7 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:
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.
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-7.4.7" directory.)
We also maintain a complete list of releases.