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iRex iLiad Support


We thank HixBooks for sponsoring this port.

Ren'Py now supports the iRex iLiad ebook reader. If you have a distribution of a Ren'Py game designed for the iLiad (the filename will be, then it can be used by unzipping it to a filesystem accessable to the iLiad (either the internal memory, or a media card), and then selecting the game from the built-in browser.

The following keys are useful in-game:

PageDown (the big bar)
Advance to the next screen.
PageUp (the big bar)
Rollback to the previous screen.
Up and Down arrows
Select a menu choice.
Circle (between the arrows)
Activate a menu choice.
Circle-Hold (for a few seconds)
Go to the in-game menu, allowing saving, loading, etc.

The stylus can also be used to play the game and make menu choices.

Building an iLiad Distribution

To build an iLiad distribution, you'll need to download Ren'Py 6.8.1 or later and the latest version of the iLiad support files:

Unzip this file inside the unzipped Ren'Py directory. (So that is in the same directory as renpy.exe and Once installed, when using the Tools menu of the launcher to build distributions, the iLiad distribution will be one of those that is built.

Porting an Existing Game

To port an existing game:

  1. Unzip it inside the Ren'Py directory.
  2. Rename the game directory, if desired.
  3. Select the project inside the Ren'Py launcher.
  4. Proceed to build an iLiad distribution, described above.