Please consider linking to the Download Ren'Py page, which will be updated when a new version of Ren'Py is released.
You only need to download one of these three files. Each of these files contains the full Ren'Py software development kit, containing everything needed to develop Ren'Py games for Windows 2000 and up, Mac OS X 10.4 and up, and Linux x86. The development environment contains the files needed to produce games for all three platforms. Each file also includes the jEdit text editor, the Ren'Py demo, and "The Question", an example game.
Java Requirement. Java 1.5 or later is required to run the jEdit text editor. If it's not installed on your computer, you'll need to download it from java.com. Java is not required to run Ren'Py games, only to develop your own.
License. Ren'Py is licensed under a very liberal license, that allows for free commercial and non-commercial use. Read the full license for details, but a short summary is that you can distribute Ren'Py games however you want, as long as you include LICENSE.txt.
Ren'Py 6.11.1 "Done in One" is the first minor release of the Ren'Py 6.11 series. The primary focus of this release is to fix bugs found in 6.11.0, but it also includes a few low-risk new features, including alpha-controlled dissolves and a notification system.
Downloads of 6.11.1 and a full release announcement can be found at:
A list of changes can be found at:
We're in the process of migrating to Sphinx generated documentation. Some useful links are:
Until the migration is finished, the wiki reference manual should be consulted for all otherwise-undocumented functionality.
These are intended for people who plan to package Ren'Py, or to port it to new platforms.