I'm brand new to Ren'Py (downloaded it two days ago) and just pieced together my first practice VN—a tiny thing with one background, a handful of character images, 8 menus, and 627 words.
Everything seems to be working well, so far as the scripting goes. I'm working with the default template file and haven't changed anything but script.rpy, which i cleaned out and wrote all myself. Lint says that everything is good, and I've done full playthrough testing to make sure that it works. Then I went to "Building Distributions" in the Launcher—got a clean Lint again—and ultimately got the option of building distributions for Linux x86 and/or Macintosh Universal (see screenshot below). That's all well and good if I'm making VNs for Linus and Mac, but what about Windows?
Now, since it does say "Macintosh Universal
," I tried building that one. Works great on a Mac, but when I tried opening it on a PC it just gave me the file contents—no .exe and nothing, so far as I could tell, that would open an application on a PC.
Just in case the issue has something to do with the template file, I also tried with the_question (which is in mint condition, precisely as it came when I downloaded Ren'Py), and once again was only given the option of building for Linux x86 and/or Macintosh Universal.
Everything I'm reading about Ren'Py indicates that it will build for Linux, Mac, and Windows, as well as having the option of creating a zip file containing applications for all three systems. So why am I only getting the two options? Or am I missing something, and does one of those two somehow work for Windows?
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