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Your first version of Ren'Py!

#1 Post by Kokoro Hane » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:06 pm

I thought it'd be fun to talk about where we all began. Do you remember which version of Ren'Py you started using when you entered the visual novel dev community?

Mine was, and I kid you not I wouldn't let go of it for a few years, Ren'Py 6.12.1.
https://www.renpy.org/release/6.12.1

I loaded it up again after a long time, and here is what the interface looked like! And that project title happens to be my very first attempt at NaNoRenO back in 2012. Ah, fun times! xD
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#2 Post by Imperf3kt » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:38 pm

I started with renpy 6.99.7
Still have the installer.
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#3 Post by nerupuff » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 pm

I always use the latest release of RenPy because I want to see all the new code I can use (albeit me being such a newbie to it that I tend to mess things up...)

But my first RenPy version was something in 2012. I checked the release list on the website and it's likely that it's RenPy 6.14 "Steampunk Hamster (I also remember wondering what the naming convention was for each of the releases). It's pretty cool that they still post the DL links for all previous versions.

I don't particularly remember the year but I remember being frantic when the 16:9 resolution started taking popularity especially since I've been used to using 4:3 aspect ratio for games (which gives it a charming, retro VN feel lol)
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#4 Post by Kokoro Hane » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:32 pm

nerupuff wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:28 pm
I always use the latest release of RenPy because I want to see all the new code I can use (albeit me being such a newbie to it that I tend to mess things up...)

But my first RenPy version was something in 2012. I checked the release list on the website and it's likely that it's RenPy 6.14 "Steampunk Hamster (I also remember wondering what the naming convention was for each of the releases). It's pretty cool that they still post the DL links for all previous versions.

I don't particularly remember the year but I remember being frantic when the 16:9 resolution started taking popularity especially since I've been used to using 4:3 aspect ratio for games (which gives it a charming, retro VN feel lol)
Ah 4:3.... I still make a few of my games that way, especially if the background assets happen to be 4:3, otherwise I will use 16:9 which even back then I used. It is neat how Ren'Py keeps the old versions up, plus I like how in the newer versions you still have the choice of the Legacy theme which is great for old codes that do things you need that can't run on the new one.
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False Hope [Demo][WiP][SuNoFes'17]
Crystal Captor: Memory Chronicle Finale [COMPLETE][RPG][#1 in So Bad It's Good jam '17]
The Only One Girl [WiP][Up.5/20/2017][1stQ ver. released]
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#5 Post by isobellesophia » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:46 pm

I started Ren'Py with the version of 7.1.0...
But now i always use lastest versions of Ren'Py.
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#6 Post by Donmai » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:29 pm

Kokoro Hane wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Mine was, and I kid you not I wouldn't let go of it for a few years, Ren'Py 6.12.1.
I started with Ren'Py 6.10.2e, and I still keep it installed. Some old projects of mine didn't work well in the latest versions. I like to keep my personal nostalgic museum.
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#7 Post by Kokoro Hane » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:05 pm

Donmai wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:29 pm
I started with Ren'Py 6.10.2e, and I still keep it installed. Some old projects of mine didn't work well in the latest versions. I like to keep my personal nostalgic museum.
Wow! You've been with Ren'Py for quite sometime. Yes, I love having a personal nostalgia library too. ^^
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False Hope [Demo][WiP][SuNoFes'17]
Crystal Captor: Memory Chronicle Finale [COMPLETE][RPG][#1 in So Bad It's Good jam '17]
The Only One Girl [WiP][Up.5/20/2017][1stQ ver. released]
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#8 Post by PyTom » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:36 pm

I win.

(But this is fascinating. Keep it up.)
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#9 Post by Imperf3kt » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:11 pm

PyTom wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:36 pm
I win.
Did not see that coming. Well played 😁
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#10 Post by Kokoro Hane » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:56 pm

PyTom wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:36 pm
I win.

(But this is fascinating. Keep it up.)
None of us can beat you lol, I bet you have secret alphas still backed up :lol:
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An Encounter ~In The Rain~ [COMPLETE][IntRenAiMo'19]
False Hope [Demo][WiP][SuNoFes'17]
Crystal Captor: Memory Chronicle Finale [COMPLETE][RPG][#1 in So Bad It's Good jam '17]
The Only One Girl [WiP][Up.5/20/2017][1stQ ver. released]
30 Kilowatt Hours Left [COMPLETE][GameJolt GDC Jam2016]

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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#11 Post by Alex » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:00 pm

Kokoro Hane wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:56 pm
PyTom wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:36 pm
I win.

(But this is fascinating. Keep it up.)
None of us can beat you lol, I bet you have secret alphas still backed up :lol:
There was a post about it - viewtopic.php?t=4638
(viewtopic.php?f=8&t=53619&p=504168#p504168)

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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#12 Post by Kokoro Hane » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:21 pm

Alex wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:00 pm
None of us can beat you lol, I bet you have secret alphas still backed up :lol:
There was a post about it - viewtopic.php?t=4638
(viewtopic.php?f=8&t=53619&p=504168#p504168)
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False Hope [Demo][WiP][SuNoFes'17]
Crystal Captor: Memory Chronicle Finale [COMPLETE][RPG][#1 in So Bad It's Good jam '17]
The Only One Girl [WiP][Up.5/20/2017][1stQ ver. released]
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#13 Post by Katy133 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:04 pm

I think I started with 6.17.3 (that's the earliest zip I have). :O
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#14 Post by eezergoode » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:35 pm

My first version of Ren'Py was 5.5.something I think, back in 2006. Of course, I didn't actually do much with it, I made two basic VNs for my kids based on old CYOA books from my childhood.

The first version I ever actually put any effort into learning and doing something substantial was... um.. what version are we on now? Because that's the one :)
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Re: Your first version of Ren'Py!

#15 Post by thebackup » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:24 pm

I entered the world of Ren'Py with 6.8.1, as I created my final art project for college with it (titled "Final Week"). Prior to that my VNs were created with Flash (which I must admit was a bit of a pain to create with).

That was like... 10 years ago, has it really been that long?
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