Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 Releases

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Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 Releases

#1 Post by PyTom »

I'm happy to announce Ren'Py 8.1, the second feature release of Ren'Py to support Python 3. This release is the first version of Ren'Py 8 to run on the web platform, and is recommended for all new games and games that plan to release after May 2024.

I'm also happy to announce Ren'Py 7.6, a feature release that retains support for Python 2.7. This release is intended to support games that do not support Python 3 yet, and plan to release before May 2024.

Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 are a joint release that add improved documentation, fixes, and many new features to Ren'Py. Some of the new features are:

Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 are a joint release that add improved documentation, fixes, and many new features to Ren'Py. Some of the new features are:
  • Ren'Py Sync, an easy way to synchronize save games between computers, phones, and the web.
  • A built-in way for displaying character dialogue in speech bubbles, including an interactive editor for positioning the bubbles.
  • Ren'Py 8-only support for progressive web apps, including features like installing on a device and caching data locally.
  • Apple Silicon support.
  • Sticky layers, such that an image tag remains associated with a layer until it's hidden.
  • Detached layers, that are displayables themselves.
  • Support for displaying AVIF images.
  • Support for displaying SVG images.
  • Support for oversampled images, which can be used to upgrade a game to a higher resolution.
  • Support for AV1 video on PC and Mobile platforms, with web support depending on browser support.
  • A rewritten audio mixing system that works on a per-sample basis, allowing for smoother fadeouts and removing clicks.
  • Volume sliders that work in decibels, and hence are more responsive.
  • Viewports that can be dragged on touch screen devices, even if the player is touching a button or bar.
  • Support for _ren.py files, that allow Ren'Py script to be edited using Python text editors (allowing for better completion of Python-heavy files).
  • The use of lenticular brackets as a simpler syntax for ruby text (furigana).
  • The ability to substitute text before self-voicing is performed, allowing pronunciation to be changed.
  • A new warning that reminds people that it's insecure to load saves from people you do not fully trust.
  • New transform properties that control rotation on the 3D Stage.
As well as many more new features, improvements, fixes, and a dark theme for the documentation.

Note: This release moves the android keys to a per-project location. While Ren'Py will automatically move the keys, you should make a backup of rapt/android.keystore and rapt/bundle.keystore before upgrading.

Downloads of 8.1.0 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/8.1.0

Downloads of 7.6.0 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/7.6.0

A full list of changes to Ren'Py can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/changelog.html

A list of changes that may require you to update your game can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/incompatible.html

Please also check out the credits and sponsor list.
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Re: Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 Released

#2 Post by Tayruu »

I'm surprised that images weren't tied to their associated onlayer if altered (as per the example) until this update. I honestly would've expected them to be.
That said, the times I've tested onlayer so far I've either not changed the expression of a portrait, or been testing the 3D camera without altering the image displayables themselves.

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Re: Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 Releases

#3 Post by PyTom »

I'm pleased to announce the release of Ren'Py 8.1.1 and Ren'Py 7.6.1. These releases contain fixes for Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6, respectively.

Downloads of Ren'Py 8.1.1 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/8.1.1

Downloads of Ren'Py 7.6.1 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/7.6.1

A full list of changes to Ren'Py can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/changelog.html

A list of changes that may require you to update your game can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/incompatible.html

Please also check out the credits and sponsor list.
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Re: Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 Releases

#4 Post by gofa4a »

In the latest version of the Ren'Py engine 7.6.1, the Live2d library for the 32-bit version is not installed.

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Re: Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 Releases

#5 Post by gofa4a »

For 64 bit it is installed, but not for 32 bit.

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Re: Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 Releases

#6 Post by PyTom »

I'm pleased to announce the release of Ren'Py 8.1.2 and Ren'Py 7.6.2. These releases contain fixes for Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6, respectively.

Downloads of Ren'Py 8.1.2 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/8.1.2

Downloads of Ren'Py 7.6.2 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/7.6.2

A full list of changes to Ren'Py can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/changelog.html

A list of changes that may require you to update your game can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/incompatible.html

Please also check out the credits and sponsor list.
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Re: Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 Releases

#7 Post by PyTom »

I'm happy to announce the release of Ren'Py 8.1.3 and Ren'Py 7.6.3. These releases contain fixes for Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6, respectively.

Downloads of Ren'Py 8.1.3 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/8.1.3

Downloads of Ren'Py 7.6.3 can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/release/7.6.3

A full list of changes to Ren'Py can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/changelog.html

A list of changes that may require you to update your game can be found at:

https://www.renpy.org/doc/html/incompatible.html

Please also check out the credits and sponsor list.
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