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Ren'Py 8.1 and Ren'Py 7.6 Releases

Posted: Sun May 14, 2023 12:25 pm
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.

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

Posted: Mon May 15, 2023 5:04 am
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2023 10:23 pm
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.

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

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2023 3:04 pm
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.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2023 8:45 am
by gofa4a
For 64 bit it is installed, but not for 32 bit.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2023 11:28 pm
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.

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

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2023 11:04 pm
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.