Saturday, September 17, 2011

ren py 6.13 released

Ren'Py is a visual novel engine that helps to use words, images, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. These can be both visual novels and life simulation games. The easy to learn script language allows to efficiently write large visual novels, while its Python scripting is enough for complex simulation games.
More info about it is posted here.

Now version 6.13 is released;but the the shift+U updater is not capable of upgrading 6.12.2 to this release. So upgraders will have to download it from the site (link given in the aforementioned page).From their release,

Ren'Py 6.13 "Eye of the Storm" includes two fundamental improvements to Ren'Py. The first is a complete rewrite of the text display code. In addition to supporting new features such as interpolation of fields, kerning, ruby text, the new display code is far faster than the previous code.
Ren'Py 6.13 also adds a DirectX rendering path. This new renderer should lead to faster and more functional text display on Windows system with DirectX support
In addition to these major features, 6.13 adds a style preferences system, new actions - including actions for image galleries and music rooms - and new themes.
Some notes for upgraders:
* The change in interpolation may cause your old scripts to stop working. Please see the incompatible changes documentation for information on how to upgrade your script or enable a compatibility mode.