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       renpy - engine for creating visual novels


       renpy [path to the script directory]


       Ren'Py  is  a  programming  language  and runtime, intended to ease the
       creation of visual-novel type games. It contains features that make  it
       easy to display thoughts, dialogue, and menus; to display images to the
       user; to write game logic; and to support the  saving  and  loading  of

       Ren'Py  tries  to  be  like an executable script, allowing you to get a
       working game without much more effort than is required to type the game
       script into the computer.

       Ren'Py  is implemented on top of python, and that python heritage shows
       through in many places. Many Ren'Py statements allow python expressions
       to  be  used,  and  there are also Ren'Py statements that allow for the
       execution of arbitrary python code. Many of the less-used  features  of
       Ren'Py  are exposed to the user by way of python. By only requiring use
       of the simplest features of python, it's  hoped  that  Ren'Py  will  be
       usable by all game authors.


       If  you  run  the  program  without  any  arguments,  zou  will  get an
       interactive launcher from where you can select, run and work  different

       For  running  a script, you need to give the full path to the directory
       that contains the game you want to play.

       For example: renpy /usr/share/games/renpy/demo/

       To learn how to use the game interface, you  should  install  and  play


       The game data for each user is stored at ~/.renpy/ directory.

       The  scripts  can  be  installed  in  the  system bz placing them under
       /usr/share/games/renpy/ , but you can run any script  in  an  arbitrarz
       directory just by telling the path as the parameter to the game.


       You can find more information at

                                   May 2007                           renpy(6)