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Software News   Software News : Hollywood 3: Evolution out now
   posted by softwarefailure on 27-Jan-2008 14:28:14 (4498 reads)
Airsoft Softwair are proud to annouce the immediate availability of Hollywood 3: Evolution. This is a major update which brings along many new features and general improvements over Hollywood 2.5. The most important new feature is that Hollywood can now compile native executables for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS. Yes, that's right. You can now save your Hollywood projects as fully stand-alone programs for Windows and Mac OS!

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This is made possible by the new HAL (Hollywood Abstraction Layer) introduced in Hollywood 3. And thanks to Hollywood's cross-compiler, you do not even need to have these operating systems running. You can cross-compile Mac OS and Windows binaries from every system that Hollywood runs on. This makes it possible to create full-blown Mac OS or Windows applications from your AmigaOS 3, AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, AROS, or WarpOS installation of Hollywood. The Mac OS and Windows applications created by Hollywood are completely stand-alone and do not need any additional libraries. They use the OS API directly, thus giving you the best speed possible without any overhead. They will work on any system that runs at least Windows 2000 or Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger).

Furthermore, the Mac OS and Windows versions use Hollywood's new ACL (Amiga Compatibility Layer). This means that they can handle many Amiga file formats like IFF ILBM, IFF ANIM, IFF 8SVX, IFF 16SV, Protracker modules and Amiga bitmap fonts. Thus, your scripts will run straight out of the box on Windows and Mac OS because Hollywood can open all these Amiga specific formats.

Besides these huge two new features Hollywood 3 has several other cool new features. Here is a non-exhaustive list of new features in Hollywood 3:

- Hollywood can compile Mac OS X programs now!
- Hollywood can compile Windows programs now!
- Switch between fullscreen and window via hotkey
- Iconify Hollywood scripts to the Workbench
- All Hollywood scripts are commodities now (controllable via Exchange)
- Improved sound library
- Cool new features in the DOS library
- New animation library: animation.datatype no longer necessary
- Direct access to the command line arguments
- More flexible control over Hollywood's appearance
- General code optimization and clean-up
- Support for new sound streaming formats
- Support for HAM6 and HAM8 animations
- Eight new example scripts (over 50 in total)
- Standard library set encompasses over 400 functions now!
- Lots of other changes, optimizations and bug fixes

Hollywood 3: Evolution is Airsoft Softwair's ultimate Multimedia experience and a must-have for every Amiga user who wants to use the full power that is in his machine. Hollywood is available on a CD-ROM and as a download version. If you order the download version, you will have to download an ISO image which you need to burn on CD-R then. If you already own Hollywood, you can buy a discounted upgrade version. Please visit the
Airsoft Softwair homepage for screenshots of Hollywood 3 in action (you can see screenshots of it running on Mac OS X and WinXP).

Hollywood is the ultimate bridge between all the different AmigaOS compatible platforms and the other two modern desktop systems, Windows and Mac OS! With Hollywood, you can save programs for all those platforms. You do not have to have AmigaOS4 or AROS, you can save programs for these platforms also from your AmigaOS3 installation! You do not need to have Mac OS X, you can still compile your programs for it using your AmigaOS or MorphOS installation. Only Hollywood makes it possible. If you want to learn more about Hollywood, please visit the Hollywood product information page which also contains a full feature list of Hollywood.

All this makes Hollywood The Cross-Platform Multimedia Application Layer. Join the Multimedia revolution and get your personal copy of Hollywood 3: Evolution now!
    

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Re: Hollywood 3: Evolution out now
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Very impressive.


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I guess this is the logical stepping stone to having Hollywood (& Hollywood Designer) running natively on Windows/MacOSX....

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WOHOOOOO....exe file for WIN and MAC...that is great....thx Airsoft!!!


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This is like a bridge between emulation and host environment too. Now it is possible to create something in emulation (eg. WinUAE) and run it outside the emulated environment! Great!!

Pardon my ignorance but what is the difference between Hollywood and Hollywood Designer? Are they independent applications? Or can they be combined together somehow? If so, what are the benefits? What can I create in Hollywood and cannot in the Designer and vice versa? Thanks!


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> I guess this is the logical stepping stone to having Hollywood (& Hollywood Designer) running natively on Windows/MacOSX....


NO! If it runs on Amiga only, we'll surprise all those ignorants with a "Made on an Amiga computer" message!! Then they'll be motivated to know more!


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Wow this looks very interesting.

Shame there's no demo but I've been struggling with the Multimedia Fusion demo for so long that this can't be any LESS intuitive. I'm going to bite the bullet and purchase it, and I'll finally have a purpose for my AROS install. :D

By the way, what exactly is a "64-bit scripting system"

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Wow! Outstanding.
It's a must get software

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Impressive indeed. Compile for all these amiga and other plattforms. If only macromedia would do like this and make Flash avaible for more platforms like amiga and linuxppc. Maybe hollywood would kick in as a webbrowser plugin ;)

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It's a must get software


Totally agree, looks wise! However, I only have one word to say, several times, and that word is DEMO, DEMO, DEMO, DEMO, DEMO, DEMO, DEMO!

Oh, maybe not one word, and the ability to write applications that don't require a ~10Mb download for something relatively simple. How about a Hollywood shared library or a Hollywood '.so' object like OWB now uses.

Other than that, excellent work!


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Hi there Slash :)

Well, in the early days of hollywood/hollywood designer, I too was eager to try out a demo.. However, one day i decided to just buy the software-package - and this is probably my best spent money on any amigasoftware!

Hollywood and Hollywood Designer is now my favoritte software, and the overall quality is superb! Myself i mainly use Designer to make multimedia-presentations.

Airsoft Softwair has written a very detailed manual (amigaguide-format) - maybe it would be possible for you to see this if you are interested ? So you could get an idea of how hollywood acutally works ?

There is also an active hollywood- mailinglist consisting of the developer himself and alot of experienced (and helpful) user.

I really hope that alot of users are buying this software, and support one of the greatest developers still around on Amiga!


Congratulations to Andreas! and thank you very much for updating hollywood once again!!

Best regards
Torgeir :)

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I think this is so called "killer app" !!!


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Ok so I've purchased the software, and I'm updating VmAROS to the latest version while I'm waiting for my Hollywood download link to be sent to me. Hopefully I'll be able to give this a wizz by the time I get on the train tomorrow morning. I'll let you know my thoughts as soon as I have.

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Even if a demo is not available (which I understand), being able to download the guide would be great. At least I could check if Hollywood has the features I'm looking for...

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@AmiKit:

Quote:

Pardon my ignorance but what is the difference between Hollywood and Hollywood Designer? Are they independent applications? Or can they be combined together somehow? If so, what are the benefits?

Hollywood = beginner friendly programming language based on lua. no access to host OS functions, but powerful functions for graphics (including layers, sprites, collision detection...), sound, input/output handling etc.

Hollywood Designer: A PowerPoint/Scala clone. the presentations created with Hollywood Designer need to be compiled with Hollywood.

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very nice suprice update.

keep up the good work.


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This is really impressive. I and I'm sure others mentioned this as really being 'needed' to use for anything much other than play, and you delivered. Now in theory, I COULD actually use this for some work presos...until of course someone wants to modify it, but that's ok. This is really a nice improvement (running on OS X and Windows).

I assume it will run on XP and Vista as well? Any plans for Linux?

This may well become my next AOS software purchase.


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This is wonderfull! Great! :) I will support them from now on. Thanks for Hollywood.

Is there a great learning site for programming Hollywood scripts etc?


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Sounds very impressive!
When Hollywood 2.5 was released I was interrested but I'm lacking any programming skills. So I didn't bought it. Well the only programming I ever did was with Turbo Pascal... 10 years ago.

When browsing the Airsoft site the following did sound very good:
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Although all this may sound a bit complicated to you, it is very easy. Programming skills are not necessary.


Is Hollywood really useable for a beginner like me?


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