Hollywood 3: Evolution out now
Date 27-Jan-2008 14:43:00
Topic: Software News
|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!|
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!