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What is it?

Hollywood is a multimedia-oriented programming language that can be used to create graphical applications very easily. It was designed with the paradigm to make software creation as easy as possible in mind. Thus, Hollywood is suited for beginners and advanced users alike. Hollywood comes with an extensive function library (encompassing over 700 different commands) that simplifies the creation of games, presentations, and applications, to a great extent. Having been in development since 2002 it is a very mature and stable software package today.

One of the highlights of Hollywood is its inbuilt cross-compiler which can be used to deploy software on many different platforms without having to change a single line of the code. The cross-compiler can compile for all platforms from any platform Hollywood is running on. For instance, you can compile Mac OS X application bundles using the Windows version of Hollywood. There is even an optional add-on that can convert Hollywood applets into stand-alone APKs for release on Android! Android development has never been so easy!

Hollywood is a light-weight, but still powerful programming language whose core is just about two megabytes in size and does not require any external components. Hence, it is ideal for creating programs which run right out of the box. In fact, Hollywood programs will run perfectly from an USB flash drive without any prior installation whatsoever. The following platform architectures are currently supported by Hollywood:

  • AmigaOS 3 (m68k)
  • AmigaOS 4 (ppc)
  • Android (arm)
  • AROS (x86)
  • iOS (arm)
  • Linux (x86)
  • Linux (x64)
  • Linux (arm)
  • Linux (ppc)
  • Mac OS X (x86)
  • Mac OS X (x64)
  • Mac OS X (ppc)
  • MorphOS (ppc)
  • WarpOS (m68k/ppc)
  • Windows (x86)
  • Windows (x64)


19-Mar-2017: Hollywood 7: Eternity out now
In the year of Hollywood's 15th anniversary, Airsoft Softwair is back on your screen with Hollywood 7: Eternity. This is a massive update and contains tons of new features and improvements. Click here for all details.

15-May-2016: RapaGUI 1.0 released
This is the game changer you've been waiting for! Cross-platform GUI programming is now possible with Hollywood. The new RapaGUI plugin allows you to create native GUIs for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and AmigaOS. See here for all details.

13-Mar-2016: Hollywood 6.1 released
Hollywood 6.1, a major update with many new features and important bug fixes, has been released today. See here for details.

31-Jan-2016: APK Compiler 1.0 released
This is what many people have been waiting for: The brand-new APK Compiler allows you to compile your Hollywood applets into stand-alone APK files that can be distributed via Google Play. Development for Android has never been so easy! All details here.

07-Jun-2015: GL Galore 1.0 released
This is revolutionary news: Hollywood goes 3D! Hardware-accelerated 3D programming is now possible using the new GL Galore plugin and OpenGL®. See here for all details.

22-Feb-2015: Hollywood 6: Epiphany out now
After three years of development, Hollywood 6: Epiphany is finally available. This is a massive update and contains tons of new features and improvements. Click here for a detailed list of new features.


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