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What is it?

Hollywood is a multimedia-oriented programming language that can be used to create applications and games very easily. Designed with the paradigm to make software creation as easy as possible in mind, Hollywood is suited for beginners and advanced users alike. Hollywood comes with an extensive function library (encompassing over 800 different commands) that simplifies the creation of applications and games 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 executables for all platforms from any platform Hollywood is running on. For instance, you can compile macOS application bundles using the Windows version of Hollywood and vice versa. On top of that, there are also extensions that allow you to compile your Hollywood projects into native applications for iOS and Android.

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 a USB flash drive without any prior installation whatsoever. Furthermore, Hollywood's core functionality can be greatly enhanced through lots of freely available plugins allowing you to access OpenGL and SDL through Hollywood, for instance.

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)
  • macOS (x86)
  • macOS (x64)
  • macOS (ppc)
  • MorphOS (ppc)
  • WarpOS (m68k/ppc)
  • Windows (x86)
  • Windows (x64)

News

07-Jul-2019: Remedios 1.0 released
This is what many people have been waiting for: Hollywood has finally landed on iOS with the Remedios add-on. This add-on allows you to turn your Hollywood applets into stand-alone iOS apps with just a few mouseclicks! All details here.

10-Feb-2019: Hollywood 8: Supremacy out now
After 12 months of development, Airsoft Softwair is proud to present Hollywood 8: Supremacy. This is a massive update and contains tons of new features and improvements. Click here for all the details.

11-Feb-2018: Hollywood 7.1 released
Hollywood 7.1, a major update with many new features and important bug fixes, has been released today. See here for details.

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, macOS, 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.

 

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