5.2 Installation

Hollywood plugins use the suffix *.hwp. On all systems except on AmigaOS and compatibles, plugins must be stored in a directory named "Plugins" that is in the same directory as the main Hollywood program. On AmigaOS and compatible systems, plugins must be installed to LIBS:Hollywood instead. On macOS, the "Plugins" directory must be inside the "Resources" directory of the application bundle, i.e. inside the HollywoodInterpreter.app/Contents/Resources directory. Note that HollywoodInterpreter.app is stored inside the Hollywood.app application bundle itself, namely in Hollywood.app/Contents/Resources.

When distributing a compiled Hollywood program, plugins required by your program must simply be put into the same directory as your program. On AmigaOS and compatible systems, plugins in a compiled program's directory have a higher priority than those in LIBS:Hollywood. So if a plugin is present in both locations, Hollywood will load the one from the program's directory. When compiling application bundles for macOS, plugins need to be put in the "Resources" directory of the application bundle, i.e. in MyProject.app/Contents/Resources.

The Android version of Hollywood also supports Hollywood plugins. You have to copy them to the directory Hollywood/Plugins on your SD card. Hollywood will scan this location on every startup and load all plugins from there.


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