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XPKMaster plugin but not only.

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:49 am
by Sheeva700

YaFaPlayer plugin is working very well and it's fun !

I was just a bit despitate when i understand that the internal XPK decruncher is the only one available for playback. (nuke,rake,len,stonecracker)
i understant the compatbility reason of this and why you did so.

I Understand also that i'm one of few peoples in this galaxy who is still creating anim using yafa (a guy from Orion is still using this too) :lol: .

So can i propose a new plugin for Amiga "like" platform ?

XPKMaster Plugin. :idea:
XPKMASTER library is one of most usefull library for amiga platform and compression/encoding sub libs are still enhanced (PPC).
This one can open a whole new "compression/encoding" functionalities to hollywood scripter like me.
and not only regarding my YaFa concern. (but i'm still dreaming of a SaveAnim() with #ANMFMT_YAFA argument). :mrgreen:

Another idea is a more general plugin where we can use any .library and/or .device ! :P :idea:

By extension, this can be able to use LIBRARY from and for other platform. (requiering of course a dedicated Platform Plugin).
btw, this kind of plugin can totally enhance Hollywood without creating a specific plugin for each situation.
The problem is how to keep that simple. that where Andreas is amazing. :)


Re: XPKMaster plugin but not only.

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:21 am
by airsoftsoftwair
Packer plugins are indeed planned because since Hollywood 6.0 the SDK has all the interfaces needed for it. A general library/device plugin is not going to come from me, however, because native programming is not something I'd like to have in Hollywood.