View Full Version : Plug-ins in LW8?

08-01-2003, 08:05 PM
Have not heard anything about plug-ins for LW8.

Will old plugs work (like "G2") or will they have to be updated or even re-written?

Will LW8 finaly be able to load plug-ins created for PC's?


Darth Mole
08-01-2003, 10:55 PM
NewTek has stated its intention to ensure that third-party plug-ins are better supported in the SDK. Currently there's certain data that plug-ins can't access or can't use properly.

The PC and Mac versions of LW still run on differing architecture, so plug-ins have to be recompiled to work on the Mac. This can vary in difficulty depending how the plug-ins have beene coded - if the programmer sticks to the SDK, they can be recompiled fairly easily.

But, basically, no - LW8 won't solve the disparity between the availability of PC and Mac plug-ins. However, all the old plug-ins should work okay (it would be madness if they ALL had to be tweaked!).