Does anyone know how I get Lua installed and running on Windows?

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silvanet
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Does anyone know how I get Lua installed and running on Windows?

Post by silvanet » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:49 am

Or should I be going to a Lua forum to ask that? I was trying to follow the instructions on installing it but I'm not clear on that. I know I don't need it to use Love 2D. Just asking because I read a lot of mention of it for game development.

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Re: Does anyone know how I get Lua installed and running on Windows?

Post by ReFreezed » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:29 pm

Check out the LuaBinaries project. You just download a zip file with the executable. Make sure you get the Lua version you want (e.g. Lua 5.1).

The Lua for Windows project might be of interest as well. It's Lua plus a bunch of useful libraries and stuff.
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Re: Does anyone know how I get Lua installed and running on Windows?

Post by darkfrei » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:27 pm

You can run Lua just with build-in plugin for Notepad++ or with ZeroBrain Studio.

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Re: Does anyone know how I get Lua installed and running on Windows?

Post by RNavega » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:23 am

When I need a Lua shell to test some regex, math formulas or some syntax that I forgot, I fire up the LuaJIT binary provided by the generous LuaPower project. You can get the binaries in here:
https://github.com/luapower/luajit/tree/master/bin

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