A lua file extension is related to the Lua scripting language and used for its script files.

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Software that works with lua file extension

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LUA file - Lua script

What is lua file? How to open lua files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

lua file icon: lua filetype icon

The lua file extension is commonly associated with so called lua scripts.

Lua is a powerful, fast, light-weight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics.

Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

Lua scripts are used in many programs, such as VLC player and computer games like World of Warcraft, Homeworld, Prototype, Warcraft 2, Transport Fever, Baldur's Gate, Blitzkrieg, Civilization 5, Company of Heroes, Crysis, DOTA, Empire: Total Ware, Far Cry, etc.

The default software associated to lua file type:

Sublime Text icon

Sublime Text  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Sublime HQ Pty Ltd

Sublime Text is advanced text editor used to write source codes in various programming languages. It is a great tool for programmers and offers great feature and performance. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems.

Adobe ExtendScript icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe ExtendScript  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

A development and debugging tool for JavaScript scripts, last version of ExtendScript Toolkit (ESTK) was released in 2006.

Lua icon

Lua  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Waldemar, Roberto, Luiz

Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics.

Help how to open:

You can open and edit *.lua files in any text editor or IDE.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .lua file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Find conversions from lua file:

lua to c

lua to tns

Related links:

Lua Website.

List of software applications associated to the .lua file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open lua file, edit lua file, convert lua file, view lua file, play lua file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting lua files.

  • Open lua file
  • Edit lua file
  • Create lua file

Software that open lua file - Lua script

Programs supporting the exension lua on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open lua file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with lua file by default:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Adobe ExtendScript small icon Adobe ExtendScript
Other suggested software:
Lua Player for PSP
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Atom small icon Atom

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


Main software associated with lua file by default:
Lua small icon Lua
Other suggested software:
Visual Studio Code small icon Visual Studio Code

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