LUA File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a LUA file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .LUA files.

What is a LUA file?

Files that contain the .lua file extension contain Lua programming scripts. These scripts are written in the Lua programming language, an embeddable and light-weight scripting language.

LUA files are designed to extend to different computer applications. LUA files can be used as stand-alone scripting files (in which they are usually stored in a text-based file format) or they can be compiled to create an executable software program. The Lua programming language was created in 1993 at the Pontifical Catholic University.

Warcraft 2 is one of the many computer applications that uses Lua scripts in the operation of the software application.

How to open LUA files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension LUA for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different LUA openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension LUA

While we know of one file format using the .LUA file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .LUA file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of LUA files. Remember, different programs may use LUA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
PlayOn SettingsPlayOn SettingsUser submitted
LuaLuaUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
LuaEditLuaEditUser submitted
TextPadTextPadUser submitted
PSPadPSPadUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LUA-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with LUA-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!