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What are LUA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LUA file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the LUA file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your LUA file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: July 31, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

PlayOn SettingsPlayOn SettingsUser submitted
LuaLuaUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
LuaEditLuaEditUser submitted
TextPadTextPadUser submitted
PSPadPSPadUser submitted
Strata Design 3DStrata Design 3DUser submitted
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