File Extension .Lua

Files with a LUA file extension are mostly linked with the Lua application developed by TecGraf – Computer Graphics Technology Group. The Lua application is known as a potent yet lightweight programming language with the foremost purpose of extending applications though Lua is also commonly used as a general-purpose and stand-alone programming language. Lua means “moon” in the Portuguese language and is pronounced as “loo-ah”, it is currently a free to download and free to try programming language that comes in a freely available software.

Since the Lua programming language is an embeddable scripting language, files with a LUA file extension can be used in conjunction with other programming languages that support the LUA file format. And since the LUA format combines straightforward procedural syntax with potent data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics, the contents of the files with this file extension are dynamically typed and ran by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine. This format then is highly ideal for programmers who favour configuration, scripting and rapid prototyping.

LUA scripts or code files are used in various computer games and software. In fact, the programming language Lua may be used to customize games like the “World of Warcraft” and the “Dawn of War”. Even mobile games like the “Angry Birds” can be customized using the Lua programming language and the customized file is saved with the LUA file extension. LUA files are not saved in plain text format and therefore not for opening in a text editor. Below are the programs that can be used to open files with a LUA file extension:

Mac OS GNU Project C and C++ Compiler (GCC)

Blizzard World of Warcraft Interface AddOn Kit

Rovio Mobile Angry Birds

MacroMates TextMate

Windows Dawn of War Mod Tools

Addon Studio for World of Warcraft

Blizzard World of Warcraft Interface AddOn Kit

Microsoft Notepad

Linux GNU Project C and C++ Compiler (GCC)

GNU Emacs


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