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.LUA File Extension

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File TypeLua Source File

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This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

What is an LUA file?

A LUA file is a source code file written in Lua, a light-weight programming language designed for extending applications. It can be compiled into a program using an ANSI C compiler.

More Information

LUA files may be used to customize certain applications, such as the World of Warcraft and Dawn of War video games. Also, Angry Birds, the popular mobile devices game, uses LUA files for game levels. However, these files are compiled LUA files and are not saved in plain text. Adobe uses Lua for programming the Lightroom user interface.

NOTE: "Lua" comes from the Portuguese word for moon.

Programs that open LUA files
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Addon Studio for World of Warcraft
Blizzard World of Warcraft Interface AddOn Kit
Microsoft Notepad
Other text editor
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Blizzard World of Warcraft Interface AddOn Kit
Rovio Mobile Angry Birds
MacroMates TextMate
Other text editor
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
GNU Emacs
Other text editor
Updated 5/24/2016

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