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Lua for Wii

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| title = Lua
| version = 5.1.5-wii-1
| type = ported library
| author licence = MIT| maintainer = [[User:Carstene1ns|carstene1ns]]| contributor = [[User:Feesh!|Feesh]],[[User:Owen|Owen]]| download = httphttps://feeshgithub.braingravycom/carstene1ns/lua51-wii/releases/download/v5.co1.uk5-wii-1/archiveslua-5.1.5-wii-1.zip| source = https://github.com/luacarstene1ns/lua51-wii/archive/v5.1.tar5-wii-1.bz2zip
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== Usage ==
The source code comes with a functioning example. To use the example, you need Extract release download archive to copy the 'test.lua' to the root of your SD card, then run the lua.elf, either from Wiiload, the HBC menu, or (possibly- not tested yet) any other homebrew bootloader$DEVKITPRO/libogc folder.
== Build == Go to Include lua\lua-5.1.3make local headers in your source files, eg:copy liblua.a to your lib directory and lauxlib.h #include "lua.h " lua.hpp luaconf#include "lauxlib.h " #include "lualib.h to your include/lua lib" add Add -llua to your makefile LIBS in Makefile before lib math (-lm If you need file system access, use an external library (for example libfat) because Lua depends on and initalize it (lmathlibbefore trying to access any files.o  == Build == Be sure DevkitPPC and lvmlibogc is installed and $DEVKITPRO is an exported variable. Then the usual  cd /to/lua51-wii/dir make -j <number of processor cores/threads> (eg.o objects-j2will build the library and  make install will install library and header files in your DevkitPro installation folder.
== Reasons To Use Lua ==
To poke at a few popular uses of Lua; Lua was used in World of Warcraft for the GUI, in Farcry for the console system and all of the programmed user materials in Gmod(the famous retail HL2 sandbox mod) are made with it. It's been used in a bunch of open source game engines because it is simple to use and pretty versatile.
== Bugs TODO / BUGS / Limitations ==
* Add proper Wii thread support
* Add proper time support (in testing)
* The stand-alone-interpreter and bytecode-compiler are not build.
* Launching external programs (system()) will likely never work
* FAT system needs to be initialized by the user before calling any file loading functions (such as luaL_dofile(...)).
== Source ==
The only major changes to the source code were removing functions related to launching system executables and getting the system. == Alternate download for old version 5.1.3 ==* Feesh's timeserver seems down at the moment, a mirror can downloaded from [http://www.box. Other small changes were made to the file manipulation functions- they try to initialize FAT before use com/s/n5dmlncn0dicbsx4b16i here] (its not exactly a mirror copy but it is recommended should work) [[User:Owen|Owen]] 09:31, 22 March 2012 (CET)* If you do this yourself! The makefile might need some configuration to reflect your 'd just like the development environmentfiles they can be found [http://www.2shared.com/file/-2meQZx6/lua-wii.html here].
== Wii Software using Lua ==
* [[Luafwii]] is a LuaPlayer (Lua Interpreter) for Wii, which loads and executes lua files.
* [[GuitarsOnFire]]
* [[Newo Shooter]]
 
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