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Desktop Equivilant

edited November 2011 in Questions Posts: 3

What would be a good desktop equivilant? I've been scowering the Internet for a while now trying to find a Lua editor/executer, but to no avail.

Also, I'm new to Lua, this app is the first I've heard of it. I think it's great what you've got going here.


  • SimeonSimeon Admin Mod
    Posts: 5,054 is the closest example, but you've probably come across that. And it's Java.

    LÖVE ( is a Lua graphics framework that I am quite fond of. It's not the same model as Codea or Processing, but it's Lua and has quite a nice API.

  • Love is just what I was looking for, thanks!

    Also, just curious, but why doesn't the Bit Invader demo run outside of Codea?

  • SimeonSimeon Admin Mod
    Posts: 5,054

    I'm unsure what you mean, it uses the Codea graphics and sound APIs. So would need to be ported if it were to be run on some other system.

  • Oh yeah… As you can probably tell, I'm not a very experienced programmer.

  • What about Corona SDK?

  • Posts: 11

    Corona's subscription model is too pricey for some. I joined over a year ago, paid my 350+ $, regretted it (too buggy at the time), didn't renew, and hopped on to engines cocos2D and No regrets except for lack of on-board prototyping solution. Enter... Codea.

    Note: but now, after a few days of testing, wish there was an OSX version of Codify so that I could do quick prototypes on an MBP, and then later tweak on-board.

  • SimeonSimeon Admin Mod
    Posts: 5,054

    Take a look at LoveCodify/ea, stickied at the top of the forum. It's a great idea for getting Codea <-> Desktop compatibility.

  • Posts: 11

    Yes I am trying now, on OSX, and love keeps complaining about missing loveCodify.lua file, present nonetheless at the same level as and inside one of the sample folders.

  • Posts: 11

    Okay got it to work by not using Drag&Drop between project folder and icon, but rather by invoking love from Terminal.

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