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Compile using source on mac. Tar -zxvf lua-x.x.x.tar.gz cd lua-x.x.x make macosx cd src sudo cp lua /usr/bin/ Type lua and you should get the prompt. Share follow answered May 3 '19 at 6:03. Ajit Surendran Ajit Surendran. 247 3 3 silver badges 2 2 bronze badges. Add a comment 0.

How to compile Lua 5.3.0 for Windows

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This is a tutorial on how to compile Lua 5.3.0 for Windows (executable and DLL) with Microsoft Visual Studio Express.

This tutorial on how to compile Lua for Windows is based on the great video How to Manually Install Lua 5.2 on Windows – thank you!

1. download and install Visual Studio 2010 Express (Windows 7) or Visual Studio 2012 Express (Windows 8) – do not use any older/newer version (haven’t tested them)

2. download and extract the Lua 5.3.0 source code

3. open a Visual Studio Command prompt, navigate to the extracted Lua src folder and run inside this folder the following commands

ren luac.obj luac.o

You’re done! You should now have a lua.exe interpreter, a luac.exe compiler and a lua5.3.0.dll.

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What about sharing the compiled binaries to avoid downloading a 600 MB compiler suite from Microsoft ?

here you go
If you’d compile it by yourself, you would be able to adjust some settings (luaconf.h) by your needs.

x86 and x64 Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Express Compile

and Thanks for compile tip Dennis.

Thank you sir! I am very glad to have found your tutorial.

[方案一] 利用 Visual Studio 來 Lua 編譯 Nick Mason Blog
December 9, 2015

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The build script you posted didn’t work properly for me. There were build errors and it didn’t output a DLL. I modified it so it works, and compiles much faster:

del *.obj *.dll *.lib *.o *.exp

cl -MP -MD -O2 -c -DLUA_BUILD_AS_DLL *.c
ren luac.obj luac.o
link -subsystem:console -dll -implib:lua53.lib -out:lua53.dll *.obj
link -out:lua.exe lua.obj lua53.lib
lib -out:lua53-static.lib *.obj
link -out:luac.exe luac.o lua53-static.lib

Can someone tell me how I compile the interpreter and the dll for x64?

[…] Anleitung: von Dennis D. Spreen, diese bezieht sich auf Visual Studio 2010/2012 aber es sollte auch mit der aktuellen VS Version […]

Hi lamonese,
I build 64-bit Lua with VS2014/15 (win10). You find the hints (written in german) here:

* how to prepare VS :
* build 64-bit lua:

To keep with Lua’s dynamic nature Ravi uses a mix of compile type checking and runtime type checks. However due to the dynamic nature of Lua, compilation happens at runtime anyway so effectually all checks are at runtime.

ummm VG… i’m concerned about the del command, so im not using your command until i get that error


Hi Dennis,
Thanks for your compiled package from 2015. Still works like a charm :-).
I’m using it with the Atom editor and linter-lua package. Perfect!

Thank you so much for your help, I just compiled lua with msvc2015 32 bits thanks to you


I came here by hazard, if someone is interested, this is the Makefile I use to statically link Lua with MSVC (embedded usage).

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