for the PlayStation Portable
is interpreted with Lua Player
. Lua Player can run lua scripts
and display them on the Sony
PSP. The current version
is 0.20, however v0.17DK2 and Lua Player Mod, which are unofficial versions are still used by people on v2.00+. Most versions can be downloaded from the LuaPlayer.org
The programing language for Lua Player is almost identical to that of Lua programming language
Below is an example of a basic hello world program
green = Color.new(0, 255, 0)
screen:print(200, 130, "Hello World!", green)
while true do
Lua Player is an open source project, and was originally maintained by Frank Buß (Shine) and Joachim Bengtsson (Nevyn), before being passed on to "InsertWittyName".
Lua Player Version History
Only the changes in the latest version are shown here.
- V 0.20
- Updated for gcc 4.1 and Lua 5.1.
- Sound.load doesn't crash any more on invalid filenames.
- Fixed problems with daylight saving time.
- Font:getTextSize fixed.
- Blit operation from screen to image works now.
- TTF font plotting to images now sets the alpha value to opaque.
- new function Image.loadFromMemory for loading images from memory.
- Image-to-image blitting now uses alpha full blending.
- System.rename(oldName, newName) for renaming files and directories.
To load a library in lua just add a dofile("libname.lua")
Some common libraries are:
- netlib which allows you to make a game online capable, send emails and send an sms made by youresam
- BMPlib which allows you to load bitmap images into lua made by youresam
- wavlib which allows you to easily integrate visual for audio data in a program made by youresam
- Animation Lib 4 which allows you to easily create animations in lua made by Grimfate126
Lowser is the official PSP based browser for lua scripts. It is written in Lua Language itself however is quite basic. Lowser is what is set to autoload when LuaPlayer is started, however this can be changed.
- LuaOS created by Youresam is a shell for the PSP designed to replace Lowser. This is now in the process of being replaced (by him) with:
- LuaOS2 currently in development stages, with just the mainframe (LuaX) in a usable state so far.
- Ys-OS This is a shell created by Yossi-Starz that was not designed to replace Lowser as it is not currently full speed, and is too "RAM hungry" for everyday use.
- LuaMainframe created by Alex Glynn (Glynnder) currently in beta stages, is what is most likely to replace Lowser for most people, it looks pretty similar but hosts a whole range of features. This has now been replaced (by him) with:
- interfaceLua which looks completely different from Lowser, and has all features of LuaMainframe and more. Work has temporarily stopped on it.