1. I am getting this when I try running it: /Applications/Lua-WoW.app/Contents/MacOS/launch: line 5: /Applications/Lua-WoW.app/Contents/MacOS/lua: cannot execute binary file /Applications/Lua-WoW.app/Contents/MacOS/launch: line 5: /Applications/Lua-WoW.app/Contents/MacOS/lua: Unknown error: 0 logout [Process completed] I followed the instructions and things looked good, until I double clicked the Lua-WoW.app

    I was going to do edit that and enter the version, but for some reason I was not allowed to edit my own posting. I am using the old single processor 1.8 GHz G5 and OS version 10.4.11.

    I have to question the -Intel.dmg. this is a first generation mac.

    Ah this may be an issue between Leopard and pre-leopard, since the package I built is Leopard based. Instead, I would suggest the following:

    Download and install this package

    http://downloads.yellosoft.us/apps/Lua-5.1.3-Intel.dmg

    Then, to launch Lua you open a Terminal window, and type "lua" and hit enter. Let me know if you have issues with that.

    I have to question the -Intel.dmg. this is a first generation mac.

    Ah this may be an issue between Leopard and pre-leopard, since the package I built is Leopard based. Instead, I would suggest the following:

    Download and install this package

    http://downloads.yellosoft.us/apps/Lua-5.1.3-Intel.dmg

    Then, to launch Lua you open a Terminal window, and type "lua" and hit enter. Let me know if you have issues with that.

    Then you could download the powerpc version from the same site. Do you still not have a working version? There are plenty of places you can download them, least of all from the link on lua.org (http://luabinaries.luaforge.net/download.html). That gives you executables that you can put somewhere and then run via Terminal.

    Gad! It has been a loooooog time since I have been terminalizing and unixing; making and installing and all that joyful fun stuff. Then having to remember to get the old export PATH. . . thing down right again. But yay as they say, I have it up and running by simply typing lua at my home dir command line.

    This is specifically why I didn't cover that in the boo and tried to provide alternative methods. I frankly didn't consider people would using Mac OS 10.3 =(.

    But now, I am wondering as far as the book and WoW goes, would I have been better off by installing the lua511wow that I down loaded from source forge, and what I believe was the Lua WoW application?

    lua511wow is the same as Lua 5.1.3 that you downloaded, just has a few extra functions. You won't notice the difference.

    I appreciate all the positive feedback!!! So far this looks like we are going to have a really positive community here. At at my age, that is really nice.

    I'm hoping so :P

    Ok then I went to the Lua site an Lua version 5.1.3 has been released. Do I install that verion?

    One other sort of off-topic question. Does this problem foreshadow a need to update my OS? I have been reluctant to do this because my G5 is one of the very first to hit the streets so long ago: Machine Name: Power Mac G5 Machine Model: PowerMac 7,2 CPU Type: PowerPC 970 (2.2) Number Of CPUs: 1 CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB

    Kind of old and slow. I don't know how well the newest OS would work on it. Only has a gig of memory. Alas.

    Gad! It has been a loooooog time since I have been terminalizing and unixing; making and installing and all that joyful fun stuff. Then having to remember to get the old export PATH. . . thing down right again. But yay as they say, I have it up and running by simply typing lua at my home dir command line.

    But now, I am wondering as far as the book and WoW goes, would I have been better off by installing the lua511wow that I down loaded from source forge, and what I believe was the Lua WoW application?

    I appreciate all the positive feedback!!! So far this looks like we are going to have a really positive community here. At at my age, that is really nice.

    Just to make sure then. the full blow version of Lua will work also? I do not need to use a particular WoW version that has been such has been mentioned in the book?

    Most of the examples in Part I should still work with the standard Lua interpreter. The differences in our customized version are pretty limited in scope. You can read the details here.

    Also when installing the version should the folder be on the desktop or in the disk drive or does that not matter?

    I'll have to defer to Jim for a definite answer since I'm not on a Mac, but I think you should be able to run the Lua binaries (the last ones he linked) from any location.

    Ok then I went to the Lua site an Lua version 5.1.3 has been released. Do I install that verion?

    That's the one. WoW uses 5.1.1 but 5.1.3 is mostly just bug fixes. Really any of 5.1.x will do for the purposes of Part I

    Just to make sure then. the full blow version of Lua will work also? I do not need to use a particular WoW version that has been such has been mentioned in the book? Also when installing the version should the folder be on the desktop or in the disk drive or does that not matter?

    You just want to install something higher than Lua 5.1. As for your operating system, that's a decision only you can make. If you can get Lua working (there are plenty of ways to do this) then you'll be fine for this case.

    I am getting this when I try running it: /Applications/Lua-WoW.app/Contents/MacOS/launch: line 5: /Applications/Lua-WoW.app/Contents/MacOS/lua: cannot execute binary file /Applications/Lua-WoW.app/Contents/MacOS/launch: line 5: /Applications/Lua-WoW.app/Contents/MacOS/lua: Unknown error: 0 logout [Process completed] I followed the instructions and things looked good, until I double clicked the Lua-WoW.app

    Could you tell me what version of Mac OS X you are using? There are a few other ways you can download or install Lua, and one of those might work better for you if you're using a different version. If nothing else we can get you up and running in some other way.

    Feel free to send me a message on AIM or some other protocol (I'm jnwhiteh on pretty much all of them).

    I have to question the -Intel.dmg. this is a first generation mac. A sneaky way to edit, I was reading the read me files and went to Source Forge and got lua511wow. I am reading through the readmes on it now.

    Ah this may be an issue between Leopard and pre-leopard, since the package I built is Leopard based. Instead, I would suggest the following:

    Download and install this package

    http://downloads.yellosoft.us/apps/Lua-5.1.3-Intel.dmg

    Then, to launch Lua you open a Terminal window, and type "lua" and hit enter. Let me know if you have issues with that.

    Ah this may be an issue between Leopard and pre-leopard, since the package I built is Leopard based. Instead, I would suggest the following:

    Download and install this package

    http://downloads.yellosoft.us/apps/Lua-5.1.3-Intel.dmg

    Then, to launch Lua you open a Terminal window, and type "lua" and hit enter. Let me know if you have issues with that.