Created: 2008-12-05 21:46
Updated: 2019-01-03 08:41
License: other

Lua Alchemy is no longer supported

Dear Lua Alchemy users,

Thank you for your support in all these years! As you know, Lua Alchemy is based on the old Adobe Alchemy technology, which is no longer supported by Adobe.

If you need Lua support in the browser, take a look at lua.vm.js, lua5.1.js, Moonshine and other JS-based implementations. They are the future.

If you really need to use Lua in Adobe Flash, you may want to find someone to sponsor Lua Alchemy port to FlashCC, which is the current supported version of Adobe Alchemy. My company engineers are available to do the actual work, but, alas, I do not have resources to do this as an unpaid personal hobby project myself. If you're interested, please contact us at

If you need commercial support for the current Lua Alchemy, write at the same address.

You can get free support from the community at the Lua Alchemy mailing list and on StackOverflow.

-- Alexander Gladysh, the Lua Alchemy maintainer.


Lua is a great dynamic programming language, Adobe Flash is a great universal platform for applications and Adobe Alchemy is the tool to bind them together.

The main webpage can be found here:


Lua is a powerful, fast, light-weight, embeddable scripting language.

Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.


Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash (previously called "Macromedia Flash"') is a set of multimedia software created by Macromedia and currently developed and distributed by Adobe Systems. Since its introduction in 1996, Flash has become a popular method for adding animation and interactivity to web pages; Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, and various web page components, to integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications.


Adobe Alchemy

With Alchemy, Web application developers can now reuse hundreds of millions of lines of existing open source C and C++ client or server-side code on the Flash Platform. Alchemy brings the power of high performance C and C++ libraries to Web applications with minimal degradation on AVM2. The C/C++ code is compiled to ActionScript 3.0 as a SWF or SWC that runs on Adobe Flash Player 10 or Adobe AIR 1.5.



We need Lua Alchemy to...

  • ...To use run-time dynamic programming language (Lua) within the Flash framework.
  • ...To reuse existing Lua code for the Flash-based utilities
  • ...To get a great cross-platform back-end (Flash) for (simpler) Lua-based games
  • ...To have fun with awesome new technology :-)

File Manifest

AUTHORS - Contact information for the authors of lua-alchemy
BUGS - List of known issues
COPYRIGHT - Copyright for the lua-alchemy project
HISTORY - Project history log
README - This file describing the project
SPONSORS - The list if Lua Alchemy sponsors
alchemy/ - Builds lua-alchemy.swc
build/ - Build utility tools
demo/ - Flash and Flex demos
etc/ - Odds and ends of various usefulness
test/ - Lua and ActionScript tests

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