Automatic version selector for LÖVE
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Flirt is a small script for picking the appropriate version of LOVE to use for any given LOVE game. To run flirt, you'll need a Unix-like environment with the following commands:

  • lua 5.1
  • unzip
  • which
  • test
  • mkdir

This means no Windows, sorry.


Flirt can be installed using luarocks:

# luarocks install flirt

Or you can use a compiled, single-file version if you prefer:

$ wget -O ~/bin/flirt && chmod +x ~/bin/flirt

Then, we need to tell flirt where our LOVE installs are:

$ flirt --autoconf # will look for common names
$ flirt --add-exe `which love` # You can also manually specify paths

Then, we can just use flirt instead of using our love binaries directly:

$ flirt
$ alias love=flirt
$ love my_game_dir

If a game does not specify a version, flirt will use the most recently released version of LOVE you have told it about, ignoring pre-release builds. If you do not have an appropriate version of LOVE installed, flirt will tell you what version the game expects and fail.


None yet ;^)


Please do ;^)


Flirt is Copyright (c) 2015 Kyle Mclamb, under the zlib license.

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

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  1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

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