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Hi Steve,

doo .. would I like to know what I'm doing!
I have installed MinGW .. does that make vcredist_x86 superflous? Thinking of it it makes sense that MinGW might do what the vcredist_x86 does. 
Anyway, I'll go and have a look at Batteries.
The OpenGl-SDK in focus has extensive use of Lua, but not as a mandatory option. 

Thanks for your response

Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:40:43 +0200
Subject: Re: cascading dependencies

On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Carsten Troelsgaard <> wrote:
and it points to vcredist_x86.exe
The 2005 version of vcredist_x86 only appears to support up to win2000 ... so I hesitate.

It does actually work on later versions (I have LfW on Win7 64bit) but it _is_ very ancient!  It would be a rare person nowadays that has this particular compiler, so the decision was to go with mingw.

'Official' position is that current LfW is out of date, and you are recommended to download the Batteries provided by the LuaDist project (see link on

steve d.