Available since LÖVE 0.5.0
This module is not supported in earlier versions.

Implements a luasocket module for TCP/UDP networking. The luasocket module is bundled with love binary, but in order to use it, you need to require the module like this:

local socket = require("socket")


  • Prior to 11.0, LÖVE doesn't fully supports non-blocking TCP connections on Windows
  • Starting with LÖVE 11.0, require("socket") no longer creates a global variable.
  • When using blocking operations (network connect/read/write, or socket.sleep), the whole LÖVE main loop will be blocked, and it is usually a bad idea. So use only non-blocking operations if possible, or use it in a thread.

Reference Manual

For detailed usage, see the reference manual (backup link).

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