Lakka 4.2 Released, a Linux distribution for creating game consoles

Lakka 4.2 Released, a Linux distribution for creating game consoles

Lakka distribution kit 4.2 , allowing you to turn computers, set-top boxes or single-board computers into a full-fledged game console for running retro games. The project is a modification of distribution LibreELEC , originally designed to create home theaters. Lakka builds are generated for i386, x86_64 (Intel, NVIDIA or AMD GPUs), Raspberry Pi 1-4, Orange Pi, Banana Pi, Hummingboard, Cubox-i, Odroid C1/C1+/XU3/XU4, etc. platforms. To install, just write the distribution to an SD card or USB drive, connect a gamepad and boot the system.

Lakka is based on the RetroArch game console emulator , which emulates a wide range of devices and supports advanced features such as multiplayer games, state saving, image quality enhancement of older games with shaders, game rewind, hot plugging of gamepads, and video streaming. Emulated consoles include: Atari 2600/7800/Jaguar/Lynx, Game Boy, Mega Drive, NES, Nintendo 64/DS, PCEngine, PSP, Sega 32X/CD, SuperNES, etc. Gamepads from existing game consoles are supported, including Playstation 3, Dualshock 3, 8bitdo, Nintendo Switch, XBox 1 and XBox360.

In the new release:

  • The RetroArch package has been updated to version 1.10.3 .
  • Updated versions of emulators and game engines. The new a5200 engine based on libretro is included. In the race engine, problems with saving state on the ARM platform have been resolved.
  • The Mesa package has been updated to version 22.0.2.
  • For devices with Amlogic chips, composite output on TV boxes is disabled by default.
  • Added support for the toolkit for creating bootable USB media Ventoy .

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