Lakka 3.4 arrives with improvements, update of table controllers and more

The new version of Lakka 3.4 has already been released and arrives shortly after a month of the release of the previous version (Lakka 3.3) and in this new version the update of different system components are presented, among which we can find new cores of some emulators, the update of the mesa controllers, support improvements and more.

For those unfamiliar with the project, you should know that it is a modification of the LibreELEC distribution kit, which was originally designed for the creation of home theater systems.

Lakka is based on RetroArch game console emulator, It provides emulation of a wide range of devices and supports advanced features such as multiplayer games, save state, enhance the image of old games with shaders, rewind games, hot plug gamepads and video streaming.

Lakka uses RetroArch and the Libretro interface with an interface that mimics the PlayStation 3 XrossMediaBar (XMB). It is the most robust option you will find, with a large number of options for shaders, audio and video adjustments. Sometimes it is almost too much.

Main new features of Lakka 3.4

In this new version sand implemented support for high dynamic range (HDR, High Dynamic Range), which is currently limited only for drivers using Direct3D 11/12. HDR support is planned for Vulkan, Metal, and OpenGL at a later date.

Also added support for AMD FSR technology (FidelityFX Super Resolution) to reduce loss of image quality when scaling for high resolution displays. AMD FSR can be used with drivers for Direct3D10 / 11/12, OpenGL Core, Metal, and Vulkan graphics APIs.

Another novelty of Lakka 3.4 is that brings a new version of Mesa 21.2 and updated emulators and game engines, Among which new emulators PCSX2 (Sony PlayStation 2) and DOSBOX-pure (DOS) were added, the DuckStation emulator (Sony PlayStation) has been moved to the main list of RetroArch, in addition to several problems with the emulator of PlayStation 2 and added support for the Vulkan graphics API in the PPSSPP (Sony PlayStation Portable) emulator.

Of others changes:

  • The Nintendo 3DS port has added support for displaying an interactive menu in the lower area of ​​the touch screen.
  • The "Cheats" menu now supports advanced search.
  • On platforms that support ARM NEON instructions, optimizations are used to speed up audio conversion and processing.

At the same time, a new version of RetroArch 1.9.9 game console emulator is introduced, which forms the basis of the Lakka distribution. RetroArch emulates a wide range of devices and supports advanced features such as multiplayer games, save state, enhance legacy games with shaders, rewind games, hot-plug gamepads, and video streaming.

If you are interested in being able learn more about it about this new released version, you can check the details by going to to the following link.

Download and try Lakka 3.4

Lakka is easy to install and use, so those who are interested in installing or testing this distro should download the system image by going directly to the website project officer in which in your download section They will be able to find the image of the system according to the device in which they want to test it. The link is this.

In the special case of those who are Raspberry Pi users as mentioned above if you are using PINN or NOOBS these can facilitate the download and installation of this on your SD card.

But in case it is not so When downloading the image, it can be recorded on your SD card (already formatted) with help from Etcher.

Once installed on your SD card or USB flash drive, you just have to copy your ROMs to the device, turn on the platform and connect your joypad and enjoy your favorite games.

Also, it is important to mention that Lakka builds are also generated for i386, x86_64 (Intel, NVIDIA or AMD GPU), Raspberry Pi 1-4, Orange Pi, Cubieboard, Cubieboard2, Cubietruck, Banana Pi, Hummingboard, Cubox-i platforms. , Odroid C1 / C1 + / XU3 / XU4 and etc.


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