The new version of Lakka 3.5 has already been released and this new version brings a series of updates that improve the performance of the distribution and especially of the emulators of which one of them received an extra work and is that the N64 emulator comes with dynamic recompilation support, the graphics stack has also been updated and many other things .
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 3.5
In this new version of Lakka 3.5 the packagee RetroArch has been updated to version 1.9.10, with which now the ability to remove the pairing is provided previously established with Bluetooth devices by pressing Start / Space for the device selected in the list and also se corrected the contrast to be more correct; now it scales from 0 to 10 linearly and behaves more than expected.
Renamed to get rid of legacy settings that users can have, too fixed mix, rasterizer and topology states of D3D11 which were not set the same when using HDR and exiting the menu, causing issues with PCSX2's Shadow of the Colossus and added the ability to bypass the reverse tonemapper to the shader via constant buffer using ' inverse_tonemap '.
The updates corresponding to the different emulators and game engines, of which the improvement received in the N64 emulator stands out, which includes support for the dynamic recompilation of RDP / RSP.
In addition, it is also highlighted that The Mesa graphics stack has been updated to version 21.2.3 which is a minor corrective release in which for Intel GPUs, the i965 driver has been replaced by crocus, based on the Gallium3D architecture and various ACO and RADV fixes have been made.
On the part of the support improvements mentioned added support for new PiBoyDMG, Capcom Home Arcade, RetroDreamer, and Anbernic RG351MP devices, plus added the xpadneo controller to support Xbox wireless controllers.
Of the other changes thatWhat stand out from this new version of Lakka 3.5:
- Built-in WireGuard VPN support.
- Updated firmware and kernel.
Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it about this new version, you can check the details and also learn more about the project In the following link.
Download and try Lakka 3.5
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.