Lakka 3.7 arrives with RetroArch 1.10, Linux 5.10.101 and more

The release of the new version of Lakka 3.7 in which the pertinent update of RetroArch 1.10 has been made and with which various new features and new features are added to this Linux distribution.

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 3.7

In this new version of Lakka 3.7, one of the main novelties is that RetroArch has been updated to version 1.10, With which compatibility with Wayland has been improvedIn addition to HDR support, the online gaming experience is vastly improved, the menu is modernized, UWP/Xbox platform support is improved, and the Nintendo 3DS emulator is expanded.

Other updates that stand out in this new version of Lakka 3.7 is the graphics package Table which has been updated to version 21.3.6, while for its part the heart of the system, the Linux kernel has been updated to version 5.10.101.

Also highlighted in the ad updated versions of various emulators and game engines, These include the new wasm4, jumpnbump, blastem, freechaf, potator, quasi88, retro8, xmil and fmsx engines.

On the other hand, it is mentioned that for new installations, recorded videos will be saved as /storage/recordingsaccessible via SAMBA share Recordings. While for those just upgrading from a previous version, RetroArch will by default save videos to /storage/.config/retroarch/records, which can also be accessed via SAMBA share Configfiles→ retroarch→ records.

This can be changed from the default path for saving videos via Settings→ Directory→ Recordings.

Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:

  • The firmware set for Raspberry Pi boards has been updated to version 1.20210831 (problems with initialization of 4K displays have been resolved).
  • To improve wireless connection stability, Wi-Fi power saving mode is disabled by default for Raspberry Pi boards.
  • Added support for Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W boards.
  • Added a utility to disable Xbox360 gamepads.

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 3.7

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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