Lakka 4.0 arrives based on LibreELEC 10.0.2 and RetroArch 1.10.1, updates and more

The launch of the new version of Lakka 4.0 was announced, which comes with the base of LibreELEC 10.0.2 and RetroArch upgraded to 1.10.1, In addition to various updates to the system cores, various improvements and more have also been made.

For those who are unfamiliar with the project, they should know that 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 4.0

In this new version of Lakka 4.0 which the system environment has been updated to the base of the LibreELEC 10.0.2 package (whereas the previous branch was based on LibreELEC 9.x).

While for the part of the package RetroArch has been updated to version 1.10.1 along with new kernels updated to their latest versions

  • superbroswar: added new libretro core
  • sameduck: added new libretro core
  • Kernel for Raspberry updated to 5.10.95
  • Most arm devices switched to aarch64
  • Rockchip RK3288, RK3328 and RK3399 changed to main core 5.10.76

Another change that stands out is that the package Mesa has been updated to version 22.0While Linux kernel has been updated to version 5.10.103 (PC, Amlogic, Allwinner, NXP).

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

  • Most builds for ARM devices have been converted to use the aarch64 architecture.
  • Added support for additional devices based on Allwinner and Amlogic chips.
  • Port Nintendo Switch: Complete port rewrite with many fixes and improvements
  • Tinkerboard and MiQi now use the common RK3288 system (hence the change in image names); you should put the empty file with the name .nocompat in the /storage/.update/Update folder Samba share
  • Removed support for RPi4.arm

It is worth mentioning that most platforms have been migrated still to the new build system and that most have used the maintenance update (3.7.1) with RetroArch and libretro kernels updated to the same versions as in version 4.0.

Lakka users with Odroid XU3/4, Hardkernel Odroid Go Advance / Super and Anbernic RG351M / RG351P / RG351MP / RG351V devices also get updates. In addition to this, it is mentioned that it is possible that in some cases some of the optimizations and improvements have been lost, so in case of detecting some problems, the developers strongly request that they be informed.

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 4.0

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 I 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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