Lakka 4.3 has already been released and these are its news


Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full-fledged retro game console.

The new version of Lakka 4.3 has already been released which comes with the RetroArch 1.14 update as a base, in addition to the relevant updates and improvements of some cores, among other things.

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's the most robust option you'll find, with a host of options for shaders, audio and video settings.

Main new features of Lakka 4.3

In this new version that is presented of the distribution the base of this, which is the RetroArch package, has been updated to version 1.14, in which one of the main novelties that it presents is that Libretro's interface continues to advance on PlayStation 2 consoles and improves the icons inside the OZONE, UX, XMB and MATERIALUI menus, plus it also implements the coreaudio3 driver fix to work with audio devices with 2 or more output channels and some issues with the command line interface .

Another of the changes that stands out in the new version are the updated versions of various emulators and game engines. The composition includes new fake-08 (Pico-8), mojozork (Z-Machine) and puae2021 (Amiga) engines based on libretro.

In addition to that, we can also find that Mesa has been updated to version 22.1.7 with which I goimplements the OpenGL 4.6 API, as well as that the A is implementedVulkan IP 1.3. Regarding the implemented version, it is worth mentioning that some drivers do not support all the functions required in OpenGL 4.6. OpenGL 4.6 is only available if requested at context creation. The compatibility contexts may report a lower version depending on each driver.

We can also find that updated linux kernel 5.10.123, although builds for the Raspberry Pi use kernel 5.10.110 and builds for devices with Amlogic chips use 5.11.22.

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

  • Added image for Orange Pi 4 LTS (Rockchip RK3399)
  • Added support for more Nintendo Switch variants (Hekate 6.0.1+ required, on Nintento Switch Lite use touch screen to change default input device: Settings → Input → Port 1 Controls → Device Index → ​​top item)

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 4.3

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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