Lakka 5.0 arrives, learn about its new features and notable improvements

laka 5.0

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It was recently announced release of the new version of Lakka 5.0 which comes with several improvements and bug fixes and among the highlights of this release is that the system is based on LibreELEC 11.0 and incorporates RetroArch version 1.17.0 and Mesa version 24.0.4, kernel updates and more.

For those who do not know about Lakka, you should know that This is a Linux distribution focused on offering game console emulators retro It uses LibreELEC as a base and is focused on emulating old game systems. Lakka comes pre-installed with RetroArch, which integrates multiple emulators and emulation cores into a unified interface.

What's new in Lakka 5.0?

This new version of Lakka 5.0 brings several improvements and updates and as we mentioned at the beginning, this release sIt is based on LibreELEC 11.0 and offers three different versions of the Linux kernel on all architectures: Mainline with Linux kernel 6.1.84, Raspberry with Linux kernel 6.1.77 and Amlogic with Linux kernel 6.1.38, all of these accompanied by Mesa 24.0.4 (improves the graphical experience and there is new compatibility with NVIDIA GPUs available in Linux 6.1 kernel versions).

RetroArch 1.17.0 is another highlight of Lakka 5.0, as offers a redesigned AI service To increase performance, offer automatic translation, allow subtitle placement settings and more, Hz tilt settings have been improved for high audio refresh rates, Added support for joining MITM servers from the command line, as well as Emscripten build improvements and web build fixes.

On the part of the updated cores, these include: dirksimple for Dragon's Lair player, dosbox-core for DOSBox, ep128emu compatible with Enterprise 64/128, Videoton TVC, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum, geolith for Neo Geo AES and MVS Cartridge Systems, jaxe for XO-CHIP/S-CHIP/ CHIP-8, number for TI-83, thepowdertoy for The Powder Toy, vice_xpet for Commodore PET, vircon32 for Virtual Game Console inspired by 16/32-bit systems and vitaquake2 for Quake II.

Also highlighted are support improvements, as new images and support for new devices have been added: Lakka 5.0 offers images for devices like Raspberry Pi 5, Raspberry Pi Zero 2, Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, OrangePi Zero2, OrangePi 3LTS, BananaP CM4, BananaP M2 Pro, BananaP M2S, BananaPi M5, Radxa Zero, Radxa Zero2, Firefly ROC-PC Plus, OrangePi 4LTS, Radxa Rock Pi 4 Plus, Radxa Rock Pi 4 C Plus, and more.

In addition to the mentioned updates, Lakka 5.0 also introduces Retrorama, which offers themed wallpapers and dynamic controls for the XMB menu, adding a touch of style and customization to your retro emulation experience.

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 5.0

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 you download the image, you can save it to 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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