Some days ago The most recent version of Recalbox 6.0 was released with codename "DragonBlaze" and is that this new version of this Linux distribution dedicated to retrogaming comes with many new features which should delight old school gamers, but also open the doors of retro video game to the greatest number
And, well, after several months of preparation and some RCs, the new version of Recalbox 6.0 is finally available and that Among its most outstanding novelty is the support for the Raspberry Pi 3 B +.
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Release numbering change
One point I would like to emphasize is that previously it had been following a release numbering by Recalbox around the date she was released that is to say "18.07.13”(The latest version with this numbering) that marks“ year, month and day ”.
This will no longer be the case since from now on a new numbering will be followed starting with 6 + code name. Although the developers have not made it very clear how it will continue if they will be “point” or incremental versions (7, 8, 9 etc.)
Support for new cards.
As was said at the beginning andThis new version adds support to the latest version of Raspberry with which the community will be able to exploit this retro gaming solution on new cards, starting with the Raspberry Pi 3 B +, the latest addition to nano-computers.
As this compatibility was expected for many months for its performance promises, as the Raspberry Pi 3 B + has slightly more powerful elements than previous Raspberry Pi versions.
With its improved networking features (Gigabit Ethernet and 5 GHz Wi-Fi) and its 1.4 GHz processor, it should be able to bring a distinct advantage in console emulation that can be whimsical. Think of the PlayStation or Nintendo 64.
In addition to support for the Raspberry Pi 3 B + by the operating system It is also compatible with Raspberry Compute 3 module and Pine64 development boards, Rock64 is Rock64Pro.
In Recalbox 6.0 A long-awaited feature called “Demo mode” has been added.
This new function added to the system works like "a screen saver" where Recalbox, run the demo mode (Demo mode) that it will start automatically when you don't touch any button controller for a while (configurable).
This is where the magic arises as it is randomly choose a game in your collection and Recalbox will start playing it for a few minutes.
The important thing about this "Demo mode" is that it will allow, if the Start button is pressed, to automatically start the game that is being shown on the screen.
In addition to updating to the most recent versions of the emulators that are already in Recalbox.
Now in this new version of Recalbox 6.0 added 30 new emulators, of which the support for systems can be highlighted in the announcement of this new version. such as Atari 5200, Atari 8 Bit, Intellivision, SamCoupé, Amiga CD32, NeoGeoCD, Jaguar, etc.
Microsoft adaptive driver support
Recalbox has always been a simple and fast installation system with a clear interface, as Recalbox requires very little effort to configure.
In addition, thanks to the support of Microsoft Adaptive Controller, Recalbox opens its system to a public with disabilities.
This controller eIt's a real revolution in terms of accessibilityas it allows you to create a gaming environment with many accessories.
As the name suggests, the adaptive controller adapts and configures itself based on. Its exemplary modularity makes it the benchmark controller for people with reduced mobility, whether they want to play on PC, Xbox or one of the systems emulated by Recalbox.
Of the other novelties found in this new release we find:
- Improved Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- Improved driver management, including highly acclaimed "8bitdo" controllers
- ".7z" file support for many emulators
- FBA Libretro updated to the latest version. (Romset now recommended: 0.2.97.44)
- Virtual keyboards now available in AZERTY or QWERTY
Download RecalBox 6.0 DragonBlaze
Si you want to download this system for your Raspberry Pi or to use it on your computer You must go to the official website of the project where you can get the most current system image.
They can download it from this link.
In They must choose which device they will use for RecalBoxOS and download the version corresponding to it.