Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown retrogaming console, and it's the official RetroArch Linux distribution. Good for the Raspberry Pi and other small devices.
If you've got a low-end device laying around, or a single-board like the RPi, then Lakka might be a great way this week to revive it and turn it into a lovely retro-gaming media centre. Over a year since the last release, Lakka 3.0 is out bringing with it a ridiculously huge amount of upgrades.
Some of what's new includes:
- Operating system based on LibreELEC 9.2 build system
- Vulkan API enabled for AMD and Intel GPUs (Generic) and for Raspberry Pi 4
- Support for joycons
- RetroArch updated to 1.9.3
- Cores updated to their most recent versions
- Support for new devices/architecture including:
- 64 bit images for Raspberry Pi 4 (no 32 bit release)
- Odroid Go Advance / Anbernic RG351P/M and V / Gameforce Chi
- Nintendo Switch (instructions)
- iMX6 with mainline kernel and MESA
- New libretro cores:
- Genesis Plus-GX Wide (widescreen enabled core for SEGA Genesis / MegaDrive)
- Stella (port of upstream Atari 2600 VCS emulator)
- Supafaust (SNES emulator optimized for multicore ARM platforms)
- Swanstation (a.k.a. Duckstation, PSX emulator)
- LowRes NX (Retrogame console that can be programmed in BASIC)
- Mu (PalmOS emulator)
- Opera (Fork of 4DO/FreeDO emulator)
Check out the Lakka website for more.