Lakka 4.0 is the latest release of the game emulator based on LibreELEC 10.0.2 and RetroArch 1.10.1 frontend GUI for LibRetro game emulators cores. While Lakka was initially designed for Raspberry Pi boards in a way similar to RetroPie, it also works just fine on many other Arm platforms and PCs.
Main changes to Lakka 4.0 compared to version 3.7:
- Build system based on LibreELEC 10.0.2
- RetroArch updated to 1.10.1
- Cores updated to their most recent versions
- superbroswar: added new libretro core
- sameduck: added new libretro core
- Mesa updated to 22.0.0
- Mainline kernel updated to 5.10.103 (PC, Amlogic, Allwinner, NXP)
- Raspberry kernel updated to 5.10.95
- Most arm devices switched to aarch64
- Rockchip RK3288, RK3328 and RK3399 switched to mainline kernel 5.10.76
- Added support for additional Allwinner and Amlogic devices (not tested on our side, as we do not own many of these devices)
- Nintendo Switch: complete rewrite of the port with many fixes and enhancements
- Tinkerboard and MiQi now use a common system RK3288 (hence the change of the image names); you need to place an empty file named
- Dropped support for RPi4.arm
Developers say this is their first release with an updated build system, and while they tried to port all changes to this new build system, some optimizations and enhancements may be missed, plus some platforms did not make the cut, and boards and devices such as ODROID XU3/4, ODROID Go Advance/Super, and Anbernic’s RG351M/RG351P/RG351MP/RG351V getting a maintenance update (3.7.1) instead, with RetroArch and LibRetro cores updated to the same versions as in the Lakka 4.0 release.
Known issues are listed in GitHub, and if you want to get it a try on your hardware, including x86 PCs, you can download the latest release from the Lakka download page.
Thanks to Hedda for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
I hope once rk3588 gets to the shelves they work hard on it to give support for what will surely be the most exciting ARM emulator box for the next 2 years.