RELEASE L4T Lakka Switch - now with audio and Vulkan

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by natinusala, May 15, 2019.


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    Lakka Switch, L4T edition
    I am proud to finally release the L4T version of Lakka Switch!
    New kernel, new logo, new drivers, audio... everything is fresh and clean.

    Did I mention Rayman 3 was full speed on Dolphin? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    General system updates
    • New Linux kernel and underlying operating system, based on Linux4Tegra and Jetson Nano drivers
      • mainline kernel has been deprecated
      • system features should now be on par with the L4T Ubuntu distribution, except for dock support
      • Bluetooth was lost in the battle and needs some rest to come back stronger
    • aarch64 is now the default and mainly supported architecture
      • arm has been deprecated since L4T doesn't support it
    • New logo made with the help of jaames and the R:S community
    New features and improvements
    • Audio now works through the internal speakers and headphones
    • The new GPU driver supports both Vulkan and OpenGL
    • RAM is now locked at full speed (1600Mhz), was 800MHz before
    • The system is now way more stable and should boot for everyone with a decent SD card (no more black screen of death)
    • RetroArch has been updated to add menu widgets (fancy onscreen notifications)
    • Overclock profiles have been updated :
      • Renamed all profiles
      • Added more overclock profiles
      • Added underclock profiles
    New cores
    • mupen64plus-next (N64 emulator)
      • The core is full speed, even on aarch64 thanks to the new dynarec
      • Includes the updated version of the GlideN renderer
    • picodrive (various Sega consoles)
      • The core replaces Genesis Plus GX (Game Gear support has been dropped)
    • Beetle PSX HW (PSX emulator with OpenGL and Vulkan renderer)
      • The core performs worse than PCSX ReARMed for now, even with Vulkan
    • reicast (Dreamcast emulator)
      • The core is full speed on all commercial games, no visual glitches
      • The OIT renderer works (better accuracy), speed is still good on 1x resolution
      • The core needs the Dreamcast BIOS files to be placed in /lakka/storage/system/DC
      • WinCE games are currently not supported - there is a WinCE version of the reicast core in the works but the aarch64 dynarec is too slow for the games to be playable (for now)
    • Yaba Sanshiro (Saturn emulator)
      • The core is full speed on all commercial games
      • Yabause and Kronos were also added but both perform worse than Yaba Sanshiro
    • theodore (Thomson MO/TO emulator)
    Updated cores
    • Dolphin : Vulkan support
      • With Vulkan, Dolphin runs decently - some games are playable, some are full speed... see for yourself, try it and experiment with different games and settings!
    • PCSX ReARMed : Switch optimizations and CHD support
    • PPSSPP : doesn't crash anymore when closing content
    Removed cores
    • mupen64plus
    • parallel-n64
    • Genesis Plus GX
    • Ishiiruka
      • It might come back once the core is updated with the (beta) Vulkan renderer
    Credits
    • Kernel and drivers work: NVIDIA, switchroot team (especially ByLaws and langerhans)
    • Lakka Switch work: natinusala and plaidman
    • RetroArch, original Lakka distribution: libretro team
    • mupen64plus-next: Gillou and m4xw
    • PCSX ReARMed: Switch optimizations by m4xw, CHD support by aliaspider
    • Dolphin core: aliaspider
    • reicast core: flyinghead

    Download link

    The Lakka Switch website has been updated with the new version: https://lakka-switch.github.io/documentation/

    Please note that you can't dual boot Ubuntu and Lakka Switch for now (it will always boot Ubuntu).
     
    Discussion (673 replies)
  1. JRoad

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    Great job. Exciting times ahead.
     
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  2. sirAnger

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    Woohoo!
     
  3. Deathscreton

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    Hell yes. If I were home, I'd be testing PSO to see how it ran. Closest we can get to BlueBurst.
     
  4. pedro702

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    so when you say cores are full speed do you mean full speed with overclock or full speed with stock clock speed?
     
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  5. stitchxd

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    nope
    Is sleep working properly in this build?

    Are shutdown functions working properly now? If sleep is not working, I want to be able to properly shutdown if possible. Great work otherwise!!!

    EDIT the FAQ answered these questions:

    https://lakka-switch.github.io/documentation/faq.html


    Short: Shutdown is working, sleep is NOT.
     
    Last edited by stitchxd, May 15, 2019
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  6. McRedstoneYT

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    Perfect timing! I just bought a Nyko gamecube to usb adapter for my switch over the weekend!
     
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  7. stitchxd

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    nope
    Honestly, probably both lol but overclocking is still below the hardware spec of the CPU isn't it? Nintendo underclocked it from Factory didn't they??
     
  8. DavidTatikashvili123

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    Meanwhile in Dsec CORP
    Great job! But I use arch BTW XD
     
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  9. Ninn

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    As i mentioned earlier, we are being bombarded with awesome stuff for the switch.

    Just got a new 128 sd card in the mail, perfect timing for this.

    Thanks a lot for your efforts , much appreciated!
     
  10. sirAnger

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    Generally full speed with zero or minimal overclock (dreamcast and saturn).

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Shutdown to RCM works. Sleep mode is still being worked on.
     
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  11. stitchxd

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    nope
    See my edit, thanks!!! <3
     
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  12. Ninn

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    So i get to play shenmue 1&2 and guardian heroes on my switch?
    I must be dreaming.
     
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  13. sirAnger

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    I know for a fact shenmue is full speed. To fix some polygon glitches in that game, go into core settings, and set 'alpha sorting' to 'per-pixel' (or something like that).
     
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  14. linuxares

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    Damn son! Shit just got real!
     
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  15. CatmanFan

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    If we could get a reboot to payload feature, then I would be set.

    Seriously though, this is amazing work right there. :yayswitch:
     
  16. Frexxos

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    Brilliant! What a time to be alive! I love this incredible scene and all the people!
    Keep up the good work!
     
  17. DollyWhipDoll

    DollyWhipDoll Royalty & Unbothered. LMFAO!!! ;)

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  18. Owenge

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    Bruh, good shit
     
  19. Ninn

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    Thanks man, i'll get right into it.
     
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