Lakka - Retroarch's Retro Gaming Distribution

Discussion in 'Computer Programming, Emulation, and Game Modding' started by Joom, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Joom
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    So has anyone given this a shot yet? I'm thinking of throwing it on a spare laptop and using it in my living room. Each libretro core is treated as an individual console category and it uses an XMB for the UI.

     
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    Personally I do not as I am not really into the idea of niche OSes as I would prefer just having a single OS with Kodi (or in this case RetroArch).

    EDIT: Plus it is just I dislike RA and would prefer standalones
     
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    I personally like the rgui interface and the green console text, lol.
     
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    What's the difference other than not having a traditional desktop environment? Also, this is technically meant to be thrown on a Pi (understandably), but it's really not an issue to dedicate a spare PC to this if it's what you want.
     
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    I guess that just for me I would rather use another more traditionally GUI adjusted for my TV and use my bluetooth mouse and keyboard but that could just be me. Plus does this have other media capabilities? If so I stand corrected although I still just dislike RetroArch.
     
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    pretty cool idea.
     
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    It has as much capability as you're willing to give it; it's Linux. But if you want an all purpose distribution then you probably wouldn't choose this. It's based on OpenELEC like XMBC/Kodi distributions, so it's designed to be as niche and resource conservative as possible.
     
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    Well granted that seems pretty good then for retro gaming altough in my opinion for my TV I also want things like a browser and other media capabilities but this seems solid if you want RetroArch in a seamless way for couch computing.