Lakka Switch (L4T) update introduces new cores and QoL improvements

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    After a period of hiatus, Lakka's L4T-based Switch port has been updated once more with some brand new goodies for everyone to enjoy!

    Four additional cores are now available, specifically Mame 2010, OpenLara, Genesis Plus GX (previously removed due to technical issues) and, last but not least, Play! PS2 emulator. About the last one, while having a PS2 emulator running on a Switch is very, very interesting even in itself, you shouldn't expect it to run your favourite games flawlessly or at full speed just yet as it's still slow and experimental. Talking about more stable stuff, a good number of other cores have also been updated, with mupen64plus-next sporting better game compatibility thanks to a recent rebase, Dolphin and PPSSPP getting more options (and improved compatibility for the latter, plus the default audio driver has been changed to avoid freezes while running it), PRBoom adding support for John Romero's Sigil and miscellaneous fixes for PCSX-ReARMed. RetroArch has received a general update as well.

    But it doesn't stop there! A couple of quality of life features have also been thrown into the mix, as Lakka L4T is now able to shut down the system without going back to RCM and the battery charges more quickly - both of which can be handy if you like to carry your Switch around.

    Here is the full official changelog, quoted from the official thread:

    A download link can be found in the sources below. You can find a guide on how to install Lakka L4T on your Switch here, while you should follow these instructions to update it. It's recommended to delete the old config before booting (located at microSD:\lakka\storage\.config\retroarch\retroarch.cfg) or you may run into issues.

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  1. Upaluppa

    Upaluppa Wrote in ancient letters, my name is Reynardine

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    Yippie! Can't wait to try this and see if there's any performance/compatibility improvements to be had!
     
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  2. Josshy0125

    Josshy0125 GBAtemp Regular

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    BUDOKAI 3 HERE WE COME... with patience.

    Thank you!
     
  3. MSearles

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    What's everyone using to store their games? I'm sure with having all of these systems installed on your switch as well as switch games, you'd need a ton of storage. I only have a 128gb card. I want to use an external hard drive but am confused on compatibility
     
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  4. sj33

    sj33 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It is worth investing in a 512GB SD card, prices are now quite reasonble. It is the best thing I did.
     
  5. Upaluppa

    Upaluppa Wrote in ancient letters, my name is Reynardine

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    I'm currently using a 256 GB card. I might upgrade to 512 GB if I ever get one for cheap.
     
  6. SlasherGamer21

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    "PS2 emulator" And this is when shit gets interesting
     
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  7. Josshy0125

    Josshy0125 GBAtemp Regular

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    The game is over 4gigs. How can i put this on my fat32 sd? Ugh
     
  8. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere Thank you for calling tech support this is mike

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    Split it
     
  9. Josshy0125

    Josshy0125 GBAtemp Regular

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    A ps2 iso? I thought that was only for nsps and such. Can you direct me to a tutorial? Im looking around and cant find anything.
     
  10. EmulateLife

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    It's slow/unplayable.
     
  11. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere Thank you for calling tech support this is mike

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    I'd ask in the ps2 section about splitting then seeing if it works on the switch
    I have no idea

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    Its unplayable
    and don't i know you from somwhere
     
  12. Josshy0125

    Josshy0125 GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah ive got absolutely no idea where to even begin to start with this, and i really dont think ill get any answerrs on the ps2 section, but i appreciate the help! Ill look into trimming it with usbutil. Thank you though!
     
  13. Josshy0125

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    Ugh. Fucking hell. Ps2 games dont even run. Ive tried a few now and they just crash and go back to the main fucking menu. Damnit.
     
  14. 8BitWonder

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    Always ended up with a black screen and no hwinit in the previous version.
    Mayhaps I'll have better luck with this newer one.

    Edit: Still no luck, I probably need a different SD.
     
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  15. rufuszombot

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    No luck on dock support yet?
     
  16. soratheultima

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    here is the compatibility list: https://purei.org/
     
  17. Josshy0125

    Josshy0125 GBAtemp Regular

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    That's not accurate for lakka. I've tried a few on that playable list, and they don't even load. It just kicked me out to the lakka menu.
     
  18. IncredulousP

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    Nvm
     
    Last edited by IncredulousP, Jul 28, 2019 - Reason: wrong platform
  19. soratheultima

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    Kind of sucks that the compatibility list doesn't list if it is an ARM device that is being used or an X86. that would make it much better.
     
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