RELEASE Lakka.tv - turn your Switch into a RetroArch powered retrogaming console - includes PSX, N64 and PSP

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  1. natinusala
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    Lakka is a Linux distribution aimed at turning small computer devices into retrogaming consoles. It is a minimal operating system using RetroArch as a front-end - it contains nothing more, nothing less than what's required for RetroArch and its 100+ supported consoles and standalone games.

    And guess what - it runs on the Switch too, using the magic of ShofEL2 ! Prepare your SD card, boot the system and you're ready to go !

    You can find everything needed on this website : https://lakka-switch.github.io/documentation/

    I suggest you read the FAQ as it already covers common issues and questions. The official Lakka documentation can also help.

    The system is not perfect yet, some issues are still present (audio through Bluetooth, wifi only working after a reboot...). However, it is playable and I feel like it's ready for a (first) release. If you want to contribute, don't hesitate to make a PR or message me directly !

    If you want to talk or follow the developpement of RetroArch on the Switch (both homebrew and Lakka), feel free to join this Discord server : https://discord.gg/VZDWqXU

    Enjoy ;)
     
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  2. PatrickJr

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    Retroarch looks real nice on the swtich!
     
  3. ownedlol

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    Nice job! Will be waiting for the battery desync personally but I'm glad you're continuing to work on this project. :P
     
  4. epickid37

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    Why not
     
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  5. thealgorithm

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    Nice! If only now audio would work (otherwise not really useful experience in my opinion) but shaping out well so far
     
  6. epickid37

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    Will the Linux loader app from painless Linux boot this too? It looks like the same app, but I just want to make sure
     
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  7. Red1Reaper

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    was the battery problem solved?
    EDIT: sorry didn't see it was on the OP when i first read it.
     
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    he answered that in the OP
     
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  10. gamemasteru03

    gamemasteru03 Nintendo nerd

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    How well does psp, playstation, n64, and ds run?
     
  11. natinusala
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    natinusala Win32 error 31 is not an error

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    The Lakka boot script has a better u-boot. Use it.

    They all do well, but N64 can be too fast sometimes.

    edit : there's no DS though, melonds runs like shit and desmume is not included
     
  12. Deathscreton

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    So question, we have this and the active progress for the native Retroarch ports. Besides the Linux issues and some possible speed gained from running native software versus the overhead of running Linux, what would be the differences between the two options?
     
  13. ScarletDreamz

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    "Lakka will cause screen burn-ins if you let it on the menu for too long."

    WTF WHY!?
     
  14. Deathscreton

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    That's just a symptom of using LCD screens. Anything left on as a still image for too long will cause burn ins.
     
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  15. Phenj

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    would try this, sounds awesome, but i don't want my switch to fucking explode
     
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  16. Deathscreton

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    If it ever happens, will you post a video?
     
  17. xXDungeon_CrawlerXx

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    So you were able to get a workaround for Games running "too fast" @natinusala ?
     
  18. Ninn

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    This looks beautiful. As soon as this gets sound, I'M IN!
     
  19. CatmanFan

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    Well, not on Horizon or Hekate CFW, I've checked.
    Also, homebrew on 3.0.0 also used to cause burn-ins.
     
  20. Deathscreton

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    Ohhh, I see. It's a voltage issue similar to the homebrew problem. Okay, I apologize. I thought they were just stating the obvious. My fault.
     
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