Lakka Linux 2.3.2 “Game Console” Distro Released With RetroArch 1.8.4

Lakka 2.3.2 with RetroArch 1.8.4

Welcoming 2020, Lakka officially brings Lakka 2.3.2 with minor bug fixes and updates for higher tier platforms, 64-bit Generic (x86_64), and Raspberry Pi.

Lakka features in one of the best Linux distros for gaming to run the open-source and Linux-powered retro games on Linux, with support over more than 40 different hardware platforms.

Lakka 2.3.2 with RetroArch 1.8.4

Lakka updates the frontend RetroArch to v1.8.4 for improved onscreen notification and realtime game translation. Additionally, Lakka includes a manual content scanner with no requirement for the playlist database.

lakka manual content scanner

Earlier, if you added a bunch of games to your playlists and then removed some individual games from the file system, the deleted game would still be listed in a playlist, however, the files won’t exist.

So Lakka introduces a cleaning playlist option to remove all entries of deleted files in the playlist.

New core, NeoCD-Libretro, and lightweight Nintendo Entertainment system are now enabled for all platforms to perform better on low-end hardware with high performance.

You may also encounter disk swapping for game with a high number of disks (such as Amiga floppy games). Lakka adds major changes to improve the disk swapping system.

A way forward

In the latest release blog, Lakka has mentioned dropping the support for all the old platforms while moving towards the Lakka 3.0 release. Other current updates will be released for the rest of the platform in the upcoming weeks.

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