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Last Update: 2023-01-18 00:15 UTC

Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown game console. The distribution is based on LibreELEC and runs the RetroArch console emulator. Lakka is capable of running on a variety of hardware, including personal computers, Raspberry Pi boards and WeTek Play devices.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 146 (65), 6 months: 202 (39), 3 months: 187 (38), 4 weeks: 160 (38), 1 week: 155 (34)

Average visitor rating: 6.5/10 from 4 review(s).

Lakka Summary
Distribution Lakka
Home Page http://www.lakka.tv/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forums.libretro.com/c/libretro/lakka-tv-general
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.lakka.tv/doc/Home/
Download Mirrors http://www.lakka.tv/get/DistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://github.com/libretro/Lakka-LibreELEC/issues
Related Websites
Where To Donate, Buy, or Try

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-01-18: Distribution Release: Lakka 4.3
 • 2022-03-20: Distribution Release: Lakka 4.0
 • 2021-11-14: Distribution Release: Lakka 3.6
 • 2021-09-06: Distribution Release: Lakka 3.4
 • 2021-05-22: Distribution Release: Lakka 3.0
 • 2020-01-23: Distribution Release: Lakka 2.3.2
 • 2019-09-21: Distribution Release: Lakka 2.3.1
 • 2017-11-28: Distribution Release: Lakka 2.1
 • 2017-10-11: Development Release: Lakka 2.1 RC5
 • 2017-04-29: Distribution Release: Lakka 2.0
 • 2017-03-01: Development Release: Lakka 2.0 RC1
 • More Lakka releases...

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Feature 4.3 3.7 2.3.2 2.1 2.0 20161221
Release Date 2023-01-17 2022-03-01 2020-01-22 2017-11-28 2017-04-29 2016-12-22
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 300-700 300-600 300-500 200-400 100-200  
Installation Text Text Text Text Text Text
Default Desktop RetroArch RetroArch RetroArch RetroArch RetroArch RetroArch
Package Management -- -- -- -- -- --
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture aarch64, i386, x86_64 aarch64, armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Asian Language Support            
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Version: 3.6
Rating: 4
Date: 2022-02-01
Votes: 0

It´s no "out of the box". All we have to hardly setup. Even made all the sets, simply doesn´t get to work. It sucks!

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Version: 3.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-06-29
Votes: 5

This distribution allows you to make a Retroarch machine out of the box, it uses LibreElec building environment so you can easily create your own custom image. I choose it a year ago for a rpi4 because it was the only one supporting arm64 while experimenting with Vulkan.

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Version: 2.3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-05-25
Votes: 5

I have this running on a Raspberry Pi 4. The GUI is intuitive and excellent. I am able to play games from Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System, and Super Nintendo without any issue at all. If you are looking for something that can be easily flashed onto an SD card and turn your Raspberry Pi into a gaming appliance, look no further than Lakka. It also works beautifully on a standard Linux laptop or PC. However, I prefer to have a dedicated Pi that can be switched on at any time for a plethora of games.

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