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Lakka – The open source game console

I always want to have my own arcade game machine. Today I tried Lakka, actually, I tried RetroPi before. Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown game console.

First of all, I would like to list my hardware for this small project.

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
  • 16GB MicroSD card
  • Monitor: Acer AL1716, which is VGA connector
  • AC power adapter, I use the one from my old smartphone
  • Afterglow Xbox 360 wired controller
  • DragonRise Arcade joypad
  • HDMI A to VGA converter
  • 2 way Speakers

Second, the basic Lakka information.

Lakka is built on LibreELEC, LibreELEC is a fork of OpenELEC. It makes it support a lot of different hardware.

From Raspberry Pi Zero to Raspberry Pi 3, from Odroid-C1 to Odroid-XU3/4, and also support PC, Orange Pi, Cubieboard, etc.

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Playing Mame Arcade Game on Raspberry Pi

My first project for Raspberry Pi is game emulator. Oh, no, it is the second. The first is to make a case for Raspberry Pi.

Let us look at the Raspberry Pi’s status when it working inside of the case.

The board is sitting inside of the box perfectly. The white lan cable connect from left. Usb keyboard and usb mouse connect from left. orange HDMI cable is from up. The mini-usb power cable from right.

rpi-working-in-the-case

I followed the instruction of Shea Silverman’s blog.
I tried the Namco Galaxians game when I first run it.
galaxy-on-rpi

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