Switch Lakka

You need to copy your games to the lakka/storage/roms/downloadsdirectory on your SD card. Once your games are copied, go to the tab which icon is a plus sign (on Lakka, on the Switch) and scan the directory where you added your game (you can just scan the top-level directory, it will go through everything recursively). To install Lakka: Downloaded Lakka for Switch; Extracted the content of the directory by selecting the “open archive” using 7-zip; Copied the lakka and bootloader folders to the root of my SD card; Booted Switch into recovery mode and launched Lakka under “More Configs” Unfortunately, I got a black screen and had to power off my console. You need to copy your games to the lakka/storage/roms/downloadsdirectory on your SD card. Once your games are copied, go to the tab which icon is a plus sign (on Lakka, on the Switch) and scan the directory where you added your game (you can just scan the top-level. Lakka is a simple system for controller configuration. On Retropie & others, you need to configure all the buttons for each new controller you plug. On Lakka, most controllers are detected automatically (as seen previously), and you don’t have anything to do, it will work correctly as soon as you plug it.

Disclaimer : Neither the libretro team nor myself are responsible in case something happens to your console. This includes hardware damage or brick. You have been warned.

Step 0 : what you need

  • A fusée gelée vulnerable Switch
  • A SD card of at least 2Gb, formatted in FAT32

Step 1 : preparing the SD card

  1. Make sure that your SD card is FAT32 formatted, exFAT will not work
  2. Download the latest stable archive from here (use your brain to grab the latest)
  3. Extract the content of the directory in the archive and copy the lakka and bootloader folders to the root of your SD card
    • Windows users can use 7-Zip

Step 2 : booting Lakka

Switch Lakka

To boot Lakka, you need a working installation of hekate 4.0 (or later) on the Switch. We won’t cover this topic here, as there are multiple guides already existing.

Lakka

Here are some softwares you can use :

  • Windows : TegraRcmSmash, fusee-launcher
  • Linux, Mac OS : fusee-launcher
  • Android : NXLoader, Rekado(don’t use the Lakka launcher)
  • iOS : NXBoot

Once hekate is running on your Switch, you can boot Lakka by going to Launch > More configs > Lakka.

Autoboot

If going through the menu each time annoys you, you can ask hekate to autoboot Lakka by going to to Launch options > Auto boot > More configs > Lakka.

Now what ?

Switch Lakka Docked

I suggest you read the FAQ, especially on how to access the storage partition and copy games. Actually, while you’re here, read everything. Enjoy !