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MangoHud enables you to quickly and easily monitor FPS, temperatures, RAM, VRAM and do a little benchmarking too with Vulkan games (native and Wine/Proton). A fresh release was just today put up.

This big new release brings in some exciting features to make it a true all-in-one tool. You can now limit the FPS, force VSync, display RAM & VRAM, show the current time, add a crosshair and it adds support for Zorin OS and Pop!_OS with the build script.

Since I find this particular tool interesting, I took the new version for a quick spin to show off a bunch of the options in No Man's Sky played with Proton. Take a look:

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MangoHud is incredibly easy to install and get going too. Download the release file from the announcement, extract it and then run the file and you're good to go. If you're testing with games on Steam, all you need to do then is add a launch option of:

MANGOHUD=1 %command%

Configuration is super simple too. The configuration file just needs you to comment/uncomment strings using a hash symbol to turn things on and off (or add them to a MANGOHUD_CONFIG environment variable)—that's the kind of simplicity I love to see.

I can see MangoHud becoming a really invaluable tool for both Linux gamers and developers. Since it's not tied to drivers, they can really quickly iterate on it and improve it with new features.

You can find MangoHud on GitHub and see the 0.2.0 release announcement here.

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mylka Feb 16, 2020
i hope they add
fan speed
power consumption
compiler and vulkan version

its a very helpful tool
Eike Feb 17, 2020
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Quoting: einherjar
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: einherjarAn overlay Crosshair to "Noscope" with sniper weapons may be considered as cheating...
Draw a crosshair on your screen with a marker and nobody will ever catch you cheating!

I am more concerned about the possibility, that such overlays can be used for cheating, and so are detected as cheats.
And BTW, my aimbot works without crosshair :P

What an AI feat...! :-D
catbox_fugue Feb 25, 2020
ive switched from libstrangle to mangohud because it actually limits the FPS
basically the only thing i use these for.

the overlay for Mangohud is very useful also, even more than Proton's configurations.

also sadly steam's overlay must be enabled to capture screenshots.
id prefer the option to turn off the shift+tab...
edit: just moved it to ctrl+shift+o
cant believe it took me that long to just move it away.

Last edited by catbox_fugue on 25 February 2020 at 6:21 pm UTC
Boldos Mar 6, 2020
Ummm, GPU = 0% at all times?
Anyone else has this issue?
mylka Mar 6, 2020
Quoting: BoldosUmmm, GPU = 0% at all times?
Anyone else has this issue?

no, but is different to DXVK hud - gpuload and the RAM usage is different to the systemmonitor
pete910 Mar 6, 2020
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Quoting: BoldosUmmm, GPU = 0% at all times?
Anyone else has this issue?

Fine here too
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