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GOverlay, the open source app for managing various Linux gaming overlays just got a fantastic upgrade, with it now having a live OpenGL preview for MangoHud.

MangoHud is awesome but configuring it by hand is a bit of a nuisance, diving into text files and remembering all the different options. GOverlay gives you simple checkboxes and dropdowns to adjust your overlay and now you only need to tap a button to update a real-time preview. Nothing external needed now and it makes everything even simpler - exactly what we love to see.

The 0.6.2 release highlights:

  • NEW: Implemented realtime Opengl cube for realtime hud preview.
  • NEW: Keybind to upload logging results to flightlessmango.com
  • FIX: Save button on the logging folder window automatically closes the form. (Asked by jason)
  • FIX: VKbasalt generating wrong path for Shaders folder
  • FIX: Small interface tweaks
  • REMOVE: Text hud preview

Find GOverlay on GitHub.

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Now all common users need is a snap or a flatpak to install right from a software center of a distro
Fredrik 24 Aug
Quoting: dziadulewiczNow all common users need is a snap or a flatpak to install right from a software center of a distro

Well its in aur and chaotic aur, and manjaros official repo, so 50% of distros or so its already there without having to resort to a crappy snap or flatpak.
Seeing the sponsor button on their page reminds me I gotta give them some money some point soon.
Quoting: Fredrik
Quoting: dziadulewiczNow all common users need is a snap or a flatpak to install right from a software center of a distro

Well its in aur and chaotic aur, and manjaros official repo, so 50% of distros or so its already there without having to resort to a crappy snap or flatpak.
That's nice I'm sure. But as someone in the other 50% or so, it doesn't do much for me.
I have to take sometime to study flatpak/snap packaging. Those that aren't on Arch based distros can download the latest binary and start goverlay with:

mangohud --dlsym ./goverlay --style fusion


Last edited by benjamimgois on 24 August 2021 at 5:23 pm UTC
Quoting: benjamimgoisI have to take sometime to study flatpak/snap packaging. Those that aren't on Arch based distros can download the latest binary and start goverlay with:

mangohud --dlsym ./goverlay --style fusion

thanks for your amazing overlay! a snap and or a flatpak would be astounding news for obvious reasons. one thing many linux users have forgotten about (as shown well in the second comment) is to see the position of a total new comer.
Linuxer 25 Aug
Quoting: Fredrik
Quoting: dziadulewiczNow all common users need is a snap or a flatpak to install right from a software center of a distro

Well its in aur and chaotic aur, and manjaros official repo, so 50% of distros or so its already there without having to resort to a crappy snap or flatpak.

These kinds of comments are not nice nor constructive. Snaps and or flatpaks have given help to so many new comers on moving to Linux.
scaine 25 Aug
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Arch vs Debian. Gnome vs KDE. X11 vs Wayland. Urgh. Astonished that a 1% community feels the need to half, or even quarter its community to get one over on the other side. Really frustrating.
Fester_Mudd 26 Aug
Quoting: scaineArch vs Debian. Gnome vs KDE. X11 vs Wayland. Urgh. Astonished that a 1% community feels the need to half, or even quarter its community to get one over on the other side. Really frustrating.

Exactly. We all should work on to make it go away finally. It is harming Linux
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