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GOverlay for editing MangoHud gets a new Steam Deck friendly UI

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GOverlay is an application that helps to manage Linux gaming tools like the MangoHud performance overlay, the Vulkan post-processing layer vkBasalt and the video capture tool ReplaySorcery.

Over time GOverlay has supported an increasing amount of options, and the UI ended up pretty cluttered and confusing - not to mention it needing a lot of monitor space. GOverlay release 0.7 goes a long way towards fixing that, with a new tabbed interface to spread things out a bit.

The new look is optimized ready for the Steam Deck resolution too, so it should all fit nicely on the handheld's screen. Additionally this release adds in some missing MangoHud options like having the HUD positioned middle-left and middle-right. Also "many" fixes to the code were done.

You can see more on GitHub.

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rustybroomhandle Nov 30, 2021
Now they also need to add both this and mangohud to flathub for people who won't be running their Decks in developer mode. I imagine this will be most users.

And I guess while we're at it, Lutris is not on there either. (been on flathub-beta for ages)
Liam Dawe Nov 30, 2021
Quoting: rustybroomhandleNow they also need to add both this and mangohud to flathub for people who won't be running their Decks in developer mode. I imagine this will be most users.

And I guess while we're at it, Lutris is not on there either. (been on flathub-beta for ages)
Yup, going with Flathub is going to be the best option for Steam Deck, hopefully we see more developers look to it.
rustybroomhandle Nov 30, 2021
Bottles is on flathub at least. That's pretty decent for wine gaming. You do miss out on all the installers and non-wine things that Lutris can do.
Xpander Nov 30, 2021
Tbh, this is kinda stupid change..i mean i get it, its better for steamdeck, but i can't see the option to have the old layout anymore. Now i have to click a lot more to enable things.
rustybroomhandle Nov 30, 2021
Would also be nice to be able to hide the left tabs. I only need it for mangohud. For replays I use OBS and imo vkbasalt is useless for reshade.

Although to be fair, it probably doesn't matter how the interface looks since you only really run it once, set up your stuff and then almost never again.
elmapul Nov 30, 2021
gamepad support to control the GUI?
Fredrik Nov 30, 2021
I hope it fixes it for 4k displays too, all tickboxes are almost inside eachother its anoying.
benjamimgois Nov 30, 2021
Thanks guys ! The UI works fine on plasma but there're currently some problems with Gnome. It seems the new UI always relies on the light-theme version of the desktop, even if you are using the dark one. That breaks the interface... i'm working in a fix for 0.7.1 soon.
TheRiddick Dec 1, 2021
Quoting: benjamimgoisThanks guys ! The UI works fine on plasma but there're currently some problems with Gnome. It seems the new UI always relies on the light-theme version of the desktop, even if you are using the dark one. That breaks the interface... i'm working in a fix for 0.7.1 soon.

You know it appears to me the default Cube render to the right does not have overlay present unless it is enabled globally beforehand.. I suggest making sure it sets the environmental variables correctly on program launch.

I can get the MangoHud overlay to show if I select the controller icon down bottom right and select vkcube again but this shouldn't be needed to preview given you're already running it on the right!
fenglengshun Dec 1, 2021
Quoting: rustybroomhandleAnd I guess while we're at it, Lutris is not on there either. (been on flathub-beta for ages)
Can someone tell me how Steam and Lutris has been, on Flathub? I've only gotten around to installing it this week but haven't had the chance to test either yet.
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