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Steam Deck update brings an FPS-only mode for the overlay

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Valve has release the latest client update for the Steam Deck and it brings a highly requested feature. Now, there's another additional mode for the performance overlay that allows you to just see the FPS without overloading your screen with other information.

Here's how it looks (just like the desktop client has - top left):

In comparison, the previous lowest mode of the overlay had all this:

Yes, Garfield Kart works on Steam Deck.

Here's the release notes:

  • Improved support for game initiated requests to load webpages through the Steamworks SDK.
  • Added FPS only mode to the performance overlay
  • Reorganized and restyled some information on downloads page
  • Fixed and optimized layout for sections of Store on Deck
  • Fixed comments not displaying in activity feeds
  • Fixed localized game headers not displaying in some locations in the UI
  • Fixed post game summary not scrolling correctly
  • Fixed "Recently Played" friends sometimes showing up in a weird state
  • Fixed bugs and crashes with the configurator
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7 comments

gradyvuckovic Mar 8, 2022
Thank goodness. Personally I'm one of those weirdos who has the FPS counter on constantly while gaming, I like to just have it there to know what's happening performance wise at a glance. It did bother me for a moment to see there was no FPS only option in the settings from the videos I saw. Glad to see Valve added this option. :D
BladePupper Mar 8, 2022
Is the FPS counter always white text or does it have a high contrast colour option like what the steam overlay has?
lejimster Mar 8, 2022
Quoting: BladePupperIs the FPS counter always white text or does it have a high contrast colour option like what the steam overlay has?
MangoHUD is extremely customizable. I'm not sure if the Deck's config files can be tweaked by GOverlay, if not you should be able to do it manually.
const Mar 8, 2022
Can someone explain the Garfield Kart hype to me? Is it pure sarcasm or is this actually a good game or what is it?
const Mar 8, 2022
Quoting: lejimster
Quoting: BladePupperIs the FPS counter always white text or does it have a high contrast colour option like what the steam overlay has?
MangoHUD is extremely customizable. I'm not sure if the Deck's config files can be tweaked by GOverlay, if not you should be able to do it manually.
Accessing custom profiles from the steam overlay sounds like premium. On the other side, now that I see the default profiles quite often, I finally start to know where to look, so that would be a bummer for me, personally.


Last edited by const on 8 March 2022 at 3:29 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy Mar 8, 2022
When I saw the headline I thought they'd created a mode specially for playing First Person Shooters.
buckysrevenge Mar 8, 2022
Quoting: constCan someone explain the Garfield Kart hype to me? Is it pure sarcasm or is this actually a good game or what is it?

I think is/was a meme, but after playing a few tracks is say it's a decent game to get on sale. Not nearly as good a Mario Kart if you own a Switch, but it's got a good feel to it.
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