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MangoHud v0.7 out now adding presets support like on Steam Deck

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MangoHud, the awesome tool you can use to get a HUD on top of your games (included by default on the Steam Deck), has released version 0.7.0 that includes many new options so here's what's changed.

As an example of what it can do, see the shots below playing War Thunder with MangoHud at the top:

Click screenshots to enlarge. If you like my horizontal layout it can be found here. The second shot is just "full".

A bunch of new parameters were added in 0.7.0 including:

  • gpu_fan displays the gpu fan RPM, only works on AMD.
  • gpu_junction_temp displays the junction temperature on AMD GPUs
  • removed io_stats, just use io_read and io_write instead
  • engine_short_names shortens the names of engines, e.g VULKAN becomes VK
  • text_outline adds a colored outline around all text
  • text_outline_color sets the color of the outline, default: 000000
  • text_outline_thickness sets the thickness of the outline, default: 1.5
  • temp_fahrenheit changes all temps to fahrenheit from celsius
  • dynamic_frame_timing dynamically changes the range of the frametime graph
  • duration displays the time since mangohud initialized
  • gpu_voltage shows the current gpu voltage, only works on AMD
  • fps_text override fps text
  • horizontal_stretch sets the background to stretch across width of application (enabled by default)
  • core_bars turns core_load into a histogram
  • device_battery Shows battery level of wireless devices, accepts gamepad mouse
  • device_battery_icon shows battery icon instead of percent

A nice new feature is the addition of support for different presets, just like found on the Steam Deck in the performance menu, where you switch between different HUD layouts. Giving you the ability to set your own, and easily switch between them with a hotkey (although that switching only works on X11 right now). You need to add a preset.conf file to ~/.config/MangoHud/. I gave an example of this in my SteamOS 3.5 Preview video (at around 05:00):

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So you can now do the same on desktop with MangoHud 0.7.0.

What do you think to the new release? Do you use MangoHud? Let me know in the comments.

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Tchey Sep 27, 2023
Hi !

I’m about to try this, thanks.
Installed, copy/paste your conf as an example, but...

Why is the custom text smaller than the data ?
"GamingOnLinux", "Resolution"... is in a smaller text than "GPU %" etc, and i find it disturbing.
Ehvis Sep 27, 2023
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Quoting: TcheyWhy is the custom text smaller than the data ?
"GamingOnLinux", "Resolution"... is in a smaller text than "GPU %" etc, and i find it disturbing.

Static information I suppose. No reason to waste lots of space on that.
Tchey Sep 27, 2023
Found it ! Just need to add this line in the .conf :

no_small_font
mrdeathjr Sep 27, 2023
This mangohud version in my case show this (mango hud version):

on emulators with opengl:



on emulators with zink:



but using emulators with vulkan:



or curiously zink on wine:






Last edited by mrdeathjr on 27 September 2023 at 1:18 pm UTC
flightlessmango Sep 27, 2023
Quoting: mrdeathjrThis mangohud version in my case show this (mango hud version)

This is because I forgot to add opengl libs to the mangohud-setup.sh script.
If you go and download the release again it should be fixed
fabertawe Sep 27, 2023
Centered at the top is working again (position=top-center)


Last edited by fabertawe on 27 September 2023 at 2:57 pm UTC
mrdeathjr Sep 27, 2023
Quoting: flightlessmango
Quoting: mrdeathjrThis mangohud version in my case show this (mango hud version)

This is because I forgot to add opengl libs to the mangohud-setup.sh script.
If you go and download the release again it should be fixed

In my case still showing this with last package updated 2hrs ago:



edo Sep 27, 2023
I will wait for steamos to include the new version by default
mylka Sep 27, 2023
this preset feature is great as FPS limiter. Some games dont have one and i have more FPS than i need, so i had to chance the mangohud config all the time

very convenient

off topic because i see it on the screenshot: will AMD ever fix the WATT display for AM4 CPU? no i do not want 3rd party stuff. i want AMD to do it officially


Last edited by mylka on 27 September 2023 at 6:01 pm UTC
axredneck Sep 27, 2023
Quoting: mrdeathjrThis mangohud version in my case show this (mango hud version)...
Scanlines on Game Boy what the?
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