Want to get started with the excellent Linux gaming overlay MangoHud? There's an app for that. A reminder of the wonderful GOverlay which just had a new release.
MangoHud enables you to do fancy things like check FPS, frame timings, monitor temperatures, RAM and VRAM use and the list goes on. It can take a little tinkering to get it where you want it through a config file or with launch options for games but how about making it a little easier? That's where GOverlay comes in.
GOverlay has been covered here a few times and with good reason, it's a nifty little open source app that talks to MangoHud and lets you configure it by clicking buttons and ticking boxes. I like the simple life okay? It's great. Version 0.3.4 of GOverlay just went up bringing in support for recent additions to MangoHUD 0.4.1.
These new additions in GOverlay include:
- Added text field to use custom CPU and GPU Names
- Added power option on GPU section
- Added Memory Frequency option on GPU section
- Added Frame time histogram option
- Added combobox to choose media player (spotify, VLC, Audacious, cantata)
- Merged CPU and memory groupboxes
- Change shortcuts to the new defaults on MangoHUD using the left and right shift keys
- Interface fonts revamp
Want to see it in action? Here's a quick look to show off the slight revamped interface:
Game in action: DRAG, which is currently in the Steam Game Festival, more info on DRAG can be found here.