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GOverlay just got an awesome update to make editing MangoHud even easier

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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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dziadulewicz Aug 24, 2021
Now all common users need is a snap or a flatpak to install right from a software center of a distro
Fredrik Aug 24, 2021
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.
PublicNuisance Aug 24, 2021
Seeing the sponsor button on their page reminds me I gotta give them some money some point soon.
Purple Library Guy Aug 24, 2021
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.
benjamimgois Aug 24, 2021
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
heidi.wenger Aug 24, 2021
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 Aug 25, 2021
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 Aug 25, 2021
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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 Aug 26, 2021
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
Fredrik Nov 22, 2021
Quoting: Linuxer
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.

Well snap/flatpaks makes for a really bad first experience for a new user so not really, they are slow and very buggy and way harder to find where they actually put their files, and some are sandboxed which is horrible for a new user. Think I never used a snap or flatpak that didnt constantly crash on me.
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