Awesome Linux Game Tools is a series of reviews showcasing the finest tools for Linux gamers.
GOverlay is a GUI tool used to manage MangoHud, vkBasalt and ReplaySorcery on Linux. It’s free and open source software.
We recently covered MangoHud, a Vulkan and OpenGL overlay that helps you monitor FPS, temperatures, CPU/GPU load, and more besides. To configure MangoHud you either need to edit a text file, or use a graphical user interface.
vkBasalt is a Vulkan post processing layer to enhance the visual graphics of games. ReplaySorcery is an instant-replay solution.
We tested GOverlay on the Manjaro distro. There are source, binary, and git packages in the Arch User Repository. Building the source package proceeded smoothly without any issues whatsoever. That’s how it should be.
If you’re not running Linux, you’re still catered for. There are packages available for Fedora, openSUSE, Solus, Debian/Ubuntu, and other distros.
For MangoHud, the software includes multi GPU support with PCIDEV option, as well as vertical and horizontal HUD orientation.
All tools in this series:
|Awesome Linux Game Tools|
|Heroic Games Launcher||Games launcher for Epic Games and GOG|
|Steam||Large digital library of PC games|
|libstrangle||Utility to cap the frames per second of games|
|gpu-screen-recorder-gtk||GTK frontend to GPU Screen Recorder|
|MangoHud||Vulkan and OpenGL overlay to help you monitor FPS and more|
|NoiseTorch-ng||Suppresses noise perfect for gamers live streaming/recording|
|ProtonUp-Qt||GUI for easy installation of custom builds of Proton and more|
|GOverlay||GUI to manage MangoHud, vkBasalt and ReplaySorcery|
|noise-suppression-for-voice||Noise suppression plugin based on RNNoise|