Wednesday, May 22, 2024

MangoHud 0.6.7: Linux gaming overlay gets more features


The MangoHud gaming overlay for Linux gaming has added features in the latest version 0.6.7 and displays both FPS and temperatures as well as system CPU and GPU utilization in even more variations. The overlay is designed for the OpenGL and Vulkan graphical interfaces.

Open source game overlay becomes even more powerful

The highly customizable open source system tool MangoHud is even more extensive in the latest version 0.6.7 and according to the official release notes various innovations and startup parameters, as well as optimizations and bug fixes donated by the developers.

  • Show highest CPU frequency instead of running average
  • Use sysfs scaling_cur_freq instead of /proc/cpuinfo for CPU core frequencies
  • Added EADesktop.exe and EALauncher.exe to blacklist
  • Logger writes a summary by default
  • Using gpu_metrics sysfs binary for amdgpu metrics
  • Showing the minimum and maximum frame time for the period
  • Battery parameter shows plug icon when plugged in
  • Improved accuracy of amdgpu metrics when polling 100 times per period
error correction
  • Fixed splitgate crash on amd gpu
  • Fixed AMD CPU power not being reported when using zenpower module
  • Fixed regression in hardware info updater.
  • Fixed bug where setting CPU cores to not connected would crash mangohud/mangoapp
  • fps_only – Allows you to show only FPS (requires legacy_layout=0)
  • gamepad_battery – Shows battery and connection status for compatible gamepads
  • gamepad_battery_icon – Replace the percentage amount with a battery icon
  • frame_count – Shows the number of frames from the start
  • throttling_status – Shows if the GPU is throttling based on power, current, temperature, or “other” (only shows if currently throttling)

MangoHud 0.6.7 Release Notes

In the standard view, which can be adapted to the user’s personal needs with a large number of variables, MangoHub displays not only the installed version of the DirectX to Vulkan translator “DXVK”, but also the frames per second and frame times . such as the CPU, GPU, RAM, and VRAM utilization of the computer system.

New gamepad and acceleration stats

The latest version includes parameters for the battery status of a possibly connected gamepad, the total number of frames, and information about a possible strangulation of the graphics processor.

MangoHud 0.6.7 in action (Image: MangoHud)

The Source code (ZIP) MangoHud 0.6.7 and other package files for various distributions are provided by the developers via the official site project page available on the GitHub development platform.

Support via GitHub and Discord

A detailed installation guide and free support through the official discord server of the project also help Linux newcomers to set up the game overlay.

Record and share game sessions

In addition to pure monitoring, you can also log FPS and frame times via MangoHud and upload the results via the website. in the official reference database of possible overlap.

Game sessions can be recorded, uploaded and shared (Image: MangoHud)
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