This article will explain using the .overlay files for Streamlabs Desktop in our Marketplace Packages.
We'll use our Dot Wave Stream Package .overlay to show examples.
Firstly, let's start by finding our .overlay. the general file path will be under a separate download labeled "<Package Name> Scene Collections" download from our store.
Head into Streamlabs Desktop and navigate to your settings > Then to "Scene Collections," and we'll be using the "Import" feature.
Find where you placed your package files and select the .overlay. Streamlabs will then start to import the overlay file.
When the overlay file is imported and if your package provides customization options, here's how to find them. Scroll down on the "Scenes" tab and go to "Edit Socials Here" to select your social media icons & change the usernames that go with them.
To ensure a smooth editing process, you'll also want to ensure you have the package font installed. This can be found on our store pages. You might need to re-import the .overlay if a custom font that Streamlabs doesn't have by default was used.
You can edit the text by right-clicking the source labeled "Social" and change the text.
Once you have chosen what social media icons you want and changed their usernames, head to another scene and check out the social media info. It will all be changed and edited as you did in the social media source.
A Final callout is to ensure your package settings are as optimized as they can be for you and your stream. Right-click a source, Head to Properties, and select "Close file when inactive." These options are disabled on import. When not turned on, the media files will continue to play while on other scenes and can cause a large increase in CPU & GPU usage.