(Updated: November 18th, 2022) Posted: July 12, 2022
Our .OVERLAY import files for Streamlabs Desktop provide a really easy way to get setup in a flash, and at Twitch Overlay we’re now providing those import files with a majority of our premium content. Here’s an overview of .OVERLAY import files, and a rundown of our most popular downloads that include them.
The .OVERLAY import file is a file type used with Streamlabs Desktop, it stores an entire, fully-arranged stream overlay ready to apply in one click.
Imagine your stream like an empty room in a newly built house. You’d have to paint the walls, lay the floor, fill the room with furniture, shelves, all kinds of things to bring that room function and personality – that whole process can be quite time-consuming. Now imagine a box could arrive that you just place in the middle of that room, press a button, and it instantly does all those jobs for you. In a nutshell, that’s what a .OVERLAY import file is for your stream.
Setup in Streamlabs Desktop (formerly known as “Streamlabs OBS”) is so easy we’ve made a 17 second video to summarize it:
So, what are we seeing here, here’s the steps (with Streamlabs Desktop open of course):
The short answer is no, but if you’re an OBS Studio user then there’s a kinda long-winded and janky way of getting a setup imported. Here’s the steps:
Hopefully that should be it, and you’ll see your overlay setup in OBS Studio. Again, this is not a 100% fool-proof way of importing, it’s really just a work around – a janky one at that!
If this process completes and everything looks in order, you should be free to uninstall Streamlabs Desktop.
With the setup process out the way, it’s time to get into it and take a look at the top 5 .OVERLAY import files for Streamlabs Desktop that you can find right here at Twitch Overlay.
At number 5 it’s a fully animated stream package that brings molten lava and hellfire to your stream. This import file brings a number of firey elements to your stream including animated stream alerts, webcam border, stream screens and more.
Shark Stack is designed with west coast Cali vibes in mind. Bring a piece of Venice Beach to your stream with palm tree stream screens and stream alerts, and a mellow purple and orange color scheme from top to bottom.
Gothic and grimdark elements make up this wholly unique stream overlay. Gothicon features misty and bottle green webcam borders, stream alerts and info panels that give your entire stream a bewitching feel.
In runner up spot is Pure Valor, an overlay with glitchy and kinetic elements that give your stream a little life without taking the focus away from content. This overlay comes in 2 colorways, a blue & burned orange combo, or deep purple & green.
A long-running favourite that tops every year end list, the VX Pro collection couples bold and eye-catching colorways with subtle animations to make your stream pop while keeping you and your media front and center. The most popular colorway is Chroma, giving a kaleidoscopic RGB package of overlay, alerts, and stream screens.
This is just a small selection of the .OVERLAY import files for Streamlabs desktop we’ve got available here. Almost every stream overlay or package in the Premium Downloads section of the site features .OVERLAY import files as standard, so take a look for yourself. We feature some of the most diverse styles available anywhere, so you’re likely to find exactly what you’re looking for. Be sure to check the Download Details panel on any item page to double-check if the dowload includes .OVERLAY files.
With over 150 stream graphics available, this can all get a little overwhelming. Perhaps you don't know your Twitch overlays from your stream alerts, or what exactly Professional Customisation means on our stream design pages. Well, take a look at our guides section.
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