In this quick tutorial you will learn about Game Fire's features and how to use them effectively to optimize your computer performance and reliability, this will help boost your gaming experience and reduce in-game lags.
After the installation of Game Fire is completed, you can launch the software from the shortcut placed on your Desktop or Start Menu.
Some anti-virus software may prevent Game Fire installer from creating a shortcut on the Desktop, in this case navigate to Game Fire installation directory C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Game Fire and create a shortcut for GameFire.exe file.
The main navigation bar located at the top contains links to the main features of Game Fire.
You can use My Games to manage and launch your games from one place. My Games will automatically import installed Steam games, you can also use Scan for Games button to search for installed games and of course you can still add your games manually. (see My Games)
You can launch My Games widget from anywhere on your computer using a hotkey (the default Ctrl + Shift + M).
In Process Optimizer, you can identify unnecessary processes that are consuming your system resources. You can manually terminate unnecessary processes or add them to your Game Mode settings in which Game Fire will automatically optimize them when Game Mode is activated and restore the optimized processes when Game Mode is turned off. (see Process Optimizer)
Use System Optimizer to tweak system, Internet and app settings, this will help boost your gaming experience. (see System Optimizer)
Use this feature to get information about your system and hardware configuration besides computer performance and health information. (see System Diagnostics)
You can access system heath and performance information widget by clicking on System Monitor from the Game Fire context menu in the system tray.
In the bottom, there is the Turn on Game Mode button that can trigger Game Mode on and off, and the Quick Access button with the arrow icon that enables you to quickly access the most frequently used Game Fire features.
In Game Mode, Game Fire will suspend unnecessary system features, apply various system tweaks, and focus computer resources on games you are playing. You can activate Game Mode by clicking on the Turn on Game Mode button that triggers Game Mode on and off.
Before activating Game Mode you may need to adjust Game Mode settings by clicking on Customize Game Mode from the Quick Access menu. This will open Game Mode Profile where you can either select a profile from the pre-defined profiles or create an entirely new one. The selected Game Mode profile will determine which system features and services to be optimized by Game Fire.
You can also activate Game Mode by launching a game from My Games list or using a hotkey (the default Ctrl + Shift + G) that is not requiring you to open Game Fire.
After clicking on Turn on Game Mode, Game Fire will display the dialog box below where you can select which third party services, processes, and scheduled tasks to optimize, those will be additional components to optimize besides the default system services and scheduled tasks defined using options in Game Mode Profile.
You can deactivate Game Mode by clicking on Turn off Game Mode button at the bottom, using the Game Mode hotkey (the default Ctrl + Shift + G), or by clicking on Turn off Game Mode from the Game Fire context menu in the system tray.