Game Fire Tutorial

 
In this quick tutorial, you will learn how to use the various Game Fire features to optimize your computer performance and reliability in order to boost game FPS and reduce in-game lags, thus improve your gaming experience.
 
Let's begin our tutorial by launching Game Fire either from the application shortcut placed on the Desktop or from the Start Menu.
 
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 Some anti-virus software may prevent the Game Fire installer from creating an application shortcut on the Desktop, in this case, navigate to Game Fire installation directory C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Game Fire and manually create a shortcut for GameFire.exe file.
 
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 If Game Fire is configured to run automatically on Windows startup, you can launch it by double-clicking on the Game Fire icon in the system tray.
 

 
User Interface
 
The main navigation bar located at the top of Game Fire's interface contains links to the main Game Fire features.
 
Game Fire main navigation bar
 
My Games
In My Games, you can organize, manage, and launch your favorite games from one place. My Games will automatically import installed games including games available from gaming platforms like Steam and Ubisoft Connect, you can also use the Scan for Games button to search for installed games and of course, you can still add games manually. (see My Games)
 
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 You can reach your games registered in My Games even if Game Fire is not running by using the My Games Desktop widget provided that the Game Fire system tray application (GFTray) is running. You can open the My Games widget either by right-clicking on the Game Fire icon in the system tray and selecting My Games or by using the My Games hotkey (the default Ctrl + Shift + M).
 
Process Optimizer
By using Process Optimizer,  you can easily identify unnecessary apps and processes that are consuming system resources thus affecting your gaming experience. Once you identify those processes, you can either manually terminate them or attach those processes to your Game Mode settings in which Game Fire will automatically terminate them when Game Mode is activated and restore the optimized processes when Game Mode is turned off. (see Process Optimizer)
 
System Optimizer
Use System Optimizer to tweak the system, Internet, and app settings, this will help boost your computer's reliability in general and games performance in particular. (see System Optimizer)
 
System Diagnostics
Use this feature to get information about your system and hardware configuration besides real-time performance and health information. (see System Diagnostics)
 
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 You can view real-time system health and performance information even if Game Fire is not running by using the System Monitor widget accessed by right-clicking on the Game Fire icon in the system tray and selecting System Monitor.
 
The Menu button in the upper right corner of Game Fire's interface has links to Game Fire Settings, Privacy Policy, About, and other features and resources.
 
At the bottom of Game Fire's interface, there is the Turn on Game Mode button that can trigger Game Mode on and off, and the Quick Access button that allows quick access to the most frequently used Game Fire features.
 
Game Fire Game Mode bar
 

 
Game Mode
 
In Game Mode, Game Fire will suspend unnecessary system features, applying 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 selecting 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.
 
Game Fire - Quick Access menu
 
You may also activate Game Mode by launching a game from My Games or by using the Game Mode hotkey (the default Ctrl + Shift + G) which you can use to activate Game Mode even if Game Fire is not running.
 
After clicking on the Turn on Game Mode button, 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 the Game Mode Profile.
 
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 The feature of optimizing third-party processes and services is controlled by the option "Optimize third party apps and services" in Game Mode Profile.
 
Game Fire - apps optimizer
 
When Game Mode activation is completed, Game Fire will display Game Mode Report (if enabled in Game Fire settings) that will give you an overview about optimized processes, services, and system settings and tweaks applied by Game Fire to improve your gaming experience.
 
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 You can use the Game Mode log (if enabled in Game Fire settings) to get detailed information of activities and changes made by Game Fire when Game Mode is activated and deactivated. The Game Mode log is saved in C:\Users\[Account Name]\AppData\Local\Smart PC Utilities\Game Fire\Logs\Game Mode.log
 
Game Fire - Game Mode report
 
You can deactivate Game Mode either by clicking the Turn off Game Mode button at the bottom of Game Fire's interface, using the Game Mode hotkey (the default Ctrl + Shift + G) or by right-clicking on the Game Fire icon in the system tray and selecting Turn off Game Mode.