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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 improving your gaming experience.
To get started, launch Game Fire from the shortcut placed on your Desktop or from the Start Menu.
Some anti-virus software may prevent the Game Fire installer from creating a shortcut on the Desktop; in this case, navigate to the Game Fire installation directory C:\Program Files\Smart PC Utilities\Game Fire and manually create a shortcut for the GameFire.exe file.
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 navigation bar located at the top of Game Fire's interface provides links to all Game Fire's main features.
Game Fire main navigation bar
My Games
Enables you to manage and launch your games from one place. Game Fire automatically imports installed games including those from game clients such as Steam, Ubisoft, and Epic Games. You can also use the Search for Games button to search for installed games, or add games manually. (see My Games)
To access your games collection even when Game Fire is not running, use the My Games Desktop widget which is a feature of the Game Fire system tray application (GFTray). 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).
System Optimizer
Use this feature to tweak system, Internet, and app settings; this would help improve your computer's reliability and performance. (see System Optimizer)
System Diagnostics
Enables you to retrieve information about system and hardware configuration besides real-time performance and health information. (see System Diagnostics)
You can access real-time system health and performance information even if Game Fire is not running by using the System Monitor widget that you can access 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 allows you to access Game Fire Settings, Privacy Policy, About, and other features and resources.
At the bottom of the user interface, there is the Turn on Game Mode button that can trigger Game Mode on and off, and the Quick Access button that allows 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, apply various system tweaks, and focus computer resources on games you are playing. To activate Game Mode, click the Turn on Game Mode button.
Before turning on Game Mode, you can customize its settings by selecting Customize Game Mode from the Quick Access menu; this will open the Game Mode window where you can select which system features and app components Game Fire should suspend/optimize, as well as which tweaks to apply when Game Mode is activated.
Game Fire - Customize Game Mode
You can also turn on 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.
Once you click the Turn on Game Mode button, Game Fire will display the Game Mode dialog box where you can configure the various Game Mode settings and optimizations.
Game Fire - Game Mode configuration
When Game Mode activation is completed, Game Fire will display the Game Mode Report (if enabled in the Game Fire settings) that summarizes the optimized processes, services, and system settings and tweaks that have been applied by Game Fire.
To get detailed information about changes made by Game Fire when Game Mode is activated and deactivated, you can consult the Game Mode log (if enabled in the Game Fire settings). The log can be found at the following location: C:\Users\[Account Name]\AppData\Local\Smart PC Utilities\Game Fire\Logs\Game Mode.log
Game Fire - Game Mode report
Sometimes you will need to reapply Game Mode optimizations. For instance, you have launched some apps that are no longer needed, so you want to suspend all processes, services, and other components that are associated with those apps. Rather than toggling Game Mode Off then On, you can use the Refresh Game Mode option located in the Quick Access menu. By doing so, only Game Mode settings that were reversed by the system or apps will be reapplied.
Game Fire - Refresh Game Mode
In addition to suspending unnecessary components and applying various system tweaks, Game Fire has a feature called Live Optimization that can further improve your PC gaming performance by monitoring running apps and processes and how they utilize system resources. Live Optimization prioritizes game and app processes, ensuring they have a high priority access to system resources, while restricting background processes from consuming the available resources. (see Live Optimization)
To turn off Game Mode, there are three ways: click the Turn off Game Mode button on Game Fire's interface, use the default hotkey Ctrl + Shift + G, or right-click on the Game Fire icon in the system tray and choose Deactivate Game Mode.
Game Fire is a safe-to-use game booster as all optimizations made by the software to your system settings are temporary, and you can easily reverse them by turning off Game Mode. Even if you did not turn off Game Mode, Game Fire will automatically restore your system to its normal state upon the next startup.

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