Gamemode is a daemon/lib combo for Linux that allows games to request a set of optimisations be temporarily applied to the host OS and/or a game process.
Install and .
Create and configure a
gamemode.ini file. An example gamemode.ini file can be found here. Save it in
You may want to make sure that
desiredgov is set to
performance and maybe increase the
renice to 10 or so for higher priority for your game.
Note that this package comes with a drop-in file
etc/security/limits.d/10-gamemode.conf that allows for the renicing feature to work. If you wish to have gamemode renice game processes, you will want to create and join the
To run games with gamemode start it like this:
$ gamemoderun ./game
When you have started your game you can verify that gamemode is running with the command:
$ gamemoded -s
To make sure Steam starts a game with gamemode, right click the game, select
Launch Options and enter: