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 theand packages.
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.
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: