GameMode, the system optimization tool from Feral Interactive recently had a new small release put up.
What does it do? When you run games with it the tool can do things like tweak the CPU governor for performance, change the I/O priority, process niceness, kernel scheduler, inhibit the screensaver, set your GPU into performance mode, allows custom scripts and so on. The point is that it can in a lot of cases ensure you're giving a game as much power as possible but it doesn't always work so well.
Version 1.7 includes:
- Added new utility:
gamemodelistto show running processes using it
- Run executables from
/usr/binto work across more distributions
- Add a trivial
gamemode.conffile, which creates the gamemode group to help control permissions
- Various minor bugfixes and updates to documentation
Once installed to run it on specific games with Steam, all you would need to do is add this as a launch option for example:
Or for standalone games: