[Solved] OK now, GAME MODE, yeah! No, not really...

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MonarchX, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    MS stated that Game Mode works on all games, not just the ones in MS App Store like Gears of War. There is an Xbox monitoring service set to ManuAl (on demand) by default and it is supposed to monitor games. Well, it never starts unless you manually start it and even the it shuts itself off quickly.

    So how does this Game Mode work? What does it change in registry? Can it be somehow proven or witnessed Windows 10 OS acts differently with Game Mode ON VS. OFF???
     
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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Are filling the board by yourself?
     
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  3. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Apparently he is...
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Seems to work okay on fallout 4.
    Use xbox button or win+g to bring up the menu and then go to settings and choose game mode.
    Game mode must be enabled in the windows settings gaming ui (one with the different options for hardware, applications, updates, etc)
    It was enabled by default on a clean install for me. Just had to go into game and turn on game mode.

    It seemed to help game performance, but I have no idea how much.
     
  5. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    #5 MonarchX, Apr 11, 2017
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    Game mode is enabled for everyone - don't know what other thing you're talking about - there is just one place to enable/disable it.


    EDIT: Oh, I got it! I didn't realize I had to pull up the bar! Not only its there, but it actually heklps quite a big in one game so far - Resident Evil 7!
     
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  6. damianfox

    damianfox MDL Senior Member

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    It seems Enterprise N doesn't have game mode, the Gaming icon is missing in Settings
     
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  7. peter0010

    peter0010 MDL Novice

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    You have to install the feature pack first then you'll be able to use game mode on N versions
     
  8. Ultra Male

    Ultra Male MDL Expert

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    so does this mean that if I uninstall the XBOX app which I have no use for, Gaming Mode won't work properly?
     
  9. TairikuOkami

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    I would love to know too. So far it seems to disable background apps, some services, basically everything people can do themselves. I am sure, it helps to default Windows setup.
     
  10. Feniksrising

    Feniksrising MDL Member

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    Lots of people can't do this by themselves though. Yes even gamers.
     
  11. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    Boy new forums are nice!

    At OCN forums people report that Game Mode forces games into Borderless Window Mode in order for it to work as Overlay. They also say it may cause stutters, BUT it can be disabled by right-clicking on .exe or shortcut and removing FullScreen Optimizations in Compatibility tab. I have not encountered anything other than some improved responsiveness from games in Game Mode, but I hope they expand the list because there is a concrete list of games it support and it can be found in a .BIN file in Windows directory, although I have no idea how to open it... For example, I cannot get Game Bar to show up in Alien Isolation.
     
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  12. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    It doesn't force the game into borderless windowed mode.
     
  13. iFlaX

    iFlaX MDL Senior Member

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    The fact that game mode when ticked in settings actually isn't on untill you enable it yet another time through the game bar, is so incredibly stupid. Many gamers want as Little overlays as possible that hooks in to the games since it can cause problems, and is annoying.
     
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