Windows 10 Game Mode


This is a mode in a forthcoming Windows 10 release that prioritizes graphics resources to an app that declares itself a game. It deprioritizes notifications to other apps.


While I agree this will, if it happens, be a pretty neat thing…it’s by no means a done deal. I’m also hearing that if in fact it does happen …there’s a good chance it will only work with games purchased through the MS store…though I’d imagine if that turns out to be the case “workarounds” will pop up almost instantly …


No, it is tied to using the modern runtime aka WinRT. Although WinRT is mostly delivered throughthe WIndows store, it need not be, and it is straightforward to not do so.