Singularity

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Singularity
Singularity cover
Developers
Raven Software
Publishers
Activision
Engines
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 25, 2010
Singularity on MobyGames
Singularity on Wikipedia

Key points

Multiplayer capped to 30 FPS.[citation needed]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM DRM.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Not available in Germany.
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.1 (released in 2010-07, it only fixes Texture streaming and Networking connectivity).

Launch parameters[edit]

Parameter Description
-NoStartupMovies Disables the intro movies when starting game.
-NoSplash Disable Splash screen when starting the game.
-UseAllAvailableCores Force the use of all available cores on the target platform.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Activision\Singularity
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/42670/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Singularity\RvGame\SaveData\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/42670/pfx/[Note 1]
Singularity has 3 separate playthrough slots. Each slot only stores the most recent autosave from that playthrough. The game does not have any sort of level select feature.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
Ultrawide resolutions not detected. See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen or Widescreen Fixer.
Windowed
Can be toggled with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Force it in your graphics card control panel
SGSSAA can be utilized by using the following anti-aliasing compatibility bits 0x004010C1 under Nvidia Inspector with a Nvidia graphics card.[1]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
The setting isn't saved properly, it's easier to force it from the video driver settings
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 30 FPS in Multiplayer.[citation needed]
Capped at 121 FPS in single player.[citation needed]

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Activision\Singularity
  2. Open the MaxAnisotropy entry, select Decimal, then write 16.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Game engine supports true Hor+ ultra-wide rendering but the game itself doesn't detect ultra-wide monitors.
Edit the configuration settings in the registry
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Activision\Singularity
  2. Open the ResX entry, select Decimal, then write your desired X resolution (i.e. 2560).
  3. Open the ResY entry, select Decimal, then write your desired Y resolution (i.e. 1080).
  4. Open the UserSelectedResolution entry, and change the value to "1".

Input[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
The "confirm dialogue" command cannot be remapped away from Enter.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Only keyboard button prompts are displayed.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Generic DirectInput controllers are supported.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Music.
Surround sound
Auto configures up to 5.1 output[2]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Selecting German language in Steam version activates violence filter. Change language in Steam to English to play uncut. German GOG version (can't be bought with German IP) can be made uncut with this patch, and German DVD version with first installing this and then this patch.[3][4][5]
Italian
Polish
Retail only. For digital releases download this
Russian
Retail only
Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Game not launching[edit]

Install PhysX redistributables.[6]
  • Located at <Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Steamworks Shared\_CommonRedist\PhysX\9.14.0702\.

Stuttering on Windows 10 (2004 or newer)[edit]

This game uses PhysX so it doesn't get along with the Windows 10 HAGS technology
Disable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling (HAGS) .

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
12

Connection types

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Singularity.
TriDef 3D
iZ3D
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Demonware

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core 2.8 GHz
AMD Ahtlon 64 x2 Dual-Core 4800+
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP)
2 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon X1800
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/42670/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (42670) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References