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Raven Software
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows June 25, 2010
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Themes Sci-fi
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Singularity is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person action, FPS and shooter game.

General information Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM v7.42.0001 DRM.
CD key
Not available in Germany. Serial key for multiplayer shown in the game's library entry.
Humble Store
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CD key
Games for Windows Marketplace (unavailable)
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Essential improvements


Patch 1.1 (released in July 2010, it only fixes texture streaming and networking connectivity).

Launch parameters

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

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Singularity\RvGame\SaveData\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-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

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


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

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
See the WSGF entry.
Ultrawide resolutions not detected. See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Flawless Widescreen or Widescreen Fixer.
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 in config file, or your graphics card control panel. See Anti-aliasing Up to 16x MSAA
SGSSAA can be utilized by using the following anti-aliasing compatibility bits 0x004010C1 under Nvidia Inspector with a Nvidia graphics card.[2]
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]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

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

Anti-aliasing (AA)

  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Activision\Singularity.
  2. Open the MaxMultisamples entry, select Decimal, then write x.
Set "x" to 2-16.


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 the desired X resolution (i.e. 2560).
  3. Open the ResY entry, select Decimal, then write the desired Y resolution (i.e. 1080).
  4. Open the UserSelectedResolution entry, and change the value to "1".


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

TMD Equipment upgrades (first upgrade tab) need to be equipped with Q after being bought.


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[3]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
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.[4][5][6]
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Retail only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
12 Official multiplayer service has been shut down; see this website for a community replacement.

Connection types

VR support

Issues unresolved

Certain menu elements gets cut off when display resolution is below 1024x768

On some systems with Nvidia or Intel graphics, the game may not properly resize some menu elements such as the start screen, dialogue boxes, in-game pause menu, etc. While can be workeed around with wrappers such as dgVoodoo 2, it is not ideal as this likely can reduce performance due to unnecessary drawcalls conversion.[7]

Stuttering issues (Texture Streaming Issue)

Issues fixed

Game not launching

Install PhysX legacy redistributables redistributables.[8]

Stuttering on Windows 10 (2004 or newer)

This game uses PhysX, which is not compatible with Windows 10 HAGS technology.[citation needed]
Disable Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling (HAGS).

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c A D3D10 setting exists in the config file but the game crashes after splash logo.
Shader Model support 3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Demonware

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Dual Core 2.8 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 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


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Bioshock 2 - Games for Windows - last accessed on 19 August 2022
  2. Anti Aliasing Compatibility Bits for Singularity - last accessed on May 2023
  3. PC Gaming Surround Sound Round-up - last accessed on May 2023
  4. - last accessed on May 2023
  7. Verified by User:Fudgesiclesxd on 2022-07-18
    Had the issue occurred on my old system with a GeForce 9500 GT, unknown if this is affected older pre-NV8x GPUs or even occurring with newer AMD GPUs.
  8. Steam Community - last accessed on May 2023