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Singularity Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 23, 2017.

  • by booman, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:35 PM
  • booman

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    In 1955 Russian scientist Nikolai Demichev discovers a new element called E-99 and develops new weapons & capabilities on a remote island. But, the experiments go wrong and everything is abandoned due to a catastrphic bomb explosion. In 2010 U.S. Recon marines go to the same island to investigate a surge that destroyed a satellite.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Singularity in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Singularity. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 18.1 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 2.0-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 2.0-staging
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 2.0-staging is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Instal a non-listed program"
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    Click Next...

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: singularity
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine: 2.0-staging
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLLs, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_vcrun2005
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_xact
    Click Next
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    Installing Singularity

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_singularity_2.0.0.5.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next...

    Click OK
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    Click Options
    Uncheck "Created desktop icon"
    Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
    Click Install
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    Click OK
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    Click OK for all errors
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    Note: These errors do not affect the installation

    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Singularity.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name the shortcut: Singularity
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Singularity
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 2.0-staging
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Singularity

    Select Singularity
    Click Run
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    Note: Click debug to see errors and bugs

    Optimization

    Click "Start Game"
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    Click Options
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    Click Video
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    Adjust:
    • Resolution
    • Brightness
    • Full Screen
    • High Quality Decals
    • Bloom
    • Depth of Field
    • Distortion
    • Vertical Sync
    Press Esc
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    Conclusion:
    Singularity installed, configured and played great in PlayOnLinux on my GeForce GTX 1060. I was able to crank everything to high and experienced great frame rates with no bugs or graphical artifacts. Singularity is an older Unreal Engine 3 game, so it should run great on most modern hardware.

    Gameplay Video:



    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good 1st person shooter game, good screens too and good guide

    :)
  2. booman
    I'm almost done playing through the entire game

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