deton24 wrote:I don't know why that problem occurred, but at least retail exe works, or this patched, or both,
Currently working modified one may be able to launch in widescreen.
I got the solution for Widescreen with No-CD play in Windows 10 Pro 64bit Redstone.
Here's the method I took, and I will proudly introduce them to the forum guys.
1. Install the game from retail CD not the GOG one.
2. Now replace Rayman2.exe to the widescreen one deton24 posted.
Set compatibility of Rayman2.exe "no compatibility"
3. For full widescreen start, place ddraw.dll libwine.dll wined3d.dll posted in;
Ribshark posted these.(Link is dead now, ask Ribshark if you like to get)
4. ubi.ini file should be placed in the game folder.
GLI_Mode=1 - 1600 x 900 x 16
As I used 16:9 widescreen exe of deton24's, so I chose GLI_Mode=1 - 1600 x 900 x 16.
5. Now this is the important point, last but not least.
The reason why I got "Please insert the CD" problem, it COMES FROM DATA folder in the directory!!
A friend of mine has GOG edition of Rayman 2.
I cheked their files and found some things;
- GOG uses Glide wrapper 3Dfx for full screen OK I use NVIDIA dll fix for it.
- GOG uses 4:3 screen borderless window - OK deton24's Widescreen exe will fix this.
- GOG has different contents in "DATA" folder - !!!!!! THIS IS IT !!
- GOG has not InstData folder - No problem, I ignored.
I replaced my DATA folder by GOG's from a friend of mine.
OMG, the game started witout any nag in my PC !! and full widescreen !
So GOG devised their Rayman2 suitable for W10 I believe.
That's not the problem on widescreen exe file , but the problem of DATA folder that makes "Please insert the CD" !
As I did not check the contents of files in DATA folder, how difference ? maybe you are more aware of these things,
please check if you like.
Now my problem is completely solved.
Thank you deton24.
I could have the chance to look into GOG Rayman2 because you made the suggestion.
Actually original Rayman2.exe on CD has "DRM" still requesting CD, but widescreen.exe did not. OK!
After using retail CD for installation then with widescreen exe, the problem "Please insert the CD" comes from "missing files"
on HDD which are not to be copied from CD intentionally because of part of Ubi's DRM. Files not copied are Vignette.cnt
( should be placed under DATA) and LEVELS0.DAT(should be placed under \DATA\World\Level).
In case of using the retail CD to install the R2 these files are not copied to HDD, caused "Please insert the CD" popped up in
widescreen play but original retail CD in drive will not solve this cause Widescreen exe in now searching missing files on
So copying those two files to HDD, widescreen exe can be launched without any nag like as GOG R2, I figured out.
I've heard that widescreen exe is edited by USING GOG R2 NO-CD exe.
Edit work is shown in youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUXZYOiCP-U
Search for : 000080BF0000003F0000803F00000000
then replace 0000803F value to;
16:10 value: 5555553F
15:9 value: 0000503F
16:9 value: 0000403F
This instruction of cause is not including No-CD MOD but only for changing the game screen aspect ratio.
So the exe file used in this post must be GOG's based one already having No-CD capability, I think.
The youtube page has another opinion;
"If you have a CD copy of this game and not the GOG version, edit the RAYMAN2.ICD file instead of Rayman2.exe.
The steps are the same otherwise."
But as I said, this method still needs CD because of Ubi DRM ?
Needs your opinion.