Rayman 3 (and Arena) Xbox Widescreen Hacks

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Rayman 3 (and Arena) Xbox Widescreen Hacks

Post by Steo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:10 am

OK so I've updated this and there's a much better way of doing it. I slaved away at editing and testing for days because I love this game and I got the result I wanted :)

Anyway, get grab a hex editor and open your default.xbe file.

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Find:

D9 44 24 10 68 00 00 00 3F

Replace with:

D9 44 24 10 68 00 00 1C 3F
This will make the game widescreen, but you will have a rendering problem on both screen edges where stuff will disappear onscreen. Apply this fix:

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Find:

8B 46 58 D9 5C 24 18 68 00 00 00 3F

Replace with:

8B 46 58 D9 5C 24 18 68 00 00 1C 3F
Also the cutscene edge fix.

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Find:

5C 24 18 68 00 00 00 3F D9 46 58 51

Replace with:

5C 24 18 68 00 00 1C 3F D9 46 58 51
Note that the main menu font will no longer be in widescreen doing this but it's the perfect aspect ratio compared to the PC version and the menu font isn't really a priority. I can find a fix for it but I doubt people will mind as other consoles don't change the menu font either.

Screenshot comparison:
Rayman 3 Xbox.png
Rayman 3 Xbox Wide.png
LOTLD.png
LOTLD Wide.png
For Rayman Arena:

Open default.xbe with a hex editor

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Find:

8B 4E 58 68 00 00 00 3F

Replace with:

8B 4E 58 68 00 00 1C 3F
The only glitch I've noticed with Arena is that the circle for character selection now has the character off centre to the right (due to the extra port on screen at the left)

I'll find a fix for this eventually but it isn't too important as it doesn't affect the gameplay in any way.
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FC: 36178 CF: 103059 BOM: 81495 LOTLD: 120486 DOTK: 106819 LS: 37470 SBTC: 86068 HH: 95088 TOTL: 100563 TOTAL: 767226

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Re: Rayman 3 Xbox Widescreen Hack

Post by PluMGMK » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:49 pm

Nice work!
And I've moved it to the modding section for you. ;)

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Re: Rayman 3 Xbox Widescreen Hack

Post by Steo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:29 pm

PluMGMK wrote:Nice work!
And I've moved it to the modding section for you. ;)
Thanks Plum :)

I wasn't thinking properly because I spent so long trying to figure it out :mrgreen:

I haven't noticed any glitches except that enemies at the very side of the FOV will disappear since they're too far outside the original 4:3 window. This isn't really a problem though since it literally only happens if they're right at the edge and almost completely out of the FOV. They appear again once they're far enough into the FOV. I'm guessing it's just a way of helping the console save resources. Nevertheless I'll still try figure out if it's fixable though it's not important :P
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Re: Rayman 3 Xbox Widescreen Hack

Post by PluMGMK » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:43 pm

Is it as bad as it was on PC with the older versions of RibShark's patch I wonder?

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Re: Rayman 3 Xbox Widescreen Hack

Post by Steo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:55 pm

Here's a short video of it. Sorry for the quality, I was using my phone and can't be bothered to Jerry rig composite video just to show it. I'm getting a capture card tomorrow anyway :)
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Re: Rayman 3 Xbox Widescreen Hack

Post by Pixelise » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:41 pm

Now all versions of Rayman 3 can be played in widescreen! Thank you sir! Now if only someone did a widescreen patch for Rayman Arena on Xbox
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Re: Rayman 3 (and Arena) Xbox Widescreen Hacks

Post by Steo » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:14 am

So as an update I finally got everything working the way I wanted to and I'm delighted :)

I'm celebrating by having a few beers :P

Arena has been added to the first post :D
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FC: 36178 CF: 103059 BOM: 81495 LOTLD: 120486 DOTK: 106819 LS: 37470 SBTC: 86068 HH: 95088 TOTL: 100563 TOTAL: 767226

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Re: Rayman 3 (and Arena) Xbox Widescreen Hacks

Post by The Jonster » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:42 am

Seriously, this is well done!! :)
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Re: Rayman 3 (and Arena) Xbox Widescreen Hacks

Post by Pixelise » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:23 am

Well done man! Out of curiosity. Did you used the Xbox emulator to do them or did you have some other tactics for these kind of modifications?
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Re: Rayman 3 (and Arena) Xbox Widescreen Hacks

Post by Steo » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:35 pm

Pixelise wrote:Well done man! Out of curiosity. Did you used the Xbox emulator to do them or did you have some other tactics for these kind of modifications?
I have a softmodded Xbox, so I was literally changing a few bytes at a time on a hex editor, FTPing the xbe to the Xbox and then running it to test it. I had to do that literally thousands of times but the fact that it ended up working makes it worth it :)
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FC: 36178 CF: 103059 BOM: 81495 LOTLD: 120486 DOTK: 106819 LS: 37470 SBTC: 86068 HH: 95088 TOTL: 100563 TOTAL: 767226

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Re: Rayman 3 (and Arena) Xbox Widescreen Hacks

Post by PluMGMK » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:28 pm

Congratulations! :teuf:

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Re: Rayman 3 (and Arena) Xbox Widescreen Hacks

Post by Steo » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:49 pm

Thanks :)

I haven't fully tested Arena yet but it was definitely in widescreen. I'm guessing the character on the character selection screen being to the right of that circle isn't a problem people would really mind. I'll run some other tests but if it doesn't work it's not a big deal. The sides of the screen not being rendered was far worse :lol:

Just letting you know there's another fix for Rayman 3. This is a fix for the screen edges in cut scenes. I've added it to the first post :)

Here's a video of the problem then it fixed also :)
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FC: 36178 CF: 103059 BOM: 81495 LOTLD: 120486 DOTK: 106819 LS: 37470 SBTC: 86068 HH: 95088 TOTL: 100563 TOTAL: 767226

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Re: Rayman 3 (and Arena) Xbox Widescreen Hacks

Post by Steo » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:21 pm

After playing this for the last week, I noticed there's some very slight minor issues with textures at the screens edges, but I think that's just the effect of when the camera protrudes a wall and the texture behind it isn't rendered. I wouldn't even call it an issue but I just noticed it a couple of times. Though saying that, the end of TOTL part 1 is missing and everything (no textures) in this version so when you complete the level, Rayman is just walking in the air :mrgreen:

I guess that's just the nature of the game.

Either way the Xbox version with the Widescreen hack works better than the GameCube version. It annoys me that the sides of the screen have the cutting issue, I'm fussy like that OK :lol:
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Rayman 3 scores:

FC: 36178 CF: 103059 BOM: 81495 LOTLD: 120486 DOTK: 106819 LS: 37470 SBTC: 86068 HH: 95088 TOTL: 100563 TOTAL: 767226

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