Technical information

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This page is dedicated to any technical information for any of the Rayman games. Currently only the PC games are listed. User contributions with more information of more games, including for other consoles and platforms, are greatly appreciated.

Note: Remember to always keep a copy of the original files when replacing any in case they don't work.

Rayman (PC)

Rayman on PC was created for MS-DOS and requires an emulator, such as DosBox, to run on modern operating systems.

Save files:

  • RAYMAN{Slot number}.SAV - Located in the install directory.
  • RAYMAN.CFG - Located in the install directory.

Download saves

Missing soundtrack

Due to the limited space on discs, some of the ports, such as Rayman Forever, are missing a lot of the soundtrack. In Rayman Forever the soundtrack files can easily be replaced with the full soundtrack files.

Rayman Forever full soundtrack files

Rayman Designer

Rayman Designer, also known as Rayman Gold, is featured in several packs such as Rayman Forever and Rayman Collector. While the game itself runs on MS-DOS like the original game, the actual Mapper program is a Windows executable.

Save files:

  • .SCT files - Located in {install directory}\PCMAP
  • RAYKIT.CFG - Located in {install directory}
  • Mapper levels are saved within the world folders in the install directory.

Configuration files:

  • Ubi.ini - Located in {install directory}\ubisoft or C:\Windows\ubisoft
The installer reporting that the installation failed.

Failed installation

On some copies of the game, most notably Rayman Gold, the installer may report that the installation failed. Despite this, sometimes it will actually succeed. To keep the installed files the user will need to close the installer using the task manager, otherwise the installer will automatically remove them. If files are missing they can be copied over from the disc.

Importing map errors

Sometimes the Mapper program won't import maps if they're from another directory. This can easily be fixed by placing the map file in the RayKit directory or any of its sub-directories and importing from there.

Importing map error.


Trojan in RayKit files

Many anti-malware programs have reported trojans in the RayKit directory, most notably in the Mapper file, in Rayman Forever. According to RibShark on the GOG forums[1], there is in fact code for the CIH virus, although the exe has most likely been configured to not allow it to run. The virus should also not effect Windows systems running XP and above. For anyone who feels insecure, the files can easily be replaced by the ones from any other version of Rayman Designer.

Missing configuration file (ubi.ini)

Sometimes the configuration file isn't added properly during installation. To add it manually the user will have to add the following text to the configuration file (or create the file if it's missing):

Note: The configuration below will only work if the configuration file is located in the installation directory. If it's located in the Windows directory the content, specifically the paths, will have to be altered manually.

[OSD]
Directory=.\ubisoft\osd
Valid=TRUE

[INSTALLED PRODUCTS]
RAYKIT

[RAYKIT]
SrcDataPath=\
Directory=.\
Config error.png


Rayman 2 (PC)

Rayman 2 can be made to run on Mac by following this tutorial: Rayman 2 on Mac.

Save files:

  • Slot{Slot number} - Located in {install directory}\Data\SaveGame
  • Current.cfg - Located in {install directory}\Data\Options

Note: When copying saves from one PC to another it is recommended to copy the configuration file as well due to it containing the save slot names. The names can otherwise be adjusted manually in the game afterwards.

Configuration files:

  • Ubi.ini - C:\Windows\ubisoft or in install directory

Installer not running

The installer for the game won't run on any 64-bit computers below Windows 8. To play the game the user will have to manually copy over the files from the disc to their computer. Note: The game won't show up under installed programs by doing this, making it impossible to uninstall normally. To remove the game, the files will have to be removed manually.

No CD error

This issue was fixed in the GOG version with no known solution being available for the original release.

Changing resolution

The game resolution can be changed by manually editing the ubi.ini file or running the configuration program. Setting the aspect ratio to anything other than 4:3 will automatically stretch the game or have it crash on launch. To prevent it from doing this there's a patch which allows true widescreen on all game assets except the HUD and loading screens.

Rayman 2 widescreen patch

The main menu in standard 4:3.
The main menu stretched into 16:9.
The main menu in correct 16:9 using the patch.
The Precipice in standard 4:3.
The Precipice stretched into 16:9.
The Precipice in correct 16:9 using the patch.

DirectX not listed

For some users the option to run the game with DirectX doesn't appear on Windows 10. To fix this, the ubi.ini file will manually have to be edited with this:

GLI_DllFile=GliDX6
GLI_Dll=DirectX6
GLI_Device=Direct3D HAL

Controller not recognized

Place the following .dll file in the game directory. Rayman 2 controller patch.

Wrong speed

If the game is running using nGlide the speed can be changed by changing the refresh rate. Usually setting it to 120hz will fix any speedups.

Rayman M/Arena (PC)

While Rayman M and Arena share many similarities, their file structure differs. Save files won't work between the two games and the configuration programs have different settings.

Save files:

  • raymanm.sav - Located in {install directory}\Menu\SaveGame


Configuration files:

Ubi.ini - C:\Windows\Ubisoft

Missing textures

Set TnL to 0 in the ubi.ini file.

Changing resolution

The game resolution can be changed by manually editing the ubi.ini file or running the configuration program. Setting the aspect ratio to anything other than 4:3 will mess up the menus. To prevent it from doing this there's a patch allowing for true widescreen.

Rayman M widescreen patch. Rayman Arena widescreen patch.


Rayman 3 (PC)

Save files:

  • {Slot name} - Located in {install directory}\GAMEDATA
  • ? - ? - In-game options.

Download saves.

Configuration files:

Ubi.ini - Located in C:\Windows\Ubisoft or C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows\Ubisoft (%LocalAppData%\VirtualStore\Windows\Ubisoft can be used in Explorer)

Main patches:

Program won't launch

On Windows 8 and above DirectPlay will have to be enabled for the game to launch. On Windows 10 the option is by default turned off. To turn it back on, the user will have to go to the control panel and turn it on under legacy in the option to turn Windows features on or off.

Missing textures

Set TnL to 0 in the ubi.ini file.

Changing resolution

The game resolution can be changed by manually editing the ubi.ini file or running the configuration program. Setting the aspect ratio to anything other than 4:3 will mess up the menus. The Better Rayman 3 patch fixes this issue by allowing true widescreen.

Controller not recognized

Place the following .dll file in the game directory. Rayman 3 controller patch.

Changing camera controls

Sometimes the game may not recognize when the camera controls have been changed in the configuration program. This is most likely due to the configuration program only changing one ubi.ini file while the game is reading the other one. Simply copy over all content from the one being changed to the other one to have the changes come into effect in the game.

Windowed mode

In the ubi.ini file, by changing the number before the resolution from 1 to 0 the game will run in windowed mode.

Rayman Raving Rabbids (PC)

Rayman Raving Rabbids has an option in the settings for widescreen, although it stretches the game like in Rayman 2.

Save files:

  • {Slot name} - Located in C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Rayman Raving Rabbids (%LocalAppData%\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Rayman Raving Rabbids can be used in Explorer) or Install directory

Configuration files:

  • {05D2C1BC-A857-4493-9BDA-C7707CACB937} - Located in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman4\HKEY_CU RRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Rayman4\

jade_enr.exe error

This is a known error with no current solution. The GOG version does not fix this issue.

Black background

If the background appears black, with the text still showing, it is due to the contrast and brightness values being corrupted. A simple fix for this is to simply navigate to the in-game options and turn up the brightness and contrast. If this does not work, the registry keys should manually be deleted. Do so by going to the registry editor (regedit) and find:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman4\HKEY_CU RRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Rayman4\{05D2C1BC-A857-4493-9BDA-C7707CACB937}\Basic video

Then remove the brightness and contrast keys, or attempt to change their values. This process may have to be redone if the game changes it back.

Windowed mode

Go to the registry editor (regedit) and find:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman4\HKEY_CU RRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Ubisoft\Rayman4\{05D2C1BC-A857-4493-9BDA-C7707CACB937}\Basic video

From there the user will need to change WindowedMode to 1 instead of the default 0.

Widescreen

By default the game will run in 4:3. Switching to 16:9 will result in a stretched 4:3 aspect ratio. It is possible playing in true 16:9 where the bottom and top are cropped away by changing the ScreenMode value to 0 in the registry settings. Doing so will mess up the placement of the HUD in several areas of the game.

Rayman Origins (PC)

Main patches:

Save files:

  • {Slot name} - Located in C:\Users\{username}\Documents\My games\Rayman origins\Savegame

Configuration files:

  • Settings - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\RaymanOrigins\

Using controller

The button mapping has to be manually changed when plugging in a controller.

Higher quality videos

Replace existing videos with the ones from the PlayStation 3 version for higher quality and framerate.

Rayman Origins PlayStation 3 videos.

Rayman Legends (PC)

Save files:

  • {Uplay username} - Located in C:\Users\{username}\Documents\Rayman Legends

Configuration files:

  • Settings - Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman Legends

References

  1. GOG Forums https://www.gog.com/forum/rayman_series/rayman_being_flagged_by_antivirus_software/post7