Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

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Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
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Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Montpellier
Mac OS (Classic) Zonic Limited
macOS (OS X) Zonic Limited
Poland Licomp Empik Multimedia
Russia Buka Entertainment
Mac OS Feral Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
Ubisoft OpenSpace
Release dates
Windows March 20, 2003
Mac OS (Classic) February 6, 2004
macOS (OS X) February 6, 2004
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc guide on StrategyWiki
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc on Wikipedia


The Mac OS X version of this game does not work on Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) or later due to the removal of support for PowerPC apps.
Rayman 1996
Rayman Designer 1997
Rayman By His Fans 1998
Rayman 60 Levels 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman M 2002
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc 2003
Rabbids (series)
Rayman Origins 2012
Rayman Jungle Run 2013
Rayman Legends 2013
Rayman Fiesta Run 2014
Rayman Mini 2019

Key points

Running the game at frame rates higher than 60 may negatively affect gameplay.

General information

RayWiki - An active wiki dedicated to the Rayman Franchise
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
10th Anniversary, also includes Rayman 2: The Great Escape and Rayman M.
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Included with Uplay+.
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]


Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc 1.0.2 Update updates the original 3-CD Mac OS release to the latest version.

Better Rayman 3[edit]

Better Rayman 3 is a collection of fixes for Rayman 3 that also offers additional features such as widescreen resolutions, windowed mode and restoring the ability to skip video cutscenes.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip startup Ubisoft logo
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos
  2. Delete or rename ubi.bik
  3. Save this file to <path-to-game>\videos
  4. Rename it to ubi.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\UbiSoft\ubi.ini[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GAMEDATA\SaveGame\*.sav[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

External video settings.
External video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Better Rayman 3.
Use Better Rayman 3.
4K Ultra HD
Use Better Rayman 3.
Field of view (FOV)
Use Better Rayman 3.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming. Add to favorites by process binary name.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Exceeding 60 FPS may cause gameplay issues.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

External gamepad settings.
External gamepad settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse buttons are not natively supported.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Use Better Rayman 3 on modern systems.
Full controller support
Use Better Rayman 3 to navigate menus with a controller.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Use Better Rayman 3 for XInput controllers. Make sure to set the Horizontal Axis value to 2 and the Vertical Axis value to 5 to use right-analog stick camera rotation. Also make sure to set the Outer Dead Zone to the highest value to prevent any issues with moving around using analog sticks.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Despite there being an option available to disable vibration in the Options menu, it does not seem to work when disabled.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, and Dialogue.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
The Czech, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and Slovak languages are only included in the retail versions of the game which were released in their own respective regions.

Forcing a different language[edit]

Use Better Rayman 3
  1. Install Better Rayman 3.
  2. Use BR3_Config.exe to change the default language.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.55.4, see important hints in the here.
Note: Profile may not work with the latest wrapper, in case of issues please report to the vorpx forum.

Issues fixed[edit]

Refuses to start on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Error message: Check your version of DirectX. Version 8.1 or higher is required.
Install DirectPlay

See Older games refuse to start on Windows 8 and later for instructions.

Missing textures and broken graphics[edit]

Fix TnL issues[3]
  1. Install Better Rayman 3.
  2. Open BR3_Config.exe.
  3. Make sure Hardware Vertex Processing is enabled.
Fix Intel Graphics[4]
  1. Download d3d8to9 by crosire.
  2. Move the d3d8.dll into Rayman 3 folder.
  3. Make sure if you have Better Rayman 3 installed that in the d3d8.ini d3d8to9 is set to 0.


d3d8to9 set to 1 in d3d8.ini from Better Rayman and Hardware Vertex Processing enabled is required to make the game work with Reshade.

Game elements run too fast[edit]

Frame rates above 60 FPS cause various issues, e.g. some animations play out too fast, shielded enemies turn faster, and certain platforms disappear more quickly.

Graphical issues and flawless running of the game on Linux[edit]


1. Download and Install Wine for your distro. Lutris comes with Wine, but it's better to have it installed. It also makes some steps easier.

2. Download and install Lutris for your distro.

3. Use Lutris to install whichever version of Rayman 3 you own, by searching for the install script here. I installed GoG from there and used that to install Rayman 3.

4A. Open Lutris and click the plus in the upper left, then press add game.

4B. In the "Game info" tab, put the "Name" as "Rayman 3", then set the runner to "Wine (Runs Windows Games)".

4C. In the "Game options" tab, click browse to the right of "Executable" and browse to the Rayman 3 install directory. Choose "Rayman3.exe". (By default, the GoG version directory is: /home/<your username>/Games/gog-galaxy/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/GOG Galaxy/Games/Rayman 3/)

4D. Set the "Working directory" as the Rayman 3 install directory, then hit save.

5A. Right click Rayman 3 in Lutris and choose "Browse files".

5B. Open "R3_Setup_DX8.exe" and set the game to a resolution your monitor can display. (I chose 1024x768, this is only temporary)

5C. Run the game temporarily by double clicking "Rayman 3" in Lutris. You can close it as soon as you get to the title screen. (steps 5B and 5C ensure the game will actually launch after installing Better Rayman 3)

6. Install Better Rayman 3 to the Rayman 3 directory.

7A. Right click Rayman 3 in Lutris and choose "Winetricks".

7B. Choose "Select the default prefix".

7C. Select "Install a Windows DLL or component".

7D. Look for "dotnet40", then click it and hit "OK". This may take a minute to install, once it's done, the Winetricks dialogue will pop up again. You can close it once it does by either hitting "Cancel" on each dialogue or clicking the X on the top right.

8A. Download dgVoodoo and put the D3D9.ini file from the "MS" directory into the Rayman 3 install directory.

8B. Put "dgVoodooCpl.exe" into the Rayman 3 install directory too. This is needed for later.

9. Open d3d8.ini in the Rayman 3 directory and change "D3d8to9 = 0" to "D3d8to9 = 1", then save and close it.

10A. Right click Rayman 3 in Lutris and choose configure.

10B. In the "Runner options" tab, enable DXVK, then hit save.

11A. Right click Rayman 3 in Lutris and choose "Wine configuration".

11B. Click add application, then type Rayman3.exe and hit open

11C. Make sure Rayman3.exe is highlighted in the "Applications" tab, then navigate to the "Libraries" tab.

11D. Type "d3d8" into the "New override for library:" box and hit "Add".

11E. Type "d3d9" into the "New override for library:" box and hit "Add".

11F. Hit "OK" to save the settings and close Wine configuration.

12A. Browse to the Rayman 3 directory and run "BR3_Config.exe". (If it doesn't launch, skip to step 13)

12B. Set the "Resolution" to whichever one you plan to use, and optionally set "Texture Quality" to "High".

12C. Uncheck the box labeled "Vertex processing", then click "OK".

13A. If BR3_Config opened for you, skip this step, otherwise, find and open "ubi.ini". (The directory should be: /home/<your name>/.wine/drive_c/windows/Ubisoft/)

13B. Change "Gli_Mode" to whichever resolution you want. For 1080p, use "Gli_Mode=1 - 1920 x 1080 x 32".

13C. Change "TnL=1" to "TnL=0".

14. Now double click Rayman 3 in Lutris to launch the game and it should work. You should be able to see the Ubisoft cutscene, and a dgVoodoo watermark in the bottom right that indicates dgVoodoo is working. Step 15 explains how to disable the watermark if everything is in order.

15A. Run the "dgVoodooCpl.exe" file that you copied to the Rayman 3 directory earlier.

15B. Right click on an empty area in the program and tick "Show all sections of the configuration".

15C. Navigate to the DirectX tab and uncheck "dgVoodoo watermark", then click "OK". Now the watermark should be disabled.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.1b

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 256 SDR
DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 9.1, 10.1.3
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3/G4 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).