Rayman By His Fans

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Rayman By His Fans
Rayman By His Fans cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
DOS 1998
Windows (DOSBox) March 29, 2011
Taxonomy
Series Rayman
Rayman By His Fans on MobyGames
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
Rayman Redemption (Unofficial) 2020

Key points

Some antiviruses may detect files from Rayman Forever as being viruses when they are all otherwise false positives, the game itself being safe.[1][2]

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Sold standalone or as part of several game bundles.
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
DOS version pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3] Rayman Forever, bundled with Rayman and Rayman Designer.
Windows
Ubisoft Store
DRM-free after installation through Ubisoft Connect client (notes may include more details)
Rayman Forever, bundled with Rayman and Rayman Designer. Included with Ubisoft+.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Unofficial Patches[edit]

Rayman Plus[edit]

A fan-made installer that allows Rayman/Rayman Forever (including Designer/His Fans/60 Levels) to be played on modern hardware and provides several new features based on Rayman Optimum.

Requires existing copies in order to install all the Rayman 1 games. Rayman 60 Levels is not included in the GOG/Uplay versions by default.
Uses a launcher for easy access, including a configuration tool.
Automatically adds the PS1 version's soundtrack as an option by using the TPLS module.
Uses DOSBox SVN Daum, which is currently an outdated fork of DOSBox.
Click here for additional information.

Rayman Forever DX+[edit]

A fan-made patch made specifically for the GOG version of Rayman Forever which fixes several issues found within the game, as well as adds Rayman 60 Levels which is currently not available digitally.

Restores/adds several new features such as:
  • The original/full PC soundtrack.
  • Intro/Outro FMVs.
  • English, French, and German language support.
To install, just simply extract the files from the archive to <path-to-game>.
The only way to change the language from English to something else is either by manually editing the configuration files or using tools such as Rayman Control Panel.

Use the PS1 version's soundtrack[edit]

Some mods/patches allow the addition to play Rayman/Rayman Forever with the PS1 version's soundtrack.
Use Rayman Plus, Rayman Control Panel or manually implement them into DOSBox.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\RAYFAN.CFG
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\PCMAP\*.SCT
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Not actually enabled, all other games bundled with Rayman Forever do have cloud syncing enabled by default. However, cloud syncing can be manually enabled for Rayman By His Fans.
Ubisoft Connect

Enable cloud syncing for Rayman By His Fans (GOG Galaxy)[edit]

Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open dosboxRayman_single.conf with your text editor of choice.
  3. Add a new line right below this line of text: mount c "..\RayFan"
  4. Type in this text and then save the file:
mount C "..\cloud_saves" -t overlay

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
Selectable in the graphics menu, labeled frequency.
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music can be adjusted independently of sound.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
For DOSBox change the priority background value in the DOSBox configuration file.
Red Book CD audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Language availability varies between releases.
French
Language availability varies between releases.
German
Language availability varies between releases.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game runs poorly/flickering text (GOG version)[edit]

The following changes to the dosboxRayman_single.conf file should fix performance issues as well as flickering text which can show up on the sides of the screen.
Instructions
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Open dosboxRayman_single.conf with your text editor of choice.
  3. Delete the following lines of text below on Rayman By His Fans' section:
CONFIG -set "memsize=30"
CONFIG -set "core=auto"
CONFIG -set "cycles=20000"

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 5.0
Processor (CPU) 80486 processor
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) VGA-compliant graphics card
Sound (audio device) SoundBlaster compatible sound card
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) 90 MHz Pentium
System memory (RAM) 8 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
Sound (audio device) SoundBlaster compatible sound card
Other 4x CD-ROM or better

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS game data.

References