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Rayman Legends

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Rayman Legends
Rayman Legends cover
Ubisoft Montpellier
Russia Noviy Disk[1]
UbiArt Framework
Release dates
Windows August 29, 2013
Metacritic 89
OpenCritic 90
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Art styles Cartoon
Series Rayman
Rayman Legends on HowLongToBeat
Rayman Legends on IGDB
Rayman Legends guide on StrategyWiki
Rayman Legends on MobyGames
Rayman Legends on Wikipedia
Rayman 1995
Rayman Designer 1997
Rayman By His Fans 1998
Rayman 60 Levels 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman M 2001
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

Rayman Legends is a singleplayer and multiplayer side view platform game in the Rayman series.

The official online service is no longer available, making it impossible to play some of the content (the Challenges levels relied on Ubisoft servers that now are defunct).[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Epic Games Store
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Ubisoft Store
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Included with Ubisoft+.
Origin (unavailable)
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All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Ubisoft+.

Essential improvements


All versions should automatically update to the latest patch.[3]

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\.
  2. Delete or rename both files in this folder.


This also disables intro movie when starting new game, leaving that file untouched plays it every time game is started instead of starting new game.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman Legends\Settings\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rayman Legends\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect
[citation needed]


General settings with XInput controller.
General settings with XInput controller.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Widescreen Fixer with this plugin.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Mostly 2D game, but some 3D assets used.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
3D elements are not anti-aliased.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Frame rates under 60 FPS will actively slow down gameplay; see Run the game at screen refresh rate.
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Button controls are used with Murphy instead of mouse or touchscreen controls.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. Control standards can't be mixed, DirectInput prioritized.[4]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Detects axes with not centered as being pressed. Remembers key bindings according to hardware ID.
Controller sensitivity
Digital movement.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
PlayStation button prompts
Use DualShock 3 HUD for PlayStation prompts.
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
DualSense haptic feedback support
Connection modes
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Prompts plugged controller's number and if the controller is automatically set to a certain player.
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and SFX.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Mute on focus lost.
Royalty free audio

Mute on focus lost

Set mute in background[citation needed]
  1. Download Special K.
  2. Copy SpecialK32.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Rename to d3d9.dll.
  4. Run the game and exit.
  5. Edit d3d9.ini in the installation folder.
  6. Find [Window.System].
  7. Change MuteInBackground=false to MuteInBackground=true.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
A canceled official localisation by Ubisoft Casablanca, restored and enhanced by Abodora (Here)
Brazilian Portuguese
Some interaction and popups are given visually instead of speech or text.

Changing language

The language is selected when installing the game.
In the Steam version the language can be changed through the game's properties on the Steam library.
In other versions the language can be changed manually by editing <path-to-game>\uplay_install.state with a hex editor. The language is encoded as a 5-byte locale code at offset 46 (hexadecimal 0x2E). The values corresponding to each of the languages are provided in the table below. The Uplay (Ubisoft Connect) application must be restarted for the change to take effect.[5]
Locale code Language
en-US English
fr-FR French
de-DE German
es-ES Spanish
it-IT Italian
pl-PL Polish
ru-RU Russian
nl-NL Dutch
da-DK Danish
nb-NO Norwegian
sv-SE Swedish
fi-FI Finnish
pt-BR Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Shared screen.
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer
The game can be played online with Parsec (streaming of video/audio/keyboard/gamepad). To fix in-game slowdowns during streaming, run the game in windowed mode. For more troubleshooting see.

Issues unresolved

Black screen after launching

The game launches properly, and sound can be heard. But the screen stays completely black, no visuals at all.
Run the game as administrator.[citation needed]
  • Alternate temporary fix: Change your screen resolution to 1280x720 (or any other low screen resolutions) before you launch the game every time if desperate.
Delete registry key
  1. Search for regedit and open it
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman Legends\Settings\
  3. Delete the whole Settings key
  4. Start/restart the game

Issues fixed

Crash to desktop promptly after launching

Uplay performs a check and when you don't pass, the game stops after a few seconds.
Recent patches should've fixed this issue but some users may still have issues.
Start Uplay in offline mode[6]
  1. Start Uplay
  2. Click on menu icon and select "go offline"
  3. Disconnect from internet.


If using the Steam version keep Uplay open when starting the game and put Steam into offline mode as well.
You can also make Uplay to always start in offline mode in Uplay settings.
If the above does not help, you can try adding custom firewall rules for UPlay.exe and UPlayWebCore.exe in the Uplay installation folder. Deny both of those applications internet access when creating the rules. Uplay will try to log in and fail, asking you what to do. Clicking "Go offline" should launch the game immediately.

Crash when trying to access options menu

See User:Marioysikax/Research.

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode defaults to the monitor's minimum refresh rate, such as 24 Hz or 40 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Override refresh rate set by game[7]
  1. Download Chiri's resolution forcing tool.
  2. Extract d3d9.dll and d3dx.ini to the installation folder.
  3. Open d3dx.ini.
  4. Change refresh_rate=60 to desired hertz; e.g. refresh_rate=120.

"Uplay account is required. Please install Uplay and sign in."

Reinstall Ubisoft Connect by running the linked installer
Will not affect currently-installed games; simply log into the service as usual afterwards.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.9z


Uncompressed Assets

Replaces original textures with the higher resolution PS4 counterparts.
Requires Rayman Control Panel.

PlayStation & Xbox Skins Pack

Replaces different skins with the PlayStation and Xbox exclusive ones.
Requires Rayman Control Panel.

Nintendo Skins Pack

Replaces different skins with the Nintendo Switch exclusive ones.
Requires Rayman Control Panel.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:


  1. Rayman Legends - last accessed on 2023-06-22
  2. Ubisoft's list of shut-down games. - last accessed on 2021-08-13
  3. Patch links and information for Rayman Legends - Rayman Legends - PC - Ubisoft Customer Support Site - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Verified by User:Marioysikax on December 11, 2015
  5. Rayman Origins/Legends Language Switch - last accessed on 7 Aug 2023
  6. Rayman Legends.exe has stopped working - last accessed on May 2023
  7. Verified by User:Keith on 2022-10-10