Rayman Legends

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Rayman Legends
Rayman Legends cover
Ubisoft Montpellier
UbiArt Framework
Release dates
Windows August 29, 2013
Metacritic 89
OpenCritic 90
Rayman Legends on HowLongToBeat
Rayman Legends on IGDB
Rayman Legends guide on StrategyWiki
Rayman Legends on MobyGames
Rayman Legends on Wikipedia
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General information

Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]


All versions should automatically update to the latest patch.[1]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]


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
Use Borderless Gaming.
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.


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.[2]
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
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Use DualShock 3 HUD for PlayStation prompts.
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
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
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.

Mute on focus lost[edit]

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
Brazilian Portuguese
Some interaction and popups are given visually instead of speech or text.

Changing language[edit]

In the Steam version the language can be changed through the game's properties on the Steam library.
In all other versions the language must be selected when installing the game.


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[edit]

Black screen after launching[edit]

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.

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash to desktop promptly after launching[edit]

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[3]
  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[edit]

See User:Marioysikax/Research.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

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.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. See the Special K Unofficial Guide to install Special K.
  2. Start the game once and close it immediately to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\Rayman Legends.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the injection method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

"Uplay account is required. Please install Uplay and sign in."[edit]

Reinstall Uplay
Will not affect currently-installed games; simply login as usual.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.9z

System requirements[edit]

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 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/242550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.