Rayman M

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Rayman M
Rayman M cover
Ubisoft Montpellier
Ubisoft Milan
Brazil Brasoft
Poland Licomp Empik Multimedia
Ubisoft OpenSpace
Release dates
Windows December 14, 2001
Metacritic 46
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform, Racing, Shooter, Party game
Series Rayman
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Key points

Released as Rayman Arena in North America.
Based on the original PS2 version.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Rayman M original retail version.
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Rayman Arena original retail version. Has SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
10th Anniversary, also includes Rayman 2: The Great Escape and Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc.
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]


Rayman M menu files patch download.
Extract and replace the original files on <path-to-game> to install it.
Some re-released versions of Rayman M shipped out with earlier versions of the game's menu assets which can corrupt save files after saving over a certain amount of times.
Note that the North American Rayman Arena releases do not contain this bug and should not be patched.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip startup Ubisoft logo and the Intro
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Videos
  2. Delete or rename Ubi.bik and Intro.bik
  3. Save this file to <path-to-game>\Videos
  4. Rename it to Ubi.bik, then create another copy and rename it to Intro.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\Ubisoft\ubi.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\MENU\SaveGame\raymanm.sav[Note 2]


Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fixes
  1. After downloading the fixes, copy the and replace the desired executable file to <path-to-game>\ and the video files to <path-to-game>\Videos\
  2. Go to %WINDIR%\Ubisoft\.
  3. Open ubi.ini.
  4. Edit your resolution.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
3 sensitivity levels.
Mouse input in menus
Cannot be entirely navigated with a keyboard.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Labelled as Reverse.
Controller support
Use Rayman 3 Input Fix on modern systems. Note that this was originally meant for Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, but is also mostly compatible with Rayman M & Arena. Unfortunately, haptic feedback support is broken and vibrates infinitely after performing an action unless the game is paused and the realign camera key cannot be remapped.
Full controller support
Main Menu cannot be navigated with a controller.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Labelled as Reverse.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
On by default, no apparent way to disable it.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation.
The Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian and Swedish languages are only included in Rayman M.
The Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Hebrew, Hungarian, and Polish languages are only included in the retail versions of Rayman M which were released in their own respective regions.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Menu music randomly plays incorrectly after transitioning from title screen[edit]

This occurs if you press start on the title screen at a certain time when the title screen music plays, which makes the game load the menu track, but transitions incorrectly thus corrupting the playback. There is currently no known explanation as to why this occurs. The only workaround is to wait around 2 seconds before pressing start or to quickly cycle through or reload the menu.

Issues fixed[edit]

Install the game on modern operating systems (Retail)[edit]

The retail game cannot be installed on 64-bit computers because the DRM in the installation disc is 16-bit.
Use Rayman Control Panel[citation needed]
Use winevdm[citation needed]


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Up to 4 characters: including 1 to 3 AI (combat mode only)
LAN play
4 Versus
Only in Rayman Arena.
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8 Rayman M uses 8.0a, Rayman Arena uses 8.1.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.1b


System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 550 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia RIVA TNT2
DirectX 8.0a compatible


  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 elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).