Rayman Origins

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Rayman Origins
Rayman Origins cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Publishers
Ubisoft
OS X Feral Interactive
Engines
UbiArt Framework
Release dates
Windows March 29, 2012
macOS (OS X) December 12, 2013
Reception
Metacritic 86
IGDB 89
Rayman Origins on IGDB
Rayman Origins on MobyGames
Rayman Origins on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only 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
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Rayman Origins 2012
Rayman Jungle Run 2013
Rayman Legends 2013
Rayman Fiesta Run 2014
Rayman Mini 2019
Rayman Redemption (Unofficial) 2020

Key points

Some digital Windows versions of the game didn't receive updates.[1] See the patches section.

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM-free
[2]
Windows
GamersGate (unavailable) Can only be used x times TAGES Solidshield DRM, activation limit unknown.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Version 1.02.[3]
Soundtrack included.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
DRM-free
Version 1.00.[4] Compatible with retail patches.
Windows
Origin
DRM-free after installation through Origin client (see notes)
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Version 1.02.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Uplay
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Version 1.00.[5] Can no longer be ran without Uplay due to a recent patch.[5] Included with Uplay+.
Windows

Demos[edit]

A demo is available from FilePlanet and from Steam.
Make sure to run the auto-updater in <path-to-game>\gu.exe after installing to check for updates as there is a version 1.1.0 patch available for the demo version.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official patch 1.02 download.
Main menus shows version number 1.0.32504 regardless of game version and updates. Easiest way to determine if the game is updated is to try out if the fixed bugs are still present, most notably unable to use Alt+f4 (fixed in patch 1.01) and if pressing Up+Left/Right with keyboard/d-pad results character to stop all movement instead of moving into Left/Right (fixed in patch 1.02).
Some digital versions are still at version 1.00[1] and official patch can only be applied with retail version of the game. If you own this kind of version of the game, PCGamingWiki download includes pre-patched game executable for these versions of the game.
Some versions of the game include an auto-updater in <path-to-game>\gu.exe, while some others have the executable replaced with a copy of the main game executable.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename/delete sample.bik[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>/GameData/.
  2. Delete or rename sample.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\RaymanOrigins\Settings\
macOS (OS X) ~/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Rayman Origins/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/207490/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rayman Origins\Savegame\
macOS (OS X) ~/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Rayman Origins/Savegame
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/207490/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen Fixer with this plugin.
Ultra-widescreen
FMVs and map screen are Vert-.[6]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.[7] Can be changed with Rayman Control Panel; however, the game speed is tied to the frame rate.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Deleting a save file from the continue screen requires the DEL key from the keyboard.
Controller remapping
See Controller support for details.
Controller sensitivity
Digital movements.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Prompts are presented as text (A, B, X, Y, etc) and are labeled X-Y, X being player number and Y button.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Generic DirectInput controllers are supported.
Button prompts Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Controller support[edit]

At first launch, the game automatically assigns initial button bindings. If no controllers are connected, the first player is bound to keyboard. If XInput controllers are connected, they are automatically bound to player numbers starting with the first. After this, the controls have to be bound manually to each player.
DirectInput controllers do not have automatic bindings at all and always need to be bound manually. If some controllers have non-centered axes, (DualShock 4, steering wheel, joystick, throttle, etc.) the game will pick it up constantly making rebinding near impossible for all players. To bypass these issues, use an XInput wrapper and unplug unused controllers.
It's possible to trigger auto-binding again in the future by simply selecting Defaults: RESET from the game's settings, however this will overwrite all of the manual bindings created for all players.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX
Surround sound
Subtitles
Speech is mumbling and always subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Changing language[edit]

In the Steam version the language can be changed through the game's properties on the Steam library.
In the GOG version the language can be changed through a language setup executable in the installation folder.
In all other versions the language must be selected when installing the game.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Shared screen.
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Issues unresolved[edit]

Save Game Files Erased Or Corrupted[edit]

Multiple reports indicate that save games can be corrupted.[8]
Usually the game creates a save file called SavegameCSavegame_X at the parent folder of save game data path. Manually copying the file into the save game data location and renaming it to Savegame_X (replacing X with save slot number 0, 1 or 2) should save the save game data and allow progressing in the game.

Zoomed In Glitch[edit]

Multiple reports indicate a problem with the level Tricky Treasure in Ticklish Temples, where the character appears zoomed in, that the environment cannot be seen properly.[9] The bug exists also in "Playing in the Shade" level during using a non-panoramic monitor. To get rid of it, just set a panoramic resolution (1280x720 or 1600x900) and continue. The zoom glitch should no longer occur.

Issues fixed[edit]

Frame rate issues[edit]

Multiple users report that there is stuttering or frame rate problems on systems which greatly exceed the minimum specifications.[10]
Any mouse movement will instantly freeze the game until the cursor stops moving.
Use a controller instead of keyboard[citation needed]
  • Alternative fix: try changing keyboard delay settings in the control panel.
Windows Aero[citation needed]
  • Play with fullscreen mode.

or

  • Disable Windows Aero.

Diagonal movement[edit]

Reportedly there are problems with using diagonal controls, including keyboard diagonal movement and D-pad controls.[11]
The best way to resolve this would be to use the analog stick on a controller for movement.
Should be fixed with patch 1.02.

Pixelated Or Low Resolution Cutscene Videos[edit]

PC version's video files are much more compressed compared to console counterparts.[12]
Replace the video files[citation needed]
  1. Download and unzip the video files.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\
    • Optionally backup the old *.bik files.
  3. Replace the files in the folder with the downloaded ones.
Converted 60 FPS PS3 videos are included in the package.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide. Manual local installation is recommended.
  2. Start the game once and close it 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 Origins.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the injection method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Improper compatibility on Linux[edit]

Use dgVoodoo[13]

It allows the game to run properly with NVIDIA GPUs instead of using D9VK.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video Very low quality, 30 FPS videos included. See Pixelated Or Low Resolution Cutscene Videos for a fix.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.00 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
AMD Radeon X600 XT
128 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.8.5
Processor (CPU) Intel 1.5 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM

Notes

  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>/207490/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (207490) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References