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Rayman Origins

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Rayman Origins
Rayman Origins cover
Ubisoft Montpellier
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
Russia Noviy Disk[1]
UbiArt Framework
Release dates
Windows March 29, 2012
macOS (OS X) December 12, 2013
Metacritic 86
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Platform
Art styles Cartoon
Series Rayman
Rayman Origins on HowLongToBeat
Rayman Origins on IGDB
Rayman Origins on MobyGames
Rayman Origins on Wikipedia
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


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.

Key points

Some digital Windows versions of the game didn't receive updates.[2] See the patches section.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Support page for OS X version


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
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Version 1.02.[4]
Soundtrack included.
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
Version 1.00.[5] Compatible with retail patches.
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Version 1.02.
Ubisoft Store
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Version 1.00.[6] Can no longer be run without Uplay due to a recent patch.[6] Included with Ubisoft+.
GamersGate (unavailable) Can only be used x times TAGES Solidshield DRM, activation limit unknown.
Origin (unavailable)
DRM-free after installation through Origin client (notes may include more details)


A demo is available from here 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.


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

Essential improvements


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[2] and official patch can only be applied with retail 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

Rename/delete sample.bik[7]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\.
  2. Delete or rename sample.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect


General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Widescreen Fixer with this plugin.
FMVs and map screen are Vert-.[8]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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.[9] Can be changed with Rayman Control Panel; however, the game speed is tied to the frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

FMV (Full Motion Video)

The PC version uses FMV files that are much more compressed compared to the console versions.[10]
Download and install PS3 FMVs[11]
  1. Download and unzip the video files.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\.
  3. Replace the files in the folder with the downloaded ones.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Deleting a save file from the continue screen requires pressing Delete on 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
Default keybinds are highly unusual (X to punch, R2 to pause, right stick to run), and the Ubisoft Store version does not recognize DS4Windows. There is a 1-frame window to rebind buttons before the game register a bind as "1-Analog 4(-)", and the R2 pause button cannot be rebound.[12]
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

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 feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX
Surround sound
Speech is pig latin and always subtitled.[citation needed]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

Changing language

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 other versions the language can be changed by modifying a registry entry:
Value Language
0 English
1 French
2 Japanese
3 German
4 Spanish
5 Italian
8 Portuguese
10 (0xA) Polish
11 (0xB) Russian
12 (0xC) Dutch
13 (0xD) Czech
14 (0xE) Hungarian
  • Note: Not all languages are supported in all versions. Selecting a language that is not offered as an option during game installation may lead to all text being replaced by blanks.


Multiplayer types

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

Issues unresolved

Save Game Files Erased Or Corrupted

Multiple reports indicate that save games can be corrupted.[13]
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

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.[14] 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

Frame rate issues

Multiple users report that there is stuttering or frame rate problems on systems which greatly exceed the minimum specifications.[15]
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.


  • Disable Windows Aero.

Diagonal movement

Reportedly there are problems with using diagonal controls, including keyboard diagonal movement and D-pad controls.[16]
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.

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Override refresh rate set by game[17]
  1. Download d3d9 wrapper (
  2. Extract contents to <path-to-game>.
  3. Open d3d9.ini and set FullScreenRefreshRateInHz as needed; e.g.
FullScreenRefreshRateInHz = 360

Improper compatibility on Linux

Use dgVoodoo[18]

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

Use DXVK Version at or above 1.10.1[19]

DXVK Version 1.10.1 includes a fix for rendering issues in Rayman Origins[20]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
This 32-bit-only macOS game does not work on macOS Catalina (10.15) or later.


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video Very low quality videos included. See this for a fix.

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) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
ATI 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


  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.


  1. [1] - last accessed on 2023-06-22
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Marioysikax on 2016-02-04
  3. PC version announcement - Twitter - last accessed on May 2023
  4. Update announcement from the Team - forums - last accessed on May 2023
  5. Verified by User:Lugamo on 2019-08-22
  6. 6.0 6.1 Verified by User:icup321 on 2020-04-08
  7. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2022-05-16
    Tested on Steam version.
  8. Rayman Origins | 21:9 Review 2560x1080/60fps/Ultrawide - YouTube
  9. Framerate issues - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  10. extremely low res cutscenes (rayman origins) - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  11. Verified by User:Icup321 on 2021-05-13
    Tested these FMVs, all of which are higher quality than the stock PC FMV files.
  12. Verified by User:Dandelion Sprout on 2021-11-17
  13. Saved File Erased - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  14. Rayman Origins Pixeley Zoomed In Glitch - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved).
  15. Framerate issues - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  16. Rayman Origins: Keyboard diagonals + initial impressions. - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  17. Verified by User:Keith on 2022-10-06
  18. Rayman emulation - Rayman Pirate Community forums - last accessed on May 2023
  19. [2]
  20. [3]