Rayman Origins

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Rayman Origins
Rayman Origins cover
Ubisoft Montpellier
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive[1]
OS X Feral Interactive[1]
UbiArt Framework
Release dates
Windows March 29, 2012
macOS (OS X) December 12, 2013[1]
Rayman Origins on Wikipedia


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.
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Key points

Some Windows versions of the game didn't receive updates.[2] 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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail version is DRM-free.[3]
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Soundtrack included. Version 1.02[4]
Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
Version 1.00.[5] Compatible with retail patches.
DRM-free after installation through Origin client (see notes)
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
Version 1.02
DRM-free after installation through Uplay client (see notes)
Can be run without Uplay.[2] Version 1.00[2]. Included with Uplay+.
The Mac OS X version is no longer sold digitally.


A demo is available from FilePlanet and from Steam.
Make sure to run the autoupdater 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]


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. If you own this kind of version of the game, PCGamingWiki download includes prepatched game executable for these versions of the game.
Some versions of the game include autoupdater in <path-to-game>\gu.exe, while with others the executable is replaced with copy of main game executable.
For users of the Steam version of the game, you can easily check which version is installed. Go to the Steam installation folder, then \steamapps\common\ValveTestApp207490\Readme\(Language). The readme.txt file will say at the top what version has been installed.

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/
Linux (Proton) <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
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/207490/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse can't be used outside menus.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. See Controller support.
Full controller support
Only if controller is plugged in with initial game launch, see Controller support.
Controller remapping
See Controller support.
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
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Prompts are labeled X-Y, X being player number and Y button. Prompts are presented as text instead of icons.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Controller support[edit]

With first launch, game automatically assigns initial button bindings. If no controllers are connected, first player is bound to keyboard. If XInput controllers are connected, they are automatically bound to player numbers starting from first. After this, 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 controller has non-centered axis (DualShock 4, steering wheel, joystick, throttle, etc.), game will pick it up constantly making rebinding near impossible for all players. To bypass these issues, use XInput wrapper and unplug unused controllers.
It's possible to trigger autobinding again in future simply pressing Defaults: RESET from settings. However this overwrites all the manual bindings done.

Audio settings[edit]

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Co-op
Co-op version of single-player campaign.
LAN play
Online play

Issues unresolved[edit]

Save Game Files Erased Or Corrupted[edit]

Multiple reports indicate that save games can be corrupted.[8]
Usually game creates file called SavegameCSavegame_X at the parent folder of save game data path. Manually copying file into save game data location and renaming 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 non-panoramic monitor. To get rid of it, just set panoramic resolution (1280x720 or 1600x900) and continue. The zoom glitch will 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 try changing keyboard delay settings in control panel.
Windows Aero[citation needed]
  • Play with fullscreen mode.


  • 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 analogue stick on a controller for movement.
Should be fixed with patch 1.02.

Pixelated Or Low Resolution Cutscene Video[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 old *.bik files.
  3. Replace the files in the folder with downloaded ones.
Converted 60 FPS PS3 videos 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 work of the game on Linux[edit]

Use dgVoodoo[13]

It makes the game work properly with NVIDIA GPU's instead of using D9VK

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[14]


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

System requirements[edit]

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) AMD Radeon X600XT
Nvidia GeForce 6800GT
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


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