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Rayman Raving Rabbids

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Rayman Raving Rabbids
Rayman Raving Rabbids cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
Windows Ubisoft Sofia
macOS (OS X) TransGaming Inc.[1]
Publishers
Ubisoft
Poland Licomp Empik Multimedia
Russia Buka Entertainment
Engines
Jade
Release dates
Windows December 7, 2006[2]
macOS (OS X) (Cider) December 1, 2008
Reception
Metacritic 58
IGDB 71
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Genres Mini-games, Party game, Rail shooter
Art styles Cartoon
Series Rabbids
Rayman Raving Rabbids on HowLongToBeat
Rayman Raving Rabbids on IGDB
Rayman Raving Rabbids guide on StrategyWiki
Rayman Raving Rabbids on MobyGames
Rayman Raving Rabbids on Wikipedia
Rabbids
Subseries of Rayman
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2006
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 2008
Rabbids Go Home 2010
Rabbids Big Bang 2013
Rabbids Coding! 2019
Rabbids: Party of Legends 2022

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.

Key points

The controller device can't be changed on the fly, only from the main menu.[3]
Port of the Wii/PS2 version. PC version does not include the graphical improvements from the Xbox 360 release.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Original European releases have SecuROM 7 DRM.
The Hebrew release has SafeDisc 4.6 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Retail
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
The Mac OS X version is no longer sold digitally.

Monetization

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

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete video file[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video.
  2. Delete or rename intro.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman4
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Rayman4.sav[Note 3]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/15080/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Mini-games that involve fast key presses require less of them at 30 FPS.[7]
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution

Aspect ratio is stretched from 4:3 by default. Widescreen behavior can be changed to Vert-.
Modify ScreenMode[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman4\{05D2C1BC-A857-4493-9BDA-C7707CACB937}\Basic video.
  2. Modify the ScreenMode entry.
  3. Change the value to 0.

Notes

Running SettingsApplication.exe will revert the change.
The loss of vertical FOV affects the playability of some mini-games.

Windowed

Modify WindowedMode[citation needed]
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman4\{05D2C1BC-A857-4493-9BDA-C7707CACB937}\Basic video.
  2. Modify the WindowedMode entry.
  3. Change the value to 1.

Input

Change movement to WASD

Default movement controls are set to the arrow keys.
Enable WASD movement[citation needed]
  1. Install AutoHotkey.
  2. Save the following as a new script and run it.
#IfWinActive, RAYMAN: Raving Rabbids

w::up
a::left
s::down
d::right
e::enter

Audio

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 output. May require DirectSound 3D restoration software.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Royalty free audio
Three of the music levels use Dick Dale's Misirlou

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Hebrew
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish
Dutch, German, and Italian languages are not available in earlier US releases.
The Czech, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian languages are only included in the retail versions of Rayman Raving Rabbids which were released in their own respective regions.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
4 Versus, Hot seat
Controller required for each player after the first for simultaneous play; otherwise, all mini-games will be played in alternating fashion.
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Issues fixed

"No BigFile specified as First .exe Argument" error

Use the /B /TX Rayman4.bf command line argument or launch the game using CheckApplication.exe.[8]

Framerate is locked at 32 FPS

The game may lock itself to 32 FPS on modern operating systems due to broken 3D audio compatibility.
Use DirectSound 3D restoration software
If you use DSOAL, turn on EAX reverb in options, otherwise you'll encounter a freeze and crash with "Program crashed (un)expectedly. Going down..." after completing the first four mini-games after entering the unlocked big gate.
For IndirectSound you might want to edit eax1 and eax2 lines to true in dsound.ini[9]

FMVs fail to playback in-game

Modify video_folder
  1. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman4\{05D2C1BC-A857-4493-9BDA-C7707CACB937}\CheckApp
  2. Modify the video_folder entry.
  3. Change the directory value to the current installed directory.

The game cannot be maximized properly after task switching using DSR/VSR resolution

Set your desktop resolution the same as DSR/VSR resolution. Alt+Tab more than once, if still the same.

Crash on game launch

Use DirectSound 3D restoration software[10]
Set resolution to 1024 x 768 in game launcher[11]
Use dgVoodoo 2, or[12]
Reset 3D settings in Nvidia Control Panel to default[13]
Delete all your custom resolutions in Nvidia Control Panel (leave only your native resolution), or[14]
Disable Steam overlay in Steam game properties[15]

"Rayman Raving Rabbids not properly installed. Please install Rayman Raving Rabbids."

Change game language to English in Steam game properties[16]

Black screen with the standard game text overlay

Go to in-game Options > Video > Brightness & Contrast > Apply 1 value.[17]

Incorrect mouse input

Go to in-game Options > Controls > Mouse Sensitivity > Apply 1 value.[18]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
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

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.4.11
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT
ATI Radeon X1600
Intel GMA X3100


Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[4] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[5]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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>/15080/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (15080) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. 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).

References

  1. Rayman’s Raving Rabbids game comes to Mac - Macworld - last accessed on 2017-12-31
  2. Ubisoft annonce le lancement du concours « Hall of Fame » sur raymanzone.com (retrieved) - last accessed on 2023-12-04
    "Rayman contre les Lapins Crétins™ sera disponible sur Wii™, PlayStation®2, Nintendo Game Boy Advance™ et PC le 7 décembre 2006."
  3. Verified by User:icup321 on 2022-03-15
  4. Not Loading in Windows 10; this will break thousands of - Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2017-01-16
  5. Microsoft - MS15-097: Description of the security update for the graphics component in Windows: September 8, 2015 - last accessed on 2018-02-16
  6. Cloud save support for games available on Ubisoft+ - last accessed on 2021-09-18
  7. Verified by User:Blackbird on 2020-05-11
    This is any mini-game where you have to alternate between LCtrl and RCtrl for example.
  8. Verified by User:icup321 on 2022-03-15
  9. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2943261497
  10. gog.com - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  11. gog.com - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  12. gog.com - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  13. Verified by User:icup321 on 2023-01-28
    Hard to recreate, very isolated case when this or below should help.
  14. cdn.discordapp.com - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  15. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=464256551
  16. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=464256551
  17. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2943261497
  18. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=207287157