Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

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Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc cover
Mac OS (Classic) Zonic Limited
macOS (OS X) Zonic Limited
Mac OS Feral Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
Ubisoft OpenSpace
Release dates
Windows March 20, 2003
Mac OS (Classic) February 6, 2004
macOS (OS X) February 6, 2004
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc guide at StrategyWiki
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc at Wikipedia


The Mac OS X version of this game does not work on Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) or later due to the removal of support for PowerPC 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
Rabbids (series)
Rayman Origins 2012
Rayman Jungle Run 2013
Rayman Legends 2013
Rayman Fiesta Run 2014

Key points

Running the game at frame rates higher than 60 may negatively affect gameplay.

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1]
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
10th Anniversary, also includes Rayman 2: The Great Escape and Rayman M.
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Included with Uplay+.
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements[edit]

Better Rayman 3[edit]

Better Rayman 3 is a collection of fixes for Rayman 3 that also offers additional features such as widescreen resolutions, windowed mode and restoring the ability to skip video cutscenes.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip Intro[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos
  2. Delete or rename ubi.bik
  3. Save this file to <path-to-game>\videos
  4. Rename it to ubi.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\UbiSoft\ubi.ini[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GAMEDATA\SaveGame\[Note 2]
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

External video settings.
External video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Better Rayman 3.
Use Better Rayman 3.
4K Ultra HD
Use Better Rayman 3.
Field of view (FOV)
Use Better Rayman 3.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming. Add to favorites by process binary name.
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
120+ FPS
Exceeding 60 FPS may cause gameplay issues.

Input settings[edit]

External gamepad settings.
External gamepad settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse buttons are not natively supported.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Use Better Rayman 3 on modern systems.
Full controller support
Use Better Rayman 3 to navigate menus with a controller.
Controller remapping
Use Better Rayman 3 for XInput controllers.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Keyboard only.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Use Better Rayman 3 for XInput controllers.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
The Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak and Hebrew languages are only included in the retail versions of the game which were released in their own respective regions.

Forcing a different language[edit]

Use Better Rayman 3[citation needed]
  1. Install Better Rayman 3.
  2. Use BR3_Config.exe to change the default language.

Issues fixed[edit]

Refuses to start on Windows 8 and later[edit]

Error message: Check your version of DirectX. Version 8.1 or higher is required.
Install DirectPlay[citation needed]

See Older games refuse to start on Windows 8 and later for instructions.

Missing textures and broken graphics[edit]

Fix TnL issues[3]
  1. Install Better Rayman 3.
  2. Open BR3_Config.exe.
  3. Make sure Hardware Vertex Processing is enabled.
Fix Intel Graphics[4]
  1. Download d3d8to9 by crosire.
  2. Move the d3d8.dll into Rayman 3 folder.
  3. Make sure if you have Better Rayman 3 installed that in the d3d8.ini d3d8to9 is set to 0.


d3d8to9 set to 1 in d3d8.ini from Better Rayman and Hardware Vertex Processing enabled is required to make the game work with Reshade.

Game elements run too fast[edit]

Frame rates above 60 FPS cause various issues, e.g. some animations play out too fast, shielded enemies turn faster, and certain platforms disappear more quickly.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.1b

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 256 SDR
DirectX 8.1 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 9.1, 10.1.3
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3/G4 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM


  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 Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).