Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

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Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc cover
Mac OS (Classic) Feral Interactive
macOS (OS X) Feral Interactive
Mac OS Feral Interactive
OS X Feral Interactive
Ubisoft OpenSpace
Release dates
Windows March 20, 2003
Mac OS (Classic) January 20, 2004
macOS (OS X) January 20, 2004
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc guide at StrategyWiki
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc at Wikipedia
Rayman 1996
Rayman Designer 1997
Rayman 2: The Great Escape 1999
Rayman Junior 2000
Rayman M 2002
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc 2003
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2006
Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 2007
Rayman Origins 2012
Rayman Jungle Run 2013
Rayman Legends 2013
Rabbids Big Bang 2013
Rayman Fiesta Run 2014

General information

Rayman Wiki
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]
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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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
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

External video settings.
External video settings.
Graphics option Option 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 Native 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 options Native 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]

The game was designed to be played at 60 FPS, and frame rates above this may cause gameplay issues.
Some animations are tied to frame rate, shielded enemies turn faster, and certain platforms disappear more quickly.
Limit frame rate to 60 FPS[citation needed]

See Frame rate capping for instructions.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
64-bit executable


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.1b

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB 1.7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 256 SDR
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Nvidia GeForce 2
DirectX 9 compatible


  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]