Rayman Legends

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Rayman Legends
Rayman Legends cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
UbiArt Framework
Release dates
Windows August 29, 2013
Rayman Legends guide at StrategyWiki
Rayman Legends at Wikipedia
Rayman
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

Official changelog
Rayman Wiki for the series
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Origin
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Uplay
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Windows
All versions require Uplay DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

All versions should automatically update to latest patch.[1]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\video\
  2. Delete or rename both files in this folder.

Notes

This also disables intro movie when starting new game, leaving that file untouched plays it every time game is started instead of starting new game.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rayman Legends\Settings\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Rayman Legends\
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/242550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

General settings with DualShock 4, using XInput controller gives 360 button prompts instead.
General settings with DualShock 4, using XInput controller gives 360 button prompts instead.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen Fixer with this plugin.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Mostly 2D game, but some 3D assets used.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
3D elements are not antialiased.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled.
60 FPS
Frame rates under 60 FPS will actively slow down gameplay; see Run the game at screen refresh rate.
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.

Input settings[edit]

Button controls are used with Murphy instead of mouse or touchscreen controls.
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DirectInput. Control standards can't be mixed, DirectInput prioritized.[2]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Detects axes with not centered as being pressed. Remembers key bindings according to hardware ID.
Controller sensitivity
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
Button prompts
Input settings icon - Generic Controller.svg
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Prompts plugged controllers number and if controller is automatically set to certain player.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
See Mute on focus lost.

Mute on focus lost[edit]

Set mute in background[citation needed]
  1. Download Special K.
  2. Copy SpecialK32.dll to the installation folder.
  3. Rename to d3d9.dll.
  4. Run the game and exit.
  5. Edit d3d9.ini in the installation folder.
  6. Find [Window.System].
  7. Change MuteInBackground=false to MuteInBackground=true.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Finnish
French
Italian
German
Spanish
Danish
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Swedish
Some interaction and popups are given visually instead of speech or text.

Changing language[edit]

With Steam version language is changed in game's properties in Steam library.
With other versions language must be selected when installing the game.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Issues unresolved[edit]

Black screen when launching (sound works fine)[edit]

The game launches properly, can be heard starting. But the screen stays completely black, no visuals at all. Temporary fix: obviously a real fix needs to be found, but you can change your windows resolution to 1024x768 (or whatever's lowest) before you launch the game every time if desperate.

Fix: Run game as administrator

Issues fixed[edit]

Crash to desktop promptly after launching[edit]

Uplay performs a check and when you don't pass, the game stops after a few seconds.
Recent patches should've fixed this issue but some users may still have issues.
Start Uplay in offline mode[3]
  1. Start Uplay
  2. Click on menu icon and select "go offline"
  3. Disconnect from internet.

Notes

If using Steam version keep Uplay open when starting the game and put Steam into offline mode as well.
You can also make Uplay to always start in offline mode in Uplay settings.
If the above does not help, you can try adding custom firewall rules for UPlay.exe and UPlayWebCore.exe in the Uplay installation folder. Deny both of those applications internet access when creating the rules. UPlay will try to log in and fail, asking what to do. Clicking "Go offline" should launch the game immediately.

Crash when trying to access options menu[edit]

See User:Marioysikax/Research.

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to the monitor's minimum refresh rate, such as 24 Hz or 40 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[citation needed]
  1. See the Special K Unofficial Guide to install Special K.
  2. Start the game once and close it immediately 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 Legends.exe\SpecialK.ini depending on the injection method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0 under [Render.FrameRate].

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3 Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @ 1.8 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ @ 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 6 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
AMD Radeon X1950 Pro
256 MB of VRAM
Shader model 3.0 support
Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT
AMD Radeon HD 3850
512 MB of VRAM
Shader model 4.0 support

Notes

  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>/242550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (242550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References