Rayman M

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Rayman M
Rayman M cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montpellier
Ubisoft Milan
Publishers
Ubisoft
Brazil Brasoft
Poland Licomp Empik Multimedia
Engines
Ubisoft OpenSpace
Release dates
Windows December 14, 2001
Rayman M on Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
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Rayman M 2002
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Rayman Legends 2013
Rayman Fiesta Run 2014
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Key points

Released as Rayman Arena in North America.

General information

RayWiki - An active wiki dedicated to the Rayman Franchise

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Rayman M original retail version.
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Rayman Arena original retail version. Has SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
10th Anniversary, also includes Rayman 2: The Great Escape and Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip startup Ubisoft logo and the Intro
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Videos
  2. Delete or rename Ubi.bik and Intro.bik
  3. Save this file to <path-to-game>\Videos
  4. Rename it to Ubi.bik, then create another copy and rename it to Intro.bik

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\Ubisoft\ubi.ini[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\MENU\SaveGame\raymanm.sav[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Widescreen fixes
  1. After downloading the fixes, copy the and replace the desired executable file to <path-to-game>\ and the video files to <path-to-game>\Videos\
  2. Go to %WINDIR%\Ubisoft\.
  3. Open ubi.ini.
  4. Edit your resolution.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
3 sensitivity levels.
Mouse input in menus
Cannot be entirely navigated with a keyboard.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Labelled as Reverse.
Controller
Controller support
Use Rayman 3 Input Fix on modern systems. Note that this was originally meant for Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc, but is also mostly compatible with Rayman M & Arena. Unfortunately, haptic feedback support is broken and vibrates infinitely after performing an action unless the game is paused and the realign camera key cannot be remapped.
Full controller support
Main Menu cannot be navigated with a controller.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Labelled as Reverse.
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
Haptic feedback
On by default, no apparent way to disable it.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Spanish
Danish
Finnish
German
Italian
Norwegian
Swedish
Brazilian Portuguese
Czech
Hebrew
Hungarian
Polish
Russian
Fan translation.
The Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian and Swedish languages are only included in Rayman M.
The Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Hebrew, Hungarian, and Polish languages are only included in the retail versions of Rayman M which were released in their own respective regions.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Menu music randomly plays incorrectly after transitioning from title screen[edit]

This occurs if you press start on the title screen at a certain time when the title screen music plays, which makes the game load the menu track, but transitions incorrectly thus corrupting the playback. There is currently no known explanation as to why this occurs. The only workaround is to wait around 2 seconds before pressing start or to quickly cycle through or reload the menu.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Up to 4 characters: including 1 to 3 AI (combat mode only)
LAN play
4 Versus
Only in Rayman Arena.
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Self-hosting

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.0a, 8.1 Rayman M uses 8.0a, Rayman Arena uses 8.1.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.1b

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 550 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia RIVA TNT2
DirectX 8.0a compatible

Notes

  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).

References