OLD RAYMAN GAMES UNDER WINDOWS 2000/XP/2003

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Hello.
I decided to develop some patches to help players run the old Rayman games under newer operating systems (Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003). All these patches are based on a great open source project called DOSbox. Here are links to download them (they're distributed as freeware, 'as-is' with no warranty):

Patch for the original Rayman game

Patch for Rayman Gold

Patch for Rayman Designer

HOW TO USE THESE PATCHES

Don't install the game from its CD-ROM (when its autorun menu appears, just close it). Download the patch installer (click one of the links above) and simply run it. The setup wizard will guide you through the installation proccess, when the installation is finished, you can run the game by clicking its shortcut in the Start menu (All programs > Ubisoft > {game name}). Don't forget to check out the game configuration utility, it's available in the Start menu, too. This utility can help you solve many problems.

KNOWLEDGE BASE

Minimum system requirements
CPU 800 MHz; RAM 96 MB; video card with 16 MB of memory; sound card; CD-ROM drive; operating system Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003

Recommended system requirements
CPU 1700 MHz; RAM 256 MB; video card with 64 MB of memory; sound card; CD-ROM drive; operating system Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003

Problem: The game is too slow.
Solution: Open the configuration utility and set less CPU cycles. The default CPU cycles value should work with a computer that meets the recommended system requirements.

Problem: I downloaded your patch before 30 December 2005. Are these patches new?
Solution: Yes, all patches were updated on Friday 30 December 2005 at 20:00 (GMT+1:00). It's strongly recommended to upgrade to the latest version, all these version include a new configuration utility, Rayman Gold/Designer patches now support the map editor called Mapper.

Problem: The CD is already in the drive but the game starts in limited mode.
Solution: Unfortunately, the game is not compatible with your CD drive. I suggest getting a virtual drive software such as Daemon Tools (free for non-commercial use).

Problem: I want to buy an old Rayman game but I'm not sure if it's compatible with my computer.
Solution: Download a free demo version of the original Rayman game (my patch is already included in the installation file) by clicking here.

Problem: There's no music in the game.
Solution #1: If you're playing the demo version of the original Rayman game, there's no music.
Solution #2: Open the sound control panel and increase Audio CD playback volume.
Solution #3: Make sure you don't have the British Focus Multimedia edition of Rayman Gold. This version doesn't include music tracks at all.

Problem: When I go to the Options in the main menu of the original Rayman game, the game crashes.
Solution: Sorry, there's still no way to fix this compatibility error. You will have to set the game options in the in-game menu.

Problem: I don't know how to create custom maps in Rayman Gold/Designer.
Solution: Matthias from the rayman-fanpage.de website made a great tutorial. Check it out at these pages: #1 #2

Problem: How can I play Rayman 60 Levels under Windows 2000/XP/2003?
Solution #1: I'll release a patch for this game as soon as possible.
Solution #2: You can download the DOSbox open source emulator and configure the game manually.

Problem: How do I play Rayman by His Fans under Windows 2000/XP/2003?
Solution #1: I'll release a patch for this game as soon as possible.
Solution #2: You can download the DOSbox open source emulator and configure the game manually.

Problem: I have Rayman Gold/Designer. Where is the map editor?
Solution: Go to Start menu > All programs > Ubisoft > Rayman Gold (or Rayman Designer) and click the Mapper icon.

Problem: Are joysticks and gamepads supported?
Solution: Sorry, my patches do not support joysticks and gamepads at this time.

Problem: I downloaded some fan made maps for Rayman Gold/Designer. When I try to install one, I get an error message.
Solution: Unpack the downloaded MP? file to game's root directory, for example C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Rayman Gold and then install it.

HOW TO CONTACT THE AUTHOR

If you have any questions about this patch, feel free to send me an e-mail to opaquit at opaquit dot com.

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