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First post, by superfury

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When I try to run Rayman 3 (the same for the 'Better Rayman 3' bugfixes), it doesn't run the game at all (on Windows 10 Pro latest update (21H2)).

I click on the game's icon on the desktop but it doesn't do anything, other than require Administrator privileges. I assign them to the shortcut, but it just asks me for the privileges and then returns to the desktop, not starting the game at all?

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Reply 1 of 10, by Dancsi40

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next time do a search here for old games and if they are compatible with Windows 7/8/10 : https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Rayman_3:_Hoodlum_Havoc

The game is protected with Safedisc v2, that protection is not compatible with newer systems (mostly Windows 10).

Safedisc 2/3/4 and Starforce protected games are no go on Windows 10, SecuROM games works fine.

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Reply 2 of 10, by liqmat

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superfury wrote on 2022-01-05, 12:31:

When I try to run Rayman 3 (the same for the 'Better Rayman 3' bugfixes), it doesn't run the game at all (on Windows 10 Pro latest update (21H2)).

I click on the game's icon on the desktop but it doesn't do anything, other than require Administrator privileges. I assign them to the shortcut, but it just asks me for the privileges and then returns to the desktop, not starting the game at all?

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Reply 3 of 10, by superfury

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liqmat wrote on 2022-01-06, 16:46:
superfury wrote on 2022-01-05, 12:31:

When I try to run Rayman 3 (the same for the 'Better Rayman 3' bugfixes), it doesn't run the game at all (on Windows 10 Pro latest update (21H2)).

I click on the game's icon on the desktop but it doesn't do anything, other than require Administrator privileges. I assign them to the shortcut, but it just asks me for the privileges and then returns to the desktop, not starting the game at all?

If you like Rayman games be sure to check out >>THIS<< Absolutely amazing fan made game that came out about a year and a half ago. Top notch and best of all... FREEEEEEEEE.

Well, I remember Rayman 2 running fine (although I don't know for sure).
For Rayman 1 I'd just use Dosbox. Unfortunately, UniPCemu isn't fast enough for that yet(mainly due to it's extreme emulated MMU throughput). I try to make it faster, but that's a difficult problem to fix without losing accuracy (besides finding the remaining bugs).

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Reply 4 of 10, by dr_st

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superfury wrote on 2022-01-05, 12:31:

When I try to run Rayman 3 (the same for the 'Better Rayman 3' bugfixes), it doesn't run the game at all (on Windows 10 Pro latest update (21H2)).

There are No-CD patched executables for Rayman 3 with Safedisc removed. They work just fine on Windows 10.

Dancsi40 wrote on 2022-01-06, 15:43:

Safedisc 2/3/4 and Starforce protected games are no go on Windows 10, SecuROM games works fine.

StarForce 5 works on Windows 10. Between 4 and 5 it's a maybe, and below that it's a no-no.
https://www.star-force.com/support/users/windows10/

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Reply 5 of 10, by Dancsi40

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yeah, but most international games are SF 1/2/3 protected. SF 4/5 is probably used in russian version of games (so only Russia is concerned).

dr_st wrote on 2022-01-06, 22:04:
There are No-CD patched executables for Rayman 3 with Safedisc removed. They work just fine on Windows 10. […]
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superfury wrote on 2022-01-05, 12:31:

When I try to run Rayman 3 (the same for the 'Better Rayman 3' bugfixes), it doesn't run the game at all (on Windows 10 Pro latest update (21H2)).

There are No-CD patched executables for Rayman 3 with Safedisc removed. They work just fine on Windows 10.

Dancsi40 wrote on 2022-01-06, 15:43:

Safedisc 2/3/4 and Starforce protected games are no go on Windows 10, SecuROM games works fine.

StarForce 5 works on Windows 10. Between 4 and 5 it's a maybe, and below that it's a no-no.
https://www.star-force.com/support/users/windows10/

Reply 6 of 10, by dr_st

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Dancsi40 wrote on 2022-01-06, 23:35:

yeah, but most international games are SF 1/2/3 protected. SF 4/5 is probably used in russian version of games (so only Russia is concerned).

That is a good point. Indeed my games that have SF5 are all Russian releases, as far as I recall.

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Reply 7 of 10, by superfury

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Just tried the NO-CD patch on the game... It's running! 😁 Thanks for the help all!

https://m0003.gamecopyworld.com/games/p ... ixed%20EXE

Although all textures seem wrong somehow? Like someone mixed all colors together, with most of the textures missing (even the background, which is entirely black)!
Edit: OK. Disabling the Hardware Vertex Processing seems to fix most of it. Only the cutscenes don't work at all?

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Reply 8 of 10, by dr_st

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Cutscenes work on Win10 for me. Did you try reconfiguring all settings in R3_Setup_DX8? (not that there are so many of them...)

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Reply 9 of 10, by superfury

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dr_st wrote on 2022-01-09, 18:40:

Cutscenes work on Win10 for me. Did you try reconfiguring all settings in R3_Setup_DX8? (not that there are so many of them...)

All settings are currently enabled, except Hardware Vertex Processing, which messes up the gameplay itself to become weird (all kinds of texture glitches). I'm running it on a NVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti btw. Although I don't know if that has much to do with it (also latest Windows 10 updates, no optional stuff installed (and latest NVidia drivers ofc)).

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Reply 10 of 10, by dr_st

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I tested on my 8700K/1070Ti desktop running Win10 2004. Where did you find the Hardware Vertex Processing setting? I don't remember it being there.

Oh, you must mean the "Better Rayman 3"? I never tried that. The stock Rayman 3 works well for me. In fact I recall almost no issues with it on any PC starting from Pentium 4 all the way to a gen-8 Core, and any OS between Windows Me and Windows 10; it is a remarkably robust game. Maybe "Better Rayman 3" is somewhat more finicky?

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