Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield

Latest patch, with many bugfixes.

Application Details:

Version: 1.60
License: Retail
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.4

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link v1.0 -> v1.60 Patch (US) Link v1.0 -> v1.60 Patch (UK) Link v1.0 -> v1.60 Patch (CA)

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installing UK Complete Edition
    • Raven Shield
    • Update to 1.6
    • Athena Sword
    • Update to 1.10
    • Iron Wrath
  • Playing (after applying noCD-patch)
  • Skipping cut-scenes
  • Multiplayer with mod (mod needed since Ubisoft shut down their multiplayer servers)

What does not

  • Copy-protection doesn't work, used noCD-patch to run the game
  • Planning stage
    • Left clicking into the map to set waypoints does not work. When trying, graphical output like blinking of the active waypoint freezes for about a second and then nothing has changed, i.e. no waypoint has been added.
    • Please note that right click context menus inside the map generally work, but you can't finalize your selection from the context menu, because that would need a left-click into the map again.
    • Everything else in planning works: loading plans, changing gear, selecting teams, etc. 


  • Game runs the menus always in 640x480 and then switches to the desired resolution for the first-person gameplay only. This causes all kinds of weirdnesses and usually results in a black window without any output.
    • Running the game on a virtual desktop set to the first-person resolution (1920x1080 in my case) fixes the graphical output issues..
    • The game menus will be shown as 640x480 in the upper left corner of the big desktop. Bit awkward, but works.
  • Mouse pointer is out of sync and behaving weirdly
    • MouseWarpOverride: "force"
    • And set to automatically catch mouse pointer in fullscreen.
    • Make sure to have the virtual desktop window in fullscreen, too.
  • Framerate stutter
    • Set the following in system/RavenShield.ini
      • ReduceMouseLag=False
      • UseHardwareTL=False
      • MaxPixelShaderVersion=1

What was not tested

  • Not played full campaign yet

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64Mar 25 20183.4Yes Yes YesSilverThorne 
ShowSource Mage GNU/LinuxDec 18 20111.3.35Yes Yes GoldVlad Glagolev 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 25 20111.3.19Yes Yes GoldLukas Matousek 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 18 20111.3.14N/A Yes BronzeJT 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 05 20101.3.8Yes Yes GoldMark I. 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

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HowTo / Notes


In recent enough Wine (>=1.1.3) Vitaliy Margolen has imported the mouse warp workaround. To use it add this registry key:


MouseWarpOverride = force

Note: if your mouse sensitivity is high enough the cursor might jump out of the game window if you move your mouse fast, you could prevent this by using slower speed in X and higher sensitivity in game but you'll lose some accuracy

Intro movies cannot be skipped. Only way to do it is to remove the intro movies permanently or to replace them with empty files (might produce better results). The correspondig files are Videos/Logos.bik and Videos/int/RS_Intro.bik. If you happen to have crashing problems with the intro videos, this also gets you into the menu.

Multiplayer works flawlessly.

Known problems:

  • Intro movies are not skippable or might crash the game (workaround exists)
  • Mission planning menu may be garbage. You might be able to start the mission by blindly clicking at the lower right corner with the default plan. Some users report they do not have this issue or it works most of the time.
  • Some artifacts of the player models might appear in your hud, particulary at bottom left, not affecting the gameplay

Fixed problems:

  • Some snow textures are drawn black or can be seen trough (fixed in >= 1.1.3)
  • Mouse can't be used in the menu (workaround in >= 1.1.3)
  • When completing a mission Raven Shield crashes (fixed in >= 1.1.3)
  • Mission planning menu is garbage after finishing a mission (partially fixed in >= 1.1.3)

Everything above was tested with Wine 1.1.3.

Warning about Punkbuster

Punkbuster might or might not work. You will be kicked out of Punkbuster enabled servers without patching and can be marked as a cheater, so be careful!

 See bug 9685 for more details and patches.

Framerate stutter

If the framerate is not smooth, try both of these:

  1. wine reg add 'HKCU\Software\Wine\Direct3D' /v UseGLSL /d disabled
  2. In system/RavenShield.ini, set: