Rainbow Six 3 is a tactical shooter game DEVELOPED by UBI. The game is a first person shooter based on Tom Clancy's best selling novel by the same name. The game has two expansion packs, Athena Sword and Iron Wrath. The plot of Ravenshield is fully explained by Wikipedia (Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3). Basically it is all about an elite anti-terrorist group called Rainbow Six, a team bent on foiling the Neo-Facist terrorists doing damages on South American oil interests and European financial institutions.

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A step-by-step way to install a heavily modified, current version of Raven Shield for Single Player gaming | UPDATED OCTOBER 2020

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UPDATED OCTOBER 2020. Cheers.

Many people have been asking to have a game that looks like the game I play to post my youtube videos (youtube.com/jugulator01), so i developed a simple step-by-step method.

IMPORTANT:

Do this on A SECOND COPY OF THE GAME [a Retail one].

It WILL prevent you from joining multiplayer servers.


START_checklist:

1.> make a SECOND copy of RvS 1.6.

2.> install both expansions - athena sword and iron wrath [this last one is better installed in modern systems using the copy-paste method here: Moddb.com

3.> install the updated 2.0 patch available here: Drive.google.com

[ drop all folders over the ones with the same name, inside the directory of the game copy you want to mod. example: the mod's 'texture' folder goes over RvS's 'texture' folder, etc. Overwrite when prompted ]

After doing these first 3 steps, you'll have an updated RvS 2.0 but still won't have all the single player goodies and updates.
So, to have them, you'll need:

4.> Elite Counter Terror (UPDATE - V1.27): Moddb.com

5.> "Open RVS", version 1.4: Moddb.com

6.> Install the latest version of Supply Drop (OCT 2020 - DELETE THE EXISTING "SupplyDrop" folder and install fresh) : Moddb.com

... and its Patch #1: Moddb.com

7.> Skyboxes: Moddb.com

8.> Optional: If you don't like the 2.0 silhouette graphics in the mission preparation phase, use this mod to bring them back to vanilla (by PhoenixSword): Moddb.com

9.> Update the 2.0 textures with the new versions (RavenShield\textures) here: Drive.google.com

10.> Jo 92 has brought a very nice weapon pack, we'll cover it here too: Moddb.com

11.> CrazyJake's new ragdoll mod: Drive.google.com

12.> And, finally replace both files, in Mod folder with the ones here: Drive.google.com


Tango AI:

13.> Install Twi's Tango AI: Moddb.com

I have tweaked this new AI for a more realistic and enjoyable experience [specially on elite difficulty].
14.> Replace the file in the "system" folder with this one [optional, but recommended]: Drive.google.com

Little Wing

Goggles | UPDATED 10.19.2020 ! :

We have come to an official method to add the optional and, ahem, somewhat debated goggles overlay. We have now V3 of the goggles, taking all the feedback into consideration. We strongly believe this is the best version ever, but you'll also have the option to use v2 if you prefer.
Twi graciously added two console commands for them.

15.> Ingame, type:
overlay GHUD_t.GG |to use the updated v3 goggles [type just 'Overlay' to remove them]
overlay GHUD_t.GGv2 |to use the earlier v2 goggles [type just 'Overlay' to remove them]

nightvision textures have just been updated (nov 2020):

nvoverlay GHUD_t.NVG |to use my custom nightvision texture overlay - panoramic version [type just 'nvoverlay' to remove it and use native Supply Drop one]
nvoverlay GHUD_t.NVG_B |to use my custom nightvision texture overlay - tube version [type just 'nvoverlay' to remove it and use native Supply Drop one]

important: When changing goggles overlays, you may need to restart the mission for the change to take effect.

Rainbow Six 2020 CONGO

Ironsights | UPDATED 10.19.2020! :

We are now discontinuing support for the 2d ironsights, as they were causing problems with the new custom shoulder-mounted weapons. The new inventory_t.utx file has them off by default. If you want them back, please rename the file "inv_t.utx.bak" to "inventory_t.utx", in the \textures\ folder. Note that special weapons (like the M-60) and handguns will still have the 2d ironsights, as they weren't having conflicts with the new arsenal.

Templates | UPDATED 11.02.2020! :

Some people have brought to my attention a problem that is probably caused by the fact that ECT was made quite some time ago: faulty templates. Here, i publish my own template files, which will work correctly with all campaign missions. Alternatively, you can also drop the template folder that comes in Supply Drop onto the base game, to bring the template files back to vanilla. I prefer my version, which incorporates the ECT templates with the necessary corrections, in my opinion much better than vanilla.


16.> Get them here and just drop both folders inside the raven shield main directory, overwriting when prompted:

Drive.google.com

END.

Docks

You should be good to go! to make a simple test, open the game, go to options /custom game / and activate "supply drop".
Open a map, equip any supply drop weapon/optics, etc
Go to mission. If you can see the goggles textures after the steps above and your teammates fire single shots, u'll have it all set right.

IMPORTANT: Again, this serves ONLY for single player gaming!

Follow each individual mod's installation guide.

Keep an unmoodded 1.6 version to play online!


After doing this, the game will very much look like another game altogether.

If you have any issues, please browse the comment section below, there's a high chance of it having already been responded.

Also, please show your support to the mod developers saying thanks in each mod page, when you pass by there to download them!


Good luck and good shooting!

Jug

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Whitegoldl
Whitegoldl

Thanks for the detailed instructions. I look forward to trying this.

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

Good shooting! =D

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Guest
Guest

This only results in a light blue screen upon clicking Start, that is resizable based on the movement of your mouse.

Edit: Installed on a clean installation of GOLD Edition (Steam) without the AI Mod (Malleus' AI MOD). Loaded up fine.

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

hmmm, strange.
You shouldn't try to install malleu's mod, because Elite Counter Terror has made it obsolete [it's based on it, though].

If you did that after all the process, you may have caused a conflict.

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Guest
Guest

the google link you provided for the update mod file isnt working, im getting and "rar" file instead. is this mod still around? where can i find the correct file

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

you just have to unpack the rar file [it's similar to a zip file].
use winrar for that:
Rarlab.com

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Guest
Guest

which do i use? theres different versions

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

latest will never disappoint

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

Finally, this tutorial has been updated to include the latest versions of both Supply Drop [FEB 2019] AND Elite Counter Terror [1.27].

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Guest
Guest

Is there a way to enable the athena sword and iron wraith weapons?

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

Hmmm, well, you can use them if you turn their mods on instead of Supply Drop. Problem is that, by doing it, you'll miss all the Supply Drop goodies.
It's such a high price to pay that we didn't consider it.

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hvo87675
hvo87675

Is there any way to disable the goggles hud?
I don't want stuff blocking my screen.

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

refer to ECT's readme file, it will explain how.

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

new info. In the latest version of this article, goggles are off by default, and you'll have to put them ingame via a console command. Refer to the section "goggles" above.

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DomTCZ
DomTCZ

Hello, I have Uplay version and i can't activate any mods and skins except ETC. Please help

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

Open "Ravenshield.ini", in the "system" folder and check if you have the following lines, EXACTLY as below:

Paths=..\Mods\NewOperative\*.u
Paths=..\Mods\NewOperative\*.utx
Paths=..\Mods\NewOperative\*.usx
Paths=..\Mods\NewOperative\*.ukx
Paths=..\Mods\NewOperative\*.uax

If not, make the necessary corrections. Should work after this

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Guest
Guest

Thank you very much

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

cheers!

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DomTCZ
DomTCZ

Thank you

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

enjoy =)

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BrosephStalin90
BrosephStalin90

Thanks for this! Right now I'm just trying a base RvS 2.0 run, to familiarize, but I've noticed that some weapons (Glock 19, AR10, etc) don't work, and cause the game to crash after planning. Is your link to the RvS 2.0 patch the full RvS 2.0 mod, or just a patch to the full mod? If so, do you have a working link to RvS 2.0? Other than this issue with certain weapons, everything seems fine.

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

it is the full mod [including the problems - which were never really fixed]. I don't advise using old/uncommon weapons, support for them is obsolete.
Instead, i strongly recommend you try using supply drop weapons.
You can use them without optics too.
best,

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PurpleRhino83
PurpleRhino83

juguLator01 The good ol 2.0 bug where you can't see the items in equipment menu still persists. It's just a blueish white silhouette and i can't tell what gear and camo i'm getting. Also are the ECT mod changes even in effect? asking since it's also using 2.0 and SD j19 overwrites ETC's settings.
And speaking of 2.0, is it necessary? Since ETC's changes already supersedes 2.0's.
Also, wont's ETC's AI changes and Twi's AI clash?

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

1. Use this mod to get original menu images back (by PhoenixSword):
Moddb.com - you can do it after all the process, no problem.

2. ECT incorporated a lot of good stuff from 2.0, but not the crosshairs suppression and the 2d ronsight textures, that still come in handy with original weapons, so i prefer to include all

3. if you follow the article in the right order, there will be no problem. All possible clashes are already addressed. That's why you have to replace some .mod files.

4. ECT's ai is focused on rainbows, Twi's on tangos.

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

oh, by the way. The silhouettes aren't a 'bug'.
=)

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Guest
Guest

shaders?

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

they're not essential for this guide. There are various versions, all standalone. Info:
Reshade.me
Moddb.com
Moddb.com
Moddb.com

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bogsider
bogsider

Many thanks for this very clear and easy to follow modding guide.

I just finished the main campaign with it fully modded as per your instructions, works flawlessly. One thing I did need to do for personal preference was to use the free program 'X Mouse Button Control' enabling the mouse thumb buttons for stance which can simulate the C and X key, works well.

I do have one question, I did ask in another forum here, but probably in the wrong place. Is it possible to activate 'supply drops' and play the Athena Sword 'Campaign'? I can play the Athena missions from the 'Custom Missions' menu, but it seems I can't start Athena or Iron Wrath campaigns with 'supply drops' activated, as I've never played Athena Sword before, for a first time play through I'd like to do it as a progressive campaign with 'supply drops', not as individual missions. Any reply appreciated.

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

good to know you enjoyed bro. Unfortunately you can't.
There can only be one mod active ingame, and S.D. is it.
I suggest you find the right order for the campaign missions and play them like that, enforcing permadeath, etc, yourself.
It's the closest you can get.

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bogsider
bogsider

Right. I suspected that was the case. Actually, after some deliberation, I had already gone ahead with the regular campaign (have reached Jagged Silver) with the intent on going back replaying it and doing exactly what you said, playing each mission with 'supply drops' . It may have seemed like a trivial thing this but the way you guys, Twi, ac11b and yourself have reformed this game into a 'masterpiece' really, I did want to get the best out of Athena.
Again. Many thanks.

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

anytime bro. Thx for the nice feedback.
We do this for the love of this game and it's an honor.

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Guest
Guest

Greetings!
First of all, thank you for this guide.
I followed every step thoroughly. However, in the July 2019 supply drops and the patch, some weapon attachments, such as the eotech magnifier, are gone.
I tried redoing it all over again and ran the game just after installing the ECT 1.27 (not updated to SD july 2019 yet), and there they are.
So, Are some awesome stuff not included in the latest Twi's Supply Drops and patch (both July 2019)?

I'm hoping for your kind reply.
Best regards!

-Gennadi from the Philippines

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

try re-downloading supplydrop.mod and replacing the one in the 'mods' folder

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Guest
Guest

Hi. Thanks for your reply. Although I've learned that those optics are no longer included in Supply Drops '19 due to compatibility reasons.

Anyway, how do we get those awesome GPNVG-18s we've been seeing around? Thanks in advance. :)

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Guest
Guest

Tried this on retail version. It worked.

1. Patch 2.0 and 2.1beta make default weapons dark. I suspect this is done for the goggles effect. However the ECT v1.27 turns off goggles by default, weapons are still dark. But then even if you turn googles on, weapons still doen't look right. Only the supply drop weapons look normal. Ditch the patch and you also won't have the white silhouette issue

2. There's a way to have all expansion weapons available in RS, AS, IW and any mods. At its current state the guide doesn't cover that

3. The ECT v1.27 patch comes with openrvs v1.2, so it doesn't make sense installing it after installing openrvs v1.3 as the guide currently suggests. Install openrvs v1.3 AFTER the ECT v1.27

4. I chose to disable the weapons sound mod. The single and burst fire modes sound significantly different from the auto mode

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

You are correct. I changed the installation order so the user will have the latest openRvS version.

Thank you for pointing this out.

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mohamedfouda2006
mohamedfouda2006

I believe you have a video showing each step juguLator?

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

No, man. I'm sorry. My videos are really quite simple gameplays. Recorded in one go and that's it.

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mohamedfouda2006
mohamedfouda2006

very well...thanks for your precise response forward

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Guest
Guest

Thank you for the tutorial.
Is there a way to use this mod on Athena Sword and Iron Wrath?
When I play Athena Sword, only the new guns appear in-game, not the optics.

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

Supply Drop is a mod. If you turn any other retail mod, like AS or IW, you'll miss all the Supply Drop goodies. It's such a high price to pay that we don't consider it.
S.D. lets you play all the retail mods' maps though, so you can play the missions, which are the really essential stuff.

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Ravenfan
Ravenfan

Hi juguLator01
First of all, thank you for creating this detailed instruction!

I have tried to do everything exactly as described, however I have run into several problems. It would be great if you could help me:

1. The 2D iron sights from RavenShield 2.0 seem to be slightly transparent. Is this normal?

2. Apart from the problem mentioned in point 1, everything works fine until and including the installation of Elite Counter Terror (UPDATE - V1.27). Elite Counter Terror runs fine, however, I have a major problem when it comes to updating to the newest version of Supply Drop (July 2019):

a) I am unsure whether I should DELETE the existing supply drop folder that is included with Elite Counter Terror and replace it with the July 2019 version, of if I should MERGE the two supply drop folders.

b) After updating the supply drop folder to July 2019 (and the patch) + using the Ravenshield.mod and Supplydrop.mod files from your dropbox, I enounter the following error: First, the night vision looks exactly like the one in the vanilla game. Second, the iron sights and scopes do not work with Night vision. Night vision is automatically deactivated when I use the iron sights/scopes.

When I use ECT 1.27 without trying to update to the latest supply drop, Night Version works fine with scopes and sights.

I have tried everything, but Elite Counter Terror v 1.27 and the latest supply drop version don't seem to be compatible with each other, as was also mentioned by the author of ECT mod in his comment section.

Right now I either have the choice to:
1) Follow your guide until ECT 1.27 and use Elite Counter Terror without the latest supply drop update.

2) Don't use ECT at all and just install the freshest Supply Drop version.

I was also wondering what exactly the RavenShield.mod and Supplydrop.mod files from your dropbox are needed for, especially in the context if I would decide only to use ECT or the latest version of Supply Mod.

Thank you so much for your help!

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

hi man.
1. yes, normal
2. i don't know if there's an updated version for ECT or SD. This articles covers only the versions mentioned.

There was a small mistake i let go for some months, but right now corrected, involving an unintentional downgrade of open rvs when installing ECT. I changed the order to apply all patches for eveything to work correctly.

Please take the time to reinstall the modded game from the paragraph starting with "after doing this," onwards.

The .mod files i provide were made so ECT will work with the latest S.D.

good luck!

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Ravenfan
Ravenfan

Hi juguLator01,

thank you for your answer. I did everything step for step again and I think it works now.

I have one question still: is it normal that with the modded game, nightvision will only work with some reflective and holographic scopes, but not with normal iron sights or normal optical scopes?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

yes. it's normal.
The general rule is to make it realistically impossible to aim down sights which need your eye to be very close to them.

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Guest
Guest

Shuould i install the optimization and sound patch as well?

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

yes, no problem

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Guest
Guest

Everything is working fine as of now, however i found that the hostage textures for Athena Sword and Iron Wrath seem to be screwed up, any fix for these?

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

i think it's only for the first mission in A.S.
I also have that problem and unfortunately didn't find a fix yet.

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Guest
Guest

Got the same problem. I've only installed the 2.0 version and the inventory texture update, so I think the problem lies in one of those mods and not the others.

Hopefully that might help

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

yeah, it does. will check it out.
thx!

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juguLator01 Author
juguLator01

So, this doesn't actually correct the issue, it just assigns working models to the faulty characters.

Find the files and make the following corrections:

1. \RavenShield\Mods\SupplyDrop\template\MP_Castle_Woman.tph
change the line "100, bla bla bla" to:
100, R6Characters.R6HCasualWoman02

2. \RavenShield\Mods\SupplyDrop\template\MP_Castle_VIP01.tph
change the line "100, bla bla bla" to:
100, R6Characters.R6HSuit01

3. \RavenShield\Mods\SupplyDrop\template\MP_Castle_VIP02.tph
change the line "100, bla bla bla" to:
100, R6Characters.R6HSuit02

Those are the hostages from the base game that work best with the map.

cheers

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