Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear cover
Red Storm Entertainment
Ubisoft Milan
Mac OS (Classic) Varcon Systems
Red Storm Entertainment
Release dates
Windows September 22, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) January 12, 2001
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Subseries of Tom Clancy
Rainbow Six 1998
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear 1999
Rainbow Six: Covert Operations Essentials 2000
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn 2001
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2003
Rainbow Six: Lockdown 2006
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2006
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008
Rainbow Six Siege 2015
Rainbow Six Extraction 2021

Key points

The official online multiplayer service is no longer available[1]

General information

Official game page
Rainbow Six Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Mac OS
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Urban Operations

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Red Storm Entertainment\Rogue Spear[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13660/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\save\[Note 4]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/13660/pfx/[Note 3]


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
In the configuration registry, change Fullscreen value from TRUE to FALSE.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enable by default
60 FPS
120+ FPS



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.


fan =
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
User created profile, requires DGVoodoo2 v 2.6, see profile introdution.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Windows 10 crash at start up[edit]

Use Windows 10 Fix[citation needed]


This fix only allows the game to run at the resolution of 640x480
Use the Rainbow Six "Black Ops" custom installer (working on Windows 10)[4]
This is the easiest way to play this game on modern systems Rainbow Six: Black Ops Alternate link 1 Alternate link 2 custom installer.


The version found at the 3D Shooter Legends website is outdated
This fixed version uses the same ddraw.dll as DDrawCompat, mentioned below, and will exhibit the same issues with corruption/black screen when alt-tabbing
Use DXGL[citation needed]
  1. Download and install DXGL.
  2. Add the game's executable to the application list.
  3. Make sure the "support all color depths" box is ticked in the DXGL Config program.
Use a DirectX 1-7 to OpenGL conversion wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download WineD3D For Windows (works with both version 1.7.52 and 1.9.19).
  2. Extract the files named ddraw.dll, libwine.dll and wined3d.dll into the game directory folder in which the game executable is found.
  3. Go to the game installation directory where you pasted the files ddraw.dll, libwine.dll, and wined3d.dll, and rename the "ddraw.dll" file to "ddfuk.dll"
  4. Open RogueSpear.exe with a hex editor such as HxD.
  5. Click on "Search > Replace" or press Ctrl + R
  6. Search for ddraw.dll and replace with ddfuk.dll and click replace all.
  7. Save your changes by clicking "File > save" or by pressing Ctrl + S


This fix allows the game to run in many screen resolutions including 1920x1080.
Tested on RogueSpear Gaming Ladder custom installer. Only works if the hex editing step is done.
Tested with ATI 4350, no version of Wine wrapper working with Black Ops regardless of font fix and edited executable. Worked on Nvidia 1070 Ti and Intel 620.
Alternatively, use DxWnd or dgVoodoo2 wrappers[citation needed]


DxWnd is a full featured wrapper. Issue with cursor drawing trails in Black Ops menus, otherwise perfectly playable.
DxWnd did not require the ATI font fix during testing.

Crash at start up in fullscreen mode[edit]

Use DDrawCompat[5]
  1. Download
  2. Extract ddraw.dll into the game's installation directory


May exhibit artifacting when alt+tabbing the game
Wrapper has no configuration options, but does not produce Main-menu cursor trailing/flickering/ghosting as other fixes might
If used with a AMD 5700XT, CAS shader appears to work, AA and Anisotropic filtering can also be enabled via driver.

Music does not loop[edit]

Fix CD audio not looping on Windows Vista and newer operating systems[citation needed]
  1. Rip your game CD-ROM's music to MP3 format and place it in a folder on your computer.
  2. Download patched _inmm.dll, and install it.
  3. Patch RogueSpear.exe in <path-to-game> by dragging it onto _inmmconf.exe.
  4. Open _inmmconf.exe and set DirectShow player for default file type in the method tab, as well as the MP3 type.
  5. In the _inmm.ini tab, add the 14 audio files you have ripped. Make sure the order is correct, and then save it in <path-to-game>.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Servers were taken offline in 2001.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[2] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[3]
  2. When running this game without Administrator elevation, 32-bit programs writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/13660/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (13660) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  4. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).