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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn cover
Developers
Red Storm Entertainment
Publishers
Ubisoft
Release dates
Windows December 15, 2001
Reception
Metacritic 67
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter, Tactical shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Rainbow Six
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn on IGDB
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn on MobyGames
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn on Wikipedia
Subseries of Tom Clancy
Rainbow Six 1998
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear 1999
Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials 2000
Rainbow Six: Take-Down 2001
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 2022

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn is the second expansion pack for the 1999 tactical shooter Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear. Unlike Urban Operations, it does not require the base game to play.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1] in European releases.
Simple disc check in North American releases.
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Demo

A free demo is available here.

Essential improvements

Patches

The latest official patch is v2.61, available from Patches-Scrolls.

Skip intro videos

Uncheck Show Movies in RSConfig.exe[citation needed]

Playing the game under modern Windows

Use dgVoodoo 2[citation needed]
  1. Download the latest version of dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and the contents of the MS\x86 subfolder to <path-to-game>.
  3. Launch dgVoodooCpl.exe and click the .\ button.
  4. Under the DirectX tab, check Fast video memory access.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Red Storm Entertainment\Rogue Spear\[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data\Save\[Note 3]

Video

External configuration.
External configuration.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.
Advanced graphics settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
Spanish
Fan translation, download.

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16 The official MSN Gaming Zone has been shut down; use Voobly.

Connection types

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer MSN Gaming Zone

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 650 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible


Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for more details.
  3. 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).

References