PAGE UPDATED 25.11.2009
MARATHON STARTED 7.7.2009
MARATHON COMPLETED 17.11.2009

This marathon requires Raven Shield V1.60 + Athena Sword V1.10 installed
Iron Wrath is not required since it is nowadays single player only, but you can download it for free here to have Complete installation.
There is no patch for Iron Wrath.

Our goal is complete 26 missions, 40 terrorist hunts and 40 hostage rescues with Elite difficulty and 40 enemies.
In successfull missions, I take screenshot of statistics and if you were playing and disconnected before round ended, your statistics were erased with your disconnect so...:.
DO NOT DISCONNECT BEFORE ROUND ENDS PLEASE! OR WE BAN YOU!


Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield Complete DVD (contains Raven Shield + Athena Sword and Iron Wrath expansion packs) is available here, here or here.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield Gold Edition (DVD or 4 CDs contains Raven Shield + Athena Sword expansion packs)

If you have Windows Vista, read these instructions to make game compatible with it.
Currently we have 3 players that plays this with Windows Vista. So we can testify this is Vista compatible.

RAVEN SHIELD INTRODUCTION
Wikipedia article

ATHENA SWORD INTRODUCTION
Athena Sword is an expansion to Raven Shield. Athena Sword introduced 19 new maps and seven new weapons. Athena Sword campaign is composed of eight new single-player missions. All of them take place in the Mediterranean area: Italy (Milan and Palermo), Monte Carlo, Croatia (Dubrovnik), and Greece (Athens). Three maps were chosen based on their popularity and comments from the player community:
Steel Wind (the embassy mission from the original Rainbow Six)
Sargasso Fade (the Siberian base mission from Rogue Spear)
Virgin Moon (the subway mission from Urban Operations)

HOW TO JOIN SERVER
Put Raven Shield CD or DVD in drive and click Play Athena Sword icon. When entering Athena Sword multiplayer you need to log on to UBI.com account. If you have created an accout years ago and have already forgot what was your password, you can change your password if you remember what was your old email: https://secure.ubi.com/login/ForgotPassword.aspx In case you have also forgotten your login name, I have most of my friends on my UBI.com friends list, so you may ask if I know your old login name. :)

After you have logged in your UBI.com account you are asked to type first Raven Shield CD-key and then Athena Sword CD-key. You can find them in inside CD/DVD case in white or orange sticker. In some old Raven Shield versions CD-key the sticker was sometimes attached on game manuals last page. There are also numerous reports of games coming without any CD-keys, in these cases you can get CD-key from Ubisoft with a proof of purchase. Sometimes when your IP changes your CD-keys need to be retyped again.

Server name is www.nomandown.com and there is no password. If server is not respoding or joining takes too long, use the following trick to get inside the server. Refresh server list and double click fast on www.nomandown.com server name when serverlist is still moving and sorting. Thank you Hantta for finding out this worthy trick.

Sometimes you also need to log on and log off your UBI.com account to be able to connect.
Thank you Kaitsu for finding out this worthy trick.

MAPS PLAYABLE ON ATHENA SWORD COOP
Missions (15+11=26) Terrorist Hunts (21+19=40) Hostage Rescues (21+19=40)
(Classic) Embassy
(Classic) Siberian Base
(Classic) Subway Station
A Castle in Milan
Agora Market
Alpine Village
Banking House
Garage
Import-Export
Island Estate
Island Estate 2
Italian Warehouse
Luxury Hotel
Luxury Hotel Night
Meat Packing Plant
Meat Packing Plant 2
Mountain Highway
Oil Refinery
Old City
Parade Line-up
Penthouse
Private Airport
Private Airport 2
Shipyard
Streets of Milan
Warehouse Night
(Classic) Embassy
(Classic) Siberian Base
(Classic) Subway Station
(MP) Back Alleys
(MP) Chemical Plant
(MP) Construction Site
(MP) Ferry Boat
(MP) Lumber Yard
(MP) Peaks
(MP) Presidio
(MP) Prison
(MP) Streets
(MP) Suburbs
(MP) Training
(MP) University
(MP) Volcano Observatory
(MP) Warehouse
A Castle in Milan
Agora Market
Alpine Village
Banking House
Garage
Import-Export
Island Estate
Island Estate 2
Italian Warehouse
Luxury Hotel
Luxury Hotel Night
Meat Packing Plant
Meat Packing Plant 2
Mountain Highway
Oil Refinery
Old City
Parade Line-up
Penthouse
Private Airport
Private Airport 2
Shipyard
Streets of Milan
Warehouse Night
(Classic) Embassy
(Classic) Siberian Base
(Classic) Subway Station
(MP) Back Alleys
(MP) Chemical Plant
(MP) Construction Site
(MP) Ferry Boat
(MP) Lumber Yard
(MP) Peaks
(MP) Presidio
(MP) Prison
(MP) Streets
(MP) Suburbs
(MP) Training
(MP) University
(MP) Volcano Observatory
(MP) Warehouse
A Castle in Milan
Agora Market
Alpine Village
Banking House
Garage
Import-Export
Island Estate
Island Estate 2
Italian Warehouse
Luxury Hotel
Luxury Hotel Night
Meat Packing Plant
Meat Packing Plant 2
Mountain Highway
Oil Refinery
Old City
Parade Line-up
Penthouse
Private Airport
Private Airport 2
Shipyard
Streets of Milan
Warehouse Night
RED: Available only in Athena Sword


ATHENA SWORD WEAPONS & EQUIPMENT
14 SUBMACHINE GUNS
New in Athena Sword: 5M4 CQB 9mm 40-round submachine gun by Spectre.
16 ASSAULT RIFLES
New in Athena Sword: G3KA4 7.62mm short assault rifle by HK (based on the G3A3).
New in Athena Sword: OTs-14 Groza 9/40 9x39mm. Russian MVD (Soviet Secret Police) weapon.
3 SHOTGUNS
New in Athena Sword: M1014 shotgun a.k.a Benelli M4 Super 90.
7 SNIPER RIFLES
New in Athena Sword: SL8-2 5.56mm sniper rifle by HK.
5 LIGHT MACHINE GUNS
New in Athena Sword: M240 7.62mm belt-fed light machine gun.
9 PISTOLS
New in Athena Sword: 93R pistol with single and three-round burst modes by Beretta.
4 MACHINE PISTOLS
4 GRENADES: FLASHBANG GRENADE x3, FRAG GRENADE x3, SMOKE GRENADE x3 and TEAR GAS GRENADE x3
3 EXPLOSIVES: BREACHING CHARGE, CLAYMORE MINE, REMOTE CHARGE,
4 HB DEVICES: FALSE HEARTBEAT PUCK, HEARTBEAT SENSOR, HEARTBEAT SENSOR JAMMER and SAHB SENSOR JAMMER
3 KITS: DEMO KIT, ELECTRONICS KIT and LOCK PICK KIT
3 OTHERS: GAS MASK, PRIMARY MAGS and SECONDARY MAGS
4 PRIMARY WEAPON ATTACHMENT: HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE, SOUND SUPPRESSOR (SILENCER), MINISCOPE and THERMAL SCOPE
2 SECONDARY WEAPON ATTACHMENT: HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINE and SOUND SUPPRESSOR (SILENCER)

RAVEN SHIELD WEAPONS LIST
PRIMARY WEAPONS
SECONDARY WEAPONS
ATHENA SWORD KEYS
ESC
MENU
F1
SHOW COMPLETE HUD
F2
CYCLE AUTO-AIM (SP ONLY)
F3
BRING UP VOTING MENU (MP ONLY)
F4
DRAWING TOOL MAP
F12
.bmp SCREEENHOT
1
PRIMARY WEAPON
EDIT RED TEAM (PLANNING)
2
SECONDARY WEAPON
EDIT GREEN TEAM (PLANNING)
3
ITEM 1
EDIT GOLD TEAM (PLANNING)
4
ITEM 2
VIEW RED TEAM (PLANNING)
5
NIGHTVISION
VIEW GREEN TEAM (PLANNING)
6
INVENTORY MENU
VIEW GOLD TEAM (PLANNING)
7
EQUIPMENT LIST
DELETE
DELETE WAYPOINT (PLANNING)
TAB
STATUS SCREEN (MP ONLY)
Q
PEEK LEFT
ROTATE COUNTERCLOCKWISE (PLANNING)
W
MOVE FOWARD
MOVE UP (PLANNING)
E
PEEK RIGHT
ROTATE CLOCKWISE (PLANNING)
R
TOGGLE TEAM HOLD (SP ONLY)
ZOOM IN (PLANNING)
T
TOGGLE SNIPER CONTROL (SP ONLY)
ANGLE UP (PLANNING)
Y
CHAT (MP ONLY)
U
TEAM CHAT (MP ONLY)
Å (right of P)
MOVEMENT MAP ZOOM IN
¨ (left of Return)
MOVEMENT MAP ZOOM OUT
A
STRAFE LEFT
MOVE LEFT (PLANNING)
S
MOVE BACKWARD
MOVE DOWN (PLANNING)
D
STRAFE RIGHT
MOVE RIGHT (PLANNING)
F
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (SP ONLY)
ZOOM OUT (PLANNING)
G
MOVEMENT MAP
ANGLE DOWN (PLANNING)
H
TOGGLE ALL TEAM HOLD (SP ONLY)
J
GO-CODE ALPHA (SP ONLY)
K
GO-CODE BRAVO (SP ONLY)
L
GO-CODE CHARLIE (SP ONLY)
Ö (right of L)
CONSOLE
SHIFT
SCOPE
Z
RELOAD
X
STANCE DOWN
LEVEL DOWN (PLANNING)
C
STANCE UP
LEVEL UP (PLANNING)
V
PRERECORDED MESSAGES (MP ONLY)
B
CHANGE RATE OF FIRE
N
NEXT WAYPOINT (SP ONLY)
,
GO-GODE ZULU (SP ONLY)
CTRL
FLUID POSTURE
ALT
SECONDARY FIRE
THERMAL SCOPE
SPACE
ACTION
END
NEXT MEMBER
LAST WAYPOINT (PLANNING)
HOME
PREVIOUS MEMBER
FIRST WAYPOINT (PLANNING)
PAGE UP
NEXT TEAM
NEXT WAYPOINT (PLANNING)
PAGE DOWN
PREVIOUS TEAM
PREVIOUS WAYPOINT (PLANNING)
LEFT MOUSE BUTTON
PRIMARY FIRE
MOUSE WHEEL UP
FLUID DOOR OPEN
MOUSE WHEEL DOWN
FLUID DOOR CLOSED
MIDDLE MOUSE BUTTON
FLUID DOOR FAST
RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON
RUN & CLIMB FASTER
BOLD = IMPORTANT KEYS

MESSAGES
V+1+1 Go, Go, Go! Move it!

V+1+2 Follow me
V+1+3 Charge (use this as a warning when you friendly fire is likely to happen)
V+1+4 Move out (use this when someone is blocking a doorway)
V+1+5 Tango Spotted
V+1+6 Status report (use TAB instead to see everybodys health)
V+2+1 Hold position (use this as a warning if you know or see something dangerous they do not see)
V+2+2 Need back-up
V+2+3 Retreat (use this to warn about frag)
V+2+4 Securing this area
V+2+5 Reform on my position (use this when you know others have chosen a route that will likely result mission failed)
V+2+6 Cover me
V+3+1 Roger that
V+3+2 Negative
V+3+3 Clear (use this to tell others moving with you that
V+3+4 Threat neutralized
V+3+5 Waiting for orders (use this to indicate you are in planned position and waiting for others to get ready on their position)
V+3+6 Pinned down
V+4+1 Covering (use this when you are not moving and use Assaulting when you stop covering)
V+4+2 Taking fire (use this after you are wounded)
V+4+3 Assaulting
V+4+4 Reloading (use this when you are defending with someone, so they know not to reload same time as you)
V+4+5 Escorting hostage (use this every now when you are escorting to tell others you are still escorting and might also need some help)
V+4+6 Objective reached (no need to use this, everyone will get automatic message about it anyway for example: "Hostage Rescued")
BOLD = IMPORTANT MESSAGES

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ALL 106 MISSIONS WERE COMPLETED WITH ELITE DIFFICULTY AND WITH GHOST CAMERA ON
(On about half of the successful missions Teamspeak communication with Ghost Camera surveillance was used to even up the odds with supernaturally fast reactions and situational awreness of the enemy AI.)

RvS V1.60 & ASW V1.10 BUGS THAT SLOWED US DOWN
Server crash bug:

When server is using ALT+TAB and returns to game from desktop. Game crashes every now and then.
Client connection bugs:
Sometimes you just cannot connect to server even when you see it on server list. Workaround is to log on log off ubi.com account or double click servername on list when server list is still moving in refreshing.
Client grenade bug:
Sometimes grenade is stuck in your hand and you can not throw it. No workaround found. First reported by Slayer.
Shadowreticule bug:
Enemy pitch black shadows are moved around your reticule. This causes graphical slowdown and makes surviving fights almost impossible. Happens at least with nVidia graphics cards occasionally. Workaround is to reload map. First reported by Slayer,
Banking House ladder bug:
Dieing in bus stairs leaves corpse standing up like beeing alive. First reported by Hanzu
Parade-Line up top floor metal stairs bug:

Crawling in the middle of these stairs may cause you to stuck alive. No workaround found. First reported by Lofty.

OTHER SPECIAL SCREENSHOTS
Directory listing of special screenshots


XFIRE STATISTICS
Xfire Highest Rank #6 on 2004-03-15
Xfire Rank #331 on 2009-07-06
Xfire users playing per day 134 on 2009-07-06
Xfire Minutes played per day 10833 on 2009-07-06

Hanzu thanks all these 22 players who participated:

Sailor
Hantta
SLAY3R
Kengu
Lofty
wai
Kaitsu
Lumikko
SF_SAUNA
Painkiller
FAT69
DUTCH-BUDDHA
ISE_BlackScorpy
ISE-Blackbuck
dunadan.bzh
Anti
Maverik
bartek_katulski
pvt.boyer
HotRod_Zoidberg
Imamar
-=ATS=-Rik

Thank you Hantta for creating us the statistical Excel file of the successful missions
AthenaSwordCOOPSuccessfulMissionsStatistics.xls
(Click tabs on left bottom corner to switch between tables)

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