What the f**** is wrong with these PunkBuster punks? Here's a little story.:confused: EA release 1.3 and BF2 takes on demonic powers to CTD and fail at the drop of a hat. EA belated claim its all punkbusters fault and I thought, as many must have thought, 'Ok...yeah, right! Well they're quick to shift the blame aren't they?' I suffer with BF2 + patch 1.3. On a whim, I update PunkBuster using the utility on their website and *miraculously* BF2 now runs properly ...no CTD ...almost no connection problems! WOW! I conclude 'yes, it must have been that sh*t punkbuster all along!'. I am happy... the sun shines ...I kill noobs and llamas. All is good in the world! Last night, my sound card decides to start playing alien screeches and glitchy, twitchy garbled garbage when I start any BF2 game! Odd, thinks me, must be the sound card (Audigy2) packing up... so I extract it, clean it just in case and pop it back. I check the drivers and update OpenAL... still does it and crashes when I try to jump into a LittleBird helo on BF2:AF... EVERY TIME! Repeatable too! Very odd! I mutter and begin to despair. A quick look on the BF2 Forums at EA reveals... I am not alone! And maybe it's punkbuster... AGAIN! See here for details : http://forums.ea.com/mboards/thread.jspa?messageID=815099 So I goto the link and goto PunkBuster forums and I download the patch and install the *new improved* pbcl.dll into BF2/pb as instructed... FIRST run of the newly *fixed* BF2 and C T D The first time in weeks! Well, if you need more proof then feel free to try it yourself. IMHO ALL bf2 evil IS pb!:mad: Not only does it not kick the AutoKey and WallHack gfx driver creeps but it screws up your game, meddles with your soundcard and does G*d knows whatelse! Moral of story. ---- IF you have a problem... blame pb FIRST and maybe EA or Dice SECOND!:nodding: G'day y'all! :cya: ------------------------------------------------------------
CPU AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1.01GHz Gigabyte K8 Triton GN-K8N-SLI NForce4 SLI GPU Nvidia Geforce 7800GT 256MB PCIe x1(ONE) RAM 2048MB DDR400 Audigy2 Soundcard WinXP BF2 Patch Type Incremental
"If it hadn't been for them meddling kids...." ------------------------------------------------------------
In my opinion it is ranking which has been the bane of BF2, killing maps and mods left right and centre.
Sorry! It's NOT an opinion dude... it's a bug report!:rolleyes: I fixed CTD and got a sound problem... So I reverted to the one that gives sh*t sound...because I can always unplug my headphones and play without sound! CTD means I cannot play at all! Q. When in a 'pick a turd' contest do ya pick the big one or the small one?:uhm:
So if PB is the source of all the problems, why not uninstall PB? What happens then?
to answer konypt, PB is the problem..but there is no way we can fix that unless you want little cheaters if you uninstall it (the answer to what Graeme had to say) then the game is even less fun. You will just have to keep trying to keep your system playing BF2 it the best you can, because uninstalling PB and playing with cheaters will be less fun. All I got to say, although real help experts probably no better. P.S. I liked the story.
Oh well, hopefully the 1.4 patch will fix that.
(but that was a great story and it'll make a great bed-time story for my kids (when I have them (if I have them)))
Also, the reason for some of PB's guilt is the recent amount of cheaters and hackers that are getting better and better as more hacking/exploiting tecnology come to life. This forces PB to keep building more and more powerful patches, making it harder to keep updating the old ones for great performance, so really it isn't all PB, it is kind of a cycle... We hack PB, causing them to make better patches to stop us, causing us to make better technology to defeat the better patches, making us honest gamers have a crappy gaming experiance because PB is focused on the war against the un-honest gamers.
I'm curious though! Why did PB f*ck up my sound? What the heck is PB doing messing with the sound system? A CTD I can understand... its just bad programming... but a sound failure is something else! Even PB admit their software screws up Audigy2 cards! I am perplexed and mystified!
possible bug or virus on the download? it could be left over shrapnel from a previous PB vs. Hackers battle, that wasn't cleaned up properly... lol :lol: