ya i was hoping buying this game would solve whatever problem i have but no luck, my punkbuster is screwed up and i cant play online with any of my games without it or i get kicked. im ok with the nonpunkbuster servers though but there are only so many of them. i remember when i installed, it gave an error when installing punkbuster but it did that for Enemy Territory:Quake Wars too.(cant play online without the punkbuster either) I WANT MY PUNKBUSTER TO WORK!!!
ckeck to see if somehow you made it on to punkbusters ban list.
and how is that done? i highly doubt that im on that though.
Cogito Ergo Sum
3rd May 2003
how about beeing informative and give us an error msg?
17th November 2004
Why not go to everbalance and install the latest version for the games u have . Wouldnt that solve ur problem then ?
i went to everbalance already...didnt help:( anyway, the message i get is: MY NAME- Punkbuster Kicked Player -MYNAME-(0 Minutes)- RESTRICION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed... grrr
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Cogito Ergo Sum
3rd May 2003
gamewizard619;4023378i went to everbalance already...didnt help:( anyway, the message i get is: MY NAME- Punkbuster Kicked Player -MYNAME-(0 Minutes)- RESTRICION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed... grrr
now we're getting somewhere
i suggest you give this a read PunkBuster Online Countermeasures
but there's no sure way to solve this, general things are: get the PBSetup updater from eb (not pbweb) get the PB service installer from the link above make an exception for punkbuster files (pnkbstra.exe, pnkbstrb.exe, pnkbstrk.sys) in the firewall and antivirus (or just turn them off for the time beeing) as a last resort, open a tourbleticket @ evenbalance
.... i had to send a tech support thing b/c 1 or more of the test things failed.... Starting PunkBuster Service Tests (v0.986) (11/08/07 16:22:15) Checking OS Windows XP (build 2600, Service Pack 2) 32-bit Checking PnkBstrA service status RUNNING Checking PnkBstrA Version OK (1029) Extracting "PnkBstrB.exe" to: "C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Application Data\PnkBstrB.exe" OK Checking firewall settings OFF Checking if PnkBstrB is running NOT RUNNING Getting port for PnkBstrA OK (44301) Opening socket for packet send OK Sending version packet to PnkBstrA SENT Receiving version from PnkBstrA TIMEOUT Getting PnkBstrB install instance NOT FOUND Sending start packet to PnkBstrA SENT Waiting for packet from PnkBstrA TIMEOUT Watching for PnkBstrB instance change (0) TIMEOUT Getting port for PnkBstrB FAILED Sending version packet to PnkBstrB SENT Receiving version from PnkBstrB TIMEOUT Checking PnkBstrK driver status NOT FOUND Extracting new PnkBstrK to: "C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Application Data\PnkBstrK.sys" OK Sending load packet to PnkBstrB SENT Checking PnkBstrK driver status NOT FOUND Manually stopping PnkBstrB FAILED - no handle Removing test PnkBstrB file OK PnkBstrA.log: PnkBstrB.log: [11.07.2007 16:15:09] PnkBstrB v1.805 (PBSVC) Service Started Successfully. This service is a component of the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system. Visit PunkBuster Online Countermeasures for more information.
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hmmm i think i found what might be stopping me. gotta figure out what to do with it though... PunkBuster Online Countermeasures first bit about routers, i am using linksys. curse you wireless internet!!!:mad: