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#1 12 years ago

OK, guys. I know a lot of you out there (you FH2 lovers) have been having problems with the Handshake issue. I, too am one of you.

Used to play FH2 every day until the handshake issue started.

And like most of you I've tried many different solutions to get rid of this issue. The one that worked for me (and god knows I've tried them all) is this one. Credits to "Bullet Rush" over at the PR forums

hello everyone .

i had this problem with PR for ages now , i looked all over the Internet for a solution and i finaly have it ! the steps are easy and can be done in 5 minutes total , just do the following : Step 1 : -delete pb folder -un-install using pbsvc -re-install pbsvc -reboot -run pbsetup and download latest version

Step 2 : creat a notepad and write the following in it , save the document as .BAT : =============== Del "pb\pbns_c.dat" Start "Project Reality 0.8 Launcher" "mods\pr\pr.exe" +modPath mods/pr +menu 1 +fullscreen 1 Exit =============== after u save the file in .BAT , put that file in the main BF2 Directory . when u make the file in that Directory , make a shortcut for it on ur desktop and run it !

i never had that problem again , and i have been playing for hours now non-stop ! if u guys have any questions , please hit me up and ill explain the point abit more , my resource behind this is : EA Forums: Punkbuster Questions & Answers ...


So, I thought we could try the same but with FH2

I'll be back with my try


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#2 12 years ago

Hmm, the PR fix alone seems to help FH2 to as well

So, if you got PR installed and got this fix FH2 will work as well

I dunno how to get it working alone on FH2 though, maybe somebody with more skills in this can help?

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#3 12 years ago

Yes, I have been having this problem too. I ran setup and have the most up to date version of PB, but i still get the failed handshake with server boot.


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#4 12 years ago

to this "fix"

its doesnt fix the problem, its avoid it. every time you disconnect the PBb.exe will come back. so you need to restart FH2 before entering a new server.

fh2.exe + path etc is way diffrent as the PR exe,. its disable the pbk files when starting PR.exe. but for fh2 you need it too, its just a command to the PC to stun the PB problem before starting. if you disconnect of a server it will come again.

if someone could post the path and how to set it up in the bat file, ("fh2 launcher etc.." ) for FH2, it will work, but each induvidual game need his own bat.