I started getting Punkbuster kicks about 6 weeks ago. It coincided with me installing EoD mod, wether this is coincidence I don`t know. Prior to this I never had 1 single PB kick in 12 mths. I did a complete fresh install when 2.15 arrived and also downloaded the PB update tool. Every morning I run the updater before booting FH but I`m still getting kicked out 2 to 3 times a day.
Is anyone else suffering this , and does anyone know of a fix at all please?
Its hard enough dealing with the CTD`s all day long but this is starting to really pee me off.
To me it seems to be random occurance that is just impossible to avoid. Someone can be lucky and never suffer from this. I for one had this problem for quite long time and then it just dissappeared when I updated files manually only to come back few weeks later and then again going away.
whats its kicking you for? I had a problem with it kicking for the punkbuster B thing. Delete all the rules from your firewall for BF2 and Punkbuster. Then run the game in windows mode. Allow the firewall things and then once you have in game, close BF2 go back to full screen see if that helps.
This might be kinda stupid, but try running pbsvc.exe. It can be downloaded from: PunkBuster Online Countermeasures
Its the link in the first question ;)
Ok thx for the tips guys... I looked in my firewall exceptions and saw no PB allowed. I have added this to the list first of all to see what happens. I shall play today and see if thats fixed it. I`m pretty sure that it kicks me on a failed handshake, I`ve not really took much notice so far though so farbut I will keep an eye on it now. Thx for the tips guys, much appreciated. Cheers Moose
mp_40_fan;4746381This might be kinda stupid, but try running pbsvc.exe. It can be downloaded from: PunkBuster Online Countermeasures Its the link in the first question ;)
It`s seems to have done the job ( fingers crossed), no PB kicks for 3 days now. Thx for the link mp_40_fan :)
M00SE;4751229It`s seems to have done the job ( fingers crossed), no PB kicks for 3 days now. Thx for the link mp_40_fan :)
I knew I shouldn`t have said anything... I just got a PB client authentification failure. It says to reinstall PB if the problem persists. Cheers
PB told me the same twice now, but "the problem did NOT persist" so no further trouble. It might be the same for you.
It realy IS weird, have you tried posting it on the evenbalance forums? You have taken enough steps to ensure it isnt just an outdated install of pb...
mp_40_fan;4753520It realy IS weird, have you tried posting it on the evenbalance forums? You have taken enough steps to ensure it isnt just an outdated install of pb...
I was going to make a post in a day or 2 when I`d exhausted all the options. I was under the impression that the pbvsc tool is the latest install for PB.? After I got the Authentification Failure again yesterday I manually uninstalled PB using Windows Add/remove program and then installed it again using the pbvsc tool. It worked ok all day again but late last night I got kicked twice in 5 minutes. First time was for a packet loss and the second was for authentification failure again. When I rejoined the server for the third time nearly all the players had been kicked and only 8 remained. A few minutes later the game froze up and I was left in a ghost server. I rejoined for a 4th time to find that the server was bugged and nobody could use the jump or prone keys. I`m begining to think that it may be internet connection problems that actually cause the PB kicks in some way. Just a guess really but there was some serious connection problems for a lot of players last night. Cheers.:)