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Offline [SWISS]Merlin

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #30 on: Thursday, November 05, 2020, 16:13:14 PM »
All those players with the pb kick problem, can you give here a short feedback if it works or not.
Thanks. And good luck :)

Offline Bart!

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #31 on: Thursday, November 05, 2020, 16:24:04 PM »
I already tried this earlier and it did not work for me :(

Offline [SWISS]Merlin

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #32 on: Thursday, November 05, 2020, 16:31:48 PM »
oh, shit!
on my side, now i see this in the pb client log:

[11.05.2020 22:14:18] Changing PunkBuster homepath to [C:\Users\.........

and this is new, was not there before i did the file copy and also a pb update on 25assist with admin rights.

Offline [SWISS]Merlin

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #33 on: Friday, November 06, 2020, 11:23:29 AM »
check this punkbuster logfile: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\25Assist\armyops\System\pb\pbcl.log
 
if it is like below, with a path in it, then pb should not kick anymore:

[11.06.2020 16:56:25] pb_LogToFile = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 16:56:25] pb_SsLog = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 16:56:25] pb_SsSave = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 16:56:25] Screenshots: W=640, H=480, X=50%, Y=50%, Srate=1
[11.06.2020 16:56:25] Changing PunkBuster homepath to [C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb\]
[11.06.2020 17:00:22] pb_LogToFile = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 17:00:22] pb_SsLog = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 17:00:22] pb_SsSave = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 17:00:22] Screenshots: W=640, H=480, X=50%, Y=50%, Srate=1
[11.06.2020 17:00:22] Changing PunkBuster homepath to [C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb\]
« Last Edit: Friday, November 06, 2020, 11:25:57 AM by [SWISS]Merlin »

Offline [SWISS]Merlin

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #34 on: Friday, November 06, 2020, 13:49:14 PM »
important: after this, you have to start 25assist with admin rights, then go tab install and select update pb

Offline LuDi_Bipe

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #35 on: Friday, November 06, 2020, 16:53:24 PM »
nope, didn't help :/ still getting pb kicks

did a clean reinstall, cleaned up all traces of PB, did install PB, than upgrade PB (all as admin), still being kicked.

Have pbcl.log in both AppData\Roaming\25Assist\armyops\System\pb and AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb

first part of log is written to 25assist log, than into punkbuster\aao log, no errors, just kick

AppData\Roaming\25Assist\armyops\System\pb LOG:
Code: [Select]
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] pb_LogToFile = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] pb_SsLog = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] pb_SsSave = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] Screenshots: W=640, H=480, X=50%, Y=50%, Srate=1
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] Changing PunkBuster homepath to [C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb\]

AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb LOG:
Code: [Select]
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] pb_MsgPrefix = 25Assist PB Client
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] pb_Sleep = 500 (20 to 500)
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] pb_LogToFile = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] pb_SsLog = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] pb_SsSave = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] Screenshots: W=640, H=480, X=50%, Y=50%, Srate=1
[11.06.2020 22:44:27] Attempting to resolve master3.evenbalance.com
[11.06.2020 22:44:28] Resolved to [72.167.223.241] (0)
[11.06.2020 22:44:28] PunkBuster Client (v2.243 | A0) Enabled
[11.06.2020 22:44:28] Game Version [2.5.0]
[11.06.2020 22:44:30] PB Services socket initialized
[11.06.2020 22:44:30] Connected to Server 82.72.209.76:2522
[11.06.2020 22:44:33] WARNING: PB Kicks for Name Spamming and Name Stealing and Non-standard Characters and Locked Names on this Server
[11.06.2020 22:44:33] Receiving from PB Server (w v1.793 | A1371 C2.243)
[11.06.2020 22:44:33] Connected to Server 82.72.209.76:2522
[11.06.2020 22:44:40] PnkBstrA successfully loaded PnkBstrB
[11.06.2020 22:44:44] PnkBstrB service installed and started successfully
[11.06.2020 22:45:25] PnkBstrB service installed and started successfully

Offline [SWISS]Merlin

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #36 on: Friday, November 06, 2020, 19:23:02 PM »
very sorry to hear that. i have no more ideas about it. maybe evenbalance.com will come with a solution (i did open a trouble ticket there).

Offline Nateoxide

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #37 on: Friday, November 06, 2020, 20:42:43 PM »
important question:
does anybody have Windows 10 version 2004 build 1941xxxxxx and NO PB KICKS ??

btw: nothing works from evenbalance.com, nothing.

I have windows 10 build 2004 after format this issue is no longer for me.

The only thing i could see happening is the PBB.exe file keeps closing when looking on task manager. Everything like firewalls ect was correct
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Offline Bart!

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #38 on: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 01:11:42 AM »
Ok I deleted every trace of pb now, I see in your logfile I missed 2 folders of pb in Appdata/local and appdata/roaming. I also added all of those files in firewall exceptions and ran all as administrator.

No Luck :(

Offline Bart!

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #39 on: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 01:55:39 AM »
Also just checked with a 2nd pc in my house with W10 but same problem.

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Re: Punkbuster issues THAT FIX NOW
« Reply #40 on: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 12:56:56 PM »
Ok now For all have bug whit pb when you have this bug listend what the error say

 " Close client run as Administrator after click on install and PB fix just pb fix next ,next ,next, Finish Reboot computer and Run client normaly and all its fix i have try on fresh windows install and all work after its fix
 :style: :style: :style: :style: :style: :style: :idea:

Offline [SWISS]Merlin

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #41 on: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 13:50:19 PM »
this way may help some players, but as you can read, most of us did try this way without an success.
so i did a new way to find a solution about it at all. the message
"service communication error: PnkBstrB.exe: heartbeat stopped"
means, that the communication to the punkbuster server has stopped. and the way with the pb-files did not help at all. so i did try some firewall settings. and as i could see, when you start 25assist, the pnkbstrB.exe is used (see timestamp) in 2 folders for the same time. once you will find this exe with new timestamp at
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb
and others at
C:\Windows\SysWOW64

now, on my side, the clue was with the fresh installation that also my firewall-software was installed new. but it did only whitlisted the pnkbstrB.exe at the sysWOW64 folder, not on the other part.

so maybe another try tho fix the problem is to whitelist (add program to your firewall-rule) the pnkbstrB.exe at
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb

this looks now to me like it is working. played a bit without any kick. but do not forget to reboot after adding the new rule.

good luck!


Offline LuDi_Bipe

Re: Punkbuster issues THAT FIX NOW
« Reply #42 on: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 14:50:41 PM »
Ok now For all have bug whit pb when you have this bug listend what the error say

 " Close client run as Administrator after click on install and PB fix just pb fix next ,next ,next, Finish Reboot computer and Run client normaly and all its fix i have try on fresh windows install and all work after its fix
 :style: :style: :style: :style: :style: :style: :idea:

Well, sir, we are not dumb and we can read instructions, but obviously, you can't read forum posts, otherwise you wouldn't s**tpost like this and you would have known that we did all that and many other things trying to fix this issue.

So, if you don't have any other solution than "run as admin, fix pb", just enjoy your game.

Thanks
« Last Edit: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 14:52:45 PM by LuDi_Bipe »

Offline LuDi_Bipe

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #43 on: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 15:01:14 PM »
this way may help some players, but as you can read, most of us did try this way without an success.
so i did a new way to find a solution about it at all. the message
"service communication error: PnkBstrB.exe: heartbeat stopped"
means, that the communication to the punkbuster server has stopped. and the way with the pb-files did not help at all. so i did try some firewall settings. and as i could see, when you start 25assist, the pnkbstrB.exe is used (see timestamp) in 2 folders for the same time. once you will find this exe with new timestamp at
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb
and others at
C:\Windows\SysWOW64

now, on my side, the clue was with the fresh installation that also my firewall-software was installed new. but it did only whitlisted the pnkbstrB.exe at the sysWOW64 folder, not on the other part.

so maybe another try tho fix the problem is to whitelist (add program to your firewall-rule) the pnkbstrB.exe at
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb

this looks now to me like it is working. played a bit without any kick. but do not forget to reboot after adding the new rule.

good luck!

Hi Merlin,

I don't have any third party firewalls active and windows firewall is set to allow all by default.

But I did try and I have added pnbkstrb from local/punkbuster/aao folder and it didn't fix my problem :/ will give it another try tomorrow.

Anyway, thanks for this post  :up:

Offline [SWISS]Merlin

Re: Punkbuster issues
« Reply #44 on: Saturday, November 07, 2020, 15:42:55 PM »
try to open also the pb-exe.files on system32 folder, which i did (even when they are not updated with timestamp).
because this is also a strange thing to me: if you check the properties on your running prkbstrb.exe on services, you will see that the path to the exe-file is located at system32 and not syswow64. this is very strange. therefor open also this one. maybe ...?


 

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