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Title: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Nateoxide on Monday, October 26, 2020, 21:24:21 PM
hi guys for the life of me i cant work out how to fix this.

Ive tried starting as admin and repairing does not fix it.

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Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: psf[i]-busta on Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:34:32 AM
Maybe you can have a look at the process manager while playing, and see if the process disappears. That would probably mean it crashed. Perhaps you can see something about the crash in the Windows event viewer. eventvwr.msc
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Saturday, October 31, 2020, 19:12:00 PM
So, I'm having the same problem here.

Downloaded client today, did a fresh install of 25Assist (both beta and standard client), downloaded, redownloaded and than deleted all and downloaded again, but nothing helped :/

Did multiple PB tests, uninstalls, installs etc. - everything green there

Even tried downloading pbsvc from official punkbuster site (it's a bit newer version that one that ships with 25Assist), but I've got the same error (everything was run as Administrator).

Couldn't find anything PB related in eventlog...

Dunno if it's required, but I've even enabled UPnP on my router, you might guess, didn't do a shit

Any suggestions? Thanks!
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: teddy_grizzly_bear on Sunday, November 01, 2020, 02:08:06 AM
Do you have firewall exceptions for PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB in your firewall?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Sunday, November 01, 2020, 04:03:39 AM
yes, my windows firewall is set to accept by default, checked exceptions and set them to allow for all network types, didn't help.

I have noticed that PnkBstrB process dies at some point and that's when I get kicked from server

Edit:
I have installed everything from scratch on another computer and I'm getting the same error
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, November 01, 2020, 15:25:55 PM
i have the exact same problem after a fresh windows installation. downloaded all, pb a/b processes are up and running, but then kick with pb b process fault.
this is a bigger problem which can not be solved by players. i did a post to possessed about it 14 days ago, no response so far. good luck.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, 07:41:33 AM
Hi All,

Indeed, I have the same issue with my pc. I am currently looking for a fix, but haven't found any. As soon as I did find a solution, I will share it with you.
Every fix with firewall, processes running etc. did not help. Only thing I didn't try yet is my router settings.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, 09:31:58 AM
Nice to hear from you Bart!
I guess it has to do with windows 10 update, not router problem. Would be nice to see all the players with problems which windows version they are running.
I do have Windows 10 Home, Version 2004, Build 19041.610
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, 09:40:30 AM
Hi All,

Indeed, I have the same issue with my pc. I am currently looking for a fix, but haven't found any. As soon as I did find a solution, I will share it with you.
Every fix with firewall, processes running etc. did not help. Only thing I didn't try yet is my router settings.

Don't think it's due to router settings, I have enabled UPnP on my router and PB didn't create any dynamic rules (while some other games when launched did)

Thank you for update on this matter :up:
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, 11:23:29 AM
Nice to hear from you Bart!
I guess it has to do with windows 10 update, not router problem. Would be nice to see all the players with problems which windows version they are running.
I do have Windows 10 Home, Version 2004, Build 19041.610
Hi Merlin!
Windows 10 Home, Version 2004, Build 19041.572
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, 13:06:38 PM
Both PC and laptop:
Win 10 Pro
Version: 20H2
Build: 19042.572
(Windows insider program)
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, 16:09:17 PM
important question:
does anybody have Windows 10 version 2004 build 1941xxxxxx and NO PB KICKS ??

btw: nothing works from evenbalance.com, nothing.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: General_alkos on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, 16:27:12 PM
I have
windows 10 pro windows -verzija 2004 ,19041.610
everything works normally for me
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: ICON-BoMBer on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, 16:48:48 PM
where can I see? i have most recent update and it works fine.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Tuesday, November 03, 2020, 18:22:41 PM
windows settings, system, info
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: teddy_grizzly_bear on Wednesday, November 04, 2020, 06:47:42 AM
Just installed on my laptop and played for 10 minutes with no issues (although I was on my own).

Here's what I did:

OS:
Windows 10 Home
version 20H2 build 19042.610

No prior installations on this machine.

Is everyone making sure to run it as admin?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Wednesday, November 04, 2020, 09:46:28 AM
Hi Teddy
Yes, i did it for sure with admin rights. It is very strange, i know a player who can play without any pb kicks and he is also running Windows 10 version 2004. I really don't know what the reason could be, looks like it is not a windows 10, 2004 problem then. I made a complete new installation with windows 10, version 2004. did you it too? Or did you update windows 10, then maybe something from an old installation was not overwritten. Otherwies i have no clue about this. All options from evenbalance.com (punkbuster) i did try without any solution.
And it also can not be a problem with an existing aapg installation, which runs another version of punkbuster (because i know a player running both, aa2 and aapg without any problems). when no one is finding a solution, then i try to run a restore from an old backup of my computer to see what happends then. good luck so far.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Wednesday, November 04, 2020, 13:44:09 PM
Teddy, can you start assist on that laptop again please?
I did the same as you on a laptop. And like yours i could play 15 minutes (3 rounds) without any kicks. Then i rebooted the laptop and - i did get kicked by

service communication error: PnkBstrB.exe: heartbeat stopped

Now i did see that my windows is running the punkbuster services A and B, but with complete other versions then it shows at aa25assist.

Windows: A=1036, B=2202
aa25assist: A=a1371, B=c2243

this is very strange. I will do some more tests... but let me know if you get kicked now also.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Wednesday, November 04, 2020, 14:25:13 PM
After uninstall and reinstall PB service (AS ADMIN) via 25assist (pbsvc v0.993), I get this two services and versions (service description):
PnkBstrA: [v1036]
PnkBstrB:  [v2.202 WOLF]

after running AAO, PnkBstrB is replaced with [v2.243 AAO]  and it crashes after few minutes

I have downloaded latest pbsvc setup from evenbalance (v0.994) and here are service versions post install:
PnkBstrA: [v1041]
PnkBstrB: [v2.333 BF4]

After running game, PnkBstrB service version is again replaced with [v2.243 AAO]

So, PnkBstrB service version depends on (is pushed by) the game you are playing, initially spawned services are during PB test phase, hence "wolf"  (wolfenstein) and "bf4" in service description.

Why PnkBstrB service crashes after few seconds I don't know.

PnkBstrA service version didn't change when launching game...

Could anyone with healthy PB share his PBA version?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Wednesday, November 04, 2020, 16:14:08 PM
yes, i did see that too. for sure, the problem is a mismatch of the versions from punkbuster. soon i will get answer from a player with running it without problems. then we see what to do.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Wednesday, November 04, 2020, 17:40:34 PM
ok, now for me it is almost done.
you should have running punkbuster versions like:

PnkBstrA  PunkBuster Service Component [v1041] http://www.evenbalance.com
PnkBstrB PunkBuster Service Component [v2.243 AAO] http://www.evenbalance.com

all other running version would end in a kick i guess.

would be nice to have a validation of this. you can see this by entering the task-manager, select "service" tab at the very right side, then search for punkbuster entries. if you have other versions running without a kick, please post it in here. thanks a lot.

to see the punkbuster B version, you have to start in advance the aa2 programm.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 03:18:10 AM
Last time I've tried (yesterday) with that same configuration i was kicked :/
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 10:00:32 AM
really, with exactly this 2 services running?

PnkBstrA  PunkBuster Service Component [v1041] http://www.evenbalance.com
PnkBstrB PunkBuster Service Component [v2.243 AAO] http://www.evenbalance.com

did you check it while the game was running? this would be very anoying if it was this configuration with a kick.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 10:59:29 AM
i was able to run exactly this configuration, but i get kicked. so back to field 1, it looks not like a version mismatch at all. and it is not a firewall issue. sorry so far. i did now open a trouble ticket at evenbalance.com
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: teddy_grizzly_bear on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 11:33:01 AM
Teddy, can you start assist on that laptop again please?
I did the same as you on a laptop. And like yours i could play 15 minutes (3 rounds) without any kicks. Then i rebooted the laptop and - i did get kicked by

service communication error: PnkBstrB.exe: heartbeat stopped

Now i did see that my windows is running the punkbuster services A and B, but with complete other versions then it shows at aa25assist.

Windows: A=1036, B=2202
aa25assist: A=a1371, B=c2243

this is very strange. I will do some more tests... but let me know if you get kicked now also.
I ran it again and found no problems. Although I was alone on the server.

PnkBstrA - v1033
PnkBstrB - v2.243 AAO

Is anyone who's having issues running another game that uses PB? Perhaps something is getting messed up?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 11:39:50 AM
thank you Teddy.
Yes i do play aapg, but i know at least one player doing the same without any problems. This is so strange.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: ICON-BoMBer on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 11:47:42 AM
on a typical night  I have like 15 players online  during 4-5 hours.
the amount of PB-kicks is sad. so manny people try to join and have this problem.
they join and give up.
I've had PB -issues myself but i just had to reboot my pc after doing the pb-fix.
for the rest I've had no problems playing this game in the last year and we're free of the annoying servercrashes to.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 12:06:43 PM
i guess i did find the solution now - with credits to aapg player Wraiths_Defiler and SF][-General_alkos!

it seems really like a problem of windows 10. there is a windows directory called system32 - for 64 bit apps.
now there is also a windows directory called sysWOW64 - for 32 bit applications. and this is the problem i guess. and because aa2 is a 32 bit application, you should find the punkbuster files on a 64 bit computer in this system32 directory. but it was not there for me (and i have a 64bit OS).

solution (i hope):
go to your c:\windows\sysWOW64 directory and copy the following files to c:\windows\system32.

PnkBstrA.exe
PnkBstrB.ex0
PnkBstrB.exe
PnkBstrB.xtr

reboot computer, start 25assist, join server. punkbuster updating will appear, maybe also a kick. then join server again. should work. if not, join 25assist with admin rights, go to install tab and run fix pb.

ps: i did this and now i can join a server without any kick since 20 minutes
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 14:28:33 PM
didn't help here :/

Have you tried fix pb after reboot / kick?

I have copied files from SysWOW64 to system32, rebooted PC, got kicked, restarted assist (quit instead of fix pb now), got kicked again
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: teddy_grizzly_bear on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 14:53:11 PM
i guess i did find the solution now - with credits to aapg player Wraiths_Defiler and SF][-General_alkos!

it seems really like a problem of windows 10. there is a windows directory called system32 - for 64 bit apps.
now there is also a windows directory called sysWOW64 - for 32 bit applications. and this is the problem i guess. and because aa2 is a 32 bit application, you should find the punkbuster files on a 64 bit computer in this system32 directory. but it was not there for me (and i have a 64bit OS).

solution (i hope):
go to your c:\windows\sysWOW64 directory and copy the following files to c:\windows\system32.

PnkBstrA.exe
PnkBstrB.ex0
PnkBstrB.exe
PnkBstrB.xtr

reboot computer, start 25assist, join server. punkbuster updating will appear, maybe also a kick. then join server again. should work. if not, join 25assist with admin rights, go to install tab and run fix pb.

ps: i did this and now i can join a server without any kick since 20 minutes
I also noticed the PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe were in the SysWOW64 folder. But since I don't regularly used Windows nowadays, I assumed it was fine.

But on my end, like mentioned, the files are in the SysWOW64 folder and only there (although there are log files under System32). And it seems to work just fine.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin 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 :)
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! on Thursday, November 05, 2020, 16:24:04 PM
I already tried this earlier and it did not work for me :(
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin 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.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin 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\]
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin 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
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe 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
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin 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).
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Nateoxide 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
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! 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 :(
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! on Saturday, November 07, 2020, 01:55:39 AM
Also just checked with a 2nd pc in my house with W10 but same problem.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues THAT FIX NOW
Post by: AresisurGOD 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:
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin 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!

Title: Re: Punkbuster issues THAT FIX NOW
Post by: LuDi_Bipe 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
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe 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:
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin 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 ...?

Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Saturday, November 07, 2020, 16:33:48 PM
i did play now for 1 hour and no kick. hope this is the solution - or one of it.
good luck!
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: AresisurGOD on Saturday, November 07, 2020, 17:19:31 PM
That work on fresh format Windows 10 I Say
You are very recalcitrant. I said that me on a fresh install of windows 10 I had a problem with the punkbuster I did the method that the client suggests which is this: " Close client run as Administrator after click on install and PB fix just pb fix next ,next ,next, Finish Reboot Your computer and Run client normaly and all its fix i have try on fresh windows install and all work after its fix And it works the first time not come and say that what I say is not good but this trick works for sure because I do them short next Friday I format another pc in windows 10 I will record it and upload it to youtube and you will see
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: AresisurGOD on Saturday, November 07, 2020, 17:22:03 PM
i dont say your trick dont work sor  2 different way to fix that
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 02:48:55 AM
i did play now for 1 hour and no kick. hope this is the solution - or one of it.
good luck!
Thank you Merlin, I can confirm that I didn't add the windown/system32/pnkbstrb.exe path to my firewall exceptions (I had added all other paths). Now I did this, restarted, and could stay for multiple minutes in the server without a kick.

So my conclusion is that the kick is firewall-related. In my case, I use AVG.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 03:06:09 AM
New update: I did get the kick again afterwards. I found out I had a few other programs open, so started testing.
New reboot: it worked again.
Opening a few programs - No problems
Opening Discord - Immediately kicked for pnkbstrB communication issues
Closed discord again - getting kicked again.

Reboot pc -> No problem.

Can everyone who was kicked for this confirm they had discord running?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 06:14:34 AM
disabling discord on startup didn't fix my problems, but gave me idea to disable EVERYTHING on boot, both apps and services, aaaand... IT WORKED :) lasted about 10 minutes on server, now on to hunting what's causing the problem, back to starting app and service one by one and testing...   :style:
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Nateoxide on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 08:06:27 AM
disabling discord on startup didn't fix my problems, but gave me idea to disable EVERYTHING on boot, both apps and services, aaaand... IT WORKED :) lasted about 10 minutes on server, now on to hunting what's causing the problem, back to starting app and service one by one and testing...   :style:

Best reply so far keep up the good work bro.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 10:16:29 AM
disabling discord on startup didn't fix my problems, but gave me idea to disable EVERYTHING on boot, both apps and services, aaaand... IT WORKED :) lasted about 10 minutes on server, now on to hunting what's causing the problem, back to starting app and service one by one and testing...   :style:
Good to see that works! So it seems like if we troubleshoot like this, we might find the apps causing this.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 11:24:52 AM
for me it looks like the problem was in nextcloud client :shock:

Discord, Steam, Epic Games, Logitech Hub and BattleNet client are looking OK, no kicks with them on startup  :up:

Ignore that, got kicked again :)
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 11:31:17 AM
something is strange i guess. but let's have a look about this kicking thing is gone or not. i have another idea what the cause could be (for some of us). i checked the logfiles of my aapg servers and i did see this:

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2020.11.08-11.53.55 [21506.44] ScriptLog: (AAPlayerController_2) AAPlayerController::Spectating:ServerChangeTeam IL_Dandy Team: 0
2020.11.08-11.53.55 [21506.44] ScriptLog: "IL_Dandy" changed to team name: Team ID: 0
2020.11.08-11.54.03 [21515.01] Log: PunkBuster Server: Ignored 40 Bad Packets
2020.11.08-11.54.53 [21564.68] Log: PunkBuster Server: Ignored 1 Bad Packets
2020.11.08-11.55.13 [21585.02] Log: PunkBuster Server: Ignored 39 Bad Packets
2020.11.08-11.55.53 [21624.75] Log: PunkBuster Server: Ignored 1 Bad Packets
2020.11.08-11.56.13 [21645.02] Log: PunkBuster Server: Ignored 39 Bad Packets
2020.11.08-11.56.53 [21684.82] Log: PunkBuster Server: Ignored 1 Bad Packets
2020.11.08-11.57.07 [21698.65] WarmUpMode: Waited 15.0000 minutes, updating maps
2020.11.08-11.57.07 [21698.65] TriggerSteamUGCMapsUpdate: UGC Updates Triggered.
2020.11.08-11.57.07 [21698.65] TriggerSteamUGCMapsUpdate: The next UGC Update is scheduled for 15.0000 Minutes from now
2020.11.08-11.57.07 [21698.65] TriggerSteamUGCMapsUpdate: Downloading all maps, except: BDX_Breach_EX
2020.11.08-11.57.07 [21698.65] TriggerSteamUGCMapsUpdate: Steam is updating maps...
2020.11.08-11.57.08 [21699.65] WarmUpMode: No longer waiting for updates
2020.11.08-11.57.08 [21699.65] WarmUpMode: All Maps downloaded successfully
2020.11.08-11.57.13 [21705.02] Log: PunkBuster Server: Ignored 39 Bad Packets
2020.11.08-11.57.53 [21744.89] Log: PunkBuster Server: Ignored 1 Bad Packets
2020.11.08-11.58.13 [21765.09] Log: PunkBuster Server: Ignored 39 Bad Packets
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

what about this:
evenbalance has a "bad" server and some of us are connection to this one?
evenbalance is running 7 punkbuster servers. what when one of them is "corrupt"?
i guess there is maybe not only 1 solution about it at all.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 11:52:52 AM
got kicked again now :) within 1 minute.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 12:01:37 PM
i don't give up yet.

[11.08.2020 17:50:17] pb_MsgPrefix = 25Assist PB Client
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] pb_Sleep = 500 (20 to 500)
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] pb_LogToFile = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] pb_SsLog = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] pb_SsSave = 1 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] Screenshots: W=640, H=480, X=50%, Y=50%, Srate=1
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] Attempting to resolve master3.evenbalance.com
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] Resolved to [72.167.223.241] (0)
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] PunkBuster Client (v2.243 | A0) Enabled
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] Game Version [2.5.0]
[11.08.2020 17:50:18] PB Services socket initialized
[11.08.2020 17:50:18] Connected to Server 107.173.230.4:1735
[11.08.2020 17:50:20] WARNING: PB Kicks for Name Spamming and Name Stealing and Non-standard Characters and Locked Names on this Server
[11.08.2020 17:50:20] Receiving from PB Server (l v1.793 | A1371 C2.243)
[11.08.2020 17:50:20] Connected to Server 107.173.230.4:1735
[11.08.2020 17:50:24] PB Server assigned guid = b023e1c66914ef7728cb0dd8e303a85a
[11.08.2020 17:51:03] PnkBstrA successfully loaded PnkBstrB
[11.08.2020 17:51:07] PnkBstrB service installed and started successfully
[11.08.2020 17:51:48] PnkBstrB service installed and started successfully

i will check master3.evenbalance.com server now...
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 12:31:19 PM
I've been in game for a some time now, but without chrome open and with some app startup disabled, will see how it goes
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 13:06:02 PM
good luck!
this with master3.evenbalance is not the solution. but when i do a reboot after a kick, then it seems fine. maybe somthing with the windows startup sequence..
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 14:00:01 PM
New update: I did get the kick again afterwards. I found out I had a few other programs open, so started testing.
New reboot: it worked again.
Opening a few programs - No problems
Opening Discord - Immediately kicked for pnkbstrB communication issues
Closed discord again - getting kicked again.

Reboot pc -> No problem.

Can everyone who was kicked for this confirm they had discord running?

i have not and never had discord installed. guess it is a problem of windows startingsequences
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 14:58:22 PM
Ok, so we haven't found the exact cause yet, but we do know we can play immediately after a reboot.
We're getting somewhere :)
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 15:44:41 PM
Haha Bart!
Yes, small steps are also bringing us to the target :)

i did check old logfiles from punkbuster now (on aapg with packets loss) and i did see that after the 30th of october i had always packet losses from players. at this time, 2 windows updates have been installed. KB4580364 and KB4580419. it is only a small hope, but i did uninstall both of them. will restart computer tomorrow (because players are online). a little step more :)

btw: i did run a packet loss tool to check my network - no losses at all
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Nateoxide on Sunday, November 08, 2020, 23:50:03 PM
Haha Bart!
Yes, small steps are also bringing us to the target :)

i did check old logfiles from punkbuster now (on aapg with packets loss) and i did see that after the 30th of october i had always packet losses from players. at this time, 2 windows updates have been installed. KB4580364 and KB4580419. it is only a small hope, but i did uninstall both of them. will restart computer tomorrow (because players are online). a little step more :)

btw: i did run a packet loss tool to check my network - no losses at all

Many thanks for putting this time in to try fix this :)  :up: :idea: :idea: :cool:
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LuDi_Bipe on Monday, November 09, 2020, 02:59:10 AM
yesterday had really nice few hours of gameplay without kicks, tried this morning after starting PC... instant kick...

Have any of you guys with PB kick problems running Epic Games launcher, Steam or BattleNet?

I still think it some of apps that runs at windows startup and this 3 are on my startup list now and they might be common among players
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Bart! on Monday, November 09, 2020, 03:38:25 AM
I have steam at startup as well.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Monday, November 09, 2020, 06:16:57 AM
I have steam too, but disabled at startup...
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Monday, November 09, 2020, 06:53:33 AM
after deinstalling windows update:

[11.09.2020 05:55:42] PB Log File C:\Games\AAPG-SWISS-01\Binaries\Win32\pb\svlogs\00000294.log Opened for PG (w)
[11.09.2020 05:55:42] 1 Power Player loaded from C:\Games\AAPG-SWISS-01\Binaries\Win32\pb\pbpower.dat
[11.09.2020 05:55:42] 1 PB Rcon Filter loaded from C:\Games\AAPG-SWISS-01\Binaries\Win32\pb\pbrcon.dat
[11.09.2020 05:55:42] 0 Map lines loaded from C:\Games\AAPG-SWISS-01\Binaries\Win32\pb\pbsvmaps.cfg
[11.09.2020 05:55:42] No Master Query Sent - DNS has not yet resolved for PG1.EVENBALANCE.COM
[11.09.2020 05:55:44] PunkBuster Server for PG (v1.905 | A1376 C2.341) Enabled
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PunkBuster Server for PG (v1.905 | A1376 C2.341) Enabled
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Task List has been Emptied
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar List (in Memory) has been Emptied
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_CQC = 0 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_NoGuidGrace = 1 (0 to 300)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_Restrictions = 2 (0 to 2)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_DupNameGrace = 1 (0 to 90)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_ChangePeriod = 900 (1 to 999)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_maxsendrate = 8 (1 to 64)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_MinName = 3 (0 to 4)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_EmptyName = 0 (0 to 1)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_ExtChar = 0 (0 to 1)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_GuidRelax = 0 (0 to 7)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_ChangeMax = 50 (1 to 50)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_MaxConDls = 6 (1 to 6)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_Lan = 0 (0 to 1)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_AutoUpdBan = 1 (0 to 1)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_KickLen = 2 (0 to 60)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_CvarFreq = 3 (2 to 10)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_CvarWalk = 2 (0 to 4)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_CvarLogging = 3 (0 to 3)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_md5toolfreq = 50 (10 to 300)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_Sleep = 100 (20 to 1000)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_AutoSs = 0 (0=No, 1=Yes)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_AutoSsFrom = 240 (30 to 300)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_AutoSsTo = 360 (300 to 1500)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsFloor = 1 (1 to 999999)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsCeiling = 5000 (1 to 999999)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsDelay = 10 (0 to 60)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsPath =
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsHeight = 394 (10 to 4096)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsWidth = 790 (10 to 4096)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsSrate = 2 (0 to 4)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsXpct = 50 (-1 to 100)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsYpct = 50 (-1 to 100)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_SsCmd =
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Config File written to C:\Games\AAPG-SWISS-01\Binaries\Win32\pb\pbucon.use
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_USessionLimit = 10 (0 to 16)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 99 say
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 99 say
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 99 say
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 99 say
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 99 say punkbuster kick? fix it here:
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 99 say www.punkbuster.com/
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 99 say downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 600 say
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 600 say
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 600 say
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 600 say
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 600 say - this server is restarting -
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PB Scheduled Task Added: 60 600 say - every day at 05:50 CET -
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_PowerMin = 20 (1 to 1000)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_PowerDef = 1 (0 to 10)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] pb_sv_PowerKickLen = 5 (0 to 60)
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.Engine bUseTextureStreaming ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseEngine.ini EXCLUDE "TRUE"
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.DemoRecDriver NetServerMaxTickrate ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 30 30
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.DemoRecDriver LanServerMaxTickrate ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 30 30
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.DemoRecDriver MaxClientRate ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 25000 25000
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: IpDrv.TcpNetDriver NetServerMaxTickrate ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 30 30
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: IpDrv.TcpNetDriver LanServerMaxTickrate ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 35 35
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: IpDrv.TcpNetDriver MaxClientRate ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 15000 15000
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: IpDrv.TcpNetDriver MaxInternetClientRate ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 10000 10000
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.Player ConfiguredInternetSpeed ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 10000 10000
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput MoveForwardSpeed ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 1200 1200
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput MoveStrafeSpeed ../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 1200 1200
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput DoubleClickTime ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 0.25 0.25
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput LookUpScale ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT -250 -250
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput LookRightScale ../../AAPG/Engine/Config/BaseInput.ini OUT 300 300
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: AAGame.AAUIComponent_ScoreNotification ComponentAnchor ../../AAPG/AAGame/Config/DefaultUI.ini EXCLUDE "(BANCHORLEFT=FALSE,BANCHORRIGHT=TRUE,RIGHT=0.0125F,TOP=0.0125F)""
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.Engine bUseTextureStreaming ../../AAGame/Engine/Config/AAEngine.ini EXCLUDE "FALSE"
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.Engine MaxParticleVertexMemory ../../AAGame/Engine/Config/AAEngine.ini OUT 131972 131972
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.Engine MaxParticleResize ../../AAGame/Engine/Config/AAEngine.ini EXCLUDE "0""
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput MoveForwardSpeed ../../AAGame/Engine/Config/AAInput.ini OUT 1200 1200
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput MoveStrafeSpeed ../../AAGame/Engine/Config/AAInput.ini OUT 1200 1200
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput DoubleClickTime ../../AAGame/Engine/Config/AAInput.ini OUT 0.25 0.25
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput LookRightScale ../../AAGame/Engine/Config/AAInput.ini OUT 300 300
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Cvar Check Added: Engine.PlayerInput LookUpScale ../../AAGame/Engine/Config/AAInput.ini OUT -250 -250
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Unable to Add Cvar Check - Invalid Specification: "AApb_sv_cvar "AAGame.AAUIComponent_ScoreNotification ComponentAnchor ../../AAGame/Engine/Config/AAUI.ini" EXCLUDE (bAnchorLeft=false,bAnchorRight=true,Right=0.0125f,Top=0.0125f)"
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Attempting to resolve master8.evenbalance.com
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] Resolved to [72.167.223.228]
[11.09.2020 05:55:47] PunkBuster Server for PG (v1.905 | A1376 C2.341) Enabled
[11.09.2020 05:55:48] Game Version [319295]
[11.09.2020 05:55:49] Received Download File: pbns.dat
[11.09.2020 09:56:48] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #12) say - this server is restarting -
[11.09.2020 09:56:48] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #13) say - every day at 05:50 CET -
[11.09.2020 09:57:41] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #1) say
[11.09.2020 09:57:41] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #2) say
[11.09.2020 09:57:42] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #3) say
[11.09.2020 09:57:42] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #4) say
[11.09.2020 09:57:42] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #5) say punkbuster kick? fix it here:
[11.09.2020 09:57:42] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #6) say www.punkbuster.com/
[11.09.2020 09:57:42] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #7) say downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
[11.09.2020 09:57:56] New Connection (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24603 [?] "-=[DISF]=-Yankee" (seq 2051091)
[11.09.2020 09:57:56] Player GUID Computed 00000000000000076561198010825698(VALID) (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24603 -=[DISF]=-Yankee
[11.09.2020 09:57:56] Master Query Sent to (MASTER1.EVENBALANCE.COM) 45.56.97.81
[11.09.2020 09:57:56] Ignored 1 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 09:57:58] Received Master Security Information
[11.09.2020 09:58:06] Lost Connection (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24603 00000000000000076561198010825698(VALID) -=[DISF]=-Yankee
[11.09.2020 09:59:20] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #1) say
[11.09.2020 09:59:20] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #2) say
[11.09.2020 09:59:21] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #3) say
[11.09.2020 09:59:21] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #4) say
[11.09.2020 09:59:21] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #5) say punkbuster kick? fix it here:
[11.09.2020 09:59:21] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #6) say www.punkbuster.com/
[11.09.2020 09:59:21] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #7) say downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
[11.09.2020 10:17:56] Master Query Sent to (MASTER2.EVENBALANCE.COM) 172.105.159.84
[11.09.2020 10:17:57] Ignored 45 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 10:17:58] Received Master Security Information
[11.09.2020 10:26:04] New Connection (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24650 [?] "-=[DISF]=-Yankee" (seq 5455227)
[11.09.2020 10:26:04] Player GUID Computed 00000000000000076561198010825698(VALID) (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24650 -=[DISF]=-Yankee
[11.09.2020 10:26:04] Ignored 15 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 10:26:15] Ignored 40 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 10:26:42] Lost Connection (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24650 00000000000000076561198010825698(VALID) -=[DISF]=-Yankee
[11.09.2020 10:37:56] Master Query Sent to (MASTER3.EVENBALANCE.COM) 72.167.223.241
[11.09.2020 10:37:57] Ignored 1 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 10:37:58] Received Master Security Information
[11.09.2020 10:57:56] Master Query Sent to (PG1.EVENBALANCE.COM) 72.167.223.228
[11.09.2020 10:57:57] Ignored 14 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 10:57:58] Received Master Security Information
[11.09.2020 11:02:35] New Connection (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24701 [?] "-=[DISF]=-Yankee" (seq 4019680)
[11.09.2020 11:02:35] Player GUID Computed 00000000000000076561198010825698(VALID) (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24701 -=[DISF]=-Yankee
[11.09.2020 11:02:35] Ignored 15 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 11:02:45] Lost Connection (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24701 00000000000000076561198010825698(VALID) -=[DISF]=-Yankee
[11.09.2020 11:17:56] Master Query Sent to (MASTER1.EVENBALANCE.COM) 45.56.97.81
[11.09.2020 11:17:57] Ignored 40 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 11:17:58] Received Master Security Information
[11.09.2020 11:37:56] Master Query Sent to (MASTER2.EVENBALANCE.COM) 172.105.159.84
[11.09.2020 11:37:57] Ignored 15 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 11:37:58] Received Master Security Information
[11.09.2020 11:46:30] New Connection (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24661 [?] "-=[DISF]=-Yankee" (seq 5244535)
[11.09.2020 11:46:30] Player GUID Computed 00000000000000076561198010825698(VALID) (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24661 -=[DISF]=-Yankee
[11.09.2020 11:46:31] Ignored 15 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 11:46:35] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #1) say
[11.09.2020 11:46:35] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #2) say
[11.09.2020 11:46:36] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #3) say
[11.09.2020 11:46:36] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #4) say
[11.09.2020 11:46:36] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #5) say punkbuster kick? fix it here:
[11.09.2020 11:46:36] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #6) say www.punkbuster.com/
[11.09.2020 11:46:36] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #7) say downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
[11.09.2020 11:46:41] Lost Connection (slot #1) 213.127.83.4:24661 00000000000000076561198010825698(VALID) -=[DISF]=-Yankee
[11.09.2020 11:57:57] Master Query Sent to (MASTER3.EVENBALANCE.COM) 72.167.223.241
[11.09.2020 11:57:57] Ignored 40 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 12:17:57] Master Query Sent to (PG1.EVENBALANCE.COM) 72.167.223.228
[11.09.2020 12:17:57] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #3) say
[11.09.2020 12:17:57] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #4) say
[11.09.2020 12:17:57] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #5) say punkbuster kick? fix it here:
[11.09.2020 12:17:57] Ignored 15 Bad Packets
[11.09.2020 12:17:57] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #6) say www.punkbuster.com/
[11.09.2020 12:17:57] Running PB Scheduled Task (slot #7) say downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
[11.09.2020 12:17:58] Received Master Security Information


i did send another trouble ticket to evenbalance.com....
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Monday, November 09, 2020, 11:21:27 AM
I did now restore from a backup of 2017 my old folders from aa25 and tried to play -> kick
I did restore both folders from punkbuster -> kick
I did restore the punkbuster exe-files from sysWOW64 -> no kick, looks all good

so maybe some of us have a corrupt punkbuster file, i don't know. but give it a try maybe?

so to all who did try to fix this problem, you can delete the 4 files in system32. copy the 4 files from your sysWOW64 directory to your desktop (as a backup). delete those files in the sysWOW64 folder. then download the 4 files and copy them to the sysWOW64 folder. reboot and try. good luck!

link to download the files:
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/yztalvvkt2yre/Punkbuster
or
https://gofile.io/d/M6JpJB

ps: download file by file, all together is not possible (freeware). maybe you have to register there, don't know.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Monday, November 09, 2020, 16:31:25 PM
and from my proving ground servers, other server owner have the same issue:

I checked on our server with ucon and it also shows the same now, so maybe a down server PB side. Lets wait till tomorrow and she if anything has changed.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Nateoxide on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 03:26:26 AM
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/valxxh5gh0902/Punk_buster

Copy of my working punkbuster files. if that helps

Apps i have open after clean install of windows 2004 and currently in game no kicks.
Xbox PC APP :up:
Steam  :up:
Spotify :up:
Xtreme Tuner :up:
Discord :up:
Battle.net :up:

Now the weird thing is it has given me the heart beats stopped a couple of times 6 hours after gaming all day on aa2. Restart my pc and problem is fixed.

I don't know what it is but fresh install of 2004 windows 10 and install just AA and i bet you it works.  :censored: :censored: :censored: PB  :down:
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: AresisurGOD on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 06:19:46 AM
You dont need download PB file nateoxide. Nateoxide  play all days dont have prob whit PB
you just need follow the notice of game
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 09:25:48 AM
sorry for this message, but my way is still NOT working. get a kick today :(
so then, it must be a problem of evenbalance.com (which i guess), or a windows problem. i will wait until evenbalance will give an answer about my trouble ticket (and as you could see, other server owners also do have those bad packets, so they have for sure a problem atm. it looks like aapg can handle this problem, but an older prog like aa2 can not - heartbeat stopped - kick).

if it is not evenbalance, for me then it is windows with its starting sequences. but you know, reboot and all should be good for a moment.

ps: Bart!, i will pm you because of the program we both are running. to see which, to check the differences. ok?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 13:13:40 PM
we are going closer to solve this problem i guess.

it is not a problem from evenbalance nor from 25assist. it seems to me like the starting sequence of windows and punkbuster A and B process are the cause of the kick (for sure you must have the correct 2 programs like they are listed in the link above for download).

before you start 25assist, look at your taskmanager. you will find the process PnkBstrA.exe, but no PnkBstrB.exe yet. then you start 25assist and, only when selected a server to join, the process PnkBstrB.exe will start and you will see it also as a process next to PnkBstrA.exe.

i did start today assist, joined a server and - get kicked. then i rebooted the computer and - strange, but this will be the reason tha it works after reboot - you will find PnkBstrB.exe as a running process, but no PnkBstrA.exe like it should be. so if you start 25assist again, the PnkBstrA.exe will also starting up and PnkBstrB.exe is already running (because windows 10 is restarting processes automaticaly after a crash and a reboot).

the conclution for me is that those 2 processes do not start correctly on our computer, why i do not know yet. it could be of using a high end computer which is maybe to fast for our old lady aao, or the process PnkBbstrB.exe should startup in windows7 mode (compatibility mode). this i don't know yet but i will find it, almost promised :) there are many options to the solution - starting options of processes and services.

until then, after a kick, restart computer and you should be fine to play without a kick again

i am using an 8 core intel processor and 32 GB RAM, Nvidia GForce 1070Ti graphic card and SSD disc:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz   3.60 GHz
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Nateoxide on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 16:39:24 PM
PC1 Working AA
CPU: i5 10600 turbo 4.4ghz
COOLING: Corsair 100x
RAM: 16GB 3200Mhz Corsair running at 2680Mhz
GPU: Galax RTX 2080 SUPER
PSU: Corsair RM750x
CASE: Thermaltake View 22
MONITOR: Samsung LC27RG50FQEXXY 27inch Curved 240Hz VA
KEYBOARD: Rapoo Mechanical Cherrie Blue Fakes
MOUSE/PAD: Corsair M95PRO/ M700

PC2 WORKING AA

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2-3.4GHz
COOLING: Stock Dell HSF
RAM: 12GB DDR3 Corsair Value Select
STORAGE: Crucial BX500 480GB SATAIII SSD
GPU: ASUS Radeon RX 580 Dual OC 8GB
PSU: CoolerMaster LitePower RGB 650W
CASE: Dell Optiplex 9010
MONITOR:   ViewSonic 24" VX2458 1920x1080 144Hz FreeSync Curved
KEYBOARD: Tt eSPORTS Challenger Duo RGB Mouse Keyboard Combo
MOUSE/PAD: Tt eSPORTS Challenger Duo RGB Mouse Keyboard Combo, Kingston HyperX Pad

You dont need download PB file nateoxide. Nateoxide  play all days dont have prob whit PB
you just need follow the notice of game

You aren't making much sense.

Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10:11:15 AM
so far, still no answer from evenbalance.com. but i did some more tests and this is what i have:

- it has nothing to do with the services and it starting sequence like changing to win7 compatibility mode, nor starting services with a delay
- it always kicks when you start the game for the first time a day. then reboot and it works

i did see now something strange. when you look at your sysWOW64 folder and - after a kick - you check the timestamp of the PnkBstrB.exe, you will find the actual date and time on it.
BUT: when you check at C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb\PnkBstrB.exe, you will see also the actual date and time.
I will rename now that 2nd exe-file, because it could be the problem, 2 times starting this file will not be good at all. or it is the opposite and we have to delete the one at sysWOW64 folder.... testing.

But i have to wait - as usual - until tomorrow for this next test, because now i can play without any problem.
And as you could see, some logfiles do show 2 times starting the exe-file.

Can someone without any problem of pb kicks confirm that you have NOT a PnkBstrB.exe in this folder
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\AAO\pb ?


see:
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] Resolved to [72.167.223.241] (0)
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] PunkBuster Client (v2.243 | A0) Enabled
[11.08.2020 17:50:17] Game Version [2.5.0]
[11.08.2020 17:50:18] PB Services socket initialized
[11.08.2020 17:50:18] Connected to Server 107.173.230.4:1735
[11.08.2020 17:50:20] WARNING: PB Kicks for Name Spamming and Name Stealing and Non-standard Characters and Locked Names on this Server
[11.08.2020 17:50:20] Receiving from PB Server (l v1.793 | A1371 C2.243)
[11.08.2020 17:50:20] Connected to Server 107.173.230.4:1735
[11.08.2020 17:50:24] PB Server assigned guid = b023e1c66914ef7728cb0dd8e303a85a
[11.08.2020 17:51:03] PnkBstrA successfully loaded PnkBstrB
[11.08.2020 17:51:07] PnkBstrB service installed and started successfully
[11.08.2020 17:51:48] PnkBstrB service installed and started successfully

Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Saturday, November 14, 2020, 13:20:09 PM
News:
those files have been copied automaticaly by game, even if you delete one. it will be put back immed.
so, my last try is about a windows entry on error-report (window/r + eventvwr). you will find (maybe) some errors about remote procedure calls (rpc). i did inactivate this service, but maybe it should be activated (what i did now). next try tomorrow, then i will give up :(
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, November 15, 2020, 10:50:58 AM
sorry guys, all i did try is not working at all. so i give up now.
but after reboot your computer, you can play. thats all i can say. i will post the answer from evenbalance.com as soon as i get it.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Nateoxide on Monday, November 30, 2020, 21:43:04 PM
(https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/775239660611305503/783160359778910258/unknown.png)

Do it this way and ull fix the issue. I'm not even joking.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Possessed on Tuesday, December 01, 2020, 17:14:05 PM
this might help too:
I've been inactive here, sorry ppl.  :style:

http://aao25.com/assistdl/Data/25Assist_PB_Re-Install_Tool_v0_3.bat (http://aao25.com/assistdl/Data/25Assist_PB_Re-Install_Tool_v0_3.bat)
edit 21/06/2018, Fixed auto request admin privileges (duck win10).
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Thursday, December 03, 2020, 12:03:08 PM
i still have the kicks. After reboot, all good for one day.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Friday, December 04, 2020, 10:21:13 AM
Possessed, the tool is not working on my side. after downloading the exe - the batch is going to eof.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Wahoo_NM_RIAC on Friday, December 04, 2020, 14:46:00 PM
We have had so many people with PB problems!!  Last night alone we probably lost 5 or 6 that couldn't get it to work.  One of our guys just gave up and doesn't play anymore.  It's so frustrating!
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Possessed on Friday, December 04, 2020, 17:16:40 PM
Possessed, the tool is not working on my side. after downloading the exe - the batch is going to eof.
Something on your end might be blocking the batch to work as intended;
I used it my self days ago, I don't have any Anti-virus (windows defender is off too), all programs run as admin without prompting me, this batch uses PowerShell as well, you have to figure where the problem is.
I use Win10 2004, up to date.

You can look at the code and do all the stuff manually too, not that hard to figure what the batch does, in case it refuses to work. (I can't do it my self right now, otherwise I would leave all the steps for you to do this manually).

Beyond this, I have no clue of how to help you guys.

Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LegionQC on Tuesday, December 08, 2020, 16:05:12 PM
Yes we been encouting many players every night having some issues we are currently having a PB fix support channel in our discord if anybody needs help or want to contribute into solving this problem we always try to do our best to help out any players ! If any you guys got knowledge you are free to join and give a hand :D https://discord.gg/85pYgzk
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Wednesday, December 09, 2020, 10:31:13 AM
Nice work LegionQC, but i guess it would be better to write any solution in here. This is the official and only forum from aa25assist.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: TomHighway64 on Wednesday, December 09, 2020, 13:06:10 PM
Just started kicking me for the same reason. I cant even run as admin by right click on the Assist icon?! What gives?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: TomHighway64 on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 10:33:36 AM
Still getting Pb restriction kicks mostly heartbeat ?
if I start as Admin and Fix PB or update after the small boxes open and end the client seems to freeze and I am unable to select anything apart from Expand and minimise . I left it open all night and it eventually crashed .
Not sure what to do next tried all the so called possible fixes to no avail..

Thanks
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Friday, December 18, 2020, 13:32:22 PM
I guess it has something to do with a part of windows which is missing now (components like .NET2.5 or simular things), but really not sure. The only thing on my end what did work was starting computer, start game, kick, then reboot and all good until next day.
btw: you can kill the process from 25assist. the freeze is normal after fix pb, so just search the process (taskmanager) and kill it. then you don't have to wait again. but pb fix is not the solution, so do not use it at all.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: TomHighway64 on Monday, December 21, 2020, 12:05:10 PM
Yes restart works fine , guess thats the fix until its correctly identified!
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: dinggus on Monday, February 01, 2021, 20:04:22 PM
I've done every recommended trick.

Is PnkbusterA and B suppose to be in System 32 or SysWOW64?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Friday, February 05, 2021, 13:46:15 PM
there is a windows directory called system32 - for 64 bit apps.
now there is also a windows directory called sysWOW64 - for 32 bit applications
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: dinggus on Friday, February 05, 2021, 20:53:18 PM
there is a windows directory called system32 - for 64 bit apps.
now there is also a windows directory called sysWOW64 - for 32 bit applications

Alright, so keep the A and B in SysWOW64? Still getting kicked though.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Monday, February 08, 2021, 12:44:33 PM
yes.
then start 25assist. you will get kicked. then you have to reboot your computer and - after you reboot your computer, still get kicked ?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: dinggus on Thursday, February 11, 2021, 23:59:13 PM
Yes, it's very annoying.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: TomHighway64 on Friday, February 12, 2021, 08:57:58 AM
is it worth doing a poll to see how many are playing without any issues at all and maybe trying to get more of a picture on this issue as to how its affecting the game ?
Thanks
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: TomHighway64 on Saturday, February 27, 2021, 06:14:23 AM
Is there any extra help with this PB kick issue , it is now kicking me whatever I do . I have tried every conceivable fix mentioned and nothing works. I can play for a while then booted then cant get back in for quite a while. I cant keep turning the PC off and On again and again .
Thanks
Tom
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: TomHighway64 on Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 08:22:11 AM
So I reloaded the entire Assist 2.5 ran as admin, made sure my Firewall was giving access to the game and PB. everything worked . Two days the client has been open on my desktop and I have played in a few servers no issue . This morning tried to enter my server and PB heartbeats kick again . So back to square one . No feedback from any of the Admins , Has anyone managed to eradicate this issue at all?
Thanks
Tom
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: caesarxix on Saturday, March 06, 2021, 08:03:35 AM
Same here, I was able to play a game or two..Now i get kicked everytime.
I unistalled antivirus and bocked the firewall, rebooted, used the tool and evrything suggested..can't really fix the issue :(
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Saturday, March 06, 2021, 11:00:27 AM
ok, let's try to get some sence about that issue.
would be great to have some answers about the questions below from 10-20 players with and without this punkbuster kick problem.

Section A with NO problems at all - no punkbuster kicks:
A1. what version of windows and/or mac operating system do you use?
A2. when did you install 25assist (date)?
A3. what kind of firewall do you use?
A4. at which provider are you connected to?
A5. do you automaticaly or manualy start other programs before you start 25assist?
A6. since when do you play 25assist?
A7. which antivirus program do you use?

Section B with PROBLEMS and punkbuster kicks:
B1. what version of windows and/or mac operating system do you use?
B2. when did you install 25assist (date)?
B3. what kind of firewall do you use?
B4. at which provider are you connected to?
B5. do you automaticaly or manualy start other programs before you start 25assist?
B6. since when do you play 25assist?
B7. which antivirus program do you use?
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: caesarxix on Saturday, March 06, 2021, 11:41:32 AM
Finally it worked, i think ( i hope  :D )
Win 10 / Firewall and AV disabled.
Just reinstalled assist today

I followed some instructions i read somewhere:
Start assist as admin
fix pb ( only fix )
Reboot
Start assist ( not as admin )

I'll test this tonight
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Saturday, March 06, 2021, 20:57:50 PM
would be very very nice, i hope that for you and all the players. but i am almost sure that you will have the problem next day again. let us know about that.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: caesarxix on Sunday, March 07, 2021, 05:36:07 AM
would be very very nice, i hope that for you and all the players. but i am almost sure that you will have the problem next day again. let us know about that.

Tested today as well,
it's actually working..Hope will keep going  :style:
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, March 07, 2021, 08:17:50 AM
wow, this sounds really fantastic!
congrats about that, hope it still works tomorrow.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: TomHighway64 on Sunday, March 07, 2021, 09:14:22 AM
ok, let's try to get some sence about that issue.
would be great to have some answers about the questions below from 10-20 players with and without this punkbuster kick problem.

Section A with NO problems at all - no punkbuster kicks:
A1. what version of windows and/or mac operating system do you use?
A2. when did you install 25assist (date)?
A3. what kind of firewall do you use?
A4. at which provider are you connected to?
A5. do you automaticaly or manualy start other programs before you start 25assist?
A6. since when do you play 25assist?
A7. which antivirus program do you use?

Section B with PROBLEMS and punkbuster kicks:
B1. what version of windows and/or mac operating system do you use?
B2. when did you install 25assist (date)?
B3. what kind of firewall do you use?
B4. at which provider are you connected to?
B5. do you automaticaly or manualy start other programs before you start 25assist?
B6. since when do you play 25assist?
B7. which antivirus program do you use?

Ok so I fall into the B catagory info as follows :
Win10 Pro 64 bit fully updated
Reinstalled Assist 3/3/21
Currently relying on Windows defender Firewall , built into Win10
IP is BT Internet
I do not start any other programs before Assist
Not sure how long but I have played the game for many many years .
Using Panda Anti virus no issues .

I am not fully knowledgeable about Defender but it has an allowed Apps and features section that you tick the listed programs etc to allow access . I have deselected Army ops , Punkbuster A and B and the game still runs . Also the more times you stop and start the game these listings become duplicated so I have
SysWOW64.PunkbusterA.exe listed twice and the same for Punkbuster B
PLus the same for System32pnkbster A And B
Plus the Listing contains Assist Pnkbster A.exe and B.exe twice also . Could this be causing an issue ?
When the game stops due to the PB Heartbeats issue , I can see from Task manager under Services Pnkbstr A  and B are still running .
Also when I reinstalled Assist I deleted any old folders and files that were associated to the previous installations .
Also the game ran fine for over a day and I visited a few different servers , kept Assist open on the Desktop and no issues but then the kicks started again some 24 or so hours later.
Cheers
Tom


Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Sunday, March 07, 2021, 18:42:55 PM
thank you Tom
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: [SWISS]Merlin on Tuesday, March 09, 2021, 12:33:44 PM
as i can see, there is no help to get this problem fixed. i wish you all luck, not to many kicks and a good game.
i am out, bye
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: TomHighway64 on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 13:11:02 PM
Every problem has a solution , if there isnt a solution there isnt a problem . Any one else any ideas?!
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: -caP!taL1sm.. on Monday, May 03, 2021, 17:47:32 PM
I'm having this problem as well, what are the current steps to solve it? I tried doing Fix PB to no avail
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Koden on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 04:47:02 AM
Punkbuster is essentially dated software and it's aging badly. I guess some recent Windows update messed up with the core functions, breaking it for the most part.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Quantum777 on Sunday, May 16, 2021, 03:25:48 AM
Hey,

Have you guys checked your antivir quarantine? Mine cleaned two pb dll files and quarantined them. It just flashed quickly so I was lucky to see it. I allowed them and I dont have any issues.
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Energie19850324 on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 16:55:44 PM
Any update on this? I still cant play because of PB fail (laptop, ssd, win10, no firewall, no antivir)
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Quantum777 on Sunday, May 23, 2021, 04:35:38 AM
Windows 10 has Windows Firewall and Windows Defender antivir
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: =IGC=-=W!CK!D on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 00:40:53 AM
Windows 10 has Windows Firewall and Windows Defender antivir

funny on 1 hard ssd drive i have windows 10 not 1 problem with pb kicking lol,, then again been awhile since i played

also nice to have a free ssd with windows 7 on it lol
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: LegionQC on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 00:45:40 AM
The -=LGC=- the community has been working multiple last days trying to figure out this problem we are currently compiling multiple awnsers and possible solutions listed here and on other websites and games to try to fix this pb issues. It seems like there is ways that work but don't work for others its a really weird problem but we are determined to get to it we have multiple people per day trying to mess with it and figure it out. If you would like to contribute to the think tank and see whatever possible solutions we have gathered so far just join our discord. We will get the end of this pb issues we will take whatever it takes
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: SASF-DarkShooter on Saturday, September 18, 2021, 16:05:14 PM
I'd like to note that copying the pnkbstr files to my system32 folder fixed my PB Restriction kick :)
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Komalt on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 22:34:31 PM
That solution also worked for me.  Found on LGC discord server: go to your c:\windows\sysWOW64 directory and copy the following files to c:\windows\system32 and restart: [PnkBstrA.exe PnkBstrB.ex0 PnkBstrB.exe PnkBstrB.xtr]
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: TomHighway64 on Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11:56:48 AM
Tried this still the same Kick :-((
Title: Re: Punkbuster issues
Post by: Nateoxide on Friday, September 24, 2021, 17:59:03 PM
UPDATE:

System: Windows 11 Pro
Americas Army Working
Punk Buster Not kicking me.
Files will be uploaded that i use.

MAKE SURE YOU PUT THESE FILES IN THE EXACT PLACE I HAVE THEM.

FOLDER 1 ASSIST25 Folder one on the desktop
FOLDER 2 ASSIST25 APPDATA ROAMING Make sure its copied to that folder location picture will be uploaded.
I also Right clicked on Assist properties compatibility forced to run as admin and Run under windows XP service pack 2!

Let me know how you go.

 :style: :style: :style: :style: :style: :style: :style:

May or may not work for windows 10.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ebakyDQyn3XtzcMzNy3aaq0HzZkZYOPl?usp=sharing