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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Hi,

I play quite a bit of Farcry multiplayer and keep getting kicked by Punkbuster for 1 of 3 errors, these are: -

Losing Key Packets
PB Client Authentication
General PB Init Failure.

These sound like comms failures, is anybody else suffering from these and if so what did u do about it, and on broadband with a 512k link through a netgear DG814 router. have replaced the router with a modem and still get the same kicks, have also swapped out the network card for a known good one.

Cheers for any help advice you can give.
Tash,
12 REPLIES
hillers
Grafter
Posts: 37
Registered: 16-08-2007

Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Try going to www.evenbalance.com, punkbusters website and re-download and install punkbuster into the pb directory in farcry.
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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Hi, Thanks for the reply.

Have tried downloading and then running the PBWEB file from the evenbalance site (done from the farcry PB directory), but am still getting kicked on a regular basis.

Cheers
Tash,
Phantom_Flan_Fl
Grafter
Posts: 389
Registered: 30-07-2007

Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Don't know if it's a PB issue then as I see a lot of kicks for Key Packet Loss over the last couple of days on Americas Army.

Maybe a common problem?
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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

No Idea, I've seen quite a lot of people kicked for all of the 3 errors I'm getting, not sure how to pin this down though, am wondering if my connection is at fault somewhere?

Tash,
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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

I have had same problem with one server on BF DC game, its a comms error in my opinon too! punkbuster not connecting to update/confirm!
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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Cool, been searching on the internet, but there doesn't seem to be much
out there, a lot of people seem to suggest using the PB_SECURITY 0 command but that hasn't helped either...... Sad
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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Not sure where to go with this now, should I ask plusnet to look at my line?
hillers
Grafter
Posts: 37
Registered: 16-08-2007

Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Have you tried emailing the punkbuster support people at;

Support@evenbalance.com

but have to checked in the console to see what version of pb is running and do you have the latest patch installed.
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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Yes am patched up to Farcry version 1.31

I raised a call ticket with evenbalance and they responded saying to try updating PB as wit was not working correctly, after I informed them I had done this they suggested using the PB_Security 0 setting every time i played, have been trying this but am still getting kicked.

I responded saying the PB_SECURITY 0 hadnt worked for me, and they have not responded since Sad

Have checked the console and am running PB version V1.135 / A1335
which according to the evenbalance site is the latest verson.

Thanks
Tash,
Phantom_Flan_Fl
Grafter
Posts: 389
Registered: 30-07-2007

Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Only other thing I could suggest is a clean install of the game.

Make sure to delete any Farcry folders that are left at the end.
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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Sounds like a plan, Ill give it a go over the weekend and post a reply next week about how i get on.

Smiley
Thanks
Tash,
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Punkbuster kicks when playing farcry

Have now installed farcry from scratch (making sure all folders deleted), and am still getting the same problem Sad

I asked evenbalance if it was my internet connection, however they say there is a problem between farcry and PB which is causing this problem.

This would appear to be the case as I also play America's army which has PB but I don't get kicked from there.........................

Tash,