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Windows 7: Punkbuster fix

19 Feb 2009   #1
Sparatan117

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 
Punkbuster fix

OK this works for some games in Windows 7 apparently only on 32bit. No Guarentees
with some credit to HowieDouglas

Solution.
-Open RUN
-Type in Services.msc
-Find PnkbstrA & PnkBstrB
in the second tab over on the top tick "Allow service to interact with desktop"
-close Services
-Go to game shortcut
-Properties
-Compatibility tab
-Tick the box "Run as Administrator"
-Download the attached file
-Right click -> Properties
-Compatibility ->"Run As Admin"
-Run the .exe
-Run Game

PNKBSTR BUSTED


and thank Howard Douglas for his excelent fix

EDIT: Works on 32 bit, not 64x. I'll update once I can find a solution to 64x




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20 Feb 2009   #2
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

what does this "fix" fix? Has this been tested on other pb games other than COD4? whats the pbtool actually do?
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20 Feb 2009   #3
Jac

Windows Seven 7068 x64
 
 

Not solved for me.

I followed your guide step by step but still get the unknown windows api kick in 2142. I tried with UAC on and off.
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21 Feb 2009   #4
Sparatan117

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 

yeah i started noticing that too in 2142. Something about Pnkbstr B disappears in the battlefield games and gets refreshed ...i dont know what it is...but it works on other games like COD and ...i cant think of any others that i play haha

Trust me i'll edit it as soon as we come up with something
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21 Feb 2009   #5
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sparatan117 View Post
yeah i started noticing that too in 2142. Something about Pnkbstr B disappears in the battlefield games and gets refreshed ...i dont know what it is...but it works on other games like COD and ...i cant think of any others that i play haha

Trust me i'll edit it as soon as we come up with something
hello Sparatan117 you see PB updating ended sometime ago before the completed this update where PB is refreshed every few minutes...

games such as FEAR combat that have PB enable dont have a problem... (at least on my end...) without needed anything else running in the background...
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21 Feb 2009   #6
Sparatan117

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 

Exactly which is why we're having a problem now, they figured that it would be a much harder thing to fool hackers to refresh the pnkbstr B service every few minutes instead of a stationary one.

For right now i'm just playing on non-punk buster servers when it comes to the battlefield franchise
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21 Feb 2009   #7
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

great work...... i eagerly await the x64 fix.






SK
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21 Feb 2009   #8
lollsiga

Windows 7
 
 

It did not work in America's Army (using win7 32 bit)

UNKNOWN WINDOWS API FUNCTION [131131]

Also there seems to be no way to start pnkbstrb without starting the game, but it seemed to start with interact with the desktop on by default.


Enemy territory works without doing anything.
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24 Feb 2009   #9
Sparatan117

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 

Thats interesting. ET must be one of the API's that required for system running by 7.

Do me a favor and go into services and see if Pnkbstr B is running prior to americas army.
then tab out durring americas army and see if it is running and then click properties and see if the checkmark for interact with desktop is checked.

Thanks
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24 Feb 2009   #10
termmert

windows 7 x64 build 7000
 
 

rtcw et does not work. same issues on W7 B7000 X64
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