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Windows 7: Call of duty 4 (COD4) on windows seven

09 Sep 2009   #71

Windows 7 Evaluation copy Built.7100
here is what i did to make it work!!!

I read and read for about 2 hours tips and ideas on forums!And belive me nothing worked! Im not so skilled with windows like some of u guys in modyfing registry blablabla.....but here is what i did and worked for me!
I have installed Cod4 without PB then the 2 patches 1.6 and 1.7
After that downloaded the latest PB from evenbalance and installed it and even after that wasnt been able to locate the 2 files PnkBstrA.exe
and the PnkBstrB.exe.Coz u need the 2 files allowed in windows firewall!
The only thing u need to do is browse on the COD 4 dvd and search for the file named pbsvc and run the PB test!That will do the rest of the job for u!
Hope that will help u! And if it does have fun and dont bother to thank me!

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13 Sep 2009   #72


I have tried everything. an uninstall of cod4 cleaned out the regestry and removed anything with cod4. I re-installed cod4 again and it had the direc x error so I updated my motherboard bios, all motherboard drivers EXCEPT Realtech because I heard there were issues with the driver. After the game installed I installed all patches, then drivers for my 4870 x2 asus ati HD graphics card. updated monitor drivers even. and i was able to connect to 3-4 games then I would get server disconected error or the executable for mp would stop working. I switched over the compatability mode to vista w/sp2 and admin rights and did the same with pb. now it is back to server disconnects and mp errors. I have the MSDN copy of windows 7 ultimate x 64 with xp vm. I thought of trying to install the game on the vm but it is set to low standards mostly for apps anyway. At this point I am almost ready to go back to xp because I want my games to work but other than cod4 everything works except the nextflix plug in but that will come in time. my cod5 works fine it is just cod4. any advice will be greatly appriciated.

rig setup
P35 intel chip
Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Ver 1.1 Bios F12 lga775 intel Q6600 G0 stepping
thermalright ultima -90 heatsink/vantec fan
coursair 4 gigs DDR3 ram
Killer nic
Agea physix card
3 hard drives
Antec 900 case
Antec quattro true power 1000 watt PSU
5 120mm fans 1 92mm fan 1 200mm fan
av Eset smart security and malwarebytes anti malware
gametracker lite
office ultimate 2007
DSL 3megs down 1 meg up
monitor Alienware AW2210 21.5 LCD
Razer lachisis
Belkin n52te
Razer mako speakers
Plantronics gameconpro headset w/mic
all the software has been updated and the av has been running scheduled scans and real time monitoring. I do not know what else I can include but i wanted to be thourgh and give precise information. the cat 6 cables were swapped out to my modem as well.And the latest punkbuster updates too.
Any help is welcome
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28 Sep 2009   #73

Windows 7 Pro RTM

Okay i have found a fix that works perfectly for a 64bit RTM, sorry if already been posted

* Enable Vista compabitility for PnkBstrA/B.exe in c:\windows\syswow64 and c:\users\your_username\appdata\local\punkbuster.
* Running above files with administrator rights.
* Enable Vista compabitility for C:\Program Files (x86)\Activision\Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare\iw3mp.exe
* Run iw3mp.exe (cod4 mp) without administrator rights
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28 Sep 2009   #74
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

Odd, that some people had to go to lots of trouble getting it to work, i just installed, updated PB and put in my game save, and voila!
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29 Sep 2009   #75

Windows 7 Pro RTM

I noticed last night after i upgraded my machine to 7 RTM, that punkbuster have a download on there website so you can put the services into services. Once they are in check that they have been started if not start them, and it works!
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29 Sep 2009   #76

Windows 7 7100

all you have to do is plug in a microphone given you have an onboard soundcard if not enable your sound card and make sure all your sound software and chipset data is up to date and also update java it may help you if you are using 64 bit (i reccomend you use 32, uses less RAM than 64 bit)
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29 Sep 2009   #77

Windows 7 x64
cod4 works fine in win7 till pb update

while i was playing cod4 on win xp I constantly had 80fps.after that I played on win7 and it was around 60-70fps's,but now the fps's are falling down in intervals and I don't know what's happening to it.I think it all started from the last pb update.Is there anyone with some good-looking suggestion? thx
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30 Sep 2009   #78
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64

turn down ya graphics X)
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01 Oct 2009   #79

Windows 7 x64

already done. if it's all on or off, it still don't won't to play like few days before
after pb update i start to make problems
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07 Mar 2010   #80

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (7600 build)
Can somebody post simple instructions please?


I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (7600 build) and I can't acess Call of Duty 4. Does anyone have simple instructions on how to (there are so many posts it's a bit confusing)?

Also do I have to re-install Windows 7? Is there any other way of not having to do a complete re-install?

Thank You
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