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Peter
December 19th 07, 01:34 AM
Is my wireless router conection giving me this problem I cant play any
multiplayer games anymore ie Fear
sorta unrelated to nvidia but I do have an new 8800 gt tia

Mr.E Solved!
December 19th 07, 05:33 AM
Peter wrote:
> Is my wireless router conection giving me this problem I cant play any
> multiplayer games anymore ie Fear
> sorta unrelated to nvidia but I do have an new 8800 gt tia
>

Yeah, this is a little bit of topic, but a new problem for gamers, which
are nvidia customers, so relevant.

Punkbuster runs as a service now, and both PnkBstrA.EXE and PnkBstrB.exe
need full internet access rights. One of them "A", I think, has to
constantly update itself while "B" does not.

Each game has a different version of "A" and if you don't let "A" get
through your firewall you will have a version mismatch at the server and
get booted after the timeout period.

Not to mention, even if you properly configure your internet firewall
settings to allow A+B traffic, the changed executable will be flagged as
a different program the next time you download a different version,
which happens with no notification, which could boot you again!

You could go to evenbalance.com and download the stand-alone version of
the Punkbuster program, which has a front end that shows you the status
of all punkbuster enabled games (and there are many) and the current and
different versions for each one. Plus an update feature that happens
before you load the game in question, useful for troubleshooting.

Lastly, some versions of "A" or "B" are just plain broken, and/or out of
sync with the server you are trying to join, so you will never get in
until you both get new and matching versions that work, which you have
no control over.

Does punkbuster even work? Is it all worth it? Hard to say, I see it as
effective as "The Club" in stopping car thieves.

Man-wai Chang ToDie
December 19th 07, 03:39 PM
Peter wrote:
> Is my wireless router conection giving me this problem I cant play any
> multiplayer games anymore ie Fear
> sorta unrelated to nvidia but I do have an new 8800 gt tia

Try downloading pbsvc.exe and run it.

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/ v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
/( _ )\ (Xubuntu 7.04) Linux 2.6.23.12
^ ^ 22:39:01 up 7:22 2 users load average: 0.02 0.04 0.01
? ? (CSSA):
http://www.swd.gov.hk/tc/index/site_pubsvc/page_socsecu/sub_addressesa/

Peter
December 20th 07, 03:09 AM
I have run all those punkbuster installers and nothing worked I even
reinstalled the game. Its the new Fear expansion pack (P.M.) gives me
corrupt or mismatched client files and I get kicked from pk servers. If I
try to join them. Annoying.

8800gt follow up alert, I should probably keep my 7900 gtx oc for a while
longer.





"Man-wai Chang ToDie" > wrote in message
...
> Peter wrote:
>> Is my wireless router conection giving me this problem I cant play any
>> multiplayer games anymore ie Fear
>> sorta unrelated to nvidia but I do have an new 8800 gt tia
>
> Try downloading pbsvc.exe and run it.
>
> --
> @[email protected] Might, Courage, Vision, SINCERITY.
> / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
> /( _ )\ (Xubuntu 7.04) Linux 2.6.23.12
> ^ ^ 22:39:01 up 7:22 2 users load average: 0.02 0.04 0.01
> ? ? (CSSA):
> http://www.swd.gov.hk/tc/index/site_pubsvc/page_socsecu/sub_addressesa/

December 29th 07, 07:44 PM
On Tue, 18 Dec 2007 23:33:45 -0500, "Mr.E Solved!"
> wrote:


>
>Does punkbuster even work? Is it all worth it? Hard to say, I see it as
>effective as "The Club" in stopping car thieves.
>

I read up on it when it was offered to be installed. I said no for
now. Sounds a little bit the security risk. Think I'd want to build
a stand alone box just for gaming that won't matter if it gets
corrupted to hell and back.