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cykalu
03-06-2010, 07:54 PM
anyone else? @@

Loushius
03-06-2010, 07:54 PM
I know a few others now having this issue. Never had a problem with PB before, but since the servers just came back online a few minutes ago, I know get the PB Failed to Initialize message everytime I join a server.

Anyone else?

Leozin2357
03-06-2010, 07:54 PM
Yes, everyone else!

drayman
03-06-2010, 07:54 PM
yeah, me too... :(

Bwana
03-06-2010, 07:55 PM
Me too. Was waiting for someone to start a thread. Now let's enjoy each other's misery together :) :P

Loushius
03-06-2010, 07:55 PM
Yup. I made a new thread almost the same time you did.

And everyone else I know.

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 07:55 PM
Yes I am getting kicked in every game. This is pretty pathetic, I have really tried hard to hold off from complaining about the servers bu WTF!!!!! Get a grip.

Kashual
03-06-2010, 07:56 PM
And the website they are referring to doesnt work. Great success.

Blackopunit2
03-06-2010, 07:56 PM
UPDATE PUNKBUSTER

cykalu
03-06-2010, 07:58 PM
UPDATE PUNKBUSTER

orly?

Pip
03-06-2010, 07:58 PM
just happened to me

187Flesh
03-06-2010, 07:58 PM
UPDATED and still getting kicked

Darksoul247
03-06-2010, 08:00 PM
go to www.evenbalance.com click on support and download the pbsetup then add the game to it and click check for update

Loushius
03-06-2010, 08:01 PM
Yeah I updated before posting the first time.

Same problems.

187Flesh
03-06-2010, 08:01 PM
yeah man join us ;) http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1179596

smilefortim
03-06-2010, 08:01 PM
Happens to everyone now.

Dagam
03-06-2010, 08:01 PM
:eek:go to www.evenbalance.com click on support and download the pbsetup then add the game to it and click check for update

I did that and I still get kicked by pb. :eek:

Kashual
03-06-2010, 08:01 PM
Yeah updating doesnt work.

mr_pie
03-06-2010, 08:02 PM
Same, had no problem before, now getting kicked every 5 seconds, how fun.

Yes, I am up to date.

DrGoon
03-06-2010, 08:02 PM
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

JacKal (o.O)
03-06-2010, 08:03 PM
Same here dont have the beta installed, and manually updated but still getting kicked every 5 seconds.....*aigh*

b0rgm1nd
03-06-2010, 08:03 PM
same
FAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFAILFA IL

QQmore
03-06-2010, 08:03 PM
nflesjfioeshof

Pip
03-06-2010, 08:04 PM
is punkbuster site working for you guys?

bugeric
03-06-2010, 08:04 PM
google pbsetup.exe, dl it and run it. problem solved, happened to me.

bob_loblaw
03-06-2010, 08:05 PM
yep...
and i just got it running last night

Tav0
03-06-2010, 08:05 PM
im getting kicked too, no need to point us to update since the msg clearly tells you to do that and it doesnt fix it.

PANDAPOO
03-06-2010, 08:06 PM
same problem here.

Blackopunit2
03-06-2010, 08:06 PM
Lolnvm

ShadowMan
03-06-2010, 08:06 PM
Finally got the chance to connect today, but I got booted 2x because of PB. Mayne... PB has been messing up, not in 1 more seems like all the games which utilize it on Steam.

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:06 PM
What is this BS since the server crashed. Now I cannot stay connected to a game for more than 1 minute without a PB kick - this is BS - do these guys have any idea what the hell they are doing, I mean are they clueless!

I even downloaded manually the PB files from evenbalance.com and nothing - same crap. God damnit is it that hard to setup a stable server?

Tav0
03-06-2010, 08:06 PM
and the punk buster site isnt working right now, seems like ppl overflowed it :p.

DrGoon
03-06-2010, 08:08 PM
this didnt need to be its own thread, could have commented on the current thread above yours:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1179596

♥♥♥♥♥posts and threads like this are what ruin these forums

KINGRPG0
03-06-2010, 08:08 PM
me too

I Updating complete but PB still kick me

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:09 PM
this didnt need to be its own thread, could have commented on the current thread above yours:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1179596

♥♥♥♥♥posts and threads like this are what ruin these forums

When I want your opinion I will ask for it - hint: I didn't.

Robin_Megadeth
03-06-2010, 08:10 PM
can i poop?

Dan H
03-06-2010, 08:10 PM
EA should give everyone bf2 for free. :p

DrGoon
03-06-2010, 08:10 PM
seems were making steps of progress - at least you didnt start a new thread this time

SpicyEnchilada
03-06-2010, 08:10 PM
Yep get it, i was so excited since i haven't been able to play since the beta (which was fully removed from my hardrive) and now this and that blah server browser failed, and now when the play now button finally took me to a match, kicked, ah well such is life being a PC gamer.

NunSuperior
03-06-2010, 08:10 PM
"The server at box12.evenbalance.com is taking too long to respond."
PB web servers are getting hammered.

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:10 PM
same issues - I updated PB and no go - was working fine yesterday and an hour ago.

xiro7
03-06-2010, 08:11 PM
INTERNET FIGHT!!!

costas201
03-06-2010, 08:12 PM
LOST MY POINTS AND BADGES and now PB problem. Wtf! There is nothing else left for them to do to us ! they completely ♥♥♥♥ed up our game !

Envisionimage
03-06-2010, 08:12 PM
ROFLMAFO

Seriously it keeps getting more and more ridiculous, WTH EA?!

I was all excited that I could log back in and now wham!
something new... I can only laugh at this point :D

losdiaz
03-06-2010, 08:12 PM
everyone is having problems with getting kicked
im going to play TF2 for a while.
i hope they fix this before i kill myself

Nethlem
03-06-2010, 08:13 PM
When I want your opinion I will ask for it - hint: I didn't.

If you don't want to hear opinions than why did you start a thread on a forum?

You do know that forums don't work like twitter, right?

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:13 PM
If you don't want to hear opinions than why did you start a thread on a forum?

You do know that forums don't work like twitter, right?

I don't want opinions, I want to make it clear there is a problem, and will continue to do so until it is fixed.

Batman Runner
03-06-2010, 08:14 PM
YOU HEARD IT FIRST FROM BATMAN

PANDAPOO
03-06-2010, 08:14 PM
this is getting really annoying

Whist
03-06-2010, 08:15 PM
Actually I heard it first fro- you know what? It was batman.

Damuffinator
03-06-2010, 08:15 PM
EA failed to disarm the charge on their server and now PB is taking the heat.

187Flesh
03-06-2010, 08:15 PM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1179596

;)

VegasXL
03-06-2010, 08:16 PM
Kill your Punkbuster processes, and start the game again.

Worked for me, but it might not work for you. Only problem is, there aren't many people in the servers at the moment. :D

blin
03-06-2010, 08:16 PM
It is second day already as I cant connect to EA online. It is only second day I bought the game... Great.

Gazpacho
03-06-2010, 08:16 PM
I suppose the Bat is the only credible source for such information. Makes sense imo.

ShadowMan
03-06-2010, 08:16 PM
The current multiplayer aspect of this game! If it's not "this" then it's "that".. My goodness they should of went with "VAC" :(

NunSuperior
03-06-2010, 08:17 PM
Updated with pbsetup.exe, same problems exist. I played for a few hours yesterday no problems. I guess I need to find non-PB servers.

costas201
03-06-2010, 08:17 PM
imagine if PB fails now and all of a sudden a bunch of other games loose their connections !

Envisionimage
03-06-2010, 08:17 PM
So should I update my PBuster?...

Or are we just holding out and hoping it fixes itself :confused:

Rattenkrieg
03-06-2010, 08:17 PM
Yep I am getting this as well, I have the latest PB version (v1.724 v2.158 | A1382) however I get PB INIT FAILURE within 10 seconds of joining any server.

This is a good game and all but the ♥♥♥♥ing online aspect is a complete debacle, the server browser sucks balls, an PB causes grief and never updates itself automatically.

Not happy at all.

Flinch
03-06-2010, 08:18 PM
So should I update my PBuster?...

Or are we just holding out and hoping it fixes itself :confused:

Updating won't help at this point, unfortunately.

elnica
03-06-2010, 08:18 PM
i just got kicked by punkbuster for no reason

Tides
03-06-2010, 08:19 PM
OH MY GOD PB ISSUES.

Never had them before now it is INSANE>

LukaKovach
03-06-2010, 08:19 PM
Same here.

Tired of repeating "same here" after every new thread about some problem with this game.

QQmore
03-06-2010, 08:19 PM
Updated PB, still gettin kicked...

I had to laugh though, every server i join has everyone on 0pts and all shouting "DON'T KICK ME PB OMGGGGAAHGH!!!11" lol. :o

PANDAPOO
03-06-2010, 08:19 PM
I have yet to play this game for over an hour. It's always some thing.

GrandKamikaze
03-06-2010, 08:20 PM
So...to manually update PB do I download the security files or the Player Client Files??

Guess it doesn't matter though...since apparently it's not working...

ciarlo2006
03-06-2010, 08:20 PM
Kill your Punkbuster processes, and start the game again.

Worked for me, but it might not work for you. Only problem is, there aren't many people in the servers at the moment. :D

Your right, this fixed it, thanks.

LukaKovach
03-06-2010, 08:21 PM
Guess it doesn't matter though...since apparently it's not working...

It's not. It never did.

zAce
03-06-2010, 08:21 PM
Just tried it.. doesn't work for me.

I've updated PB manually, used pbsvc and killed the processes, nothing works.

Takenover83
03-06-2010, 08:22 PM
I am guessing restarting your PC would also do the same trick.

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:23 PM
thx for the idea but did not work.

+cgo+Olah
03-06-2010, 08:24 PM
yup, I've tried everything, including this, and still doesn't work. updated, reinstalled, restarted, you name it, I've tried it. PB is failing

VegasXL
03-06-2010, 08:26 PM
I guess we just have to wait for Punkbuster to have it's periods flow out.

MpBSD
03-06-2010, 08:26 PM
I've been playing all day with no problem. Tonight I'm getting punk buster error anyone else having issues with this tonight.

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:27 PM
yes same, updates dont work.

VegasXL
03-06-2010, 08:27 PM
I've been playing all day with no problem. Tonight I'm getting punk buster error anyone else having issues with this tonight.If you took the time to read through the forums then yes...

Damuffinator
03-06-2010, 08:28 PM
Still got kicked :/

Percent
03-06-2010, 08:28 PM
Nice, at least i aint the only one with this ♥♥♥♥y problem -_-'

SoKoOLz
03-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Emm still having the same problem as well.


Well I think for the server side also need to be updated as well.

Gman03
03-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Didn't help me at all.

LukaKovach
03-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Can you imagine playing this game with no bugs or glitches or punkbuster kicking you? It'd be so great.

MpBSD
03-06-2010, 08:29 PM
I've updated and the issue not being fixed. Something on EA side that messing up PB.

Revelstoke
03-06-2010, 08:30 PM
nope..

BiruBiru
03-06-2010, 08:30 PM
no...

Vaitek
03-06-2010, 08:31 PM
This might work on servers that don't use PB. Other than that, no go.

MpBSD
03-06-2010, 08:31 PM
If your rank not showing up, or showing up reset. It will fix it's self. Last night Mine did that was like crap I worked to get this rank now it's lost. Came on this morning and it worked fine.

Tav0
03-06-2010, 08:31 PM
it doesnt work, it appears to work but after a while it will kick you.

QQmore
03-06-2010, 08:32 PM
I did this and was actually able to join a server and play for 5mins or so, then i tried to connect to another server and got kicked within 20sec's or so of joining.. Ending the processes and restarting the game doesn't seem to work a second time round :mad:

Roughneck2zerO
03-06-2010, 08:36 PM
Before i started playing i made sure to update PB manually as stated on the live feed on main screen of game. I never had a PB disconnect issue and have been playing as much as i can since Thursday night (AEST) despite other connection issues.

Today i finished a rush game and wanted to try conquest but when i logged in again i got a PB disconnect, so now PB wont let me play at all even though i have updated setup.

Ended PB process and still getting kicked. Message states 'PB FAILED TO INIT'

This is a great game but fast becoming more trouble than its worth.....

Roughneck2zerO
03-06-2010, 08:37 PM
So is everyone experiencing PB disconnects just now? or have you had them b4 this afternoon?

logic619
03-06-2010, 08:38 PM
been playing fine..rank 11 with almost all but one assault rifle unlocked..i just want to pwn ♥♥♥♥♥es

TDZGamer
03-06-2010, 08:38 PM
Seems very random. I bet a whole bunch of servers that have outdated versions og pb.

Patates
03-06-2010, 08:38 PM
i hate third party anti cheat softwares when I already use steam

XEshamX
03-06-2010, 08:39 PM
lol, if you kill the processes and join a server with PB you will get kicked.

rgonzruiz
03-06-2010, 08:39 PM
So is everyone experiencing PB disconnects just now? or have you had them b4 this afternoon?

I just started having problems with pb after the recent ea master servers downtime...

Roughneck2zerO
03-06-2010, 08:39 PM
I am getting kicked from servers that I was playing on 40min ago?

GrandKamikaze
03-06-2010, 08:39 PM
Are we all getting the same error? I'm getting an "INIT FAILURE" message...

therealzein
03-06-2010, 08:40 PM
This is not an EA prob, this is a PB prob. PB will probally take their sweet ♥♥♥ time when EA is trying to kiss their asses.

PANDAPOO
03-06-2010, 08:41 PM
I just joined a server with PB off and I still got kicked because of PunkBuster after 10 seconds into the game. That doesn't make sense, does it?

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:41 PM
I am getting kicked from servers that I was playing on 40min ago?

Same, it simply does not work - I was playing fine until the EA master login went down then when it came back it was toast PB errors all over.

The game is now unplayable and the counter is ticking on the refund timer as this is becoming a real hassle to play.

Unspammable
03-06-2010, 08:44 PM
Same, it simply does not work - I was playing fine until the EA master login went down then when it came back it was toast PB errors all over.

The game is now unplayable and the counter is ticking on the refund timer as this is becoming a real hassle to play.

How long do we have a chance to get a refund from steam? I've never even thought about a refund until now. Not sure if I'm at the point where I'm giving up but I feel it coming soon.

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:45 PM
How long do we have a chance to get a refund from steam? I've never even thought about a refund until now. Not sure if I'm at the point where I'm giving up but I feel it coming soon.

Usually you have to ask before it goes retail, but given the unplayable nature of the game I consider it approaching unplayable and therefore, not a valid purchase. I am confident I could ensure a refund, or if that failed I am 100% confident my purchase still falls under the charge back policy of my credit card company.

Seadogs
03-06-2010, 08:47 PM
This is not an EA prob, this is a PB prob. PB will probally take their sweet ♥♥♥ time when EA is trying to kiss their asses.

I somehow dobt they are not interconnected. EA login goes down, comes back and PB spazzez. Yeah, it's an EA + PB issue.

Tav0
03-06-2010, 08:47 PM
How long do we have a chance to get a refund from steam? I've never even thought about a refund until now. Not sure if I'm at the point where I'm giving up but I feel it coming soon.

lol, i bought this too and i consider that if you want a refund just for this matter you must be a noob.

MacManInfi
03-06-2010, 08:51 PM
I have been able to play for the last few nights with only one or two PB disconnects (plus all the other connection issue BS). But now tonight, I can't stay in a game for more than five seconds because of this. I get kicked out of every one. I have updated PB via their PBSetup, plus I have done it manually. Still no go. Ugh.

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:52 PM
lol, i bought this too and i consider that if you want a refund just for this matter you must be a noob.

It does not make you a noob just for this, it is not just this. It is server browsder does not work, then works, the doesnt. It is half the servers listed dont work. it is the servers are up, then down, then up, then down. Then it is PB not working and needing an IT degree to fix, then it is a patch on a weekend. It goes on and on. The game stability is crap, and unless you sit in front of your screen spamming for a game you cannot reliably play the product you purchased. I know a bunch of guys IRL having same issues, they got an hour or two after work and get home to find the rubbish does not work when they have time to play. It's pathetic.

blin
03-06-2010, 08:53 PM
this ♥♥♥♥ doesnt work people..

I guess we need to wait for a while. Then server admins will move their asses and update their servers. So we ll be able to play.. Untill.. PB releases new update..

Gosh, same story for years already. Honestly. It happened with me in each and every BF game. I stopped playing them for that reason.

Then after 2 years I forgot, and bought BF BC2...

Crashwingman
03-06-2010, 08:53 PM
Kill your Punkbuster processes, and start the game again.

Worked for me, but it might not work for you. Only problem is, there aren't many people in the servers at the moment. :D

That worked! Thanks buddy.:)

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 08:54 PM
That worked! Thanks buddy.:)

timing it until your back with it not working.

+cgo+Olah
03-06-2010, 08:58 PM
PB could learn some things from VAC

MacManInfi
03-06-2010, 08:58 PM
Same here. I'm a sad panda now. wtf? grrrrrrrrrr

xm20k
03-06-2010, 08:58 PM
This is bull! played all day then bam PB INIT FAILURE bla bla. This crap is getting old fast.

GrandKamikaze
03-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Wonder how long it'll take to fix the servers this time...ah well, at least I'll have AC II to play in a coupla days. :P

therealzein
03-06-2010, 08:59 PM
everyone has it man, PB is ♥♥♥♥ing you over

blin
03-06-2010, 09:03 PM
shoulder anyone? shoulder? I need a shoulder...

:-)

Milamber
03-06-2010, 09:03 PM
This thread is going to get big and nasty!

Seadogs
03-06-2010, 09:04 PM
This thread is going to get big and nasty!

Like my ♥♥♥ :o

wes83
03-06-2010, 09:04 PM
♥♥♥♥ you Punkbuster

wes83
03-06-2010, 09:06 PM
♥♥♥♥ you Punkbuster
♥♥♥♥ you EA
♥♥♥♥ you Dice
♥♥♥♥ you ,and i need my money back

Cant connect now , and spend more time finding the right server than playing.
What were they thinking?

kamikazekrieg
03-06-2010, 09:06 PM
i hope you die punkbuster

kamikazekrieg
03-06-2010, 09:09 PM
i hope you die punkbuster, go to hell!

MA6200
03-06-2010, 09:11 PM
I was about to write a ranting wall of text, but then figured ♥♥♥♥ it.

Your title pretty much sums up my feelings towards PB. It's always been a PITA, and never been any more effective than any other less intrusive anti-cheat system.

kamikazekrieg
03-06-2010, 09:12 PM
punkbuster will get whats coming to him. i should be leveling right now but i cant get in a damn server!!!

Mr.Ceefus
03-06-2010, 09:13 PM
i'd love it, if it actually busted some punks

Whist
03-06-2010, 09:14 PM
i'd love it, if it actually busted some punks

And also prevents most people from play BC2...

FocusPocus
03-06-2010, 09:14 PM
I wonder if OP is a hacker XD

xchosen
03-06-2010, 09:15 PM
I wonder if OP is a hacker XD

no PB is kicking just about everyone from game weather they manual update or not.

MisterAngry
03-06-2010, 09:16 PM
And also prevents most people from play BC2...

Like me, for example.

LukaKovach
03-06-2010, 09:16 PM
THAT BUSTER SURE IS BUSTING US PUNKS HEH

:)

Whist
03-06-2010, 09:17 PM
Like me, for example.

Since EA went down about an hour ago most peopel are having trouble. I restarted becaues I heard the punkbuster process continues to run for some reason right now...I got in a server and it worked, but when i went to change servers I got booted.

Relphus
03-06-2010, 09:17 PM
MAN!


I WANT TO PLAY!!!!

OMFG!!!

♥♥♥♥ U PUNKBUSTER!

ShadowMan
03-06-2010, 09:17 PM
PB been having issues with games since Jan 2010, especially Steam related from my knowledge. That is quite sometime. Issues with BF2, issues with COD, issues with Crysis, issues with every game that utilizes it, it seems.

Redhandlure
03-06-2010, 09:18 PM
Join a server that has been restarted, thats the solution.
Hopefully by tommorow most servers have been restarted

Roughneck2zerO
03-06-2010, 09:18 PM
omg this could be the last straw

anyone want to sell me a 3 legged chair?

I will pay good money for inferior products

Relphus
03-06-2010, 09:19 PM
♥♥♥♥ U PUNKBUSTER!

kamikazekrieg
03-06-2010, 09:20 PM
ill kill you punkbuster!! rarrrr!!!!

mr_realization
03-06-2010, 09:20 PM
I used my firewall to block only the ♥♥♥♥Buster app and ended up being able to play! But before that, kick after kick... LAME.

ShadowMan
03-06-2010, 09:20 PM
I will confirm, came 2010, PB been slacking it, big time. It's coming to the end of it's era. Replace it with VAC for good sake.

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 09:24 PM
Add to this ♥♥♥♥ that now I crash to desktop every 5 mins. This game is such a pile of crap.

Sweetdreams
03-06-2010, 09:24 PM
WE ARE THE PUNKS AND WE HAVE BEEN BUSTED. THEIR JOB IS DONE.

Sweetdreams
03-06-2010, 09:26 PM
actually this should work. all we need is for the servers to restart so they can refresh

Revelstoke
03-06-2010, 09:27 PM
Step 1: Delete your pb folder in BC2

Step 2: use pbsetup to reinstall punkbuster

step 3: enjoy the game!


someone posted that on the official boards

Nspire
03-06-2010, 09:29 PM
Just look at the pb website, made in 1990's or something

kamikazekrieg
03-06-2010, 09:32 PM
Just look at the pb website, made in 1990's or something

that means its old!!

Eloquence
03-06-2010, 09:34 PM
Death to punkbuster

Roughneck2zerO
03-06-2010, 09:36 PM
No joy

fullgrip
03-06-2010, 09:38 PM
I never had any one of those DRM or anti-cheat problems everyone always talk about maybe because I always buy my games and NEVER cheat!

But now that the best game of the century is finally released -- Battlefield Bad Company 2 on Steam -- I can't play MP at all!

I get kicked in less than 1min of game play.
This is too unfair!

I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!

http://picasaweb.google.com.br/lh/photo/UQTyHEmU-SNejc48RYLd7w?feat=directlink

PS: I already gave explicit web access to every PB executable in my computer in the windows firewall exception tab and I my modem-router firewall setting is aways OFF. But none of these do any better!

immense_tie
03-06-2010, 09:38 PM
How do You update punkbuster through Steam

So I find Steam Apps then BC2 then what

And steam fix your ♥♥♥♥...why is it when theres a news update it crashes my game

chipmaga
03-06-2010, 09:39 PM
Restarting the server works!!!!! I can play. If you guys are interested my server is called:

TsMgcc.com Hardcore Conquest/Rush

Hardcore all day. Fun stuff. Anyways hopefully most servers restart by tomorrow.

Roughneck2zerO
03-06-2010, 09:40 PM
What makes me really upset is on the BFBC2 leaderboard some people have managed to play up to 50hrs since release.

WTF!!

logic619
03-06-2010, 09:40 PM
Restarting the server works!!!!! I can play. If you guys are interested my server is called:

TsMgcc.com Hardcore Conquest/Rush

Hardcore all day. Fun stuff. Anyways hopefully most servers restart by tomorrow.

if it wasnt hardcore id join

Justin K.
03-06-2010, 09:43 PM
Lol do you guys do anything but whine and moan about video games? Go excersize or get some fresh air for once.

ShadowMan
03-06-2010, 09:43 PM
I never cheat also. Let me be honest and fair, PB served us well for a long time, as long I could recall. But comes this year, many issues with it starting in January 2010 and with every single game that has PB. From all the Battlefields to all the Call of Duties and more. I had this issue since Jan on my Vista then in Feb I updated it all to Win7 and the issue still remains.

Usually there were a few people who didn't install PB properly before on STEAM, but this time it's not the case. Bad technical issues arose and it appears after 3 months it is not being solved, that or they the employees at PB been totally slacking!

solidetuber
03-06-2010, 09:44 PM
i cant play any games on bc2, today, what a waist of a day FFFFFFUUUUUUUU

code1101
03-06-2010, 09:45 PM
Lol do you guys do anything but whine and moan about video games? Go excersize or get some fresh air for once.

yeah you should do that also rather than posting here.

Stormlord
03-06-2010, 09:46 PM
This is a post from the EA UK forums, and it worked for me!
http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-bad-company-2-pc/937865-possible-pb-kick-fix.html

"Right follow these steps all the way to the end to make sure you download missing files that are not installed by PBsetup.exe.

1> Goto PunkBuster Online Countermeasures

2> Download PBsetup (3.4) install, run and add your game.

3> Select your game file and click check for updates.

4> Navigate to: Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/htm/

5> Make sure you have the following files in there:

Quote:
wc002158.htm
wa001382.htm
If YES skip to step 6

If NO then goto: PunkBuster Online Countermeasures

Download those files and place them in :
Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/htm/

6> Now also download pbsec.htm (for Players not Admin) from the last link and place that both of these locations (to make sure):
Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/htm/
Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/


Now PB should be properly setup.

We discovered that pbsec.htm was missing from the pb/htm directory so this is mainly to get that plus the usual PB update procedure for those that don't know how to.

Thanks goto L5D for noticing the missing file."

MA6200
03-06-2010, 09:48 PM
How do You update punkbuster through Steam

So I find Steam Apps then BC2 then what

And steam fix your ♥♥♥♥...why is it when theres a news update it crashes my game

The best way to update punkbuster is to download pbsetup.exe from www.evenbalance.com, the PB website. Please note that you will have to change the default directory, as it will refence the beta folders. Please also note that PB is total ♥♥♥♥, as it has been for many, many years, and updating manually will not solve the fact that you're getting kicked for no good reason.

Wardrop
03-06-2010, 09:49 PM
This doesn't fix anything for me. Have done all those steps, even before reading this post, restarting my computer in-between, still get kicked from just about every server with "PB INIT FAILURE". I'd rather play with a server full of hackers than not play at all.

Stormlord
03-06-2010, 09:51 PM
This doesn't fix anything for me. Have done all those steps, even before reading this post, restarting my computer in-between, still get kicked from just about every server with "PB INIT FAILURE". I'd rather play with a server full of hackers than not play at all.
Have you also downloaded pbsec.htm? the auto update doesn't download it, and PB keeps updating the files.

StrikerZ
03-06-2010, 09:53 PM
Didn't help me, I did everything.

xaneshx
03-06-2010, 09:57 PM
I just tried this, 10 seconds later in a server, kicked out with a PB error. :(

chipmaga
03-06-2010, 10:00 PM
guys fix is simple, just restart your server, I did that to mine and it works fine, been playing for 20 minutes.

TsMgcc.com Hardcore Conquest/Rush is the name join up. LETS PLAY!!!

BurtonJ
03-06-2010, 10:00 PM
Its a server issue. There is nothing client side that will fix it.

blazefreak
03-06-2010, 10:05 PM
Thank you burtonj

chipmaga
03-06-2010, 10:08 PM
it is a simple fix, we just need to restart our servers. I restarted mine and its been going for 25 mins people are joining and staying. if your interested the server name is:

TsMgcc.com Hardcore Conquest/Rush

chipmaga
03-06-2010, 10:11 PM
guys its not punkbuster, all you need to do is restart your server and its fixed, mine is running fine and has been for 30 mins. currently 10 people in there if interested the server name is:

TsMgcc.com Hardcore Conquest/Rush

Kalasthornwood
03-06-2010, 10:12 PM
and the wonderful crash to desktops I am getting since it started are wonderful too.

cronus68
03-06-2010, 10:12 PM
Its a server issue. There is nothing client side that will fix it.

That is WONDERFUL news... Now can you contact all the 1000s of server admins to get them to do this? I played in random servers, over 100 of them, and got kicked out of each of them.

I tried all my "history" servers (as you can't add favorites for some stupid reason). Same thing, booted out of every one of them.

So now we have to wait till they all make the choice to reboot? How about you get EA to put a deal in there to restart the servers?

Roughneck2zerO
03-06-2010, 10:15 PM
guys its not punkbuster, all you need to do is restart your server and its fixed, mine is running fine and has been for 30 mins. currently 10 people in there if interested the server name is:

TsMgcc.com Hardcore Conquest/Rush

be nice if the server browser showed you server

thank you anyway

will continue to search

chipmaga
03-06-2010, 10:17 PM
lol it shows my server half the people in there told me they saw my post on steam forums, just look harder

xaneshx
03-06-2010, 10:18 PM
I just tried your server chipmaga, and kicked me with a PB error both times (2 attempts) after joining the game.

chipmaga
03-06-2010, 10:21 PM
well there are 13 people in there now which you can confirm by being in there.

Psycold
03-06-2010, 10:26 PM
Lol do you guys do anything but whine and moan about video games? Go excersize or get some fresh air for once.

this post changed my life

Roughneck2zerO
03-06-2010, 10:26 PM
lol it shows my server half the people in there told me they saw my post on steam forums, just look harder

I dont doubt your word mate, it just that the server browser is so random

interested
03-06-2010, 10:43 PM
I was unable to play this game on release day due to the long download time.
Then on the next few days, EA servers went down, and Punkbuster would randomly kick me, even though i had updated to latest version with pbsetup, and I don't have any beta remnants on this PC.

Finally today I was able to put in several hours straight, with no login or disconnect issues.
I successfully played on several servers today all of which said they were using Punkbuster.

However later on in the day, I would get kicked by punkbuster a minute or two after connecting to any server.

when this happened i tried killing the PnkBstrA and B processes, and restarting the game. unfortunately this did not help.

So i waited awhile and went and did something else.
A few hours later when i tried playing again i was once again able to maintain a connection for a few full rush rounds on a couple of maps.

However once again after awhile the punbuster kick started happening again.

Needless to say this is pretty annoying.
I am also quite confident that these kick issues are isolated to EA logins / Punkbuster communications, outside of my control.

Hopefully EA and Punkbuster clear this up sometime soon, since i would like to have this game work on my free time schedule, and not be based on when their servers are working.

Oh one last thing.. i also bought this game for PS3 ( since some of my friends don't have good pc's) And i can say that overall the PS3 has had far fewer connectivity or problems in general compared to the PC version.
The PS3 did have an EA login outage, however since the PS3 does not use punkbuster, at least once EA servers are working, you don't have to worry about punkbuster kicking you for no reason.

mono2k10
03-06-2010, 11:49 PM
Typical pb garbage. I have no idea what the point of punkbuster is besides kicking people out of games for no reason. It's always a pain.

Lokust
03-06-2010, 11:50 PM
I have been getting kicked by PunkBuster on servers that have PunkBuster disabled. I find that kind of funny.

Wardrop
03-07-2010, 12:09 AM
Punkbuster is really started to piss me off. I've already wasted hours trying to get this thing to work. It's completely ♥♥♥♥ed up!

I'm not able to play at all. It was alright yesterday, but today, 90% of servers kick me within the first 30 seconds. I've tried all the suggested fixes, all of them failing as miserably as the previous one. I just don't understand how it can be working one day, and then be screwed the next. From what I gather, DICE's server patches have fixed one problem, only to introduce another. It's just not something you expect from a high profile game. It's atrocious.

flybboy
03-07-2010, 12:12 AM
oh man this is a relieve, i thought i was the only one.


Anyone else getting the "forever" "UPDATING STATS" ?

davidl40414
03-07-2010, 12:37 AM
Any clever cheater can easily get around punkbuster. All pb does it piss off the honest, trustworthy customers. It's a relic from another age of gaming and it disgusts me that it's still around.

detox0911
03-07-2010, 12:56 AM
* (http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-bad-company-2-pc/937865-possible-pb-kick-fix.html)

;)

TheMupp
03-07-2010, 12:58 AM
me 2 :(

steeldragon61
03-07-2010, 12:59 AM
Me too damnit

IcyGal
03-07-2010, 01:18 AM
man had the problem tooo

l4yercake
03-07-2010, 01:31 AM
Step 1: Delete your pb folder in BC2

Step 2: use pbsetup to reinstall punkbuster

step 3: enjoy the game!


someone posted that on the official boards

tried that....still doesn't fix the issue
wiped the folder user revo uninstaller pro, updated via pbsetup

my client version shows as v2.158 | A1382
server version v1.724 | C2.158

blin
03-07-2010, 01:40 AM
already did everything which is on the internet..

even prayed to Chaos Gods... But they failed me for this time..

tomg126
03-07-2010, 01:41 AM
even balance and punkbuster f*cking sucks.

but yes, i too am now getting kicked from every game i join as of today lol

xtali
03-07-2010, 01:43 AM
WHATT THEE F*/***** GOD DAMM PB
I updated and still dosent work kickes me after 8 seconds omfg stupid dice why did they relese it if it isent done yet

analyst88
03-07-2010, 01:48 AM
So we're four days after launch and still no patch for all the trouble? One would think that they'd patch this at the latest 48 hours after release, but apparently not.

So far we had: EA's server being unable to cope with the amount of players, pretty random connection issues and now PB kicks people out of a game without proper reason.

What was that beta for again? Testing or just a glorified demo?

tomg126
03-07-2010, 01:50 AM
This is a post from the EA UK forums, and it worked for me!
http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-bad-company-2-pc/937865-possible-pb-kick-fix.html

"Right follow these steps all the way to the end to make sure you download missing files that are not installed by PBsetup.exe.

1> Goto PunkBuster Online Countermeasures

2> Download PBsetup (3.4) install, run and add your game.

3> Select your game file and click check for updates.

4> Navigate to: Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/htm/

5> Make sure you have the following files in there:

Quote:
wc002158.htm
wa001382.htm
If YES skip to step 6

If NO then goto: PunkBuster Online Countermeasures

Download those files and place them in :
Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/htm/

6> Now also download pbsec.htm (for Players not Admin) from the last link and place that both of these locations (to make sure):
Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/htm/
Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/


Now PB should be properly setup.

We discovered that pbsec.htm was missing from the pb/htm directory so this is mainly to get that plus the usual PB update procedure for those that don't know how to.

Thanks goto L5D for noticing the missing file."

Just tried this, didn't work lol

tomg126
03-07-2010, 01:51 AM
So we're four days after launch and still no patch for all the trouble? One would think that they'd patch this at the latest 48 hours after release, but apparently not.

So far we had: EA's server being unable to cope with the amount of players, pretty random connection issues and now PB kicks people out of a game without proper reason.

What was that beta for again? Testing or just a glorified demo?

between all these issues plus the influx of noob tubers and nade spammers from mw2 i might just wait for bf3 :(

spor
03-07-2010, 02:12 AM
yup. INI file problem. updating does not do anything this just proves that after a million years PB is still a piece of ♥♥♥♥

andreah2o
03-07-2010, 02:16 AM
updated.. still problem... pls fix

smerles
03-07-2010, 02:17 AM
Got the same problem now. WTF EA? :(

Nikhmar
03-07-2010, 02:22 AM
Why do developers use PB? Why? I have to fight with PB in every game it is in. COD4, AA3, WarRock etc. All of those I get eventually end up getting kicked by pb for plenty of stupid reasons like "illegal program" also known as steam community in-game.

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
I guess PB's way to get rid of hackers is get rid of EVERYONE

l4yercake
03-07-2010, 02:27 AM
Why do developers use PB? Why? I have to fight with PB in every game it is in. COD4, AA3, WarRock etc. All of those I get eventually end up getting kicked by pb for plenty of stupid reasons like "illegal program" also known as steam community in-game.

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
I guess PB's way to get rid of hackers is get rid of EVERYONE

I wish there was someway DICE could dump Evenbalance and just go VAC. Punkbuster disconnects were the same reason I stopped playing BF2142

erikjanneman
03-07-2010, 02:43 AM
same here. Never had problems with PB and bfbc2. Now all of the sudden it kicks me from every game...

brechtos
03-07-2010, 02:45 AM
The game is still amazingly awesome and I'm sure they will fix it as soon as possible.
Launches always come with unexpected problems(and beta's don't always reveal all of them).

Now what I do not get are the people who start flaming and want refunds... .
Play some single player while the problem is being fixed or just do something else.

But that is just my attitude towards it.:)

ow and the manual update worked for me.
Altough I did need to create a htm folder manually as it was not there.

eaxs
03-07-2010, 02:46 AM
Yaaaarrr! Adding myself to the victim list here. Although it's not gonna help resolving the issue :p

Fangoram
03-07-2010, 02:47 AM
The first and only issue I had was 1 kick... Which never happened again after I manualy updated punk buster.

toughguy000
03-07-2010, 02:49 AM
the main reason why I quit playing BF2 was due to all the punkbuster issues.

bf2:
It took forever to install, the patches were frigging huge. Even after all of that it took forever to get punkbuster agreeing with your rig.

I'm glad there are no professional leagues that are "hardcore" into this game yet.:eek:

Angrypyro
03-07-2010, 02:52 AM
this is ultra lame... im not going to manually install the punkbuster patch, they need to fix this. i can't even play online for 5 seconds without getting disconnected. Time to play another game.

erikjanneman
03-07-2010, 02:52 AM
Has anyone tried this?

http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-bad-company-2-pc/937865-possible-pb-kick-fix.html

IcyGal
03-07-2010, 02:55 AM
steam -> steam apps -> common -> bc2 -> install -> pb -> reinstall it...

works for me!

SubSeven
03-07-2010, 02:59 AM
Seems like its a server problem. All admins restart your Servers.

toughguy000
03-07-2010, 03:04 AM
Has anyone tried this?

http://forums.electronicarts.co.uk/battlefield-bad-company-2-pc/937865-possible-pb-kick-fix.html

not working for me

steam -> steam apps -> common -> bc2 -> install -> pb -> reinstall it...

works for me!

WORKED! omfg.

ty :)

gece kusu
03-07-2010, 03:54 AM
The sources of the problem is server owners didn't update their PB versions while EA main servers did it already. This is an imcompatibility issue between client and server. Even if you update your PB versions it doesn't matter either, no matter those servers didn't update it.

Shape
03-07-2010, 03:58 AM
Looks like the problem. The issue started right after the R5 update.

corson70
03-07-2010, 04:08 AM
i solved this problem doing this:
uninstall punkbuster and check also that all the filles in the directory pb from bfbc2 game are erased (also the directory pb MUST BE ERASED). then copy punkbuster.exe from the site and you put it in the game directory. then install punkbuster and after that update it. it has worked for me. close and restart steam of course
SORRY GUYS I HAVE PLAYED ON 3 MAPS AND AFTER THAT AGAIN THE SAME PROBLEM PUNKBUSTER INIT FAILURE

Wardrop
03-07-2010, 04:10 AM
Why do developers use PB? Why? I have to fight with PB in every game it is in. COD4, AA3, WarRock etc. All of those I get eventually end up getting kicked by pb for plenty of stupid reasons like "illegal program" also known as steam community in-game.

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
I guess PB's way to get rid of hackers is get rid of EVERYONE

It's because the game developers that use PB, don't care too much about the users experience. It's a quick fix to combat hackers, and probably has reasonable pricing.

SCantan
03-07-2010, 04:27 AM
it is a simple fix, we just need to restart our servers. I restarted mine and its been going for 25 mins people are joining and staying. if your interested the server name is:

TsMgcc.com Hardcore Conquest/Rush

Yeah, chipmaga's server is working perfectly and I was getting kicked from every other server. So it looks like that's the problem.

freakshowfreak
03-07-2010, 04:29 AM
ohhhh I hate this punkbuster crap.....

it's even worse then having cheaters

uninstalled reinstalled pb but no difrence.....

get kicked after 0 minutes. and yesterday I was able to play.......

Mr.Bigtime
03-07-2010, 04:42 AM
without a reason PB started to kick me in 1 minute..updated and done every FIX but no go..I HATE DICE AND BF games! MW2 is working properly then this. we bashed MW2 but sorry, it works far more better than this right now..we will see in the future.

Paramonos
03-07-2010, 05:03 AM
without a reason PB started to kick me in 1 minute..updated and done every FIX but no go..I HATE DICE AND BF games! MW2 is working properly then this. we bashed MW2 but sorry, it works far more better than this right now..we will see in the future.

Try this link, worked for me (putting the pbsec.htm file in the Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/ directory and manually updating PB using the PBsetup (3.4) from http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-bc2.php)

Mr.Bigtime
03-07-2010, 05:07 AM
Try this link, worked for me (putting the pbsec.htm file in the Battlefield Bad Company 2/PB/ directory and manually updating PB using the PBsetup (3.4) from http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-bc2.php)

hey bro, i did that but let me do it again..thanx anyway.

shlomi8780
03-07-2010, 05:10 AM
me 2 pb ...

Armitage Shanks
03-07-2010, 05:30 AM
Was playing earlier. No problems. Awesome game. Ran just now and keep getting kicked by PB. Ouch.

BizZz
03-07-2010, 05:32 AM
Was playing on a server without PB, after 15 seconds got kicked because of a PB error ... lol?

Unknown07
03-07-2010, 05:33 AM
I haven't been kicked by Punkbuster once. It must be your internet connection.

victis_honor
03-07-2010, 05:33 AM
Was playing earlier. No problems. Awesome game. Ran just now and keep getting kicked by PB. Ouch.

Same for me, a init failure or something. ea/dice/pb need to get there ♥♥♥♥ together asap so save whats left of there company's reputation after this horro sotry of a release. And beta whas so promising.

ps: i did update it manually. still happens.

Nikhmar
03-07-2010, 05:41 AM
It's because the game developers that use PB, don't care too much about the users experience. It's a quick fix to combat hackers, and probably has reasonable pricing.

I can clearly see why it has REASONABLE pricing. I mean, it doesn't even work correctly.

rpmmatt
03-07-2010, 05:43 AM
This is STILL happening for me and several people on my friends list.

Unable to play online due to constant kicking by PB.

I have updated manually using the PBsetup from even balance.
I have downloaded the pbsec.htm file as listed on these forums.
I have restarted my PC every time I try updating PB.
I have fully uninstalled/reinstalled PB.
Double checked PB A and PB B .exe's are listed as exceptions in my firewall.
Nothing seems to fix it.

It cant be a server side issue, as I get kicked even from games that have others on my friends list playing.

Considering the first day I couldn't even log in. After 1 days play I now get this issue.

Where is the official word on this issue? Evenbalance have nothing on their website, and the last info posted on the BC2 page was about them offering support for the Beta version on 9th Feb. They can't even be bothered to announce the release of the game they are supporting.

I am now reinstalling the entire game. If this doesnt fix it I don't know what else I can possibly try?

Adante
03-07-2010, 05:43 AM
Rage.. Just rage

bumbuletsu
03-07-2010, 05:45 AM
i have the same issue
Unable to play online due to constant kicking by PB.

I have updated manually using the PBsetup from even balance.
I have downloaded the pbsec.htm file as listed on these forums.
I have restarted my PC every time I try updating PB.
I have fully uninstalled/reinstalled PB.
Double checked PB A and PB B .exe's are listed as exceptions in my firewall.
Nothing seems to fix it.

IcyGal
03-07-2010, 05:47 AM
steam -> steam apps -> common -> bc2 -> install -> pb -> reinstall it...

works for me!

:D :D

rpmmatt
03-07-2010, 05:53 AM
Maybe if evenbalance had some sort of support forums, or even a ticket system so you could submit technical issues. Instead, for all 1000's of people who buy and play all these games, they have to navigate a website not seen since the days of geocities, and which doesnt really explain what may or may not be going on with their game.

bumbuletsu
03-07-2010, 05:54 AM
:D :D


just tried that update mannualy after still same eror ffs running XP

Kintaro696
03-07-2010, 06:12 AM
Argh, useless PB.

paulhodkinsonw4
03-07-2010, 06:14 AM
The thing that worries me about all of this, is that while an unlikely scenario, if Ea/Dice/evenbalance never fix the issues that a lot of people are experiencing, a) We will never get a refund and b) They will get away with it.

It is the fact that large game publishers are not held to any kind of standards, the only incentive they have to fix their games is bad word of mouth, and lets face it, EA have survived in spite of being mistrusted/hated for many years now.

In all likelyhood they will sort the majority of the issues out in the near future but their policy of silence (I would go sofar as to say all out denial) with regard to these issues is no surprise to me, the damage is done and once again I am left jaded and disillusioned at the state of PC gaming and an environment where certain publishers cater to themselves before their customers, and are rewarded for under-budgeting/rushing releases.

Also god forbid a PC game is released that wasn't made for consoles. The PC has long been the medium through which the gaming industry catered to the enthusiasts and the hardcore, and we are rewarded for our years of patronage by being treated as second class customers simply because catering to the casual gamer has become more profitable. Console exclusive gamers expect less, they don't have that pesky tendency of running different operating systems or with myriad different combinations of hardware and more to the point they care less for the medium/industry than 'gamers'. A casual gamer won't blink (or even be aware of the fact) if a publisher/developer put out a terrible game, we hold the gaming industry to a higher standard and the industry would prefer to ignore us than deliver.

rpmmatt
03-07-2010, 06:47 AM
Don't wont to consider a refund as I like the game. It was worth the money, I am just frustrated, as there appears to be no official announcements as to why this is happening.

I don't expect an answer on the Steam forums, but there should be something official on the EA forums that at the very least recognizes that there is a problem and that they are working on it.

Zero1
03-07-2010, 07:16 AM
:D :D

Worked for me too, just need to fix the lost connection problem.

Mogar
04-28-2010, 06:13 AM
Updated PB, still gettin kicked...

I had to laugh though, every server i join has everyone on 0pts and all shouting "DON'T KICK ME PB OMGGGGAAHGH!!!11" lol. :o

lol -_-