View Full Version : Punkbuster crashes vCOD and UO?

12-17-2010, 01:02 AM
Hey everyone. I finally got a new computer and saw that the War Chest was on steam and went ahead and got it. COD1 single player and UO single player work fine, yet when I enable Punkbuster on either of the mutliplayer games it immediately crashes. I mean as soon as I check the option box in "Multiplayer Options". It won't even let me get as far as finding a server. Anyways, I am working with Windows 7 if that means anything. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

01-06-2011, 03:44 AM
It's PunkBuster stopping you because of the Steam overlay. Short story is, Even Balance (creator of PunkBuster) won't update it.

Now you have to disable the overlay for the game.

Right click Call of Duty -> Properties -> uncheck "enable ingame overlay"

Go back and try again. SHIFT+TAB (default overlay keys) will not work, but will still record game time

01-06-2011, 08:09 AM
That doesn't sound like the same problem. If it was the overlay, PB would kick you out of a game with an error like "disallowed program / driver". Not crash the game as soon as you enable PB in the options.

I'd try installing Punkbuster manually using the setup.exe available at evenbalance.com.