Cooliew Jul 29, 2013 @ 3:20am
Punkbuster
I am getting kicked from multiplayer games by Punkbuster, I've tried updating it (a recommended option) but it says that I do not have access and fails to update. Is this because of Steam?
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XxViPeRxX Jul 29, 2013 @ 3:15pm 
no its just BF2 is a very broken game
Seraph Jul 29, 2013 @ 5:23pm 
turn steam interface in the Steam options off. then Punkbuster dont kick you.
Last edited by Seraph; Jul 29, 2013 @ 5:23pm
Cooliew Jul 30, 2013 @ 3:24am 
It still does, I have no idea how to fix it
Piccolo Jul 30, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
You may need to update punkbuster
Cooliew Aug 1, 2013 @ 4:12pm 
Thats the problem, I can't. It says I don't have sufficient rights or something similar, I think Steams not allowing me or something
[L|L] Lucifer Apr 29 @ 5:03pm 
Originally posted by Seraph83:
turn steam interface in the Steam options off. then Punkbuster dont kick you.
That does not work I tried
MASTA SHINOBI Apr 29 @ 5:53pm 
http://www.punkbuster.com/ and download pbsetup run it and click add game select battlefield 2 from the list click add game and run update this should solve your problem getting kicked
Schunkeffect Apr 29 @ 7:34pm 
I'm running into the same issue. Ran pbsetup (as an Administrator), selected Battlefield 2 from the drop down and successfully updated all files. Also uninstalled and reinstalled the pnkbstrA & B services, still no luck. Disabled anti-virus and windows firewall, no luck.

I also unchecked the "overlay" option in Steam, but no luck. As soon as I connect to a server, I get booted due to pnkbstrB.exe not being able to communicate, and there's a reference to the pnkbstrk.sys file too.

After reading several threads from google search results, I am out of options. Sucks that I bought this game and (as of right now) it looks like I won't be able to play it. Does anyone else have suggestions to fix this?
fletcha83 Apr 29 @ 8:20pm 
Same stuff for me pnkbstrA & B, and even invalid CD KEY! Dont know how hte last one was posible. I've followed the guide on here and no luck. :( I just bought BF2 on steam on sale, I had it on disk back in 2005 when it came. I had never had any trouble with it but it was on a XP OS. So maybe its just windows 8?
MASTA SHINOBI Apr 29 @ 8:21pm 
try uninstalling/deleting bf2 from steam redownload/install and during the install it will or after it i cant remember wich it will ask you if you want to install punkbuster make sure you select yes then it runs its own little check and then update it using pbsetup.try it nothing to lose quite a quick download with it only being a small game.
Schunkeffect Apr 30 @ 5:35pm 
Uhh, even after uninstalling from Steam, then re-downloading thte game files I'm still getting the pnkbstrB.exe errors. I can connect to a match, and within ~5 seconds I get booted.

After uninstall/reinstall using the punkbuster service files (www.evenbalance website), I'm still getting the same errors. I'm running Windows 8.1 32-bit (yeah, I know, it's 32-bit). Anyone else able to get this game to work using Win 8.1???

I'm dying to jump in and start playing, and the single-player isn't cutting it! Would appreciate anyone's help/ideas/suggestions.
fletcha83 Apr 30 @ 5:44pm 
I followed the steps on here and it fixed my problems. Im also runing Windows 8.1 http://help.ea.com/en/article/punkbuster-technical-issues/
fletcha83 Apr 30 @ 5:47pm 
It was a matter of making sure it was updated & that it was running for me "pnkbstrB" had not been turned on. Hope this helps other people
MickleaD Apr 30 @ 6:09pm 
- 1 PLZ utilise "searching motor" in the Steam forum, many of your problems are resolved...

- 2 Update manually Punkbuster : http://www.punkbuster.com/

- 3 The Steam overlay must remain closed, so be aware of your attention of detail to know

- 4 If you are Administrator in your system and have no problem with antivirus/firewall config, no problems at all normally

- 5 After cheched all of this, if you still kicked, there is a last problem which is strange, go into
Windows search, write "Msconfig" disable some cores of you processor in the advanced setup page, then select only 2 or 1 after test, restart your computer and you go to Battlefield 2 !!

- 6 The last was a problem for me too since my recent pc, but strangely i have reactived for some games my 8 cores, and retested that, and now it work fine without kick/crash of this, which happened generally after 15/20 minutes of gameplay.

I hope you enjoy one of the most intense/tactical/arcadish/immersif FPS on PC, the true world of gaming shooter...
Last edited by MickleaD; Apr 30 @ 6:10pm
Cooliew Apr 30 @ 7:32pm 
It was to do with my anti-virus. Punkbuster is adware for some reason?
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