Elvizon1 Aug 30 @ 6:26pm
Punkbuster BullS****
Everytime i join the game i play for 30 seconds and then i get kicked by punkbuster saying that punkbuster.exe has an error. i can't play. what i do?
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R5CYA Aug 30 @ 7:24pm 
from our "pinned" technical faq thread


How to resolve MOST issues with Punkbuster (e.g. “Punkbuster communication failure”):
MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR FIREWALL SETTINGS FIRST:
1) Open the Windows Start menu and find
Control Panel > Windows Firewall
2) Click where it says "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall"
3) Look for the following and make sure they are all allowed through:
- Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 Multiplayer
- PnkBstrA
- PnkBstrB

METHOD 1:
1) Open the Windows Start menu and find
Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
2) Look for the services PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB
3) Make sure both services are started. Start both services in case they are stopped.

METHOD 2:
1) Navigate to this folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Red Orchestra 2\Binaries\Windows
2) Run pbsvc_hos to reinstall punkbuster.

METHOD 3:
1) Go to:
http://www.evenbalance.com/?page=pbsetup.php
2) Download PBsetup for your appropriate operating system.
3) Run the installer and make sure to set it to 'Red Orchestra 2.'

In case none of the methods above work:
1) Open your 'Control Panel'
2) Find and click 'Programs and Features'
3) Find 'Punkbuster Services' and unistall
4) Retry the methods 2 or 3 above
Elvizon1 Aug 30 @ 8:27pm 
Originally posted by R5CYA:
from our "pinned" technical faq thread


How to resolve MOST issues with Punkbuster (e.g. “Punkbuster communication failure”):
MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR FIREWALL SETTINGS FIRST:
1) Open the Windows Start menu and find
Control Panel > Windows Firewall
2) Click where it says "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall"
3) Look for the following and make sure they are all allowed through:
- Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 Multiplayer
- PnkBstrA
- PnkBstrB

METHOD 1:
1) Open the Windows Start menu and find
Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
2) Look for the services PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB
3) Make sure both services are started. Start both services in case they are stopped.

METHOD 2:
1) Navigate to this folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Red Orchestra 2\Binaries\Windows
2) Run pbsvc_hos to reinstall punkbuster.

METHOD 3:
1) Go to:
http://www.evenbalance.com/?page=pbsetup.php
2) Download PBsetup for your appropriate operating system.
3) Run the installer and make sure to set it to 'Red Orchestra 2.'

In case none of the methods above work:
1) Open your 'Control Panel'
2) Find and click 'Programs and Features'
3) Find 'Punkbuster Services' and unistall
4) Retry the methods 2 or 3 above

Thank you! i think it worked, i'm playing with no problems now, thanks for your time ;)
Last edited by Elvizon1; Aug 30 @ 8:27pm
R5CYA Aug 30 @ 9:02pm 
you're welcome.
TIG (Banned) Aug 30 @ 9:39pm 
Give it a day. You'll need to do this over and over again.

The only permanent solution is the one I just used. Uninstall RO2. Play something else instead. :-)
R5CYA Aug 30 @ 9:58pm 
Originally posted by Tig Ol Bitties:
Give it a day. You'll need to do this over and over again.
or not.
Steelmax Aug 30 @ 11:42pm 
That is not true. I had the service bugged up a week ago, sweeped it clean from the system and reinstalled with the app from their website. Now it doesn't give me any discomfort at all.
TIG (Banned) Aug 31 @ 12:20am 
Originally posted by Steelmax:
Now it doesn't give me any discomfort at all.

Are we still talking about a game or Cialis?
Mikeedude Aug 31 @ 12:54am 
I usually have to update pb every 6 months or so,by clicking on the exe in RO folder,it only takes a second.
Gromov Aug 31 @ 8:23am 
Seems like now you have to reinstall PB daily.
Honda Tadakatsu Aug 31 @ 8:23pm 
PB B has been butt ♥♥♥♥ing me for quite awhile now. I stopped playing due to lack of server options, due to punkbuster BS. I am a veteran of this game. I know, and have executed all possible means to pin-point and fix the issue. Nothing works. I am not alone. Servers need to avoid using punkbuster. It is a massive POS.

I love this game.
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