I have tried to verify the integrity of the game files (and it said that everything was fine), install the pbsvc_hos.exe and RO2Redist.exe -files shutting my firewall off and on, un- and blocking the RO2game.exe, tried to go into a server from Steam`s own server browser and delete the RO2 -folder from my documents/my games, all without an effect. I haven`t tied to re-install the game, but I doubt it does any effect. But I´m going to do that once I`m doing something else for 2-3 hours.
All this happened after the newest patch. When I load up the game, the black screen with white screen feels like it`s taking much longer to pop up than before and when I go to the server browser, the entire game freezes, including the cursor, but the music keeps playing. And the top-left screen just "12345679" or something like that where there are supposed to be showed the number of online players and some other things.
I`m really running out of ideas. Please, can somebody give me the solution? I would like to buy the Rising Storm Deluxe Edition, because I`m getting bored to RO2, and I won`t do it unless the game starts to work again.
My OS: Windows 8.1 PRO 64-bit Graphics card: NVIDIA Gefoce GT 530 (I know, it`s bad, but the game runs fine with custom graphic settings, until I get a new graphics card) Processor: Intel Core i5-3450, 3.10GHz
(NEWS, VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE CHECK) Well, I ran the pbsvc_hos.exe again and got this:
Starting PunkBuster Service Tests (v0.992) (05/09/14 18:12:27) Checking OS Windows NT 6.2 (build 9200) 64-bit Checking PnkBstrA service status RUNNING Checking PnkBstrA Version OK (1035) Extracting "PnkBstrB.exe" to: "C:\Users\_MaZ_Qu1TT0_\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrB.exe" OK Checking firewall settings OFF Is PnkBstrA explicitly allowed? C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe NO Is PnkBstrB explicitly allowed? C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe NO Checking if PnkBstrB is running NOT RUNNING Getting port for PnkBstrA OK (44301) Opening socket for packet send OK Sending version packet to PnkBstrA SENT Receiving version from PnkBstrA OK Received 6 bytes from 127.0.0.1:44301 Response = 7141 (ms) Version = v1035 Getting PnkBstrB install instance OK Sending start packet to PnkBstrA SENT Waiting for packet from PnkBstrA OK Received 3 bytes from 127.0.0.1:44301 Response = 11188 (ms) PnkBstrB started. Load SUCCESSFUL. Watching for PnkBstrB instance change (2) CHANGED (3) Getting port for PnkBstrB OK (45301) Sending version packet to PnkBstrB SENT Receiving version from PnkBstrB OK Received 5 bytes from 127.0.0.1:45301 Response = 3016 (ms) Version = 2202 Checking PnkBstrK driver status NOT FOUND Manually stopping PnkBstrB STOPPED Removing test PnkBstrB file OK