[115]_M4Z_ May 8 @ 6:23am
[CRITICAL] Game freezes at the server browser.
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:

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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

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Tests finished.
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Sooo....What I read is that the Punkbuster B isn`t on and I somehow need to reactivate it. And Punkbuster K isn`t even downloaded, soo.....I don`t know. I need help from devs.
Last edited by [115]_M4Z_; May 9 @ 8:16am
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[115]_M4Z_ May 8 @ 7:36am 
Thanks for the help everyone! If u keep this up, I can`t ever play the game
R5CYA May 8 @ 8:15am 
when the player count shows 123456789, it's steams fault. they've been having a LOT of issues lately. try using the steam server browser if it happens again.
[115]_M4Z_ May 8 @ 11:42am 
Originally posted by R5CYA:
when the player count shows 123456789, it's steams fault. they've been having a LOT of issues lately. try using the steam server browser if it happens again.
And is the freeze of the entire game Steam's fault too?
Keijo May 8 @ 1:32pm 
No it's not steams fault but it was jsut some ♥♥♥♥ed up update.

R5 is kinda like a mascot of retardnes in ro2 he has played the game for 2500 hours but he is totally clueless ♥♥♥♥♥♥, the first thing in ro2 to learn is to ignore his comments.
Moskeeto May 8 @ 1:41pm 
Are you subscribed to anything in the Workshop? If so, I suggest you unsubscribe from everything.
Moskeeto May 8 @ 6:55pm 
Originally posted by R5CYA:
Originally posted by Keijo:
No it's not steams fault but it was jsut some ♥♥♥♥ed up update.
and you're just a noob who talk out of his ♥♥♥. yosh even confirmed that was a steam problem.
who shall we believe me and a dev, or some clueless noob who's probably hiding his VAC bans under that "private" steam account?
I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Setting profiles to private doesn't hide VAC bans.
AcidthroweR May 8 @ 7:37pm 
Originally posted by Keijo:
No it's not steams fault but it was jsut some ♥♥♥♥ed up update.

R5 is kinda like a mascot of retardnes in ro2 he has played the game for 2500 hours but he is totally clueless ♥♥♥♥♥♥, the first thing in ro2 to learn is to ignore his comments.

kinda noticed that too.
I am encountering the same issue, but only at the main Steam usage times, when you login at around 3 am or something similar i never encounter the problem, it also crashes less if i dont click anything while its gathering server info.
I guess its just a overload problem caused by many new players are streaming in becase of the free weekend, i hope they will fix it in the announced update.
[115]_M4Z_ May 9 @ 4:05am 
Originally posted by Moskeeto:
Are you subscribed to anything in the Workshop? If so, I suggest you unsubscribe from everything.
Nope i am not

(lol just noticed how close our names are xD)
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[115]_M4Z_ May 9 @ 4:08am 
Originally posted by Moskeeto:
Originally posted by R5CYA:
and you're just a noob who talk out of his ♥♥♥. yosh even confirmed that was a steam problem.
who shall we believe me and a dev, or some clueless noob who's probably hiding his VAC bans under that "private" steam account?
I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Setting profiles to private doesn't hide VAC bans.
Yes that`s true
[115]_M4Z_ May 9 @ 4:09am 
Soooooooo.......there is no way to fix this other than wait until the developers release something, right?
Last edited by [115]_M4Z_; May 9 @ 4:09am
[115]_M4Z_ May 9 @ 6:07am 
Anyone?
Keijo May 9 @ 6:28am 
Dont open the server browser just connect with console or gametracker or steam whatever. You can connect from console with open <ipaddress>.
[115]_M4Z_ May 9 @ 6:53am 
Originally posted by Keijo:
Dont open the server browser just connect with console or gametracker or steam whatever. You can connect from console with open <ipaddress>.
NNope..I tried that and the game just loads the map forever
[115]_M4Z_ May 9 @ 6:55am 
When I hit exit game in the main menu, the game says it`s still on and continues to eat my RAM + I can not hit the windows -button to go to desktop
Keijo May 9 @ 7:00am 
You can hit ctrl+alt+del to get to task manager and terminate it. You still cant connect to any servers tho? Are you sure you had the right ip. Not that I have tried it myself but dont see why it doesnt work.
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