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Battlefield 3 - PunkBuster isn't letting me in on any server.

  1. #1


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Battlefield 3 - PunkBuster isn't letting me in on any server.


    Anyone else having issues getting into a server? I'm getting kicked right away.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Any one have a solution/ Idea?


    Quote Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
    Anyone else having issues getting into a server? I'm getting kicked right away.
    I too am getting kicked by punk-buster after upgrading to Windows 8 Consumer Preview =[ Could it be too driver issues of punk-buster not recognizing the latest ATI driver? I am running an A6 APU.
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    Windows 8 x64


    Windows 7 Beta was the same way for a long time, I believe even for a few months after it went to RC.

    PB generally won't support a beta OS and most (if not all) servers have a setting enabled that will kick you if you're using a beta OS. I was hoping that Windows 8 wouldn't have the same problem and I found someone who said BF3 worked on Win 8 Dev Preview but had driver issues or something.

    Unfortunately it sounds like Win 8 is going to have the same issues with PB. This is yet another reason why PB is complete garbage.
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    Windows 8 CP 8250


    I've been playing BF3 just fine on the W8 consumer preview. Make sure you manually update PB following the instructions here: PunkBuster Online Countermeasures
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    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Already updated (downloaded PBSETUP, added Battlefield 3, updated both the client and server version), still nothing .
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    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 CP 8250


    Quote Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
    Already updated (downloaded PBSETUP, added Battlefield 3, updated both the client and server version), still nothing .
    Huh, that's weird. I put the new pbsec.htm in the Origin Games\Battlefield 3\pb, and ran pbsvc.exe in the Origin Games\Battlefield 3\ folder and no more problems after that. Have you tried those steps? I didn't use the pb program to add bf3.
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    Posts : 56
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Spaisekraft View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
    Already updated (downloaded PBSETUP, added Battlefield 3, updated both the client and server version), still nothing .
    Huh, that's weird. I put the new pbsec.htm in the Origin Games\Battlefield 3\pb, and ran pbsvc.exe in the Origin Games\Battlefield 3\ folder and no more problems after that. Have you tried those steps? I didn't use the pb program to add bf3.
    It worked!, I was worrying that I had to downgrade to Windows 7 to be able to play this game lol.

    Thanks mate. Uber mega +rep for you.

    Thanks again.
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    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 CP 8250


    Quote Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Spaisekraft View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SlackerITGuy View Post
    Already updated (downloaded PBSETUP, added Battlefield 3, updated both the client and server version), still nothing .
    Huh, that's weird. I put the new pbsec.htm in the Origin Games\Battlefield 3\pb, and ran pbsvc.exe in the Origin Games\Battlefield 3\ folder and no more problems after that. Have you tried those steps? I didn't use the pb program to add bf3.
    It worked!, I was worrying that I had to downgrade to Windows 7 to be able to play this game lol.

    Thanks mate. Uber mega +rep for you.

    Thanks again.
    No problem. I'm glad it worked!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 x64


    I played some BF3 last night with very mixed results.

    To my surprise the game worked fine and played about the same as Win 7 when on the ground (seemed a little worse performance). However when I was in aircraft it was like a slideshow which is very weird since performance on Win 7 was always much better in the air.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 CP 8250


    Quote Originally Posted by West View Post
    I played some BF3 last night with very mixed results.

    To my surprise the game worked fine and played about the same as Win 7 when on the ground (seemed a little worse performance). However when I was in aircraft it was like a slideshow which is very weird since performance on Win 7 was always much better in the air.
    I too get worse performance in certain spots than I do on W7. Just leads me to believe it's the beta drivers for AMD in my case, since Skyrim actually runs better on W8 than W7 and it's more CPU/memory dependent.
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