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Well my socket 939 died on me about a month ago. I love the power of a good ole desktop, and my socket 939 opteron was always up to the task. (I play older gaMES) MOSTLY BF2.... so my 939 quit working (later i find out that I think it was only my 22 inch Acer monitor) but my 939 was soo old and with bf3 coming soon I was ready for an upgrade, and mobility was near the top of my priority list. So I ordered an overpriced Alienware m14x with the hope of playing games from 2005 on the go (bf2) and the dream of maybe playing newer games too (just not at max). So my new M14x came in the mail today, so first thing I do is install BF2. but god, PB is keeping me from playing. I can't play a round for more then 10 seconds before I get kicked for some PnkBstra.exe problem comes up and dumps me from playing an old school game. Now when I look for the PB files they aren't there Except for the zipfile I DL'd that's called PB something ( I don't remember the exact name) I did the google problem search to no avail. I deleted programs, reinstalled, did the multiple restarts inbetween. All I want is for my thousand + dollars is to play an old school BF2 game online but PB dumps me right away. What do I do? I don't even care if I have to play with cheaters at this point I just want to play BF2 online. If I don't figure this out soon I"m going to exhaust my options on returning this laptop or selling it at a multi hindred dollar loss just because it can't do the one thing I wanted it to do. Play a simple video game from 2005, a six almost 7 year old game. I don't think I"m asking too much.
I get an error saying that the PB file PnkBstra.exe (don't quote me on that) is not there. Now when I search I can't find any PB files yet when I re DL the PF update file, it tells me it's "up to date" . I want to throw something out the window I"M soo pissed that I can't buy my way into an old school game. F**k, now I see why some people like consoles where you can actually play the game you bought. I hate consoles (yet I have a 360). It never fills the void completely of gaming. I need KB/M and a lile BF2 made for a PC. is there anyone I can send my laptop to that can fix my gaming problems or can someone direct me towards fixing this myself. I'm about ready to just reformat this thing start complelty fresh (even though I feel I did the first tiem since this pc is only hours old)> I just never had these problems before I got a new PC. Help me play a game from 2005 ( shouldn'tbe hard) before I go crazy, give up on computers all together and just dump the money I do get back from this laptop and put it into my car where I see an instant return. At this point I knowit's software but I7's suck because no matter how good your hardware is you can't game even an old school game like BF2.
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post #2 of 45
Some paragraphs please, I cant read that.
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so many spelling and english errors on my part I don't expect any good answers. I'm furious that I can't play a simple game and my fingers are going faster then my brain. maybe if I buy a 10,000 dollar laptop I won't have these problems or is this one of those things money can't buy?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Some paragraphs please, I cant read that.
I didn't want to say it, but I couldn't read it either.
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post #5 of 45
I tried reading it twice, and I think what the OP did was buy an Alienware laptop, and can't get PunkBuster working.
    
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post #6 of 45
Go to evenbalence dot com and download 3.4For All Windows Games. You will see a link. Select the game that is giving you errors then update it.
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post #7 of 45
Wish i could help. from what i get out of it its problem with PB
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post #8 of 45
Wow, this is like another language to me o.0/(Hehe, I can sense your frustrations lol) It seems you are having software issues, perhaps reinstall windows and reinstall the video game again? That's really all I can suggest at this moment, considering I can't seem to make sense of the problem.

Another suggestion would be to run it according to Compatibility_

You know, right click - properties - Compatibility[Tab] then click the box Run this program in compatibility mode for - (and select the proper option)
Edited by httuner - 10/18/11 at 3:58pm
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post #9 of 45
An I7 sucks?

I'd really like to help, but now I am confused.

Could you possibly take a breath, think about what you are trying to convey, and the write it in just a few sentences, while avoiding any adjectives? Just the facts, so we can give you an objective response. I really want to know what you ate trying to say, and help you if possible.
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post #10 of 45
Not reading that due to poor grammar/spelling.
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