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I keep getting knocked off by PunkBuster after about 15 seconds after spawn due to (I think it was) "Communications failure- PunkBuster A" of some sort.

I reinstalled EA Link and BF2142 again and still the same thing. I turned off all firewalls for the time being and my SpySweeper and AVG. Nothing.
I went to the PB website and it said it was a technical infraction and reinstalling PB would fix it, but I can't seem to reinstall it. It puts an .exe file on my desktop with a couple of internet shortcuts, and when I install the .exe, it doesn't seem to be doing anything at all.
I'm confused and pissed at the stupid EA Link and PunkBuster and all the retarded hackers that make it neccessary. Please help!
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post #2 of 11
Have you tried updating punkbuster?
http://www.evenbalance.com/
I believe the update is separate from the actual download.

Also try optimizing your connection!
http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php
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I did the update, but it doesn't seem to do anything. What is with the icons it puts on your desktop? I don't know what they are used for.
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I think I'll try that optimizer when I get home though.( I'm in work right now)
Looks pretty cool.
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Bump for a little help from my OCN friends!
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I'm not sure of that error. When I had PB problems I installed both the .exe you referred to and this: PBSVC - it reinstalled both A & B and checked firewall settings. Everything's kosher for me again after that.

Good luck

(that link is from evenbalance)
    
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I'm not sure of that error. When I had PB problems I installed both the .exe you referred to and this: PBSVC - it reinstalled both A & B and checked firewall settings. Everything's kosher for me again after that.

Good luck

(that link is from evenbalance)
Coolio. I'll try that when I get home.
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Polo224 View Post
I'm not sure of that error. When I had PB problems I installed both the .exe you referred to and this: PBSVC - it reinstalled both A & B and checked firewall settings. Everything's kosher for me again after that.

Good luck

(that link is from evenbalance)
That should work, b/c it seems that one of you PB services inst running.
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I'm not sure of that error. When I had PB problems I installed both the .exe you referred to and this: PBSVC - it reinstalled both A & B and checked firewall settings. Everything's kosher for me again after that.

Good luck

(that link is from evenbalance)
I got home from work, clicked your link, and was playing BF2142 in less than 5 minutes. before that, I thought I was just going to have to go through life without my new addiction.

3 words- You da man!
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Right on. I was stressed when mine geeked out on me after installing ultimate, so I know the frustration! I'll probably be on 2142 shortly.

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