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post #1 of 16
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So i picked up COD4 on yesterday's annual Steam Christmas sale, installed it today and tried playing some matches. At first none of the servers would show on the browser.. but that was because i forgot to install PunkBuster redface.gif

But now the servers appear, and i can't play on any of them.. punkbuster just keeps kicking me out, what the heck? I have punkbuster enabled on my Cod4 ingame options too.. not sure whats up.. I was wondering if the kind community of OCN could shed some light smile.gif

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post #2 of 16
What message does it give you when it kicks you out, if any at all.
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post #3 of 16
COD4 PB seems to kick out people with steam. The only solution is to run the game without the steam overlay. I am not sure how to do it from steam, but just go to

C: program files/steam/steamapps/common/ find your game


And then find the .exe of COD4... If you launch the game from there, it will launch without the overlay. If you want to avoid this complicated process in the future, right click the .exe and choose "create icon". Of course create it on the desktop. Now you have an icon on the desktop that makes COD4 launch without the overlay...
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post #4 of 16
De-Zant is right Punkbuster think that the overlay is a cheating device of some sort, go to settings then In-Game and disable the overlay.
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post #5 of 16
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Hm. i should have added, that i have manually gone into the steam setting and ran the game without overlay and also ran cod4 from the folder, i'm still getting the same message as shown in my original post however.
post #6 of 16
Go to Control Panel then Administrative Tools. Click on services then make sure PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB both are running and set to run automatically.

If they aren't you probably need to reinstall Punkbuster
    
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Try running the updates manually for PB

http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-cod4.php
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post #8 of 16
Here are the most likely reasons:

you have to turn off the steam overlay for COD4

also, if you have any type of on-screen display such as afterburner or evga precision, riva, it will kick you for that too.
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by tUDJ;11755202 
Try running the updates manually for PB

http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-cod4.php

This 100%. Your PB isn't up to date, you need to update it manually since its such an older game.
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post #10 of 16
I would also recommend you install/reinstall PBSVC (http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsvcfaq.php) to make sure the PB Services are installed correctly.

That error also means admin rights when launching the game might be needed as well as that is saying PB Can talk to the service.
    
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