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  PunkBuster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PunkBuster is a computer program to prevent cheating in online games published by Even Balance, Inc. It has recently been deployed in several popular multiplayer online games, including Battlefield 2, Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, America's Army, Call of Duty and Quake III Arena.
PunkBuster for Half-Life was a standalone application that ran in the background at the same time as the game.
PunkBuster has initiated Punkbuster Hardware Bans, that bans hardware components upon detection of cheats that disrupts or circumvents PunkBuster's normal operation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/PunkBuster   (901 words)

 PunkBuster For Players
PunkBuster does not modify any files or settings on your computer even if it detects some type of violation, it reports what it finds and, in some cases, will remove offending players from the current game.
However, PunkBuster is not "spyware" nor is it a trojan - it is designed for groups of honest people to use together in an effort to keep out players who are unwilling to subject their system to an objective third-party software system scanning their computer during gameplay.
PunkBuster will retain older versions in case there is ever a need to connect to a Server that is still running old versions of the PunkBuster software.
www.rtcw.co.uk /readme_1_3/PunkBuster/players   (7475 words)

 PunkBuster: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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As PunkBuster is frequently updated (using an autoupdate feature) cheats are being fllisted very soon after they are reported.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pu/punkbuster1.htm   (1772 words)

 Soldier of Fortune 2 Files - PunkBuster Interview
Our goal is to keep PunkBuster free for users and admins so that the associated costs are absorbed in the original cost of the game and passed to us via the normal revenue stream.
PunkBuster doesn't care what a program is named or where it is installed on the system.
PunkBuster was the first software and system that proved that cheating could be fought effectively back a few years ago.
soldieroffortune2.filefront.com /info/PBInterview   (1713 words)

 IW Nation - The OFFICIAL Infinity Ward Forums -> Punkbuster? Yay!
Yay for punkbuster, boo for infinity ward not incorperating into the first patch, which should be done long ago.
As matter of fact everybody knows that punkbuster has been out there for a long time and should have been incorperated in the first place.
Punkbuster will be added to the next patch in production.
www.iwnation.com /Forums/index.php?showtopic=3669   (1385 words)

 HardwareForum bbs - Open Letter to EA Games about PunkBuster Probs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Punkbuster is not mentioned on the packaging at all.
This is such a widespread problem that it is an absolute shock to me that nobody has had the deceny to correct this horrendous mistake.
At the very least this is the perfect opportunity for another 3rd party groupt o possibly topple punkbuster.
www.hardwareforum.com /bbs/showthread.php?t=470   (783 words)

 TransGaming.Org :: View topic - Punkbuster Support
Punkbuster was developed to check for violations such as wall hacks, aim-bots, modified map files, client variable violations.
Punkbuster is the system that was chosen by a large number of game developers because it does a decent job of keeping the cheating down and lets players enjoy the game as the game developer intended.
It is a sad day when the folks at Transgaming that are so involved in gaming on the PC don't recognize this and implement the features without a need for a poll, especially if their software limits you to the servers where kiddies can cheat, and they (Transgaming) know it.
transgaming.org /forum/viewtopic.php?t=1039   (1461 words)

 Wolfenstein Xtreme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For those who don't know, PunkBuster is an anti-cheat software that is used to prevent multiplayer cheating.
A: Up until a few days ago, I was the only one as most of the PB staff is still supporting the old HL version of PunkBuster (we didn't stop supporting it, we just suspended development).
All of them have contributed significant resources (including personal funds, in some cases) strictly for love of the online gaming communities of which they are a part despite some pretty nasty and uncalled for emails and forum posts about each of us personally.
www.wolfensteinx.com /pbinterview.shtml   (1289 words)

 ISS X-Force Database: punkbuster-login-sql-injection(15267): PunkBuster login SQL injection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
PunkBuster is a screenshot management system for ASP enabled Web servers for Microsoft Windows operating systems.
PunkBuster versions prior to Alpha 7 are vulnerable to remote SQL injection.
A remote attacker could insert arbitrary SQL code in the username or password fields of the login form, which would allow the attacker to gain unauthorized access to the database.
xforce.iss.net /xforce/xfdb/15267   (338 words)

 Your GriffinRUN Punkbuster Server   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Punkbuster (PB) is anti-cheat software that can be used to automatically kick cheaters from your game server.
To use Punkbuster, you need a Punkbuster client to run on your PC and, if you requested it, we have a Punkbuster server for you to monitor your game server.
Note, Punkbuster will not take screen captures of players running on Windows NT, nor that are running their game in software rendered mode, nor will it capture players that switched out of the game to their desktop.
griffinrun.com /support/pb.shtml   (3461 words)

 Latest punkbuster information. - FileFront Gaming Forums
When players raise a violation that corresponds to hacking or interfering with PunkBuster's normal operation, we now (in addition to Global PB GUID bans) are Globally banning the new Hardware GUIDs across all games supported by PunkBuster (including games supported in the future).
So punks who are determined to cheat so badly on PB-enabled servers that they try to hack PunkBuster may now need a new computer in addition to a new cdkey in order to return to PunkBuster servers.
Additionally, PunkBuster servers will be updated to signify whether kicks for Global bans are for PB GUIDs or the new Hardware GUIDs.
forums.filefront.com /showthread.php?t=132400   (429 words)

 Call of Duty 2 PunkBuster Support Petition
As part of the Call of Duty community, we request that PunkBuster be integrated into Call of Duty.
PunkBuster will prevent cheaters, therefore extending the life of this great game.
The Call of Duty 2 PunkBuster Support Petition to Activision, Inc was created by The Undersigned and written by Geoff Goas (anarchic@comcast.net).
www.petitiononline.com /cod2pb/petition.html   (113 words)

 PunkBuster console commands... - Topic Powered by eve community
PunkBuster basically just looks for known cheats and game-hacks while you are playing a PunkBuster enabled game in an effort to authenticate your installation as "clean" for the purpose of consentual multiplayer o­nline gaming.
PunkBuster doesn't care if commands and settings are typed in lower case, upper case, or in some combination ENABLE, enable, and EnAbLe are all the same as far as PunkBuster is concerned.
If you change a PB Setting and want PunkBuster to "remember" the new value even after the server is exited, then you should issue a pb_sv_writecfg command after making the change.
forums.ubi.com /6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=400102&f=671103901&m=587104901   (9082 words)

 PunkBuster console commands... - Topic Powered by eve community
Please note that the behavior is the same as changing PB Settings from the server console in that they are not saved to the PB config files until/unless you issue a pb_sv_writecfg command after making the change.
If PB detects that a player has a name that includes the exact [filtered_text] from any BadName entry (case insensitive), then PunkBuster will send a warning message to the player that the playing name is not allowed o­n this server and that the player should change the name.
Also, PunkBuster will not allow more than 3 screenshots to be requested from each player within any 10 minute period, nor allow a screenshot to be requested within 30 seconds of the previous request.
forums.ubi.com /6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=400102&f=671103901&m=587104901   (9082 words)

 Det 50s, Punkbuster, and Fog - nV News Forums
With the Det 50s, these games generate a hard lock on the system (when Punkbuster is enabled)..
Punkbuster is something that attempts to ensure that all parties play fair in-game and prevent hacks to ruin gameplay.
Admittedly, I don't have fog in Soldier of Fortune 2's Multiplayer exe - although I have not tested whether PunkBuster servers kick me off with this exact driver version, they did not boot me on 45.33's which were also missing the fog.
www.nvnews.net /vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=19727&pagenumber=1   (1399 words)

 Wolfenstein Enemy Territory FAQ
You may wish to then manually update Punkbuster by following the instructions here, this is completely optional though as PB should update itself when you join a game - manual method just saves some lag when it does so.
When you join to a server running Punkbuster, after a short time it will display a list of what cvars are being restricted in the console, which you can access by presing the key under Escape (the ` key on UK keyboards).
Punkbuster requires player's to be running their OS as a user with administrator equivalent rights, this is necessary for their cheater detection methods.
www.rtcw.jolt.co.uk /content/faq/enemyterritory_faq.html   (6398 words)

 PBBans (Always Quality over Quantity)
While some admins have reported that the server crash bug addressed with version 1.208 released a few days ago has corrected the issue on their servers, we are still hearing from a few admins who are having problems with the new version.
If you have come here because you were kicked by PunkBuster™ and were subsequently banned from a server, you could visit us in our IRC channel at (irc.quakenet.org #pbbans) Click Here or post your questions/concerns in our forum.
If you find that were listed on one of our ban lists and would like to appeal your ban simply click here and provide as much detail about the incident so we could research it and provide you a with a knowledgeable response.
www.pbbans.com   (2246 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Licensee also acknowledges and agrees that PunkBuster software is self-updating, which means that future updates will, from time to time and without any notice, automatically be downloaded and installed as a normal and expected function of PunkBuster software.
Licensee understands that PunkBuster software inspects and reports information about the computer on which it is installed to other connected computers and Licensee agrees to allow PunkBuster software to inspect and report such information about the computer on which Licensee installs PunkBuster software.
Licensee understands and agrees that the information that may be inspected and reported by PunkBuster software includes, but is not limited to, devices and any files residing on the hard-drive and in the memory of the computer on which PunkBuster software is installed.
sunsite.utk.edu /ftp/tigerd1/gentoo-portage/licenses/Army-EULA   (806 words)

 Battlefield 1942
Our goal is to have measures in place which address both current and future cheats.
As such, after researching existing anti-cheat programs, we've determined that Punkbuster™ suits our purposes perfectly.
For now, we have successfully integrated Punkbuster into the upcoming 1.6 patch and we're in the process of testing it.
www.ea.com /official/battlefield/1942/us/editorial/punkbuster.jsp?ncc=1   (110 words)

PunkBuster for War Rock will soon be released via an upcoming game patch.
This flaw does not affect game players (the PunkBuster Client) nor default installations of the PunkBuster Server, only PB Server installations where the server admin configured the use of the pb_sv_httpPort setting.
PunkBuster for Knight Online will soon be released via an upcoming game patch.
www.punksbusted.com   (1745 words)

 Strike-Clan.net - PunkBuster Pbag(s) kicks - FIX IT HERE
It has come to my attention that many people are experiencing the "pbag or pags kick" via punkbuster.
History....From my understanding when pb first came out for RVS....They had a file pbags or pbag one or the other....now they updated but some folks dont have the old file which is required.
You follow the instructions, you should be ok. I am not going to post the instructions, but will provide a weblink.
www.strike-clan.net /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=26   (167 words)

 Gamecloud - - Punkbuster Interview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
With the announcement this week of the upcoming first person shooter Quake IV as the latest game to support Punkbuster, Gamecloud decided to go to the software's creator, Even Balance founder Tony Ray, to find out more about their current and future plans.
There are number of punks who were caught trying to hack PunkBuster with private hacks in games we have supported for some time that won't even be able to play Quake 4 on PunkBuster servers without getting new hardware to get around the global ban.
This saves waiting for PunkBuster to auto-update during gameplay and also helps players who are behind a restrictive firewall that blocks or interferes with our auto-update process.
www.gamecloud.com /article.php?article_id=1592   (1421 words)

 Urban Terror Manual: TROUBLESHOOTING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
If not, you should reinstall the latest game update patch and make sure that PunkBuster is installed as part of that patch update installation.
The first time you run Urban Terror and PunkBuster is enabled, it will makes sure you have all the up to date files and information and scan the client for cheats or possible cheats.
Then Punkbuster will write the current config of your client to the disk into pbcl.cfg, where you may edit it.
www.urbanterror.net /manual/troubleshooting.htm   (2266 words)

 IGN Boards - Punkbuster - No packets
Punkbuster keeps disconnecting me, then gives the reason as "No packet flow".
I turned settings down to medium, punkbuster still kicks me for 0 minutes 'No packet flow'.
I'm capable of running this game just about maxxed out, so my box specs aren't the problem, dunno what the heck is up with this.
boards.ign.com /Battlefield_2/b7641/90045083?6   (667 words)

 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
The reason for this is to be able to have Punkbuster enabled, or at least give it the possibility of being enabled on all servers.
Starting with this patch, Raven Shield supports the PunkBuster anti-cheat software from Even Balance, Inc. The use and installation of PunkBuster is optional; PunkBuster will be available as a separate install.
Please note that PunkBuster is only available in English, but don't worry, it is compatible with Raven Shield 1.4.1 and up in any language.
www.raven-shield.com /patches.php#1.4   (3001 words)

 [|56|] Canadian Legion: Content / PunkBuster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This information is to help you update your punkbuster install and stop you from getting any errors when you are connected to the server.
All manual punkbuster updates are available for Call of Duty at the punkbuster web site at this link www.evenbalance.com.
If you continue to experience troubles with punkbuster disconnecting you then please post an article in the forums here.
www.56thcanadian.com /content.php?content.3   (377 words)

 Punkbuster For RS - Topic Powered by eve community
Punkbuster For RS - Topic Powered by eve community
Everyone I talk to is very wishful on getting PunkBuster for this game.
Redstorm may think there is only like a 50-50% chance that they would make more sales on this game...
forums.ubi.com /groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/178107392/m/2641097023/r/6611018323   (693 words)

 Running PunkBuster with ProcessGuard - Wilders Security Forums
It is still worse that this exposes weakness and weirdness in PunkBuster.
ProcessGuard has (unintentionally) highlighted the fact that the current implementation of the Punkbuster protection system suffers from a seemingly fundamental flaw - its security can be bypassed simply by blocking process access, something which any kernel driver programmer can do.
Not only are the denying people access to other software, but they are telling people that in order to enjoy playing games on line (which millions do) you must have an unsecured computer that can easily be hijacked and used for other means.
www.wilderssecurity.com /showthread.php?t=90067   (2366 words)

 PunkBuster for COD2? - FileFront Gaming Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There are also wall hacks, and any other hack that is imaginable.
PunkBuster has no mention of COD2 on their site, and the official COD2 site is useless and non-functioning.
Punkbuster is also good if you use the Ambl programme.
www.gamingforums.com /showthread.php?t=226790   (839 words)

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