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Nah the legacy installer is crapped out. I have reworked the tutorial into a simple manual process that can be found here: http://www.xtremeidiots.com/page/public/bible/_/xi-website/punkbuster-installation-for-call-of-duty-r24

 

I will update the first post with the new details.

 

duc

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Hi guys!

 

Just was talking to Raven in the new MW2 server, and he mentioned that a bunch of people are having problems with the PB stuff since Evenbalance discontinued it - specifically, Windows 8 folks! Go to the BOTTOM of this post about VOLUME issues.. I may have a fix for you:

 

There's an UPDATED PBSVC.EXE from May, 2012. This is NOT on the original COD 4 DVD. It would have to be updated to the latest patch. For those of you - like me - who just COPY the game from computer to computer as you upgrade - I have done this 5 times now - then you'll NEED this updated PBSVC.EXE file.

 

DUKOO, I wasn't sure how to upload it...whatever, so here's a link to my comp. consulting website. I zipped up the file. I believe it's May, 2012. PBSVC.EXE.

 

 

If you upgrade or reinstall Windows, copy over your probably HUGE COD4 folder and try to run it, A) you'll have to re-enter your multiplayer CDKEY, B) you'll have to copy over registry entries for COD - otherwise lots of things will get lost - if you REALLY need to know how to do that, let me know - and C) you MUST reinstall the PBSVC.

 

OR... just reinstall COD4 altogether, and copy over the folder. It's a helluva lot longer to do, but it will work.

 

 

I think running the PBSVC.EXE file is ... much easier and faster! You STILL need to follow DUKOO's install instructions to UPDATE PB to the last version. But do this first.

 

 

So if you have installed COD 4 AND patched it to the last 1.7 version, ignore this. You have another issue. If you have NOT, then you must install the PB services - this works FINE in Windows 8.1 - I'm running it.

 

 

http://www.theseltzergroup.com/cod/pbservice.zip

 

 

Voila! Download that. UNZIP IT - desktop... or some folder. DO NOT COPY it into the COD folders. All you do it RUN this file. In Windows Vista and LATER - Windows 7, 8, 8.1 - RIGHT-CLICK the SBSVC.EXE file and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR!  You may then check off 'Install/test' the service, and click NEXT. TADA! You now have Punkbuster services reinstalled!

 

 

You might have to remove/reinstall... and if the Windows firewall requests you to add COD 4 or PB to its EXCEPTIONS list, DO IT! Otherwise, you'll have to disable the firewall to play - not recommended.

 

 

 

AFTER PBSVC.EXE is installed, THEN follow the simple instructions by Dukoo.,..and lord-willing, you will be back up and running! All stats reset. Sorry. :(

 

 

VOLUME ISSUES

Ok... so...stuck in your speakers and not your headphones? Windows 8... RIGHT-CLICK the little white volume icon in the bottom right-hand corner. Select PLAYBACK devices. Click on headphones, or speakers, and click SET AS DEFAULT! Voila. If you don't have a little white volume icon, you may not have your soundcard drivers installed. Lemme know! PM...reply..whatever. New thread maybe... :)

 

 

 

Have fun!

 

 

Mummmbl3s

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@@Mummmbl3s

 

Not sure where you sourced that pbsvc.exe but it is not the latest version from Evenbalance.

 

The file you uploaded was digitally signed at: ‎20 ‎December ‎2011 22:59:04

The latest version was digitally signed at: ‎03 ‎June ‎2014 00:19:56

 

If people use it then it may cause them problems. The latest version can be sourced from the downloads section of this website or from the Evenbalance website directly. 

 

duc

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I hear ya. No idea...I couldn't find ANY public sources for the pbsvc.exe anywhere...not from evenbalance, or other sites. ONLY the HTML, PHP files. If you have a link for the latest/newest PBSVC.EXE, or if you have it installed and can upload it somewhere, lemme know.

 

I'm running that PBSVC.EXE. It's from the 1.7 patch. If there's a newer one, maybe evenbalance put one out? But if you have COD4, you can't update PB anymore. You can't download the PB service and install it/update it. Yes, if you have one of the supported games, you can update PB to the latest version. Will that work with COD4? For how long? No ideas.

 

Bottom line... are you guys still updating PB's files manually? Or are we stuck on the last version they put out?

 

 

Either/or, I'm happy to remove the file and edit the post if you wish. Just lemme know.

 

 

Mummm

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Oh, and the source of that is MINE. That's my website...and my file from my \windows\WOW64 folder. It's from my last PB update, or COD patch.

 

So if you're concerned about the legitimacy of the file, it's not something I downloaded. It's the official PB service, and dated 2012, even though the actual version is 2011.

 

 

The only reason I posted is 'cause if you have to reinstall, and you don't have the PB service installer - and no one does - then your files are useful, but they don't allow for an install of the service.

 

 

Do you have a link for the PB service online? I can't find anything. I reinstalled my machine...had to copy over the old PBSVC.EXE in order to install the service. So far, our servers don't seem to mind it. I haven't been kicked, and PB 'talks' to the servers just fine. But who knows....?

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The latest version of pbsvc.exe can always be sourced from the Evenbalance website. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pbsvc.exe 

 

The download is located on the first page that appears in the search results: http://evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsvcfaq.php

 

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I am not concerned over the legitimacy of the file as I can see that it is digitally signed by Evenbalance, just it is better to use the latest version of the pbsvc.exe as it will still be updated and therefore there will be bug fixes and support for newer operating systems. The Punkbuster services are independent of the Punkbuster game files. Even balance has stopped updating the game files but they will still update the services. 

 

As I posted earlier all the files required are located in the downloads section of this website and instructions are on a walk through here: http://www.xtremeidiots.com/page/public/bible/_/xi-website/punkbuster-installation-for-call-of-duty-r24

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I just reinstalled COD4 on a new PC and i cant get it to even start up on multiplayer, i get an error and crash. exe not working shit.

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I've created a simple PunkBuster legacy installer for Call of Duty 2, 4 and WAW. This setup installs the required services and files (basically does what the guide linked to in original post of this topic says). I don't know if it's useful to anyone but I hope it is. Should work on Windows 7 and newer, has been tested on Windows 10 only.

 

http://deploy.timpotze.nl/packages/PunkbusterLegacy.zip (14MB)

 

Simply open the setup and press next a few times.

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@@Mummmbl3s

 

The latest version of pbsvc.exe can always be sourced from the Evenbalance website. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pbsvc.exe 

 

The download is located on the first page that appears in the search results: http://evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsvcfaq.php

 

5579d60570700_pbsvcexe.png

 

I am not concerned over the legitimacy of the file as I can see that it is digitally signed by Evenbalance, just it is better to use the latest version of the pbsvc.exe as it will still be updated and therefore there will be bug fixes and support for newer operating systems. The Punkbuster services are independent of the Punkbuster game files. Even balance has stopped updating the game files but they will still update the services. 

 

As I posted earlier all the files required are located in the downloads section of this website and instructions are on a walk through here: http://www.xtremeidiots.com/page/public/bible/_/xi-website/punkbuster-installation-for-call-of-duty-r24

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Hi guys

 

Just want some help with my game.

after clean install win10 , i had the punkbuster issue

i think i fixed this ,but the >XI< Ace mod is not to find in the server list

changed the filter settings more than a lot ,the rest of >XI< is there but not the ace mod!

anybody know what,s the problem :lol:

 

best regards tangy

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what is this "clean install of win 10 everybody talks about? mine upgraded normally, i think i have win 8 on comp in the C:drive, but i don't wanna format it, in case win 10 went over that, tho it shouldn't have, as i got a not enough memory warning when i upgraded. I didn't want win 8, but that came on this comp, and i didn't want win 10. give me xp all the way, i liked that.

 So, i play CoD fine, WaW fine, and CoD2 ok, am i gonna start having problems?

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