Punkbuster and XP ??!!



Ok guys !

after i tried everything to get my problem solved (new via patch, nvidia drivers 23.11, BIOS flashed, etc.) i found out that my problem -->CS crashing to desktop is caused by Punkbuster <-- thats strange..well i have no experience with Win Xp so i hope you have a solution for me.

Before i go on i just have to tell you ..no i have NO Firewall installed also the one included in XP is not activated, so it would be great if you could help me out of this...

and yes i can play on non PB servers without crashing to desktop...and before you ask on -- HL and CS are new installed too..no cheats no models ..nothing just a clear install

i also dont get a PB message (authing) before it kicks me to desktop...so i think its some kind of a firewall/network related problem and i dont know where to disable that feature..well HEEELPPP :p

thx in advance :)

my specs:
Duron 750
Epox KTA 2 Mainboard
GF 2 MX Hercules Prophet
256 MB Ram
19" mon. at 100 hz :p



try using this program or gamespy to connect and have them load it for you rather you use the exe on your desktop.. just a thought cause that's how I use it and I rarely had this prob..

I found that after doing all the winxp updates it no longer crashes.

good luck

Electronic Punk

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2 Dec 2001
Sounds very strange, but then there are plenty of alternatives to Punkbuster arriving, would have asked if you had disabled the windowsxp firewall - which is enabled by default.



ok i just found out that it isn`t on all PB servers

it seems that it has to do with an admin-mod,TSC script those serveradmins installed cause i only crash on some PB,Paladin servers not on all...

stay tuned...maybe i find out more

thx for your "help" :p


not Punkbuster...

well it now seems that it is a open gl and Win XP probs..jeeez im getting tired of this..Direct3D just works fine only in open Gl mode it doesnt work


help appreciated :)

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