Welcome to Even Balance, Inc., home of Punk Buster™, the original anti-cheat system.For more than 15 years, the staff members at Even Balance have worked to identify and remove cheaters from dozens of on-line games.I'm running Windows 7 with only Steam, Silverlight, and mouse and game controller drivers. Disabled it, and spent several minutes in a game before being kicked again with an error about Pnk Buster unable to initialize. (-: (This assumes you have installed Punkbuster, and added Battlefield 3 to its games list.) Download PBSVC and run it.If it claims everything is okay ( = green), try running BF3 again.I have tried all the solutions in You Tube and bf and other forums and still got kicked by punkbuster. This is the list that I retrieve from youtube and BF forums.
is a program that helps reset PB back to normal setting so to speak, if you get errors.
Even Balance does offer a standalone update tool called PBSETUP which you can download and run to manually add the Call of Duty games you have installed and force the update of local Punk Buster files but with the latest versions of PBSETUP released the older Call of Duty titles have been removed from the “supported games list”.
There is some information out there that instructs you how to edit that “supported games list” which allows you to add the older Call of Duty titles back into PBSETUP – however now it seems Even Balance has also removed all of the Call of Duty download files from their servers so when you get the games added to PBSETUP and attempt to check for updates it just fails anyway.
My assumption is they had contracts with Activision to support these Call of Duty games for periods of time and when those contracts expired Activision made the decision to not renew those contracts because of the latest games being released.
There are still a lot of servers running Punk Buster in the older Call of Duty titles and if you can’t get your Punk Buster files updated on the client side you will most likely run into issues when joining or trying to play on Punk Buster enabled servers.