How to update punkbuster

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  1. sordids

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    Punkbuster Installation (fixes most PB problems)

    Important Note: pbsvc installs the punk buster 'engines' or applications. PBsetup installs the files/gas the 'engines run.


    1. Download pbsvc (a tool that updates/installs the Punkbuster Services).

    2. Start pbsvc installer, you should see options for install, uninstall, test.

    3. Run the Uninstaller in pbsvc, this removes all Punkbuster Services from your computer

    4. Once the pbsvc Uninstaller completes, navigate to your Battlefield 2 installation directory (default is C:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2) and delete the pb folder to remove any leftover files.

    4. Restart your computer.

    5. Run pbsvc again and Re-Install all Punkbuster Serivces, pay attention to any messages that come up during the installation. ( if your using Vista DO NOT set compatibility to XP, run as admin ok)

    6. After pcsvc installs, click the "test" option to check the punk buster install you just did.

    5. Make sure it comes back "all green"

    6. Download pbsetup (this is separate from pbsvc, it's a tool that automatically updates your Punkbuster BF2 file).). If your using Vista DO NOT set compatibility to XP, run as admin.

    7.Create a pbsvc installer shortcut AND pbsetup program shortcut on your desktop.

    8. Run pbsetup (from the shortcut on your desktop) and Add Battlefield 2 if its not already listed, then click on update and let it update the BF2 files, pay attention to any messages that come up during the installation.

    9. You should now be fully updated and working
     
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