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BF3 PC Server R19 will roll out on Wed Jan 25th

NO Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-01-24 13:09
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Rennebu' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys)

Just fkn great...glad i came home early to play a few hours before the missus would arrive "sarcasm"....FK this game, a total piece of shit.
First a fkn browserbased serversystem, heaps of crashes and now this?

EA/DICE you fail big time!

And if what Simaung is writing is true then you are even worse then i thaught!
SI Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2012-01-24 13:09
Thank you for the quick reply. I really appreciate it.
NL Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-01-24 13:13
Thank you for the quick reaction about the R18 bug, will evaluate it shortly.

Will there also be a "fix" for Stike at Karkand maps?

These feel more sluggish then the initial BF3 maps.
Can't be system performance, I'm on a high spec system, all my clan-mates have the same sluggish feeling about the new maps, although I like them (the maps offcourse...;) ) very much. They seem to have more server load. especially the hitbox seems to lag.
HR Enlisted: 2011-12-27
2012-01-24 13:15
But don't worry, the lag and Punkbuster problems will fix themselves.
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-01-24 13:16
Thanks for the hotfix - hope to see R19 live tomorrow.
DE Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2012-01-24 13:19
We're on R19 now...

Battlelog -> []
DE Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-01-24 13:29
I have problems since this morning 10.00 clock Punkbuster!
In Battlelog with the message "Game disconnected. You were kicked by Punk Buster errors are beeing looked into right now"
The Procon tool is "Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys) FFAB)" Have been very often Punkpuster reinstalled! What else can I do help!
Seit ich perfekt bin hält sich meine Arroganz in Grenzen ! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Die Macht ist stark in mir ! ¯\_(ツ)~-° COMPUTER SAGT " NEIIIIIIN "
DE Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2012-01-24 13:31

nothing....just waiting ;-)
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-01-24 13:32
Would it not just be easier to roll back to R17? Or whichever the patch was before today just as a quick fix to PB issues to get people playing again while you find a fix?
DE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-01-24 13:32
MikaelKalms said:
PB issues are separate from the game server update. We're working with EB on it.

Thank you!
Passionate Purgatorial Janitor since BF-1942 | DICE Friend | Battlelog Moderator | Maintaining the Battlefield's purity!
PT Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2012-01-24 13:33
MikaelKalms said:
Regarding reporting hackers on unranked servers:
I wouldn't bother because we evidence gathering is more difficult from the unranked servers.

Regarding kicking people that get stuck in the loading screen:
- a game client should never be able to take down a server, no matter what.
- there are many potential reasons why the client can remain in the loading screen. There will be new ways which cause this in the future. It can be used as an attack to crash servers.
- when the server crashes, there is a clear place to start digging. something bad happened, and I can ask someone knowledgeable to work backwards from there.
Because of the above reasons, we have implemented the kicking mechanism. It keeps servers from going down, and those clients which get disconnected would never have made it into the game session anyway.

Whether or not to investigate reasons why clients occasionally get stuck in the loading screen is then a separate issue. Similar to joining a server sometimes fails due to connectivity problems, joining a server sometimes fails by getting stuck in the loading screen - my personal opinion is that we should prioritize anything which keeps people from getting into the game in the same game in the same way when identifying what to tackle.

I have no timelines regarding the current PB problems.

With battlerecorder and spectator mode people would be able to provide you with more than enough evidence.

Shame DICE isnt able to keep up with their promisses, at least not in a short term.

Rushing a game is never a good ideia, unless the dev team gets a green light on finishing the game ASAP post launch, like tripwire did with RO2 for example.
I'm glad i didnt pay for this POS "service" they call 'premium'!
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-01-24 13:33
seriously listen tho the dice guy this thread and update has nothing to do with PB issues so stop spamming the thread with it,

im just as pissed as the rest of you guys but sent it thru the proper channels
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-01-24 13:38
You guys are moving in the right direction, however, it seems you guys honestly just dont care.
AMD FX-8320, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD, GTX 760 SC You buy premium to save money, its NOT a status icon........Oh wait, it is n/m sorry!
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2012-01-24 13:39
knighthawkls1 said:
You guys are moving in the right direction, however, it seems you guys honestly just dont care.
im not dice's biggest supporter thats for sure, but 2 updates to server side stuff in 2 days i would have to argue with you..
PT Enlisted: 2011-11-21
2012-01-24 13:43
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for2went said:
Nice.. so instead of fixing the problem with people getting stuck in the loading screen.. you just make the server kick them... awesome.... :|

and what we already said tons and tons of times. u fix 1 bug, but 100000 bugs suddently appears from nowhere.... u guys know what u're doing or just simply have a dude working on this FAIL and the rest of the team already working on bf4 for more money milking???? honestly..... u guys suck so hard at game development
Enlisted: 2011-11-27
2012-01-24 13:49
This will fix the server time out error? i cant even finish a single game!!
FR Enlisted: 2011-12-26
2012-01-24 13:51 , edited 2012-01-24 13:51 by MonsieurMazure
About that PunkBuster issue I got some questions for you guys/admins:

After receiving that error message "Game disconnected. You were kicked by Punk Buster errors are beeing looked into right now"
The Procon tool is "Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys) FFAB)"
Does that means our account is getting banned?
If so can the developpers make the difference between real hackers getting banned and clean/innocent people who can not play any more?
What I mean is do we have to wait an update which will solve the problem by itself or do we have to contact an admin to get unbanned or something...?

GB Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-01-24 13:58
PrivatePaula2k said:
We're on R19 now...

Battlelog -> []

cant even join your server

Game disconnected: you were kicked from the game.

i get either that error on some servers and a pb error on others
wtf,,its the only game i play atm
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-01-24 14:16
Appreciate your interaction Mikael.
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GB Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2012-01-24 14:18
@MikealKalms, who's responsibility is it to respond about concerns re netcode please?
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