[bf1942] Punkbuster (Was: How could DICE agree to this??)
nospam at oddlnet.de
Fri Feb 25 13:36:52 EST 2005
Well, these PB problems are not "bugs" but something that's part of the
regular concept. The PB servers are often not reachable or the
connection to them lacks bandwith. Hence the Lag and disconnects. I
don't think that without serious investment this can be "solved".
Also, as this problem is there for a long time now already, I would be
very positively surprised to see Evenbalance to do something about it.
Our server has ever been abolutely flawless since I disabled Punkbuster
2 Months ago. I feel with all those that can't do that because they do
serious server hosting and have loads of people on their servers.
I for my part found it less administrative overhead to watchout for
"Punks" myself and "Bust" them manually. Therefore I am so happy to have
an admin interface such as BBOs !
> I suggest anyone with the same findings start a ticket with
> Evenbalance then. Though they get a lot of bad rep from the community
> at times, I've found their support folk to actually be decent and
> understanding when it comes to tracking a bug. ;)
> -----Original Message----- From: Scummy [mailto:scumbucket at cox.net]
> Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 7:19 AM To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> Subject: RE: [bf1942] Punkbuster (Was: How could DICE agree to
> We disabled PB last night and I must say it was the smoothest night
> we have
> had in a while.
> PB is the cuse of this mystery lag!
> -----Original Message----- From: James Gurney
> [mailto:james at globalmegacorp.org] Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005
> 11:22 PM To: bf1942 at icculus.org Subject: Re: [bf1942] Punkbuster
> (Was: How could DICE agree to this??)
> Well, we disabled PB on our server, and so far it's been pretty
> smooth, so it seems that one of the 2 PB updates which came out in
> the last month or so has messed something up. Good old PB - it's
> always been such a high quality product, I'm astonished that
> something could possibly have gone wrong.</Blatent sarcasm>
> On 2/23/2005 10:10 PM, Scummy wrote:
>> 3.2 P4, 1gb ram. We are also the only server on our box.
>> Something has changed and our resources or network is not the
>> This lag has just occurred over the last few months.
>> Suspects are BBO or PB.
>> Used to have no issues before.
>> -----Original Message----- From: Joe [mailto:sechon at blackmud.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 6:23 PM To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>> Subject: RE: [bf1942] Punkbuster (Was: How could DICE agree to
>> Ok..Dual 2.8 Xeon, 2gb ram. 100mbit link. We were the only process
>> on this machine, with and without HT enabled via bios. Win2k3. Open
>> to suggestions....
>> -----Original Message----- From: Lance Woollett
>> [mailto:baalzaman at gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005
>> 7:18 PM To: bf1942 at icculus.org Subject: Re: [bf1942] Punkbuster
>> (Was: How could DICE agree to this??)
>> We are currently running some 22 BF (1942 and vietnam) servers, all
>> with the BBO tools, and from what we have seen the BBO overhead is
>> negligible. The ease of use the tools gives more than makes up for
>> any overhead IMO. Got lag issues? Look at your server specs first.
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