[bf1942] BF2 demo: Random freezing

Luke luke at techfreak.org
Fri Jun 17 08:47:04 EDT 2005

Also - in fairness to BF2, this is a very common issue with new games and
PB. What we need is a custom-designed config file for PB that minimizes
the resource intense features of PB that are not critical. Same exact
issue happened with COD when PB was released with it in a patch.

Most admins of other games will recall what I'm talking about.....

Just in preperation for the full release (I dont mind turning off PB for
the demo, but want it running for full-release):

Is there any documentation regarding the BF2 version of PB? Any PB experts
out there who might attempt a config file? Teh 'basic' fix for COD was to
write a config file called 'pbcl.cfg' located in the PB folder and enter
'pb_sv_CvarWalk 0' - this elliminated the connection interrupts for COD.


Andreas Andersson said:
> Hello,
> People on this list seem to be getting exactly the same issue when
> running 32-bit linux-servers. When they turned of punkbuster the
> problems dissapeared. Could you please try turning it of on your
> windows-server as well to see if the problems disappear?
> Thanks for your input!
> /AndreasA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Garner [mailto:sgarner at gameplanet.co.nz]
> Sent: den 17 juni 2005 13:38
> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> Subject: [bf1942] BF2 demo: Random freezing
> Hi folks,
> I am running two Windows and three Linux BF2 Demo servers.
> I am seeing a weird issue with the Windows servers, where every 3~10
> minutes all clients in the game get the message "There is a problem with
> your connection" for about 3 seconds. The Linux servers are identical
> hardware and on the same network, and do not get this problem.
> If I log into one of the Windows servers with TSC and watch Task Manager
> while playing, when the clients freeze up I can see the CPU usage on the
> server drops to 0% for the duration of the freeze, then jumps back to
> where it was. It's clearly not a network issue as I can see the task
> manager graph updating while it happens.
> I have tried running BF2 as a regular application in a terminal session
> and also as a service using Firedaemon. Same story both ways. The
> windows boxes are running Windows 2000 Server SP4.
> I've run other games on these boxes before and not had any problems, so
> I can only assume it's something wrong with BF2. Has anybody else seen
> this - any ideas?
> tia
> -Simon

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