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PunkBuster™ Support for Battlefield 2142

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News and Release Notes for PunkBuster for
Battlefield 2142


Thursday 05.17.2012 [2:45PM]

Version 2.307 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Wednesday 03.02.2011 [3:00PM]

Version 2.262 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Wednesday 02.23.2011 [3:15PM]

Version 1.822 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Tuesday 02.02.2010 [2:00PM]

Version 2.214 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 07.03.2009 [8:30PM]

Version 2.195 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Thursday 11.20.2008 [12:00PM]

Version 2.151 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 11.14.2008 [4:30PM]

Version 2.143 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Thursday 11.13.2008 [8:45PM]

Version 1.718 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Monday 11.10.2008 [8:30PM]

Version 2.139 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Monday 11.10.2008 [4:30PM]

Version 1.708 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Tuesday 09.09.2008 [11:45PM]

Version 2.102 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Tuesday 08.19.2008 [10:45AM]

Version 1.684 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Monday 08.18.2008 [11:15AM]

Version 1.682 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page.

Release Notes for PB Server v1.682:

  • the setting pb_sv_restrictions will now accept a value of 2 for cases where a server admin wants PunkBuster to be more restrictive with regard to certain macro or hot key type programs; pb_sv_restrictions will continue to default to the value of 1; admins who want to enforce the additional restrictions must configure "pb_sv_restrictions 2" either at the command line or in the pbsvuser.cfg configuration file in the server's pb folder


Tuesday 08.12.2008 [10:30AM]

Version 2.090 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Tuesday 05.06.2008 [4:00PM]

Version 1.669 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Thursday 02.28.2008 [12:15PM]

Version 1.659 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Wednesday 02.27.2008 [4:00PM]

Version 2.057 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Wednesday 01.30.2008 [3:45PM]

Version 2.040 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Monday 12.03.2007 [3:30PM]

Version 1.604 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page.

Release Notes for PB Server v1.604:

  • new setting pb_sv_maxsendrate defaults to 8 (KBps); determines speed at which PB Server sends pbcl and pbag out to each client that requests an update during gameplay; prior versions were locked at 2KBps to conserve bandwidth usage during updates; with modern broadband infrastructure, some admins have asked for the ability to push PB updates out at a higher rate to clients


Wednesday 11.28.2007 [3:00PM]

Version 2.018 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Tuesday 11.27.2007 [4:45PM]

Version 1.480 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Tuesday 11.27.2007 [11:15AM]

Version 1.475 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Saturday 11.17.2007 [8:15PM]

Version 1.467 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 11.16.2007 [12:30PM]

Version 1.464 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Saturday 10.20.2007 [1:00PM]

Version 1.453 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 09.21.2007 [6:45PM]

Version 1.745 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Tuesday 08.28.2007 [8:30PM]

Version 1.736 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Saturday 07.07.2007 [11:15AM]

Version 1.709 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Thursday 05.10.2007 [4:45PM]

Version 1.703 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Wednesday 04.18.2007 [5:00PM]

We are aware of several players who are getting kicked for Losing Key Packets with an error code ffff0001 or ffff0002 after the v1.701 PB Client update released yesterday. There seems to be some misinformation being posted on various websites and forums in reference to the new PunkBuster services called PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB. These are NOT optional. If these are disabled or stopped or blocked by the user or anti-virus or Internet security software, updated PunkBuster servers will remove you from the game for Losing Key Packets. Users of some versions of McAfee Security Center are reporting that these PB components are getting automatically added to the "block" list. If this happens on your machine, you will need to remove them from the list in order to continue using PunkBuster. Players who have manually disabled or stopped PnkBstrA based on instructions from some other website may need to run our PBSVC program to uninstall and reinstall in order to continue playing on PB enabled servers.


Tuesday 04.17.2007 [12:15PM]

Version 1.701 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page.

Release Notes for PB Client v1.701:

  • the new PB services are no longer optional, see our PB Services FAQ for more info
  • the new PB services now support 64 bit flavors of Windows


Saturday 03.31.2007 [1:45PM]

Version 1.521 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 03.30.2007 [3:15PM]

Version 1.517 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Saturday 01.13.2007 [2:30PM]

Version 1.266 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 01.12.2007 [10:45PM]

Version 1.294 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Monday 10.23.2006 [6:45PM]

Version 1.280 of the PB Client for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Monday 10.23.2006 [4:15PM]

Version 1.251 of the PB Server for BF2142 has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Monday 10.09.2006 [12:00PM]

The Battlefield 2142 Demo was released recently with PunkBuster support. We will be updating this page during the following days with links to BF2142 specific Manuals, a FAQ, etc.



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