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PunkBuster™ Support for Battlefield Vietnam

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News and Release Notes for PunkBuster for
Battlefield Vietnam


Monday 10.29.2007 [4:15PM]

Version 1.757 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page.

Release Notes for PB Client v1.757:

  • this edition includes the new PB services, see our PB Services FAQ for more info


Monday 10.29.2007 [1:45PM]

Version 1.458 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Saturday 05.20.2006 [9:15PM]

Version 1.229 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page.

Release Notes for PB Server v1.229:

  • we are opening up beta testing of a new remote control/logging facility called PBUCON. Admins who wish to be involved in the open beta can find more information here: PBUCON


Monday 05.30.2005 [1:45PM]

Version 1.180 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Saturday 03.05.2005 [1:30PM]

Version 1.153 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 03.04.2005 [8:45PM]

Version 1.150 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Wednesday 02.02.2005 [12:30PM]

Version 1.132 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page.

Release Notes for PB Server v1.132:

  • the pb_sv_task command no longer requires quotes around the third [command] parameter when spaces are embedded; this allows admins to have PB issue BF game server commands that require spaces and inline quotes; for example: [pb_sv_task 30 300 game.sayAll "hello, world"] (without the square brackets) will now work as desired


Saturday 01.29.2005 [3:00PM]

Version 1.131 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This version corrects the kick bug introduced in v1.130 released earlier today.


Saturday 01.29.2005 [12:45PM]

Version 1.130 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page.

Release Notes for PB Server v1.130:

  • slightly modified server side logging for whitelist violations
  • fixed bug related to pb_plist and pb_sv_plist not showing all players
  • addressed linux bug related to player IP address being displayed in reverse quad order


Friday 01.21.2005 [2:00PM]

Version 1.128 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. With this update, we ask admins to try out the new pb_sv_pktSendMode setting documented below and let us know if there are any problems. This should be considered beta testing of a new feature.

Release Notes for PB Server v1.128:

  • new pb_sv_pktSendMode setting defaults to 0 which means PB will continue to use the old netcode used in prior versions; setting to 1 tells PB to use the new netcode which sends out of band (OOB) packets to connected clients in an effort to address numerous network I/O related problems including kicking for 'losing key packets'; some admins who have pretested the new netcode report that it does not work well for them so be prepared to watch your server(s) closely; consider this an option that may or may not be right for your server(s)
  • addressed bug with PB's Bad Name Facility not warning/kicking properly


Saturday 01.15.2005 [4:00PM]

We have reworked the PB Server netcode and produced a test PB Server binary v1.125 for linux. The goal is to address network I/O problems with PB packets which cause many negative symptoms (primarily "losing key packets" kicking). Linux server admins who wish to test this beta PB Server binary can get it from here. Please let us know via our new support ticket system how this version works on your linux servers. Pending feedback, the new netcode will be optionally available for all platforms upon the next PB Server update release.


Thursday 01.13.2005 [9:15PM]

Version 1.124 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This version converts some prior PB Violation kicks into Restriction kicks. We have confirmed that several gamehack violations (#81015-81044) triggered since the prior PB Server update on 12.27.2004 in BFV could have been caused by files or memory that were corrupted by non-cheat programs such as virii, adware, no-cd programs, etc. We encourage PB Admins to give players the benefit of the doubt for these violations.


Monday 12.27.2004 [6:45PM]

Version 1.121 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Monday 12.27.2004 [1:45PM]

Version 1.128 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 12.24.2004 [10:00AM]

Version 1.120 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Saturday 12.11.2004 [11:30PM]

Version 1.126 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Thursday 12.02.2004 [6:45PM]

With yesterday's BFV game patch update, PB Servers were kicking non-hacking players for violations #80610 and #80472 for a few hours. PB Admins should ignore these violations.


Thursday 08.12.2004 [4:00PM]

Version 1.107 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Thursday 08.12.2004 [1:00PM]

Version 1.102 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 06.18.2004 [7:00AM]

Version 1.096 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Wednesday 06.16.2004 [3:45PM]

Version 1.095 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Monday 06.14.2004 [7:00AM]

Version 1.094 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 06.11.2004 [9:00PM]

Version 1.092 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 06.11.2004 [8:00PM]

Version 1.091 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 06.04.2004 [3:00PM]

Version 1.089 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Friday 06.04.2004 [12:45PM]

Version 1.085 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Wednesday 06.02.2004 [12:45PM]

Version 1.084 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page.

Release Notes for PB Client v1.084:

  • includes a new setting called pb_netport that can be used as a workaround for players who get "Disconnected from server" after PB sends Master Query Packets; the default value for this setting is 0 which means PB will continue to use the game's network socket to communicate with PB masters; setting this to a non-zero value (such as 15000) will cause PB to use a separate network socket for Master Query Packets; this setting can be placed into the pbcl.cfg file in the pb folder to configure PB to use this setting each time it initializes; NOTE that players with a firewall or personal security software may need to configure these separately to fully allow traffic on the chosen port
  • starting with this version 1.084, the PB Client now requires the game to be run as the administrator user or equivalent under Windows XP/2K (see our FAQ for more info).


Monday 05.10.2004 [9:15PM]

Version 1.085 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page.

Release Notes for PB Server v1.085:

  • addressed intermittant bug with pb_sv_protecttag and pb_sv_protectname commands causing incorrect kicking of registered players


Monday 04.05.2004 [11:30AM]

Version 1.075 of the PB Client for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Tuesday 03.23.2004 [10:15AM]

Version 1.079 of the PB Server for BFV has been released to our PB Master Servers for auto-update and to our website download page. This is a maintenance release.


Thursday 03.11.2004 [10:00AM]

We are looking forward to supporting Battlefield Vietnam. Players and Server Admins who need help with PunkBuster issues should email support@evenbalance.com and be sure to specify that you are writing about BFV in the email along with as many details as possible. Note that PunkBuster is installed during setup of the game. Players can enable PunkBuster via a checkbox on the Multiplayer screen.



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