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    I just had this problem last night and this afternoon while trying to get into PR, i am up to date with punkbuster, and i thought that i'd throw this topic here to see if you guys have any tips/solutions.

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    Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

    I had the same problem...
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    • #3
      Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

      Lots of people have been X-firing me about this. I actually have little knowledge about Punkbuster, except it pisses me off all the time and is all because a bunch of horrible people that have to cheat to find their self worth.

      Pwange, the little kid in PR (not sure how to spell his name) was having the problem yesterday and I saw him in the server earlier today. I think it is just a momentary bug.

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      • #4
        Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

        I just last week reloaded bf2 and all the patches; played great for 4 days and then started having this error pop up. I also have updated everything and still I am having problems. It says reload punkbuster but without reloading bf2 , i dont know how.

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        • #5
          Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

          Have you guys tried the manual update tool that Punkbuster offers?
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          • #6
            Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

            Yeah, the people I have talked to tried the manual update.
            Portable Cougar just x-fired me and said he is having the problem too.

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            • #7
              Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

              Bamboo, I was having the handshake issue the other night when you guys were all playing vanilla. I finally gave up on it. I thought it was weird that I could play PR just fine, but I'd get kicked off a vanilla server in no time flat. I guess they are using different executables, but still... weird.

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              • #8
                Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

                Heres how to fix the issue


                Go to Program Files
                EA Games
                BF2

                In the folder you will se a folder named "pb"
                delete this folder

                Now download the PBsetup Program
                Run through adding BF2 and updating the PB files.

                Now check that you have the "pb" folder back in your BF2 folder.

                Restart
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                • #9
                  Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

                  Cougar walked Turkish though that method above last night and it worked for him as well. Glad someone figured it out.

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                  • #10
                    Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

                    I 'm getting it every single day since I came back from vacation (last week). I simply launch the PnkBstrB.exe before I launch PR (can be found under "c:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\pb" if you installed in the default dir). If everything goes well, you 'll see a command prompt for a sec which then closes again. If it remains open it won't work and then you might have to launch the games first into the menu and close it again.

                    Works everytime for me...
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                    • #11
                      Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

                      This still works - thanks!

                      Originally posted by Portable.Cougar View Post
                      Heres how to fix the issue


                      Go to Program Files
                      EA Games
                      BF2

                      In the folder you will se a folder named "pb"
                      delete this folder

                      Now download the PBsetup Program
                      Run through adding BF2 and updating the PB files.

                      Now check that you have the "pb" folder back in your BF2 folder.

                      Restart
                      Frag away

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                      • #12
                        Re: PunkBuster communication error handshaking failed

                        I had this problem after adding the snow maps. The work around didn't work for me. After some investigation I discovered that the services PnkBstrB and pnkBstrA were not running but stopped, even after a couple reboots. I started both services and the problem went away.

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