Punkbuster Fix for Far Cry 2 Ranked Match RRS feed

  • Question

  • I can play certain FAr Cry 2 player matches, but when I try to play ranked matches in Win 7, I always get kicked by Punkbuster.  The WGC server has a patch to help download custom maps in Win 7 which I installed, but now I am still trying to work out the Punkbuster problem with Win 7.  Would greatly appreciate if anyone knows of a fix.  Thanks.
    Monday, November 29, 2010 12:44 AM


  • Hi,


    This issue may occur if this program is not compatible with Windows 7.


    I have checked on Windows 7 Compatibility Center, I found there was no information about Far Cry 2 and PunkBuster  can compatible with  windows 7,  you can check it on:





    The software which is not compatible with Windows 7 will lead to unexpected issue. I will help troubleshooting this issue as below. If the issue persists, you should ask the game and software manufacturer to verify whether they are compatible with windows 7 or not.


    First, please try to login with Clean Boot to see if the same issue occurs.


    Also you can try to run it  in vista compatibility mode:

    1.    Insert the installation media, right click on the DVD drive icon and choose Open

    2.    In the open folder, right click the program setup.exe file and click the Properties option.

    3.    Select the Compatibility tab.

    4.    Select the Run This Program in Compatibility Mode option.

    5.    From the drop-down list, choose the operating system you ran before upgrading to Vista.

    6.    If necessary, select the option to run the program as an administration.

    7.    Click OK.


    Now, right click on Setup.exe and choose Run as administrator to install it again.


    It this issue persists, I suggest asking PunkBuster Forum for further help:


    Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.


    Thank you for your understanding.



    Leo   Huang


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    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:25 AM
    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 7:35 AM