PB not running when server running as service?

Spockman

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PB not running?

I cannot seem to get PB to stay running. Is this a known issue or is it just me?

I went so far as to create a batch file to run it both interactive and as a service. PB starts fine but once the server finishes start-up, PB shuts down..... The PB logs don't show it shutting down and it won't start up again, either.

Anyone have any ideas?
 

SNYPE

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Punkbuster needs to be started from the command line.
Add this to the command line:
Code:
+ set punkbuster 1
 

Spockman

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SNYPE said:
Punkbuster needs to be started from the command line.
Add this to the command line:
Code:
+ set punkbuster 1
It didn't seem to make a difference for me. I tried it in the configs and from the command line. I finially figured it out, though. The PB start code has to be the last switch in the command line or it will be shut down when the configs finish loading. What a pain in the butt! There's still an issue on the service side of things. ASE shows PB as enabled but it's not doing anything. I cannot kick, add badnames, nada.
 

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PB has very few settings set by default. If you enter "pb_sv_writecfg" into the server console with PB running, it will write a pbsv.cfg that contains all of the PB settings currently on the server. You can make changes there.
 

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Biggest problem is if PB isn't running, you can't write the config.

One thing I discovered, thanks to your post, is that one very small thing can cause trouble:

"+set punkbuster 1" won't work (at least when running as a service). It MUST be "+ set punkbuster 1" with that nice little space after the "+". What a pain in the butt this has been.
 
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