"We have confirmed that Violation #89265 may be triggered by non-cheat software.
This Violation code has been removed from our master servers and we encourage server admins to give the benefit of the doubt to players who raised this code over the past few days." On March 23, 2008, hackers published and implemented a proof of concept exploit of Punk Buster's indiscriminate memory scanning.
Some games (like Crysis or Bio Shock 2) do not have a 64-bit version of Punk Buster.
For this reason, 64 bit clients will not be able to play in Punk Buster enabled servers unless they run the 32-bit client of the game.
Punk Buster is a program created by Even Balance Inc.
designed to detect forms of cheating in online games.
Punk Buster is developed and published by Even Balance, Inc.
The first beta of Punk Buster was announced on September 21, 2000 for Half-Life.
The aim of the program is to isolate cheaters and prevent them from disrupting legitimate games.Most attempts at cheating will only receive a detection warning, but cheats that interfere with Punk Buster's software itself could lock out the GUID of the offending system and disable access to all Punk Buster enabled servers for that particular game.Particularly severe instances of cheating may lock the offending computer out of all Punk Buster-protected games.Punk Buster does not allow Windows users without administrative accounts to connect to any games.Upon connecting to a game, the user will be immediately kicked for having insufficient OS privileges.Once it has been added to the main window, select the game then select check for updates.If there is an update available, Punk Buster will then install it.To update the version of Punk Buster for a specific game, download from their website.If the game you want to update isn't listed in the main view, select Add Game and find the game you are looking for.The Steam overlay causes problems with Punk Buster, it's recommended that you disable the Steam overlay for all Punk Buster games.Punk Buster is not compatible with Wine or other compatibility layers.