(AGP and PCIe only) Sound card: Sound Blaster X-Fi series from Creative Labs Hard Drive space: 2.2GB of space is required to install the game Internet connection: 512Kbit Cable/DSL connection SUPPORTED VIDEO CHIPSETS WITH LATEST DRIVER VERSION INFO.
(AGP and PCIe only) Sound Card - Direct X 9.0c compatible Hard Drive space: 2.2GB of space is required to install the game Internet connection: 128kbit Cable/DSL connection In order to play the game at the recommended resolution, detail and performance levels, your computer should match or exceed the following specifications: Operating system: Windows XP with latest service pack installed Direct X 9.0c February 2006 edition (included) CPU: Intel Pentium 4/AMD Athlon 3.0 GHz or equivalent RAM: 1.5GB Video Card: 256MB Direct X compliant video card, Pixel shader 2.0 and above.
There are servers that do not use Punk Buster services, but lack of anti-cheat software can definitely degrade your gaming experience. Working with game developers, they have created a tool to help identify cheaters in-game and remove them. Make sure Pnk is on your exceptions list of your firewall/anti-virus software to ensure it can communicate properly with the Punk Buster servers. If you still get kicks, such as “Can’t Initialize Pnk Bstr B.exe”, go to the Start Menu.
This guide will have all available information regarding troubleshooting Punk Buster issues for EA games. Occasionally, you may receive various errors regarding Punk Buster Services not running.
For more help, reach out to Punk Buster Support [evenbalance.com] You must appeal any Punk Buster Ban with Even Balance by opening a ticket [evenbalance.com] by finding and clicking your game on the Support page and then clicking "Web Ticket System." EA Advisors cannot overturn Punk Buster Bans What games use Punk Buster? Double click (For Vista/Win7/Win8 users, right-click the file and select to run as Admin). Some other software programs such as virus scanners, firewalls and Internet security software packages are suspicious of any new services and kernel drivers when they are first released.
X-Fi AUDIO PROVIDER This option enables optimised hardware-accelerated 3D audio positioning, mixing and environmental effects for users with compatible Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi soundcards.
ATI Driver tested: Catalyst v6.8 Windows XP Radeon 9500/9700 series Radeon 9550 series Radeon 9600 series Radeon 9800 series Radeon X300 series Radeon X600 series Radeon X700 series Radeon X800 series Radeon X850 series Radeon X1300 series Radeon X1600 series Radeon X1800 series Radeon X1900 series NVIDIA Driver tested: Forceware v91.31 Windows XP Ge Force 5800 series Ge Force 5900 series Ge Force 6200 series Ge Force 6800 series Ge Force 7300 series Ge Force 7800 series Ge Force FX 5700 series Ge Force FX 5900 series Ge Force FX 5950 series Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.
Quite a few games run the Punk Buster services, you can find a full list on their homepage [evenbalance.com]. Some of these will block Punk Buster components thereby causing the "Losing Key Packets" kicking.