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cod4 punkbuster issue

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  • FishComputer Level 4 Level 4 (1,035 points)
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    Jan 26, 2011 7:24 PM (in response to Penpips)
    MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPod touch 4G 8GB
  • appleyu Calculating status...
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:05 AM (in response to Penpips)
    Unfortunately this didn't work for me. When you saved it to your desktop, you just saved the link correct?
  • appleyu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:24 AM (in response to appleyu)
    I just can't find the servers. I don't know if the issue you guys are addressing is supposed to help my problem...
  • appleyu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 27, 2011 12:44 PM (in response to appleyu)
    FINALLY! I've figured out how to find servers when they aren't appearing!

    It's a simple fix too... Just keep clicking refresh list until a list pops up. I did it like 20 times.
  • Silenthunter56 Calculating status...
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    Jan 27, 2011 1:03 PM (in response to clickit67)
    Man am I glad I found this thread. Was playing COD4 for years on my PC..before it died...just waiting to upgrade to a P67 mobo and i5-2500K....really missed playing this game. Just loaded it up on my girlfriends iMac and having this punkbuster issue. Haven't used a MAC for a few years so kinda glad I had this problem...gets me digging in and a little forced learning. Elegant thing this OS.
  • dfkt Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2011 6:47 AM (in response to clickit67)
    For anyone still confused or not able to get it to work online:

    1. Download pbsetup for mac from here:
    2. Install it in Applications.
    3. Open it and click add game, select Call of Duty 4, then copy and past the path below into the path box.

    /Applications/Call of Duty of Duty 4 Data

    4. Then click "file > check for updates".

    To edit the permissions if they are grayed out, click the lock in the bottom right hand corner of the get info window. Change them to Read and Write on the contents folder and app, then on the multiplayer app and it's contents folder.

    Just to be sure I added more paths on PunkBuster by adding the game again, here are the additional ones I added:

    /Applications/Call of Duty of Duty 4

    /Applications/Call of Duty

    If It doesn't work now, then I guess you have to contact Aspyr, but since they made the port and apparently didn't test it (or bother to fix it), I'm not sure there's anything more you can do unless it's an unrelated problem you're experiencing.

    Oh and to find servers make sure that the source is: Internet, not Favourites or LAN, then just hit Refresh and wait. If no servers come up it might be because of your internet connection or something else.
    MBP 13", Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • molecule-eye Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2011 9:04 AM (in response to clickit67)

    Unfortunately the pb udpater doesn't work on Lion. Is there a manual solution? This is ridiculous, I must say. Might as well download pirated copies next time if retail versions off the lame *** App Store don't work.

  • tuareggs1200 Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to clickit67)

    I have tried also to to run the app;ication but this come on " You can't open the application because PowerPc applications are no longer supported"

    How I will go on if I can't run this??

    Is ther any solution?

  • magic890 Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to clickit67)



    for manually fix you can use this files and guide:


    You have to put this file inside

    /Applications/Call of Duty of Duty 4 Data/pb/


    But unfortunately now it's seems that after pb 14/05/2012 update all the servers kick Mac client for not updated pb version. Maybe it's a bug in pb update.


    My COD 4 multiplayer version is 1.7.549.
    Untile yesterday all was good, and I play very well on every server.

  • colintri Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to magic890)

    Same here.  I was able to play COD4 with my iMac running OSX Lion for past year but I got kicked today?  Tried to download PBsetup to refresh the files but got this message "PowerPC applications are no longer supported".  I really think this is PunkBuster's doing and they need to fix this.

  • MrNeoo Calculating status...
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    May 15, 2012 6:32 PM (in response to colintri)

    I have an Intel machine, and downloading PBsetup solves nothing. Manually updating the files ditto. The problem is from their new update at evenbalance. No Mac can play cod 4 until they solved it. Already submitted a ticket. Waiting for a reply.

  • Dan-o ™ Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
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    May 15, 2012 8:22 PM (in response to magic890)

    Evenbalance needs to "yank their head out". They haven't updated Pbsetup in YEARS for the Mac. There is NO excuse for still having a PPC only executable. That's just lazy, pure and simple. They could easily recompile it for Intel but they don't.


    Now I cannot get into any server (this happened tonight), even after updating my Pb files 2 or 3x. Also my pbsec file continuously disappears every time I download it and then run the game.


    This is BS.


    Just read something at that said "Pb is no longer supported by Evenbalance for Quake 4 (Mac)." My guess is Evenbalance is discontinuing support for older Mac games. Total crap.

  • MrNeoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2012 3:52 AM (in response to Dan-o ™)

    No Dan-o. Like I said, I have an Intel machine and the PBsetup works fine, so I guess that they don't have a PPC compatible app. The problem is with their updates, they probably did what most companies do: test their files for windows, maybe test the files for linux, and for mac, well, if it worked for linux they "guess" it should work for mac. And then it does not. Had the same BS with HoN.

  • tuareggs1200 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2012 4:31 AM (in response to MrNeoo)

    I tried again today to go on a server and It worked fine. I don't know if they solve the problem but definately works. ????

  • colintri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 16, 2012 4:57 AM (in response to MrNeoo)

    I forgot to mention that I have an Intel chip in my iMac and I kept getting kicked out yesterday.  However, when I saw tuareggs1200's comment and decided to try again this morning (7:55AM EST).  It's working for me now!  I guess PB did something about the updates for servers. 

    MacBook 2.2 GHZ 2GB RAM and 27' iMac i7 8GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Time Capsule


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