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clickit67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can anyone help me please,ive just downloaded cod4 from the mac app store.I can play the single player game ok but when i join a multiplayer game online i get kicked by punkbuster.It wants me to update punkbuster using pbupdater.The problem is when i run the software it tells me that the The game path does not exist.Ive tried to manually browse for the cod4 app but it is grayed out so i cant select it.

Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • asian eye peas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact same problem. I posted a review on the app store so hopefully they will fix this.
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,130 points)
    Asking here is like buying a game at Walmart and then expecting random customers inside the Walmart to be able to help you when it doesn't work. In other words, it's not likely to get you anywhere. This is something you need to contact the CoD4 developers about.
  • MarkDouma® Level 6 Level 6 (9,850 points)
    You mean you tried using pbsetup? (Available at

    In, choose File > Add Game, then choose Call of Duty 4 in the popup button. You will want to choose the Call of Duty 4 Data folder as the target like in the image below:

    After you've chosen that, choose File > Check For Updates and it should download and create a pb folder inside the Call of Duty 4 Data folder.

    Or is the version you got from the Mac App Store a single application bundle? You may also need to change the permissions on it so that it can successfully write the pb folder.

    Message was edited by: MarkDouma®

    Message was edited by: MarkDouma®
  • Awfy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    MarkDouma's solution seems to fix it. As you said Mark, it may need permissions to successfully write to the folder. How do we go about give the appropriate permissions as the "Get Info" method doesn't seem to work.
  • Whitecity Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
    I think the odds here are a little better.
  • Doug Jorgenson1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    You're correct. The version from the Mac App Store is a single application bundle (it's a package). From the pbsetup application we cannot navigate to the Call of Duty 4 Data folder. You must right-click the Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare app and select "show package contents" to get to the data folder. Typing in the exact path doesn't work either. We get a message stating "path doesn't exist."
  • kubabooba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am also having the same problem. I cant select the game. I'm thinking about getting a refund for my game if this problem does not get fixed.
  • kubabooba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey Mark,

    I tried your advice and it worked, it updated it and everything. But now I get a PB INIT FAILURE. I don't understand why I'm getting this error message.
  • clickit67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry for sounding like a noob,but my problem is the cod4 application folder is Grayed out so maybe i do need to change the permissions but i dont know how to do this.A little guidance would be appreciated.Thanks Mark
  • kubabooba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've solved the problem!

    Click on the COD4 application and go to the package contents thing. Take the contents and drag them to your desktop or a new folder, whatever. Then, open up the PBSetup and select the file called 'call of duty 4 data' in the contents folder. Then update.

    But if you get a different error message the next time you play the game then take the PBSetup and paste it into your pb folder in the ' call of duty 4 data' folder and delete the updated files except for the original files and update again. This should fix your problem.

    Although, this worked for me but now I can't find any servers.
  • PriestyUK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've cracked it!!!!!!

    So download the pb update program and point it to this for your call of duty program location:

    /Applications/Call of Duty

    Next locate your Call Of Duty 4 program in applications, right click and select Show Package Content.

    Next right click on contents and click get info.

    Drop down sharing and permissions

    Now click on the little padlock bottom right of info, admin login now

    Change permissions to read and write and make sure you do this to all subfolders by selecting the little wheel thing.

    Then run update in the pb update program and bam you've cracked it

    Hope this helps, worked for me
  • BenjaminDyer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Magic, this worked for me!

    Thanks for the assistance, it was driving me nuts.
  • clickit67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the tips Priesty but it didnt do the trick for me.Maybe they will release an update soon cos i'm desperate to get online and kick some ***
  • Penpips Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Do what priestlyUK did and open the file permissions on the COD app etc.

    Obviously get the Punk buster app installed. Then go to and down load both the PB client files for mac, save to your desk top, then drag these files into your PB file located in the packages. Contents(folder)-call of duty 4 data(folder)-PB(folder). PB is where you need these files! It worked for me!

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