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paourissi
01-14-2013, 08:25 PM
Hi,

I install a new patch in ac3 and when i try to connect to a server punk buster kicks me out for some reason.

Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player '' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe

Any ideas????

Demon.King.
01-14-2013, 09:45 PM
Try re-installing punk buster. No idea how to do it but it should be possible.

YazX_
01-14-2013, 10:12 PM
same problem, it happens when creating a group.

UPDATE: seems PB is missing, download this and run it:

http://evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe

FlailingAmigo
01-14-2013, 10:50 PM
I used to get this error with APB Reloaded on my old pc - It's a Punkbuster issue rather than AC3.

2 fixes, the first one may work. The second should if the first fails.

(First solution makes sure Punkbuster is running as administrator, this fixes a lot of problems on Windows. Second manually updates Punkbuster as sometimes the initial download and install doesn't complete correctly, or Punkbuster doesn't auto-update correctly, but it doesn't give a failure message)

1. Open the following location C:\Windows\SysWOW64
2. Scroll down to PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe (These are past the folders and in the list of files and applications)
3. Right click on each of these and select 'Properties', then the 'Compatibility' tab
4. Click 'Change settings for all users' (Windows may ask permission for admin privilages to do this, click ok'
5. Click the box for 'Run this programme as an administrator'
6. Click 'ok' and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.


If this doesn't work, manually update Punkbuster as follows. This will give you a 'clean' install and should fix any persistent problem

1. Download Punkbuster.Exe from here http://websec.evenbalance.com/downloader/download.php?file=1
2. Run Setup and then click 'Add Game'
3. It will auto-detect where it thinks AC3 is stored, if this doesn't work (if You've installed via Steam or similar) Then manually add the file location. On Steam AC3 is stored here C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common
4. Click 'Add game' once you've selected the file location, and then click 'Check for Updates'
5. Wait for the update to complete (Shouldn't take too long)

That should then be your Punkbuster up to date and running ok and you'll have no further trouble. If you do, let me know and I'll try to help some more

Gvank
12-07-2016, 03:28 PM
same problem, it happens when creating a group.

UPDATE: seems PB is missing, download this and run it:

http://evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe

Thank you! That solved the problem.

LvBoY223
12-07-2016, 05:57 PM
Thank you! That solved the problem.

Hey what u did ? I installed that PB and then i asks to add a game but ac is not in list what i need to do ?

slycooper2pt
12-08-2016, 06:34 PM
Hey what u did ? I installed that PB and then i asks to add a game but ac is not in list what i need to do ?

Isnt in the list... i tried all the metods, and stills exit in match making...

pachinrivas
12-09-2016, 01:05 AM
Isnt in the list... i tried all the metods, and stills exit in match making...

I did it all too and i didnt find on the list, and i dont have tthe "PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe" on my C:\Windows\SysWOW64
So... what can i do? i cant play online and the game is recently installed :(

allbiea3b3
12-10-2016, 01:48 AM
I did it all too and i didnt find on the list, and i dont have tthe "PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe" on my C:\Windows\SysWOW64
So... what can i do? i cant play online and the game is recently installed :(

I think u just download the punkbuster from http://evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe, and then install it, clik next (agree)
done, u can play AC3 Multiplayer now,

add friends me im newbie "allbiea3b3" :D

Ketsui88
12-15-2016, 03:47 PM
Thank you! That solved the problem.

I was also unable to start the tutorial or any campain/multiplayer matches and this fixed it. Just install it, then run the game and it should be ok. I did not need to look for AC3 on the programs list nor anything else, just installed it and I was good to go.

This seems to fix only the "you have been kicked (0 mins)" punk buster error, not the game crashing or other more serious bugs.

Black_Widow9
12-17-2016, 10:47 PM
If you're still having trouble, please try this.

Please go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\Assassin's Creed III\redist\PunkBuster and run the pbsvc program as admin.

If this doesn’t work, please download the program directly here: https://t.co/j8nmtGw7tQ

Thanks

snowkids100
02-26-2017, 10:11 PM
Dear Ubisoft!

I have a big trouble with AC3 multiplayer. I can't join any multiplayer match with my friend. If I want to install the punkbuster It will say Failed to copy the file ......... to 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\pbsvc.exe' (error 5) I tried to install pbsvc from the punk buster website but it doesn't work. Please help me! Thank you very much!

Black_Widow9
03-05-2017, 07:50 PM
Dear Ubisoft!


I have a big trouble with AC3 multiplayer. I can't join any multiplayer match with my friend. If I want to install the punkbuster It will say Failed to copy the file ......... to 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\pbsvc.exe' (error 5) I tried to install pbsvc from the punk buster website but it doesn't work. Please help me! Thank you very much!

Please download the program directly here: https://t.co/j8nmtGw7tQ

You may need to run it as admin. If it doesn't work for you, make sure to get in touch with our Support team (https://support.ubi.com/).

Thanks