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Banned, but not a cheater
Posted Jan 22, 2009 - 04:12 AM
So I bought a legit copy of SOF2 GOLD Edition last week after NOT playing for 2 years. Played for some hours, everything was OK. Then I updated punkbuster and BAM! I was banned from servers I had just played in.
The sof2 installation was pretty much default, had downloaded a few maps, osp and rocmod. So I haven't cheated, haven't even played for 2 days and my new shiny SOF2 is useless.
screenshot of the damned situation:
What does that even mean? The mpi says my ip address is 84.197.*.209 Belgium... I'm in Estonia. This has to be some kind of a mixup.
Help me! I love this game + i don't want to think i just wasted my money to play a few hours.
Posted Jan 22, 2009 - 05:17 AM
Posted Jan 22, 2009 - 06:01 AM
Posted Jan 22, 2009 - 06:19 AM
This meant that anyone who bought a re-issued game, brand new, would have the same pbguid because the pbguid is a hash of the game cd key.
It was only a matter of time before that cd key would be associated with a cheat.
The Activision solution was to turn off the master server.
I am not saying that this is the case here, but its a possible explanation to your dilema.
Posted Jan 22, 2009 - 06:24 AM
But is the genuine CD key checking now disabled on PB?
EDIT: got the answer already.... Anyway this is a Major cockup by Activision, old game or not, it's not hard to give a unique key with new copies.
thx for the responses.
Edited by pr3mz, Jan 22, 2009 - 07:25 AM.
Posted Jan 22, 2009 - 12:16 PM
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