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PunkBuster Setup (PBSetup)

Normally PunkBuster keeps itself updated while you play your favorite game. If, however, you would like to manually update your PunkBuster installations, please download our PBsetup utility and follow the instructions.

PunkBuster Service Installer (pbsvc)

PunkBuster on the Windows™ operating system requires two running services. (PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB) Normally these are installed when the game is installed. If you'd like to manually install PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB, please download our PunkBuster service installer.

PunkBuster UDP Console (pbucon)

PBUCON is a PunkBuster Server facility that allows server admins to obtain a remote UDP based console with a running PunkBuster Server version 1.225 or higher. Admins can use PBUCON to stream PB logging and optionally issue remote commands and optionally ( for some games) stream normal game server logging. PBUCON allows concurrent real-time streaming of PB logging to multiple remote hosts and also does not require any special firewall configuration as it uses the same socket and port used by the running PunkBuster server for communication.

For a complete description of the pbucon feature, please see our PunkBuster UDP Console manual.

The pbucon utility can be downloaded below:

PunkBuster MD5Tool (md5tool)

Starting in January of 2004, PunkBuster Server Admins have the option of using the new PB MD5Tool facility to check the digital signatures of files and/or portions of files in each player's game directory and child sub-directories during game play. The MD5 (Message Digest 5) algorithm was developed by Rivest and is ©Copyright by RSA Data Security, Inc.. PunkBuster extensions to MD5 are ©Copyright by Even Balance, Inc. Source code for MD5 with PunkBuster extensions can be found on this page below.

For a complete description of the MD5 tool, please see our PunkBuster MD5 manual.

The MD5 tool can be downloaded below:

MD5 Source Code

PunkBuster uses a modified version of the MD5 algorithm from "RSA Data Security, Inc." A copy of the modified source code and our md5 command-line tool can be downloaded below: