NFS PS: Punkbuster - Fight the Cheaters! Friday, 23.11.2007
PunkbusterElectronic Arts contracted with Even Balance to integrate the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat Software into the game Need for Speed Pro Street! Punkbuster is an Anti-Cheat software, which is used in multiplayer-games to bust cheaters. It's mostly integrated in shooters like Battlefield, Quake, Fear and Doom 3. It's new, that such an anti-cheat technology is being used in racing games, but since there were some cheating problems with the last Need for Speed games, I think this is a big step in the right direction. *thumbs up* :)

Major Features in Punkbuster:

* Real-time scanning of memory by PB Client on players' computers searching for known hacks/cheats
* Throttled two-tiered background auto-update system using multiple Internet Master Servers to provide end-user security ensuring that no false or corrupted updates can be installed on players' computers
* Frequent status reports (highly encrypted) are sent to the PB Server by all players and the PB Server raises a violation when necessary which causes the offending player to be removed from the game and all other players are informed of the violation
* PB Admins can also manually remove players from the game for a specified number of minutes or permanently ban if desired
* PB Servers can optionally be configured to randomly check player settings looking for known exploits of the game engine
* PB Admins can request actual screenshot samples from specific players and/or can configure the PB Server to randomly grab screenshot samples from players during gameplay
* An optional "bad name" facility is provided so that PB Admins can prevent players from using offensive player names containing unwanted profanity or racial slurs
* Search functions are provided for PB Admins who wish to search player's keybindings and scripts for anything that may be known to exploit the game
* The PunkBuster™ Player Power facility can be configured to allow players to self-administer game servers when the Server Administrator is not present entirely without the need for passwords
* PB Servers have an optional built-in mini http web server interface that allows the game server to be remotely administered via a web browser from anywhere over the Internet

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Comments (7)

#7: von DarkSpeed (26.11.2007 23:11) View profile Add to your Friends-List Send Message Website
Drifting in Prostreet

drifting in prostreet succccckkkkkkkkkssss


Pc always controling my stearing

Sorry ea Drift is a Buulll SHIT

Tuning Boy

#6: von RGCxTheKing (25.11.2007 21:16) View profile Add to your Friends-List Send Message Website

It certainly was a good idea but the execution isnt that rosy go online and you'll find many cheaters on pro street... and they are not being banned :S plus score boards are also being manipulated.

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#5: von Jack33670 (24.11.2007 02:16) View profile Add to your Friends-List Send Message
About time

Its about time EA did something about these Cheaters online its not fair your racing against someone who is using a trainer online & then other people start to cheat. This is very good news


#4: von MiriV (24.11.2007 00:22) View profile Add to your Friends-List Send Message Website
Yes. Finally EA starts to move in the right direction.


#3: von RGCxTheKing (23.11.2007 18:10) View profile Add to your Friends-List Send Message Website

Best idea they had ever had!!!

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#2: von Shocker (23.11.2007 15:17) View profile Add to your Friends-List Send Message Website
Why would you want to cheat online? And why would you WANT to race against cheaters?


#1: von koza (23.11.2007 11:41) View profile Add to your Friends-List Send Message
about punkbuster

i think this is a godd solution but there should be a server reserved for cheaters only
for example
you may enter only if u use this cheat,and not some other
you may enter only if u use cheats,this server does not accept fair play
or some shit like that

you've just been punk'd

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