BF1942 to Bust Punks

The Battlefield 1942 Website (thanks Frans) has word that punks beware, Even Balance's anti-cheat software is going back in time to World War II. Here's the word:
In response to the #1 request from the community, DICE & EA are proud to announce the inclusion of anti-cheat measures in the next patch for Battlefield 1942. The Battlefield team is committed to providing an exploit-free gaming environment for members of our community. Our goal is to have measures in place which address both current and future cheats. As such, after researching existing anti-cheat programs, we've determined that Punkbuster™ suits our purposes perfectly. We'll keep everyone updated as to our progress. For now, we have successfully integrated Punkbuster into the upcoming 1.6 patch and we're in the process of testing it.
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As a long time player of RtCW and ET I too will attest to the usefulness of Punkbuster. I'm surprised it took the Battlefield group this long.

There's a few important things to remember about it though:

1. It does NOT send any private information to evenbalance (the punkbuster folks). So no black helicopters will be circling. http://www.evenbalance.com

2. I too often had a problem with automatic downloads of updates, both on the server component and client component but a patch was put out that fixed this and no problems since.

3. It will catch *known* hacks that are "in the wild" similar to how an anti-virus program catches viruses that are in it's known database. As someone else said, if someone just gives it to his buddy and no one else, the chance of the cheat being caught is very remote.

4. While a server might say they have punkbuster installed, it's up to the server admin to actually define the parameters. While Evenbalance puts out a "suggested" pbserver.cfg file (or was it punkbuster.cfg) file for admins, leagues often change that. If an admin does not setup a config file with ranges for such things as screen inensity, gamma, field of view, or any other setting the game allows you the player to tweak in it's CFG or INI file then it doesn't do a whole lot except look at your game files and ensure they aren't modified, possibly the vid card drivers too. That's been my impression at least so if I'm wrong I apologize up front.

5. There is also a Web Admin tool that is very handy to have in case you are not directly at your server but you'll have to be sure you have an extra port or two open on any firewall between the Internet and your server.
-Sphinx
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