Split Tunnel Help/PunkBuster Kick

n250336n250336 Posts: 3Player
edited November 2021 in Game Support

So I've had some time over the holiday weekend to reevaluate and I started looking into split tunneling for AAPG again.

When I am fully on the VPN, I have no connection issues (except for ACI servers with VPN blocking).

When I use a split tunnel for AAPG, I keep getting kicked by punkbuster for "RESTRICTION: Service Communication".

Could someone help me figure out what I may be missing?

Here are the applications I have that are exempt from the VPN:

1) SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\America's Army\AAPG\Binaries\Win32\AAGame.exe
2) SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\America's Army\AAPG\Binaries\Win64\AAGame.exe
3) SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\America's Army\AAPG\Binaries\Win32\pbsvg.pg.exe
4) SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\America's Army\AAPG\Binaries\pbsvg.pg.exe
5) SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\America's Army\AAPG\Binaries\SwarmAgent.exe
6) SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\America's Army\AAPG\Binaries\SwarmCoordinator.exe
7) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrA.exe
8) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PnkBstrB.exe

Here's some data from the log:

Additional steps taken:

Verified that PnkBstrA/PnkBstrB services have status "Automatic" in services.msc.

Verified that PnkBstrA/PnkBstrB are allowed in Windows Firewall.

Ran the pbsvc.exe test (and reinstallation) from even balance.

Re-installed PnkBstrA/PnkBstrB from evenbalance.

Everything seems okay and while I am consistently crashing out of game, it's not always at the same interval.

I'm not sure what PnkBstrA/B do, but it's almost as if B is seg faulting/crashing mid-game


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