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Originally Posted by Zaeed*:

 

About

 

Simple plugin that allows you to get punkbuster screenshots of either a player, or the entire server while ingame.

 

How to use

 

Use one of the following prefixes: ! @ # / Followed by the screenshot command, which is ss by default

 

There are two methods of use:

1) Entire server

@ss

 

2) Individual player

@ss Zaeed_au

 

Installation

Extract the ZIP file.

 

Place the .inc file into the Plugins folder, and the .cs files into the game folders

i.e. maintain folder structure included in the ZIP

 

Punkbuster screenshots will be found on the game server, in the punkbuster directory. Unfortunately I can't change that.

 

Thanks

Thanks to Phil for a bit of odd bug fixing.

 

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Originally Posted by Phil_K*:

 

Hi.

 

Screen Shots are working in BC2 now? They were all coming up black / failed.

Screenshots were already working in BC2. The black ones coming depend on PB. If they have done an update to eliminate cases where a PB client sends a black one to the PB server requesting a screenshot you should get normal screenies in BC2 too.
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Originally Posted by yaitsbilly*:

 

Trying it for bf3 server and I cant seem to get it working. Any clues? Ive tryed @ss !ss and #ss and still nothing. The plugins loaded fine into procon, and enabled fine.

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Originally Posted by Zaeed*:

 

Trying it for bf3 server and I cant seem to get it working. Any clues? Ive tryed @ss !ss and #ss and still nothing. The plugins loaded fine into procon, and enabled fine.

Is procon running when you try it?

 

Do you have an account setup that is the exact same name as your ingame soldier?

 

Also, how do you know its not working? Are screenshots not appearing in the folder?

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Originally Posted by ScHrAnZ-DiNgEnS*:

 

Hi.

 

 

 

Screenshots were already working in BC2. The black ones coming depend on PB. If they have done an update to eliminate cases where a PB client sends a black one to the PB server requesting a screenshot you should get normal screenies in BC2 too.

The issue are the usersettings, DX10 and DX11 Clients will return black screens. AFAIK this should fixed now but i never test it.

When it's not fixed u will only get black screenshots on BF3 because dx9 is not supported.

 

@Zaeed:

Do u make a loop with waits/tasks/sleeps for all clients or do u execute "PB_SV_GETSS" ?

On BC2 i got lags about 10 seconds with "PB_SV_GETSS", a loop with a singlescreenshot for all players would be perfect.

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Originally Posted by MorpheusX(AUT)*:

 

Still getting loads of black screenshots from BF3-Punkbuster... Sad thing, I was hoping they had fixed that.

Still handy plugin, Zaeed.

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Originally Posted by Legate*:

 

GS answer about blackscreen:

 

This is a common issue with Punkbuster for BF3 for any players using DX10/11 and Anti-Aliasing.

 

The makes of Punkbuster have also issued this statement:

 

"Black screenshots will happen if the videocard drivers are old, when the game is not the active application, or on some Operating System/videocard/driver combinations. Also, screenshot detour hacks could cause these black screenshots.

 

In summary, black screenshots might not be caused by cheats or hacks but checking all the videocard drivers and/or possibly directx drivers is advisable."

 

I have just a 20 or 25% of blackscreen on my BF3 server.

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Originally Posted by Zaeed*:

 

@Zaeed:

Do u make a loop with waits/tasks/sleeps for all clients or do u execute "PB_SV_GETSS" ?

On BC2 i got lags about 10 seconds with "PB_SV_GETSS", a loop with a singlescreenshot for all players would be perfect.

ah I wasn't aware of any lag.

 

I'll make some modifications and have it loop, only a couple of extra lines.

 

I'll also get it to send back some confirmation to the user indicating success/failure of the screenshots.

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Originally Posted by Zaeed*:

 

Still getting loads of black screenshots from BF3-Punkbuster... Sad thing, I was hoping they had fixed that.

Still handy plugin, Zaeed.

Yeah it sucks ey.. Hopefully PB will get around to fixing it eventually.
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Originally Posted by ScHrAnZ-DiNgEnS*:

 

One more suggestion:

 

Include a list where we can include playernames and make automated screens of this players when they playing on the server. :biggrin:

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Originally Posted by Pitbulleke*:

 

Mine isn't really working,procon says CPBScreenshot plugin is loaded,but when i do @ss it doesn't do anything.

And it doesn't show PBscreen in the plugin list?

And where should i find the screens? on the gamepanel,then Users>PB? and there should they be?

 

Thanks in advance

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Originally Posted by guapoloko*:

 

In which directory server that will stop the BF3 screanchots, inatalei and did not work? I have to create a directory, or activate something in ppbans PBB?

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Originally Posted by MorpheusX(AUT)*:

 

Inside the BF3-Gameserver folder, there's a folder called "pb". Inside that folder, there's one called "pbss". Screenshots are normally stored there. You will have to check with your GSP to gain access.

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Originally Posted by streets*:

 

About

 

Simple plugin that allows you to get punkbuster screenshots of either a player, or the entire server while ingame.

 

How to use

 

Use one of the following prefixes: ! @ # / Followed by the screenshot command, which is ss by default

 

There are two methods of use:

1) Entire server

@ss

 

2) Individual player

@ss Zaeed_au

 

Installation

Extract the ZIP file.

 

Place the .inc file into the Plugins folder, and the .cs files into

i.e. maintain folder structure included in the ZIP

 

Punkbuster screenshots will be found on the game server, in the punkbuster directory. Unfortunately I can't change that.

 

Thanks

Thanks to Phil for a bit of odd bug fixing.

I've just one doubt about it, hope you can help me on that.

 

If on a server i use @ss command it takes ss only at that time i execute the command or for some default time?

if i want to take ssfor 2 minutes over all the players on the server how can i use the commands for that?

If for some reason it stays always taking ss how do make it stop, if needed?

 

Many thanks.

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Originally Posted by Pitbulleke*:

 

yea there are 5 pages with pb000001/3/4/5.png etc

but i cant open them,only change the name or select and delete them

pbss.JPG

 

-edit

 

nvm :smile: had to go in the ftp...but didnt know how to open that...someone told me :smile: now i got em

Pretty small tho...cant see much,but thanks :smile:

and alot of work lol

i turned auto ss off...pb_sv_AutoSs 0

how do i make a screenshot of 1 certain player in console. Cause the ingame @ss playername isnt working.

and i have 1 pc for procon only next to me anyway. so dont really need it in game.

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Originally Posted by Springbokkie*:

 

Hi Guys

 

I am doing it from procon and it is coming up with command unknown @ss springb0kkie

 

nothing happens.

 

When you say create a account the same as in game where is that done?

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Originally Posted by Zaeed*:

 

Read the manual on how to manage accounts.

 

As for taking screenshots over two minutes, you can do auto pb screenshots, google for what that command is..

 

This tool is designed for taking screenshots of players while you're in game, for the cases where you suspect a player of hacking, you can easily screenshot them without having to alt+tab out of the game

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Originally Posted by Zaeed*:

 

I've just one doubt about it, hope you can help me on that.

 

If on a server i use @ss command it takes ss only at that time i execute the command or for some default time?

if i want to take ssfor 2 minutes over all the players on the server how can i use the commands for that?

If for some reason it stays always taking ss how do make it stop, if needed?

 

Many thanks.

i think you can also get some php code that allows you to access the files from the web, i don't know anything about that though
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Originally Posted by A-TIN-OF-IRNBRU*:

 

So its no use if you can't get access to punkbuster folder on server. So if your on a gameservers server your screwed as they don't give ftp access. Not much use then.

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Originally Posted by Phil_K*:

 

Hi.

 

Having your server at gamservers.com you have the option to access your pb screenshots through the gametracker listing of your server.

 

Greets

Phil.

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Originally Posted by GitSum*:

 

So its no use if you can't get access to punkbuster folder on server. So if your on a gameservers server your screwed as they don't give ftp access. Not much use then.

You should probably bring this issue up with your GSP. It recently came up with our GSP - NFO. Originally, NFO would not allow ftp access to the punkbuster folder but when someone pointed out that DICE did allow access, NFO set it up so we could download the files by ftp. They did have a WebSync program that would copy the files to a readily accessible folder each morning but you had to have web space with them for t hat to work.

 

Another option for screen shots is to use the actual punkbuser web tool - more info http://www.evenbalance.com/publications/et-ad/index.htm

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