yes punkbuster does prevent hacks and most people do not get kicked from it, but its possible that you fall into the small category of people being kicked by punkbuster daily, for no reason at all.Punk Buster is a computer program that is designed to detect software used for cheating in online games.In Sf Snake Plain in particular you can practice driving a HMMWV, using the CROWS gun, and also firing the Javelin missile system (if you spawn using Class J) against actual targets.When you first play on Vista or Win 7 you must run 2.5Assist "As Administrator" so that the game can load the Punk Buster service.Although it has been in development since 2000, it is known to still cause problems with other programs and certain hardware configurations.Most games that require Punk Buster for multiplayer will install it when the game itself is installed.
It is used in several prominent multiplayer games today.
It is possible your router does not support NAT loopback.
To work around this click 'Options' and tick the disable port testing to external IP option.
A GUI client application for Downloading Installing and Playing Americas Army 2.5 on Windows, Mac and Linux with a new custom authorization system.
On the server side a Desktop server manager for Windows, Mac and Linux and a Command line dedicated server manager for Windows and Linux.
That is, open the console and type Start SFSnake Plain or Start Interdiction and the relevant map will be loaded.