I recently upgraded from Mumble version 1.1.5 to 1.1.6, started up Quake III Arena, and got kicked from a server running PunkBuster with the reason of “Violation (VIDEO DRIVER HACK) #90003.” I am on my new box that I won at QuakeCon, so I assumed it was an issue with the ATI Display Driver. I downloaded the latest ATI Display Driver, and then realized that it was the same version I already have installed. For the first time I have encountered a video issue on a computer that has an ATI chipset where the issue doesn’t have to do with lousy drivers! It turns out that Mumble’s overlay feature was triggering the kick. I can use Steam‘s overlay ingame, but I can’t use Mumble’s? Epic fail PunkBuster, epic fail.
I encourage anyone who encounters the same issue to file a support ticket with Even Balance and push for a fix to this annoying issue.
Here’s some of my console output from the issue:
TinMan PunkBuster kicked player ‘TinMan’ (for 0 minutes) …
Violation (VIDEO DRIVER HACK) #90003
RE_Shutdown( 0 )
Hunk_Clear: reset the hunk ok
—– R_Init —–
Trying SMP acceleration…
GL_VENDOR: ATI Technologies Inc.
GL_RENDERER: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
GL_VERSION: 2.1.7769 Release
GL_EXTENSIONS: GL_ARB_multitexture GL_EXT_texture_env_add
PIXELFORMAT: color(32-bits) Z(24-bit) stencil(8-bits)
MODE: 8, 1280 x 1024 fullscreen hz:60
GAMMA: hardware w/ 0 overbright bits
CPU: AMD w/ 3DNow!
rendering primitives: single glDrawElements
texture bits: 16
compiled vertex arrays: enabled
texenv add: enabled
compressed textures: disabled
HACK: using vertex lightmap approximation
Using dual processor acceleration
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