The punkbuster plugin does not change the way B3 behaves in the way it kicks or bans, the plugin just adds a few automated tasks (syncing the pbbans.dat with the penaltydatabase) and commands (like taking screenshots). The plugin is therefore not mandatory (and only of use when using a PB enabled B3 in b3.xml).
As long as you make sure the sync feature is disabled you will have a B3 that works very tightly with your games PunkBuster installation.
<configuration plugin="punkbuster"> <settings name="commands"> <set name="pbss">20</set> <set name="pbbuildbans">80</set> </settings> <settings name="settings"> <set name="bans_file">~/cod/pb/pbbans.dat</set> <!-- crontab like time settings for when to rebuild bans file, 0 for never --> <set name="rebuild_bans">0 0 * * *</set> </settings> </configuration>
You can disable the sync feature (rebuildbans) by setting: