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Post by xamarel on Fri 22 Feb 2013, 23:57

Hi.
I've been playing the Sims 3 pretty much since it came out. However, I've gotten a new computer and I had to re-download the game because I didn't have a way of transferring it from my laptop to my desktop. The game worked up until I downloaded Supernatural. At that time, I had Seasons before I got Supernatural, not sure if that makes a difference. Anyways, when I tried to play the sims after getting Supernatural, it would not load, and a window would pop up saying "the sims had stopped working" and to close the program. Did some research, and did the DEP thing, and it still does not open.

I tried using the fix that is on this site, and now it says, "service initialization failed, unable to start game" when I double-click TS3W.exe. however when I try running ts3.exe it does not appear, the process starts, and then closes
Please help, I really love the sims and would really like to try out the new expansion :/

Edit: this is a fresh install, well semi-fresh, as I have uninstalled previously and reinstalled


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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 13:12

Hello,

Sorry for the late reply!
Follow these instructions first, please: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
RE-DO all the steps and RE-DOWNLOAD both the manual patch and the Ultimate Fix. Good luck!

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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by xamarel on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 22:34

I followed the steps and installed: Base game, ambitions, late night, generations, pets, supernatural, and showtime and it works. A window pops up saying I have "installed an unofficial game modification that does not match my current version of The Sims 3. We recommend that you either uninstall these game modifications or get updated versions of them - otherwise you may experience crashes or significant bugs." do I need to disconnect from the internet to play? If I click continue, the game still works; I made a family in CAS, and made a house and the game seemed fine. Should I be worried about this? Also, I do not have any mods/CC

Also, it appears that perhaps Seasons + Supernatural was causing the issue, as the game works when i didn't install Seasons, but it worked before, when I didn't have Supernatural.

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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by Adwomin on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 20:41

Hello,

Did you actually RE-DOWNLOAD and RE-APPLY both the manual patch and the Ultimate Fix, as described in my previous post?

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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by xamarel on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 01:09

Hi

Sorry for late reply, but yes, I did redownload and reapply the manual patch and the fix

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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by invalidusername on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 03:17

Well that error notice is caused by either a conflicting or outdated mod, or the fix not matching the game version.
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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by xamarel on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 06:05

I do not have any mods installed however...
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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by Adwomin on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 19:10

Hello,

Try backing up and removing this folder completely: Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\

After doing so, do you still get the "Unofficial game modification" error?

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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by xamarel on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 21:31

Yes, when I take out the folder, it still shows the same window

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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by Adwomin on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 23:02

Hello,

Then it's a crack issue.
Can you please open the "# Installation Guide.pdf" file that's in the Ultimate Fix' .rar file you downloaded and then tell me what the "Updated on:" date shows?

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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by xamarel on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 01:58

Updated on 23 - 2 - 2013

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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by Adwomin on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 14:40

Hello,

Can you please post a screenshot of the folder where you copied the crack to?
And did you happen to install the base game via Origin?

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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by xamarel on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 16:10



And no, I made sure not to install origin,


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Re: Sims 3 Problem...Game Doesn't Load

Post by Adwomin on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 21:02

Hello there,

That looks good... thank you for the screenshot.
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