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Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by Noodz on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 03:34

Installed:
The Sims 3
Ambitions
Fast Lane Stuff
Generations
High-End Loft Stuff
Late Night
Outdoor Living Stuff
Pets
Seasons
Showtime
Supernatural
Town Life Stuff
World Adventures

I've installed all of the above packs and expansions, the latest Ultimate Fix and the latest manual patch.
I followed all of the steps for the Ultimare Fix, when I try to run the launcher i get 'There was an error during start up' message and when I try to run the TS3W exe i get the 0x0175dcbb error.
I uninstalled everything (making sure the registry didn't have any leftovers), reinstalled, applied the fix and still had the same errors.
I uninstalled and reinstalled again and applied the fix again, this time I tested the launcher after each step and found that everything works fine until I copy over the crack, then the errors appear again.

Any idea what's going wrong?

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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by Nephilim01 on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 06:38

Hi

Try to follow this guide regarding your problem

answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/FAQ-Service-initialization-failed/td-p/65394


Im not sure if its working Smile But lets hope lol.

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Also Read this thread >> http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7181-service-initialization-failed-0x0175dcbb-solved

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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by Noodz on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 14:02

Thanks for your reply, I'm redownloading the base game and a couple of the expansions as they were Razor1911 versions and not from G4TW. Maybe this will fix the problem.

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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by Adwomin on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 17:19


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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by Noodz on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 22:13

The registry was completely cleaned of Sims 3 entries and the problem persisted.
I'll report back once I have downloaded the G4TW versions of some packs and reinstalled everything.

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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by invalidusername on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 02:13

If the game works fine before the crack, why apply the crack?
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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by Noodz on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 02:25

Well the game didn't work because it's not an official copy, but the launcher opened fine and the game didn't give an error message just the 'unofficial copy' message.
After applying the crack the errors started and the launcher wouldn't work.

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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by Adwomin on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 21:41

Hello,

Try again as follows please: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
DO NOT skip any steps and RE-DOWNLOAD both the manual patch and the Ultimate Fix.

Back up and remove all your Mods and CC - if you have any - and then test your game. (After doing the above too)

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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by Noodz on Tue 26 Feb 2013, 01:51

I re-downloaded and reinstalled everything, applied all the fixes/updates etc and it now works fine. The only problem I have is that the launcher doesn't show that the 70'80's'90's pack is installed, but I don't really care too much about that.

Tip for anyone having problems, be sure you have the G4TW versions of everything.

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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by Adwomin on Tue 26 Feb 2013, 20:13

Hello,

Other versions should do fine too, but we recommend Games4theworld versions, as we "know" the files best.
As for the icon not showing up on the launcher, try the manual patch from step 2 again. Does it show up after applying it?

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