Sims is STILL not working! What am I doing wrong? [SOLVED]

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Sims is STILL not working! What am I doing wrong? [SOLVED]

Post by heartheart on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 20:21

Below is my original post. My current problem is that I have uninstalled EVERYTHING, tried to reinstall the base game and Generations only, and I get the exact same thing - the service initialization error and then the exception. I have uninstalled and reinstalled now FOUR times and I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. Please help!!


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I had the base game, Late Night, Ambitious and High End Loft Stuff installed, no problem. Used the Ultimate Mac Fix, followed all the directions, it was working great. Then I tried to install Town Life Stuff this morning, along with the fix, and...disaster. I get the "Service initialization error 0x024e424f" along with my screen going wonky, followed by the dreaded "Exception Raised - Unhandled exception 0x80000003 at address 0x0058b006. Do you wish to debug it?" I even tried installing Generations as well, hoping maybe another expansion would fix it, but no luck. Same exact thing. I uninstalled both, reinstalled the fix, still the same thing.

I've downloaded the latest version of the fix (as of today 2/24/13), followed all the directions, but it seems to make no difference. So I realize I probably have to delete everything and reinstall everything starting from the beginning. BUT I have some lots I was working on (and put hours into Sad ) but hadn't saved/exported before this happened. Is there any way to retrieve those lots and save them before I wipe everything clean and start over? I know they have to be stored somewhere, but I don't know where or how to pull them out.

Ugh this is so frustrating Sad

//EDIT

Never mind. TUrns out I had backed most of them up on another computer, so I can wipe without losing too much.

It looks like it's my Town Life Stuff that's causing all these problems. None of the other stuf packs or EPs have done this.


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Re: Sims is STILL not working! What am I doing wrong? [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 17:55

Hello,

Glad to hear you were able to find the files!
Is there anything else you currently need assistance with? (I don't have much Mac knowledge, so I'll leave the helping to other people, sorry)

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Post by andrea212 on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 18:37

Try applying the Manual patch again. Town Life Stuff expansion modifies the files or something like that. So, install every expansion then apply the manual patch again. then use the Ultimate Fix and let me know if it works.

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Re: Sims is STILL not working! What am I doing wrong? [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 18:43

@andrea212 wrote:Try applying the Manual patch again. Town Life Stuff expansion modifies the files or something like that. So, install every expansion then apply the manual patch again. then use the Ultimate Fix and let me know if it works.
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The Mac version of the manual patch is not released yet.

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Post by andrea212 on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 19:23

It doesn't have to be the new patch it could be 1.48.

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Post by Adwomin on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 20:38

Hello,

But then you need the old version of the Ultimate Fix too.

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