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Post by raven_g20 on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 23:21

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First let me say this is a very good site. I browsed around a bit and it seems anyone with a problem will most probably get it solved here:)

As to my problem. I get the above error when running the game. Steps i took:

1. Installed Sims 3
2. Updated the game using this: The.Sims.3.Update.v1.50.56-BAT
3. Still haven't copied any of the crack files not from Sims 3 or from the Update files.
4. Installed "Generations"
5. Apply cracks (From ultimate fix newest version ofc) both files.
6. Get error.

Also i blocked from my firewall the updater or anything that wanted to connect to the internet. Also i have searched the forum for all errors like mine and tried all solutions (i.e. registry, using other files, deleting/moving Sims 3 under documents etc etc.) but nothing worked. If i dont update the game i cannot install Generations but i can play the game without any expansions. So any ideas? Thank you.

/edit: Dont know if its important but the installation folder for Generations is different from the Sims 3 original installation folder.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 02:15

Try reapplying the manual patch, then using the fix again.

Do you mean you changed the installation folder originally, then Generations still installed in the default spot?
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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by raven_g20 on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 10:21

@invalidusername wrote:Try reapplying the manual patch, then using the fix again.

Do you mean you changed the installation folder originally, then Generations still installed in the default spot?

Kinda. Both installations are installed in different folders from another and from their defaults. When you say the manual patch what do you mean? The one mentioned in the Ultimate fix topic 1.30 smthin? And how will i upgrade from there to 1.50.56? Also i tried installings Sims 3 and then the patch (1.50.56), without installing Generations, and again the game wouldnt start but i received no error.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 15:13

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
Follow steps 2-4 there.

Can you post a screenshot/link to one of where your games installed? (just replace the dots with (dot), or something.)
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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by Nephilim01 on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 18:00

If you Installed Sims 3 Base Game and updated it to version 1.50 using the manual patch then you must use Ultimate Fix to run the game .. Just read the instructions provided on the Ultimate Fix.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by raven_g20 on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 18:40

As i said before when updating to 1.50 base game or with expansions it doesnt work. Not the ultimate fix or anything.

The game is installed at: F:\Gamez\Sims 3 and generations is installed in F:\Gamez\Sims 3 - Generations.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by Nephilim01 on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 18:56

I see

well i saw some threads here that is related to your problem maybe it can help you..

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7669-sims-3-service-initialization-failed-0x024e424f

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t4740-service-initialization-failed-0x024e424f

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t5830-error-with-trying-to-run-sims-3-service-initialization-failed-0x024e424fsolved

If this topics cant still help you wait for some veteran users here to reply ..
also i cant get the exact point of your problem since its already 2 am here and im very sleepy Sorry Smile

i ll try to help later morning.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by raven_g20 on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 19:03

@Nephilim01 wrote:I see

well i saw some threads here that is related to your problem maybe it can help you..

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t7669-sims-3-service-initialization-failed-0x024e424f

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t4740-service-initialization-failed-0x024e424f

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t5830-error-with-trying-to-run-sims-3-service-initialization-failed-0x024e424fsolved

If this topics cant still help you wait for some veteran users here to reply ..
also i cant get the exact point of your problem since its already 2 am here and im very sleepy Sorry Smile

i ll try to help later morning.

Also i have searched the forum for all errors like mine and tried all
solutions (i.e. registry, using other files, deleting/moving Sims 3
under documents etc etc.) but nothing worked.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 19:10

@raven_g20 wrote:As i said before when updating to 1.50 base game or with expansions it doesnt work. Not the ultimate fix or anything.

The game is installed at: F:\Gamez\Sims 3 and generations is installed in F:\Gamez\Sims 3 - Generations.

So you did change the installation path when the base game was installing. Is this on an external drive? Have you removed the external (if it is one) at all since installation?
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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by raven_g20 on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 19:13

@invalidusername wrote:
@raven_g20 wrote:As i said before when updating to 1.50 base game or with expansions it doesnt work. Not the ultimate fix or anything.

The game is installed at: F:\Gamez\Sims 3 and generations is installed in F:\Gamez\Sims 3 - Generations.

So you did change the installation path when the base game was installing. Is this on an external drive? Have you removed the external (if it is one) at all since installation?

Nope. Its internal drive. All my games are installed under that path.

FYI this is the details of the error i get:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: TS3W.exe
Application Version: 0.2.0.188
Application Timestamp: 5109c1bd
Fault Module Name: TS3W.exe
Fault Module Version: 0.2.0.188
Fault Module Timestamp: 5109c1bd
Exception Code: 80000003
Exception Offset: 0018b006
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1032
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 25 Feb 2013, 22:02

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by raven_g20 on Tue 26 Feb 2013, 09:35

Hmm dont mean to be rude or anything but are you ever in? Or maybe because of time difference we log in at different hours? Fyi right now for me time is 10.30am.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by J.T. on Tue 26 Feb 2013, 16:05

@raven_g20 wrote:Hmm dont mean to be rude or anything but are you ever in? Or maybe because of time difference we log in at different hours? Fyi right now for me time is 10.30am.

I don't think you know what they mean. They mean you should apply the manual patch and Ultimate Fix in this website.
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
Please read carefully! And don't forget to follow the steps in this page. (Don't follow the steps in the installation guides of Sims 3. It is a fake and the only use of it is to obtain the registration code.)
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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Tue 26 Feb 2013, 18:42

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@raven_g20 wrote:Hmm dont mean to be rude or anything but are you ever in? Or maybe because of time difference we log in at different hours? Fyi right now for me time is 10.30am.

I don't think you know what they mean. They mean you should apply the manual patch and Ultimate Fix in this website.
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
Please read carefully! And don't forget to follow the steps in this page. (Don't follow the steps in the installation guides of Sims 3. It is a fake and the only use of it is to obtain the registration code.)

OP understood perfectly. This is an issue that needs a bit of a different approach, which is why Admin requested the additional method that he did.

He's normally on (for me, It's 12:40 right now), around dinner time, maybe a little later, so for you, that'd be basically in the middle of the night. I'm sure Admin will be able to give you more exact times he's available when he sees this, just thought I'd give you a rough estimate.
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Post by Adwomin on Tue 26 Feb 2013, 20:22

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by raven_g20 on Tue 26 Feb 2013, 21:51

Admin wrote:Hello,

We spoke in the Chatbox, but you suddenly left.

Sorry about that...problem with internet...always gets disconnected and forgets to reconnect:) Anyways im gona try and "get" another sims 3 + 1 of the expansions from other source and try that... unless you can guide me through those registry changes you told me about...im familiar with registry editing etc so i presume it wont be that hard...

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 19:26

Hello,

This is what there is to it: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t6052-error-during-startup-see-log-for-more-details-fix
If that didn't work, (double-)check all the "Install Dir" and "ExePath" values and see if they are correct! One misspelled letter can cause this problem, so check critical.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by raven_g20 on Wed 27 Feb 2013, 23:20

Yea well as i said on my 1st post ive tried all solutions from this forum.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 14:58

Hello,

Yes, I got that part, but did you actually double-check the values I asked you to check?

If yes, then I'm out of options. The only way I can help you solve this problem is via TeamViewer, but you don't want that.

This...
@raven_g20 wrote:2. Updated the game using this: The.Sims.3.Update.v1.50.56-BAT
... might have messed up the game files/Registry. That's why we have this topic: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly , with a link to the original manual patch.

And if you have some spare time, you can always try this:

*Backup your savegames

1. Completely uninstall The Sims 3 and ALL expansion packs, using Your Uninstaller! Pro, which you can download from www.games4theworld.org . Use the "Super Mode".
2. Restart your PC, after uninstalling everything. (!)
3. Reinstall everything following these instructions: 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.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by raven_g20 on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 19:32

Hmmm i got it to work. What i did was install another expansion 1st (the 70 80 thing) and then installed Generations. For some reason it worked. Quick question though: now when i start the game it shows the 80s logo. Does that mean it has only THAT expansion available? And furthermore when installing other expansions do they run all together when running the game? Thank you.

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 20:57

@raven_g20 wrote:HAnd furthermore when installing other expansions do they run all together when running the game? Thank you.
Hello,

That's correct, yes!
More information on that can be found here: http://games4theworld.org/sims3faq.html#always_get_in_same_game

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by raven_g20 on Thu 28 Feb 2013, 22:25

Nope im good now!! Thank you:)

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Re: Another "Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)" error... [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Fri 01 Mar 2013, 21:15

Hello there,

Good! Enjoy the game and please let us know if you need more assistance!

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