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Post by Dynamo11 on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 12:51

I keep getting this issue everytime I try to launch Sims 3 directly. Any time I launch the launcher it comes up with "There was an error during startup. Please see the Log for more details".
I did a couple of searches and it suggested that this error was registry based, so I viewed the registry file and that all seemed to be in order (all expansions were correctly listed and all SKUs were correct).
I then decided to follow the "install Sims 3 correctly" tutorial also on this forum. I had no issues updating to 1.50 and I applied the ultimate fix however I STILL have the same error come up.
At this point I renamed the Sims 3 folder in My Documents to "--OLDSims 3" to test whether it was that folder that was corrupt but again it changed nothing. I also searched and found it could be a crack issue however I applied the crack from the latest expansion pack I was using as suggested.

It should be noted that I'm using the Black_Box installation (that is Sims 3 through to Showtime) that I then decided I wanted to update and add the newest expansions to. So I deleted the Black_Box Sims 3, downloaded and installed the separate base game to the same directory and installed the Diesel and 70s 80s 90s stuff Packs and Supernatural, Seasons and University Life expansions to the same directory with no issues.

I still don't know how to fix this as extensive searches both on this forum and Google have turned up nothing that has made it launch succesfully. I've included my registry file in spoiler tags if anyone wants to double check them for any issues. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3]
"Country"="GB"
"SKU"=dword:00000002
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3"
"Locale"="en-US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000000
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3\\Game\\Bin\\TS3.exe"
"ProductID"=dword:000003e9

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 70s 80s & 90s Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="GB"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000000
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 70s, 80s, and 90s Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp08_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP08.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000011
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Ambitions]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Ambitions\\ergc"
"ContentID"="Sims3_EP02_SKU1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Ambitions"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Ambitions\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP02.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Ambitions"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000004
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="GB"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000000
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp07_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Diesel Stuff"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP07.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000e
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp02_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Fast Lane Stuff"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP02.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000005
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Generations]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Generations\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep04_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Generations"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Generations\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP04.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Generations"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000008
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 High-End Loft Stuff"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP01.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 High-End Loft Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000003
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp06_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP06.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000d
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Late Night]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Late Night\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep03_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Late Night"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Late Night\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP03.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Late Night"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000006
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp05_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Master Suite Stuff"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP05.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000b
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp03_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Outdoor Living Stuff"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP03.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000007
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Pets]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Pets\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep05_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Pets"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Pets\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP05.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Pets"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000a
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Seasons]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="GB"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000000
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Seasons\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep08_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Seasons"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Seasons\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP08.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Seasons"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000010
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Showtime]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Showtime\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep06_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Showtime"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Showtime\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP06.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Showtime"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000c
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Supernatural]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="GB"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000000
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Supernatural\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep07_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Supernatural"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Supernatural\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP07.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Supernatural"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000f
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp04_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 Town Life Stuff"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP04.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000009
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 University Life]
"SKU"=dword:00000002
"Country"="GB"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000000
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 University Life\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep09_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 University Life"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 University Life\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP09.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 University Life"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000012
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 World Adventures]
"SKU"=dword:00000002
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"DisplayName"="The Sims™ 3 World Adventures"
"ExePath"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 World Adventures\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP01.exe"
"Install Dir"="I:\\Program Files (x86)\\Black_Box\\The Sims 3 Complete Edition\\The Sims 3 World Adventures"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000002
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000


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

Post by invalidusername on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 19:08

It's a known issue that having a previous installation of blackbox will do weird things in your registry. I'm not sure what to look for, but I'm pretty sure that's where the issue is stemming from.
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Re: Unable to start game - Service Initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 13 Apr 2013, 12:35

Hello,

Blackbox is a menace, you may ask Admin to have a look at your registry. He's been very busy though but you may catch him online during the weekend and evening hours. He can clean your registry.

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

Post by Dynamo11 on Sun 14 Apr 2013, 12:35

Thanks for the help, I might just get rid of blackbox and download reinstall all the expansions and stuff packs separately. No doubt it'll take ages but atleast it will work

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Hello,

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