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Post by resuuuu on Tue 21 May 2013, 16:54

Hey, I recently installed Sims 3 Base Game from a different source. (a bootleg dvd i bought that worked on my windows) I didn't apply any cracks though it has a crack folder inside the .dmg/dvd storage file.

After installing the game and not applying any cracks, I tried to install an expansion pack (I tried pets, town life stuff pack, late night) but it did not work. It gave me an error saying that my base game version is not compatible with my expansion packs.

I tried opening the normal game and got a normal screen though the version is old and says it's 1.0.615.00107, the news about Sims 4 being released in 2014 and other new EPs are there. After a while, the screen changed to this -->



After this, I tried updating but it said that there are no patches available for download.

What can I do to fix this? Is my base game not good for this? I made it work for windows before with the same EPs and base game but i forgot how. If I acquire an original CD, will it work? (I'm planning to borrow from someone then apply the cracks if there's no other way)

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Re: Mac install from different source. [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Tue 21 May 2013, 16:59

Use the Manual Patch to update your game to the right version, then install the expansions you want.
Then, use the crack from the Ultimate Fix. The cracks from the torrents do not work.
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Re: Mac install from different source. [SOLVED]

Post by resuuuu on Tue 21 May 2013, 17:06

2 questions

1. So nothing is wrong with my base game and I just have to manually update it?

2. Will manually updating fix my "Your version of Sims 3 is not compatible with this expansion pack" problem when installing expansion packs.

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Re: Mac install from different source. [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Tue 21 May 2013, 17:08

Yep, think so. The fact that you got this error only means you didn't apply the right crack, and the fact that you cannot install expansions probably is because your game isn't up to date...

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Re: Mac install from different source. [SOLVED]

Post by resuuuu on Tue 21 May 2013, 17:13

Love it. You are the man, man. LOL. Will download the manual update tomorrow when I wake up so not much people will use the Internet. I'll get back to this thread after to update you guys. Thanks!

BTW the base game AND the eps were not from this site.

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Post by Adwomin on Tue 21 May 2013, 17:22

Hello,

Please let us know the result, good luck!

Ps. Our base game doesn't work on Mac OS anyway, so you should be good.

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Re: Mac install from different source. [SOLVED]

Post by resuuuu on Wed 22 May 2013, 11:24

Bad news... I woke up to Internet connection problems. Turns out our service provider is having problems so I currently cannot connect and download the manual patch Sad Only on my phone's mobile network now..

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Re: Mac install from different source. [SOLVED]

Post by Shamrock on Wed 22 May 2013, 11:25

Ok, don't worry we will wait!

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Re: Mac install from different source. [SOLVED]

Post by resuuuu on Thu 23 May 2013, 13:30

Ok sooo. I got to install the EPs through this method -> same base game mentioned above and I DID NOT UPDATE IT and then installing originally bought EPs and stuff packs (ambitions, generations, world adventures and high end lot stuff)

After that, my bootleg copy of late night which won't install before finally installed. After following the crack from the ultimate game fix, I ran the launcher and it was at 8.something despite my base game hbefore being 6.0.15something.

I pressed start game and I got this error message:
"It looks like you have installed an unofficial game modification that does not match your 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 you want to quit?"

I pressed no and then this error showed up:
"Unable to start game
Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)"

Is it coz of my base game? And how can avoid the last error?

//EDIT

Btw do I have to copy and paste everything to their respective folders? Like the two files in the Ultimate game fix's LATE NIGHT folder to the late night's original folder? Or just the ones in the #crack folder?

//EDIT

Finally got to update it. No luck. Still getting the same "Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)" error

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Re: Mac install from different source. [SOLVED]

Post by Phoebe on Sat 25 May 2013, 16:58

Hello,

Service initilization failed is kinda complicated thing to solve as its causes are so many. I've saerched it for you, and it's said that broken mods or CC can be cause of this, or having not enough disk space for the game. But some point, it's said that all the game needs to be uninstalled again, and install by the order of the EPs..


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Re: Mac install from different source. [SOLVED]

Post by resuuuu on Mon 27 May 2013, 05:23

It's good now, thanks Very Happy

Helper edit: Good to hear it Smile Topic is closed.

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