Sims 3 can't launch. [SOLVED]

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Sims 3 can't launch. [SOLVED]

Post by magical soul on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 12:15

Hello there,
I'm aware that this problem has been posted before and solved, but it didn't work with me.  Crying or Very sad
I've followed the instructions here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly accurately, and for over 10 times.  Wat. 
I installed the Sims 3 base game, Generations, Late Night, and Seasons (games4theworld versions), then I applied the manual patch, and finally the Ultimate Fix (copying & pasting the files from # crack folder onto the destination mentioned on the Guide).
But the game still won't open, I keep getting "Service Initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)" error and when I open the launcher I get "There was an error during startup. Please see the Log for more details." 


I cleared the registry from the computer after I uninstalled the games, and then re-installed and re-downloaded the patch & the ultimate fix and yet the errors keep popping up. 
Any idea what I should do now or what am I doing wrong?

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Re: Sims 3 can't launch. [SOLVED]

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 12:57

magical soul wrote:Hello there,
I'm aware that this problem has been posted before and solved, but it didn't work with me.  Crying or Very sad
I've followed the instructions here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly accurately, and for over 10 times.  Wat. 
I installed the Sims 3 base game, Generations, Late Night, and Seasons (games4theworld versions), then I applied the manual patch, and finally the Ultimate Fix (copying & pasting the files from # crack folder onto the destination mentioned on the Guide).
But the game still won't open, I keep getting "Service Initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)" error and when I open the launcher I get "There was an error during startup. Please see the Log for more details." 


I cleared the registry from the computer after I uninstalled the games, and then re-installed and re-downloaded the patch & the ultimate fix and yet the errors keep popping up. 
Any idea what I should do now or what am I doing wrong?


Hello,

First, try the solution shown in this video here:





Keep in mind that the registry location shown there is for 64-bit systems. If you have a 32-bit system, then the registry entries are in:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Sims.


Good luck and let me know if that worked for you ! Smile




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Re: Sims 3 can't launch. [SOLVED]

Post by magical soul on Mon 16 Dec 2013, 14:12

OH! IT WOOOOOORKED! haha I didn't pay attention to the 64-bit thing, oops. :3

BUT now another error showed after I started the game asking for Late Night Disk.  Shocked  
Is it because I didn't completely follow the installation guide and ignored downloading the Ambitions expansion pack and the other tools?


Haha never mind that, I fixed it. Thanks! It works now! ^_^


Moderator edit: if you have any other questions, feel free to open a new topic. Problem solved, topic closed. Have fun with the game !

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