Unable to start game

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Unable to start game

Post by alynaffit on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 03:35

I've been trying to get these expansions to work for 3 days now, this has to be the most confusing thing ever. I finally thought it was going to work but now I'm getting a message thats says Unable to start game: Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)". Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and how to fix it please!

alynaffit
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 4
Points : 2219
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-07-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by djjamieb on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 03:41

hey i only have this for u right now, im new here youknow,



The error you're seeing can be caused by a range of problems, making it essential that you're able to first fix any of the problems that the game has, and then repair any of the registry errors that could also be inhibiting Windows. The first thing you should do is to re-install the Sims 3 on your system (which can be done by removing it from "Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs"). This will basically refresh all the files that may be used by the game, allowing for a smooth and error-free rejuvenation of the application.

After re-installing Sims 3, you also need to then be able to update Windows to make sure that it's able to run much smoother with all the latest software. This can be done by clicking onto "Start > All Programs > Windows Update" and then updating your computer to the maximum level possible.

Finally, it's recommended that you clean out any of the errors / problems which Windows might have with its registry settings. The registry is a large database which stores all the important files & settings that your computer will use to run, and is where everything from your desktop wallpaper to your most recent emails are kept to make your computer run extremely smoothly and reliably. unfortunately, the registry will continually have its files saved in the wrong way, leading your computer to run much slower and with a lot of errors. The 0x039e8474 error will often be caused by registry errors - making it a necessity to repair the issues you're seeing by downloading and running.





GoodLuck

djjamieb
Beginner
Beginner

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Male Posts : 4
Points : 2214
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-08-02
Location : localhost (NL)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by alynaffit on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 03:54

I'm running on a mac, so I'm not too sure if this all applies to me or not :S

alynaffit
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 4
Points : 2219
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-07-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by Aɾყα on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 09:04

@alynaffit wrote:I'm running on a mac, so I'm not too sure if this all applies to me or not :S

Hello,
I don't think this would apply to you, please check back later for one of the mac-staff to read and reply to your post.

_________________




"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
Aɾყα
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15105
Points : 20010
Reputation : 1430
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by Dale on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 12:59

Lady ElDi wrote:
@alynaffit wrote:I'm running on a mac, so I'm not too sure if this all applies to me or not I is confused

Hello,
I don't think this would apply to you, please check back later for one of the mac-staff to read and reply to your post.

Yeah, she's right it wont Smile
Well, like I just said in pm, it's most likely your base game that is the issue. Where did you download it from?

_________________
Need help? Drop me a pm if I don't respond on the forum Very Happy

Dale
Developer
Some kind of Einstein
Developer Some kind of Einstein

Posts : 154
Points : 2619
Reputation : 14
Join date : 2010-12-11
Location : UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by alynaffit on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 19:48

i downloaded everything from here

alynaffit
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 4
Points : 2219
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-07-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by Dale on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 19:58

Yeah, there's your problem then..
You need to download the sims 3 base game from the sticky thread on here.

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1142-update-read-before-posting-anything-related-to-the-sims-3

_________________
Need help? Drop me a pm if I don't respond on the forum Very Happy

Dale
Developer
Some kind of Einstein
Developer Some kind of Einstein

Posts : 154
Points : 2619
Reputation : 14
Join date : 2010-12-11
Location : UK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by alynaffit on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 21:05

I've seen that before and try to download it but my computer wont let me :S
when i open the link it says webpage not available

alynaffit
Beginner
Beginner

Posts : 4
Points : 2219
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-07-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by iMarc on Thu 11 Aug 2011, 06:00

Alynaffit, if the G4TW download won't work for you, and the FileSonic download won't work for you, have you tried alternate download sites such as TPB or isoHunt? I don't recall my Sims 3 Base Game coming from G4TW but every expansion thereafter came from G4TW and seemed to work.

iMarc
Developer
Some kind of Einstein
Developer Some kind of Einstein

System architecture :
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : The Sims 3
Posts : 18
Points : 2402
Reputation : 3
Join date : 2011-02-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by MeeisLee on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 07:42

I don't know if I can share other torrents here (?) but I can send you the link to where I dled by Sims 3 base game. Works like a charm and it was super easy to play right after. It took me 2-3hrs to dl. I dled all the Eps and Sps from G4TW, and they work fine with my base game.

MeeisLee
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Favourite games : Sims 3
Female Posts : 31
Points : 2238
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-08-08

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 09:40

@MeeisLee wrote:I don't know if I can share other torrents here (?) but I can send you the link to where I dled by Sims 3 base game. Works like a charm and it was super easy to play right after. It took me 2-3hrs to dl. I dled all the Eps and Sps from G4TW, and they work fine with my base game.

I will bring this post to Admin's attention and he should have an answer for you regarding sharing your torrent link.

_________________




"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
Aɾყα
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15105
Points : 20010
Reputation : 1430
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by Adwomin on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 15:51

@MeeisLee wrote:I don't know if I can share other torrents here (?) but I can send you the link to where I dled by Sims 3 base game. Works like a charm and it was super easy to play right after. It took me 2-3hrs to dl. I dled all the Eps and Sps from G4TW, and they work fine with my base game.
Hello,

Well, if it really works on Mac's, yeah, why not.

_________________
Bonsoir, friend.


~ Nobody's gril. ~
avatar
Adwomin
free society
free society

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : GTA Series, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Borderlands series
Female Posts : 19211
Points : 1026347
Reputation : 2242
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 15
Location : Del Perro Heights

View user profile https://www.games4theworld.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by MeeisLee on Sun 14 Aug 2011, 16:00

I'm unable to post links yet, so how should I go about this?

MeeisLee
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Favourite games : Sims 3
Female Posts : 31
Points : 2238
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-08-08

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 09:24

You could PM it to Admin or one of the MAC helpers.

_________________




"Under sun and sky, we greet you warmly"

avatar
Aɾყα
Forum Administratrix
First Lady of the Forum
Forum Administratrix First Lady of the Forum

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 10

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Female Posts : 15105
Points : 20010
Reputation : 1430
Join date : 2011-05-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by Adwomin on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 13:03

Hi there,

What about now?

Ps. Make it a tinylink and please delete it after a while. (Due to host problems)

_________________
Bonsoir, friend.


~ Nobody's gril. ~
avatar
Adwomin
free society
free society

Windows version :
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

System architecture :
  • 32 bits (x86)
  • 64 bits (x64)

Favourite games : GTA Series, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Borderlands series
Female Posts : 19211
Points : 1026347
Reputation : 2242
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 15
Location : Del Perro Heights

View user profile https://www.games4theworld.org

Back to top Go down

Re: Unable to start game

Post by MeeisLee on Mon 15 Aug 2011, 23:20

http://tiny.cc/50gma

I hope I remember to delete it eventually.

MeeisLee
Posting Nerd
Posting Nerd

Favourite games : Sims 3
Female Posts : 31
Points : 2238
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2011-08-08

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum