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Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x024e424f) [SOLVED]

Post by IDontKnowHow2TorrentHelp on Sat 29 Mar 2014, 02:29

Hey guys.

I am totally new to all this torrenting stuff and this was my first time doing it. I am also quite new to macs and am a total  Noob , so I will need a load of help from you guys.

Today i download the Sims 3 (all from your site) and the following expansions:
Ambitions
Island Paradise
Fast lane Stuff
Generations
Master Suite Stuff
Town Life Stuff
University Life
Outdoor Living stuff
High end Loft
Late night

Once all these were downloaded i used the mac guide pdf and installed each of them into my game without a problem, then I got the ultimate fix file and placed each fix:
1. Base Game fix
2. all the other expansions fix
3. Generations etc fix 
4. basically i followed the pdf
 When i launch the game the sims 3 icon pops up, before disappearing again, then the university life icon pops up and I see the game launcher.

When i click the play button however this is what I get:
- The sim diamond comes up then the screen maximises automatically
- the screen flickers, the minimises itself again and i get the following error:
Unable to start game
Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)


- I press ok, and the screen maximises again.
- The screen flickers and minimises again and i get a second notice:
Exception Raised
Unhandled exception 0x80000003 at address 0x0058dbf6.
Do you wish to debug it ?
Y/N

- If i press Yes then i am just returned to the desktop
- If i press No then the sims 3 icon remains in the dock and nothing happens, and then i end up right clicking and pressing quit.

Please  Help  Help  Help !

Please note its mac



//EDIT

ok so i uninstalled sims 3 and all the expansions then reinstalled the base game and followed all the instructions.
After that I installed only 2 expansions onto the new game: Ambitions and Generations and applied necessary cracks and it worked!

But now I want to install the remaining expansions that i downloaded. Can i simply install them and apply the cracks? Or do I need to uninstall the whole game again and reinstall it with all expansions this time?

Thanks


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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x024e424f) [SOLVED]

Post by Phoebe on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 12:00

Hello,

After that point, you can simply install the expansions you want to install and then update your game again and use the Ultiamte Fix. Then you'll be all done! Smile

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Re: Unable to start game - Service initialization failed (0x024e424f) [SOLVED]

Post by IDontKnowHow2TorrentHelp on Sat 05 Apr 2014, 04:40

Thanks so much!
Solved.


Helper edit: Good to hear it. Please let us know if you need more help. Topic is closed.


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