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Post by Ley on Fri 27 Jun 2014, 00:06

Hi, so I have a legit (steam-bought) base game, showtime, late night, and generations. If that's a problem, please excuse my naivety. Today I wanted to download University Life and Supernatural, and I did. I installed them both and put them with my other expansion packs. I applied the fix as it told me to in the instructions before updating to 1.67 (even though I had already updated using the launcher awhile back). But whenever I go to start the game from either TS3W or the launcher, it gives me the error "Unable to start game : Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)".

I've looked through multiple threads concerning the same issue, but unfortunately I still have not been able to fix my game. 

I hope having the legit game isn't the issue and that there is a quick solution. Thanks in advance!


Update: Today, the 27th of June, I reinstalled everything and fixed the registry yet I am still getting the same error.
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Re: Unable to start game : Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 16:56

@Ley wrote:Hi, so I have a legit (steam-bought) base game, showtime, late night, and generations. If that's a problem, please excuse my naivety. Today I wanted to download University Life and Supernatural, and I did. I installed them both and put them with my other expansion packs. I applied the fix as it told me to in the instructions before updating to 1.67 (even though I had already updated using the launcher awhile back). But whenever I go to start the game from either TS3W or the launcher, it gives me the error "Unable to start game : Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)".

I've looked through multiple threads concerning the same issue, but unfortunately I still have not been able to fix my game. 

I hope having the legit game isn't the issue and that there is a quick solution. Thanks in advance!


Update: Today, the 27th of June, I reinstalled everything and fixed the registry yet I am still getting the same error.

Hello,


Sorry for the late reply, but the Steam game (probably) isn't compatible with the Ultimate fix from here. Un-install that Steam base game, and re-boot the computer. Then re-download the base game from here:

http://www.games4theworld.org/downloads.html


After downloading, keep in mind this thread here too:

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly



I can't really tell whether Steam expansions are a problem too, but you should definitely try the base game from G4TW, for now, and see how it goes from there. Good luck !

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Post by Ley on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 18:56

Alright, thanks for the help. I'll try and make another thread if I have any more problems.

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

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 20:54

@Ley wrote:Alright, thanks for the help. I'll try and make another thread if I have any more problems.


If you want, you can update me about your progress here in this topic too. Smile  I'll leave this topic open for now.

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