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Post by lisa000 on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 13:21

First of all, hello! I'm new here.  The Sims Plumbob 1 ( This is so cute.) 
Okay, now serious things. 
I've installed The Sims 3 base game and it works perfectly fine, but when I install expansions, they don't work. I installed the Island Paradise expansion, and I followed every step in the (http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly) post. But when I try to open the expansion, it shows me this:

Unable to start game
Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)


The base game still works fine, but the Island Paradise shows this. The same thing happened with University Life.
Now, I've seen this  ( http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t16536-unable-to-start-game-service-initialization-failure) post, and that person says that he/she has moved the base game. I don't remember that I've ever moved the base game somewhere, but I do have a bad memory so, yeah, everything's possible. What my question(s) is(are) do I have to re-download and re-install the base game and the expansions in order to get everything working? And if so, is there a place on my laptop where I should let torrent to save my games (in some specific folder or something)? I have the Windows 7 Professional version on my laptop. The laptop does have all requirements that are needed. 

I hope you guys can help! Smile And sorry for any grammar mistakes you find, I'm not yet a fluent English speaker. Thank you!
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Re: Service Initialization Failure-Sims 3 expansions. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 14:24

Hello there,

No need to re-download or re-install anything at this point (yet).
Do you happen to get an "Error During Startup" error when you try to run the game via the Game Launcher?

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Re: Service Initialization Failure-Sims 3 expansions. [SOLVED]

Post by lisa000 on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 14:28

Nope. When I try to enter the base game via launcher, it says there is no disk (but when I enter the game via TS3 application it works). The same thing happens with the Island Paradise expansion, except I can't enter it any way.
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Post by Adwomin on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 14:30

Hello there,

Please join the Forum's Chatbox, at the top of the homepage. I'm there now.

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Re: Service Initialization Failure-Sims 3 expansions. [SOLVED]

Post by lisa000 on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 15:03

That was absolutely amazing! Everything works now! Smile But just one question (I forgot to ask) the chat on the forum chat will disappear, right? You can answer via private message. Thank again A LOT!!!! Smile
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Re: Service Initialization Failure-Sims 3 expansions. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 15:04

Hi there,

You're welcome. Smile
No, the chat stays there, but I've already cleared history, so no need to worry about your ID and Password.

Also do note that TeamViewer changes your password automatically, each time you open the program.

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Re: Service Initialization Failure-Sims 3 expansions. [SOLVED]

Post by lisa000 on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 15:34

Oh, ok then. Thank you! That'd be everything. Smile


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