Sims 3 Not Working At All. [SOLVED]

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Sims 3 Not Working At All. [SOLVED]

Post by Mitteykitty on Sat 02 Jan 2016, 20:59

Hi guys,

I've noticed so many other people talking about this, therefore I hate to also do so. But, I have been searching for a solution for 3 days, reinstalled Sims 3 4 times and it still continues to not work. I am having an issue with the launcher not working, it says "Sims3Launcher has stopped working" about 10 seconds after opening the launcher. The game will also not open from the TS3W.exe file, that says "Unable to start game, Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)". Like I said before, I have reinstalled this game 4 times following the instructions carefully, and I have been using this website for years, never before having a problem. I have never posted on the forum before because I have never had a problem before that I could not solve on my own, so thanks a head of time for any help!

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Re: Sims 3 Not Working At All. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 07 Jan 2016, 10:03

Hello,

Welcome to the forum.
That error you're getting usually has something to do with broken registry entries. If you have uninstalled the game prior to reinstalling, some fragments of the game are left over in the registry breaking a future installation, unless you've restarted your pc between un- and reinstalling.
The solution is to uninstall, restart and then reinstall.

If that is not the case however, the error can also occur if you've:
-Installed the game using a "modified installer" before now.
-Uninstalled a world file or
-Installed the game on a USB drive that has since been assigned a new drive letter.

Please let us know if any of this applies!


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Re: Sims 3 Not Working At All. [SOLVED]

Post by Mitteykitty on Sat 09 Jan 2016, 02:56

Hello again, 

I can't believe something so simple fixed it but it did! Thank you so much, my game is working fine now!



Mod edit: problem solved, topic closed. Feel free to get back in touch with us anytime gain, if you need more support ! Have fun.

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