Game will not run - "Service Initialization Failed". [SOLVED]

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Game will not run - "Service Initialization Failed". [SOLVED]

Post by ResilientRosie on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 05:58

Please help me if you can. I just can't figure this out...

I have a store-bought version of Sims 3. I downloaded your cracked versions of TL and G without any troubles. (Thank you, by the way!)
When I downloaded LN, I noticed that it didn't show up in my game when I started it. I didn't put the cracked files into the Bin folder yet because I though I wasn't supposed to. So, I then closed the game, put the files in the folder and tried to run the game again. It didn't work.

So I downloaded the Ultimate Fix and followed the directions exactly. And here's what is going on...
The launcher works, but after I get the black screen and alt-tab to see the pop up window that gives the "unofficial game mod" warning (for some reason, it doesn't come to the foreground and I have to alt-tab to see it to click continue)...

I then get a window that says, "Unable to Start Game. Service Initialization Failed. (0x039e8474)."

Does anyone know what this is and what I have done wrong? Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

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Re: Game will not run - "Service Initialization Failed". [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 08:43

Hello,
Are you using any mods/cc with your game? The "unofficial modification" error shouldn't pop up anymore with the latest fix. Are you sure you got the latest version of the fix, and are you sure the crack (step 14) went to the correct folder?

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Re: Game will not run - "Service Initialization Failed". [SOLVED]

Post by ResilientRosie on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 16:14

Thank you. I did watch the video. I have no mods. At this point I have uninstalled everything except the website item updates and the original game. It still isn't working.

Is there a way to save a copy of my family and house somewhere so that I can uninstall my game without losing all of my work?

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Re: Game will not run - "Service Initialization Failed". [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 15 Oct 2011, 17:45

@ResilientRosie wrote:Thank you. I did watch the video. I have no mods. At this point I have uninstalled everything except the website item updates and the original game. It still isn't working.

Is there a way to save a copy of my family and house somewhere so that I can uninstall my game without losing all of my work?

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Hello,

Please uninstall as following:

*Backup your savegames here: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\saves

1. Completely uninstall The Sims 3 + All expansions and everything else.
2. Restart your PC.
3. Reinstall the game(s), following exactly these instructions: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
4. Let us know the result below.

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Re: Game will not run - "Service Initialization Failed". [SOLVED]

Post by ResilientRosie on Sun 16 Oct 2011, 15:21

I started another thread to make sure I was doing things in the correct order. I believe the issue was that I originally used the cracks from the expansion downloads instead of just using the crack in the fix. Everything is working now. Thank you very much for your help!

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