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Post by BookBird on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 03:25

I've followed the instructions provided here. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the games. I have downloaded and installed the Sims 3 Base Game, Generations, Seasons, Supernatural, Showtime, Ambitions, Pets, University Life and Late Night. I read some other threads about the same problem and came across something to do with clearing registry files, but I use a mac and apparently mac does that automatically. Not sure what else to do, any help will be appreciated!

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So I've been searching through even more threads until I get a response and found something about how the G4TW base game has problems, but the issue is I can't find the cracked Mac version to install instead. The link provided on the Mac Guide says that torrent doesn't exist. I don't want to download just any torrent, in case I run into more problems.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 20:56

@BookBird wrote:I've followed the instructions provided here. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the games. I have downloaded and installed the Sims 3 Base Game, Generations, Seasons, Supernatural, Showtime, Ambitions, Pets, University Life and Late Night. I read some other threads about the same problem and came across something to do with clearing registry files, but I use a mac and apparently mac does that automatically. Not sure what else to do, any help will be appreciated!

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So I've been searching through even more threads until I get a response and found something about how the G4TW base game has problems, but the issue is I can't find the cracked Mac version to install instead. The link provided on the Mac Guide says that torrent doesn't exist. I don't want to download just any torrent, in case I run into more problems.

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Hello and welcome to the forum @BookBird,

Sory to hear about your difficulties...unfortunately though we cannot give any Mac support at the time being, as the current team does not have much Mac experience. The Mac guide refers to a base game that is no longer available, but the base game that is included in the "complete collection" of TS3, here:
bit.ly 29DT842

Is compatible with Mac. Keep in mind though that this download is 27GB in filesize and has all expansions and stuffpacks included.

Maybe someone else can help you here, though. WhatDidUJustCallMe?
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Post by Aɾყα on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 22:00

Hello,


When it comes to these errors, we can at least shed some light on the cause of a specific error and guide you in the right direction. Since those service initialisation errors have similar causes on both PC and Mac.


Can you specify which numeric code is mentioned in the error?

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Re: Service Initialisation Failed

Post by BookBird on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 21:46

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:
@BookBird wrote:I've followed the instructions provided here. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the games. I have downloaded and installed the Sims 3 Base Game, Generations, Seasons, Supernatural, Showtime, Ambitions, Pets, University Life and Late Night. I read some other threads about the same problem and came across something to do with clearing registry files, but I use a mac and apparently mac does that automatically. Not sure what else to do, any help will be appreciated!

///

So I've been searching through even more threads until I get a response and found something about how the G4TW base game has problems, but the issue is I can't find the cracked Mac version to install instead. The link provided on the Mac Guide says that torrent doesn't exist. I don't want to download just any torrent, in case I run into more problems.

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Hello and welcome to the forum @BookBird,

Sory to hear about your difficulties...unfortunately though we cannot give any Mac support at the time being, as the current team does not have much Mac experience. The Mac guide refers to a base game that is no longer available, but the base game that is included in the "complete collection" of TS3, here:
bit.ly 29DT842

Is compatible with Mac. Keep in mind though that this download is 27GB in filesize and has all expansions and stuffpacks included.

Maybe someone else can help you here, though. WhatDidUJustCallMe?

Hi, thank you for the response. Sorry, I have been busy and could not reply earlier. Yes, the size of that file is an issue haha. But if that's the only option I have, I'll try and download it. Thanks!

♥✿Ɛɗιη✿♥ wrote:Hello,


When it comes to these errors, we can at least shed some light on the cause of a specific error and guide you in the right direction. Since those service initialisation errors have similar causes on both PC and Mac.


Can you specify which numeric code is mentioned in the error?

Yes, the service error is 0x039e8474.

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Re: Service Initialisation Failed

Post by Aɾყα on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 21:52

Ok!
On PC, that one is usually caused by a serious compatibility issue between mods, are you using any?

If not, there is no specific cracked Base game version for Mac, but any RELOADED version will probably do.

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Post by Tarac on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 22:04

♥✿Ɛɗιη✿♥ wrote:Ok!
On PC, that one is usually caused by a serious compatibility issue between mods, are you using any?

If not, there is no specific cracked Base game version for Mac, but any RELOADED version will probably do.
As far as my knowledge about Mac's go, you need .iso files.
No need to convert to .dmg as a Mac can read .iso
What you do need after installation of all DLC's is the crack for Into the Future.

Maybe some day I will be allowed to show a link to all DLC's in iso format
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Re: Service Initialisation Failed

Post by BookBird on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 22:15

♥✿Ɛɗιη✿♥ wrote:Ok!
On PC, that one is usually caused by a serious compatibility issue between mods, are you using any?

If not, there is no specific cracked Base game version for Mac, but any RELOADED version will probably do.

I don't have any mods. For the reloaded version, you mean something like Censored ?

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Post by Aɾყα on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 22:24

@Tarac wrote:
As far as my knowledge about Mac's go, you need .iso files.

If it were as simple as that, our original version of the Base game should work just fine on Mac but alas, it doesn't.


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Post by Aɾყα on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 22:29

@BookBird wrote:
♥✿Ɛɗιη✿♥ wrote:Ok!
On PC, that one is usually caused by a serious compatibility issue between mods, are you using any?

If not, there is no specific cracked Base game version for Mac, but any RELOADED version will probably do.

I don't have any mods. For the reloaded version, you mean something like  Censored ?

That's a stuffpack though.
I was going to fetch a link for you, but TPB is down at the moment.
I do believe you could use the Base game from our Complete Collection, but that would mean having to download a rather large file just to get the base game. I will check for a link later on again.

Sorry about censoring your link, but it has served its purpose and we don't allow outside links for safety reason Smile

EDIT

Well, that was fast-ish, try this one.


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Post by BookBird on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 22:34

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♥✿Ɛɗιη✿♥ wrote:Ok!
On PC, that one is usually caused by a serious compatibility issue between mods, are you using any?

If not, there is no specific cracked Base game version for Mac, but any RELOADED version will probably do.

I don't have any mods. For the reloaded version, you mean something like  Censored ?

That's a stuffpack though.
I was going to fetch a link for you, but TPB is down at the moment.
I do believe you could use the Base game from our Complete Collection, but that would mean having to download a rather large file just to get the base game. I will check for a link later on again.

Sorry about censoring your link, but it has served its purpose and we don't allow outside links for safety reason Smile

That's fine. Ohh, yes you're right haha. I misread. Well, when TPB (what is it?) is not down, do you mind giving me the link? I'm just really bad at finding the right torrents, as you've seen haha. The Base game in the Complete Collection is really large, but if I do have no other option, I'll try downloading it.

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Post by Aɾყα on Sat 24 Sep 2016, 22:37

I've just updated my previous post with a link! It was only down for a few minutes, apparently. It appears to have no seeds at first glance, but upon loading it into my client I did get seeds, so don't worry about that.

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Post by BookBird on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 01:10

♥✿Ɛɗιη✿♥ wrote:I've just updated my previous post with a link! It was only down for a few minutes, apparently. It appears to have no seeds at first glance, but upon loading it into my client I did get seeds, so don't worry about that.

Thank you so much!!! Seriously, since changing laptops I've missed playing TS3. So thank you!!!!!!!

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Post by Tarac on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 10:00

♥✿Ɛɗιη✿♥ wrote:
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As far as my knowledge about Mac's go, you need .iso files.

If it were as simple as that, our original version of the Base game should work just fine on Mac but alas, it doesn't.

Well, have a look at THIS TOPIC (in German) where a succesful installation was reported by means of .iso files.
The original discs are for PC and Mac, so a good iso must also work for PC and Mac.
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Post by Aɾყα on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 10:35

I dont know why our version of the base game won't install on Mac. But that has been some time ago. We've learned much since then. It's just not as simple as "an iso (any iso) will work on Mac. Obviously some do. Like the RELOADED version I suggested Smile

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Post by Tarac on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 10:47

I produced .iso files from my original, legally bought, Sims-3 disks.
Maybe that's the reason why they also seem to work for the Mac.
If G4TW want these iso's, I'll be more than glad to share them.
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Post by BookBird on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 01:43

@Tarac wrote:I produced .iso files from my original, legally bought, Sims-3 disks.
Maybe that's the reason why they also seem to work for the Mac.
If G4TW want these iso's, I'll be more than glad to share them.

How will this work? It's just that I've tried downloading the other file I was given, but I guess because there aren't enough seeders or something it's not really downloading. Sad So I guess I'm looking for other alternatives.

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 19:48

@BookBird wrote:
How will this work? It's just that I've tried downloading the other file I was given, but I guess because there aren't enough seeders or something it's not really downloading. Sad So I guess I'm looking for other alternatives.


Sorry, what exactly are you downloading now? The one that I originally mentioned, the "TS3 Complete Collection"? Click on my signature here where it says "G4TW downloads", to get the torrent. The base game included there should work.

It is 27GB in filesize if I recall correctly, but yes...


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@Tarac wrote:I produced .iso files from my original, legally bought, Sims-3 disks.
Maybe that's the reason why they also seem to work for the Mac.


.ISO files should also work on Mac these days, but the reason .DMG files are recommended because there is NEVER a problem with them, whereas .ISOs can sometimes not be recognized at all.

And I'm sure I mentioned it a already (several times), but we are not going to discard our existing and well-seeded torrents.
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Post by Tarac on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 20:36

Maybe sometimes .iso cannot be used on your Mac.
You must then convert the iso downloads into .dmg

You can do this in the Terminal with this command:
hdiutil convert /folder/folder/file.iso -format UDRW -o /folder/folder/file.dmg

Make sure to replace /folder/folder/file.iso with the full filepath of the .iso file. To ensure correct filepath, simply drag the iso file into the terminal window at the point where you'd normally type the filepath.

 Make a copy of your .iso file before you use this command, just in case.
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Post by BookBird on Tue 27 Sep 2016, 01:39

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:
@BookBird wrote:
How will this work? It's just that I've tried downloading the other file I was given, but I guess because there aren't enough seeders or something it's not really downloading. Sad So I guess I'm looking for other alternatives.


Sorry, what exactly are you downloading now? The one that I originally mentioned, the "TS3 Complete Collection"? Click on my signature here where it says "G4TW downloads", to get the torrent. The base game included there should work.

It is 27GB in filesize if I recall correctly, but yes...


//EDIT

The 27GB file was too big, but I used Tarac's file and my Sims is FINALLY working. Thanks!

@Tarac wrote:Maybe sometimes .iso cannot be used on your Mac.
You must then convert the iso downloads into .dmg

You can do this in the Terminal with this command:
hdiutil convert /folder/folder/file.iso -format UDRW -o /folder/folder/file.dmg

Make sure to replace /folder/folder/file.iso with the full filepath of the .iso file. To ensure correct filepath, simply drag the iso file into the terminal window at the point where you'd normally type the filepath.

 Make a copy of your .iso file before you use this command, just in case.

Thank you so much for your file!!!!!!!! Didn't encounter a single error. Got the game running Very Happy Thank you thank you thank you!

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Post by Tarac on Tue 27 Sep 2016, 10:06

@BookBird wrote:
@The_gh0stm4n wrote:
@BookBird wrote:
How will this work? It's just that I've tried downloading the other file I was given, but I guess because there aren't enough seeders or something it's not really downloading. Sad So I guess I'm looking for other alternatives.


Sorry, what exactly are you downloading now? The one that I originally mentioned, the "TS3 Complete Collection"? Click on my signature here where it says "G4TW downloads", to get the torrent. The base game included there should work.

It is 27GB in filesize if I recall correctly, but yes...


//EDIT

The 27GB file was too big, but I used Tarac's file and my Sims is FINALLY working. Thanks!

@Tarac wrote:Maybe sometimes .iso cannot be used on your Mac.
You must then convert the iso downloads into .dmg

You can do this in the Terminal with this command:
hdiutil convert /folder/folder/file.iso -format UDRW -o /folder/folder/file.dmg

Make sure to replace /folder/folder/file.iso with the full filepath of the .iso file. To ensure correct filepath, simply drag the iso file into the terminal window at the point where you'd normally type the filepath.

 Make a copy of your .iso file before you use this command, just in case.

Thank you so much for your file!!!!!!!! Didn't encounter a single error. Got the game running Very Happy Thank you thank you thank you!
Some questions as I do not have a Mac myself.
Could you install and play with the iso's or did you have to convert the iso to dmg ?
Have you used a crack ?
Can you play without crack whilst you have the iso mounted ?
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Post by BookBird on Tue 27 Sep 2016, 21:53

@Tarac wrote:
@BookBird wrote:
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How will this work? It's just that I've tried downloading the other file I was given, but I guess because there aren't enough seeders or something it's not really downloading. Sad So I guess I'm looking for other alternatives.


Sorry, what exactly are you downloading now? The one that I originally mentioned, the "TS3 Complete Collection"? Click on my signature here where it says "G4TW downloads", to get the torrent. The base game included there should work.

It is 27GB in filesize if I recall correctly, but yes...


//EDIT

The 27GB file was too big, but I used Tarac's file and my Sims is FINALLY working. Thanks!

@Tarac wrote:Maybe sometimes .iso cannot be used on your Mac.
You must then convert the iso downloads into .dmg

You can do this in the Terminal with this command:
hdiutil convert /folder/folder/file.iso -format UDRW -o /folder/folder/file.dmg

Make sure to replace /folder/folder/file.iso with the full filepath of the .iso file. To ensure correct filepath, simply drag the iso file into the terminal window at the point where you'd normally type the filepath.

 Make a copy of your .iso file before you use this command, just in case.

Thank you so much for your file!!!!!!!! Didn't encounter a single error. Got the game running Very Happy Thank you thank you thank you!
Some questions as I do not have a Mac myself.
Could you install and play with the iso's or did you have to convert the iso to dmg ?
Have you used a crack ?
Can you play without crack whilst you have the iso mounted ?

I did not have to convert the iso. I used the crack from the Ultimate Fix to play, because otherwise it would tell me that there was no disc inserted.

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Post by Tarac on Tue 27 Sep 2016, 22:23

Thank you for the reply.
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