The setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed? Service initialization failed?[SOLVED]

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The setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed? Service initialization failed?[SOLVED]

Post by krcthatsme on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 01:02

I torrented The Sims 3 Ultimate Bundle. I've moved files, uninstalled and reinstalled it, and tried to get the patch from different places. I need to update the base game in order to install The Sims 3 Pets, but when I try to update it it says "The setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed." How can I update my game, and how can it detect that I do indeed have The Sims 3 installed?

I downloaded The Sims 3 fix but when I try to open the files it says "Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)" Sad

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Re: The setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed? Service initialization failed?[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 09:27

Hello,
I think your problem is with the ultimate bundle. I don't think you can update such a file or add other expansions.
I'd like to wait for Admin's reply but I'm pretty sure that its not going to work with your game and you'll have to download other versions (G4TW of course Very Happy) to make all this work.

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Re: The setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed? Service initialization failed?[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 03 Nov 2011, 20:55

krcthatsme wrote:I torrented The Sims 3 Ultimate Bundle. I've moved files, uninstalled and reinstalled it, and tried to get the patch from different places. I need to update the base game in order to install The Sims 3 Pets, but when I try to update it it says "The setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed." How can I update my game, and how can it detect that I do indeed have The Sims 3 installed?

I downloaded The Sims 3 fix but when I try to open the files it says "Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)" Sad

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Hello,

Indeed, this problem is most likely caused by the "Complete Bundle". These are usually modified installers and therefore Windows doesn't recognize them as seperate games.
What you can do to fix this problem:

1. Uninstall The Sims 3 base game.
2. Restart your PC.
3. Install the Games4theworld version of The Sims 3 base game from www.games4theworld.org (Including any expansions, if you like)
4. When installation has finished, please apply this Fix: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems

Please let us know the result and good luck!

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Re: The setup has detected that no version of The Sims 3 is installed? Service initialization failed?[SOLVED]

Post by krcthatsme on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 12:38

It worked! Thank you sooo much! From now on I think I'll only get my torrents from y'all. ;]

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