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Post by *Darkhunter19* on Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:21 am

My Sims 3 won't work and always giving this pop-up window saying "service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" . Please help .

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:21 am

Hello,
Are you using mods/cc?

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by *Darkhunter19* on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:28 am

No

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:32 am

Which expansions are you using and is your game up to date (1.26)?

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by *Darkhunter19* on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:35 am

I have High End Loft Stuff , Late night and Town Life Stuff . My current game version is 1.26.89.013017 . My base game and the expansions have the same problem .

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:41 am

Are you using the latest version of the fix?
And when did you start having this error, was it before or after updating to 1.26.

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by *Darkhunter19* on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:47 am

I have applied the fix but nothing happened . The error happened after being updated to 1.26 .

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:53 am

Hello,
I think the update broke your game. A lot was changed with this update to accommodate Pets, if you don't intend to install it, you might consider reinstalling your game and updating to 1.24, using the crack found with Town Life stuff.

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by *Darkhunter19* on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:55 am

But i don't have the update for 1.24 .

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:01 am

That's no problem, if you reinstall what you're using now, you can update your base game to 1.24 manually, a google search for update 1.24 should be sufficient. After that, install your expansions, use the crack found with Town Life stuff, and ignore the launcher if it tells you there's a new update available and would you like to install it.

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by *Darkhunter19* on Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:04 am

Okay . I will try it later .

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:05 am

Please let us know the result and don't hesitate to post if you run into any problems.

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by *Darkhunter19* on Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:16 pm

After I download the update for 1.24 and try to update , a pop-up window says no version of sims?3 is detected .

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:24 pm

Hello,
Is your base game by any chance an official digital download?

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by *Darkhunter19* on Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:32 am

May I ask what is official digital download

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:42 am

Hello,
A downloaded game you paid for, like on Steam.

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by *Darkhunter19* on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:54 am

How to find that the game is official digital download?

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:57 am

Hello,
It depends where you got your base game from. Did you download it as a torrent from a site like the piratebay?

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Post by *Darkhunter19* on Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:58 am

I think so.

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Re: Sims 3 "Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)" HELP.[SOLVED]

Post by Lady ElDi on Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:02 am

Hello,
Ok maybe you need to reinstall it before you can use the patch. Assuming you uninstalled and attempt to reinstall, did you restart your pc after uninstalling before you started with the installation?

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