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Post by Pashka on Fri 18 Nov 2011, 12:52

I downloaded the sims 3 base game, pets and late night.
I installed them all using the thread on here about how to do it.
I then downloaded the fix and used it as was told also doing every step in order.

I now cannot open the game launcher so can't update the game and I cant play it from the shortcut made from the folder because i get an error message saying:
"Unable to start game
Service Initialization Failed (0x0175dcbb)"

What does this mean I have done wrong?
this happened last night and now if it goes the same, I wont be able to play even the base game if I uninstall the expansions and it will get to the stage where I cant even uninstall them.

Heeelpe please?!

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Re: New Problem

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 18 Nov 2011, 13:33

Hello,
You can update manually, and start the game without the launcher.
Assuming you didn't copy the crack yet because you failed to update, download and install the patch, then copy the crack to the appropriate folder.

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Re: New Problem

Post by Pashka on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 09:44

I managed to update when I installed pets, I've never had that problem. I had both base game and pets installed earlier this week and it was late night that made it all go so very wrong Sad
I have downloaded and applied the ultimate fix, tried not using the launcher and I get that message and the launcher tells me there was an error. Reinstalled about 10 times and can only get the base game to work.
I have also tried all things on the help page saying all about DEP etc...

Edit: It's the 1.26 update that is messing up my system, still don't understand as I was playing pets before...

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Re: New Problem

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 11:01

Hello,
If you were playing the game with the Pets expansion installed before, without incidence, I can hardly imagine it is because of the 1.26 update.
You say it all started after installing Late Night, did you do anything out of the ordinary when you installed it, perhaps copied the Late Night crack after installing it? That might mess up your game.
Hasve you started using any mods/cc since?

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Re: New Problem

Post by Pashka on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 20:04

I know that sounds silly but when I uninstalled pets and only had the base game I thought I would update to 1.26 without the game and see what happened. The same thing did.
I uninstalled all my games and went along with g4tw install guides in the right order aswell as the fix.

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Re: New Problem

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 20 Nov 2011, 20:12

Hello,
The crack in the fix doesn't work unless you have Pets installed and the crack from the base game is incompatible with patch level 1.26 so just trying the patched base game isn't going to work, you'll have to install Pets to use the fix.
Are you using mods?

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Re: New Problem

Post by Pashka on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 09:51

I tried installing pets with the fix, I have literally tried just about everything I think...?
Nope no mods

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Re: New Problem

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 10:27

Hello,
Can you post a screenshot of the folder you copied the crack to?

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