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Post by farty111 on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 14:28

Hello, I just joined games4gamers. I need help on The Sims 3, allow me to explain what I did.

1. I downloaded these three The Sims 3 games from thepiratebay.org:
The Sims 3: thepiratebay.org/torrent/5022393/The_Sims_3_-_Razor1911_Final_MAXSPEED
The Sims 3 Generations: thepiratebay.org/torrent/6427325/The_Sims_3_Generations-RELOADED
The Sims 3 World Adventures: thepiratebay.org/torrent/5168507/The_Sims_3_World_Adventures-RELOADED
2. I stumbled upon the ultimate fix from a comment on thepiratebay.org, so i came here to download the ultimate fix.
3. Actually, I installed The Sims 3 base game (in my local disk D, not C) around 1 year ago, and i updated it to 1.29 today.
4. Then, I installed The Sims 3 Generations and The Sims 3 World Adventures.
5. After installing, I un-rar the ultimate fix, which was downloaded from: games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems
6. I copied and replaced the 2 files from the base game folder in the ultimate fix to my base game folder: D:\Games\The Sims\The Sims 3\Game\Bin
7. I copied and replaced the 2 files from the generations folder in the ultimate fix to my base game folder too: D:\Games\The Sims\The Sims 3\Game\Bin
8. I copied the and replaced the 2 files from the world adventures folder in the ultimate fix to my world adventures folder: D:\Games\The Sims\The Sims 3 World Adventures\Game\Bin
9. I then downloaded and used the patch from: games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v129-fix-manual-patch-updated
10. However, when i tried to patch (in step 9), they said i already patched, and asked my if i wanted to patch it anyway, so i chose to patch it anyway.
11. I then copied replaced the 2 files from the #Crack folder in the ultimate fix to: D:\Games\The Sims\The Sims 3\Game\Bin
12. Then I tried to open the game launcher, they said "Sims3Launcher has stopped working. Windows is looking for a solution"
13. So i tried to bypass the game launcher and launch from the TS3W.exe in D:\Games\The Sims\The Sims 3\Game\Bin, but the error: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f) appeared.



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1. Unlike in the instructional video created to teach us how to use the ultimate fix, my game launcher does not have the round icons of the base game and the expansion packs at the bottom left hand corner.
2. I have been running my base game using the TS3.exe
3. I did not download the sims 3 games from games4theworld.org as the speed was slow (60+kbps), while i downloaded at 500+kbps using other torrents. I did noticed having to download from games4theworld.org for the fix to work, but because the speed was slow, i decided otherwise.

That's all, I think. I really hope the admins here can help me to solve my problem. And please pardon any grammatical errors I have emade. Thanks in advance for helping. Please feel free to ask me for any information which could help to solve my problem. Thanks again.

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 14:45

Hello,

games4gamers? Lol, Games4theworld*.

Anyhow, this error could be caused by several issues. Don't worry, we'll troubleshoot and get it to work eventually. Let's see, since you say the icons for the base game don't show up on the launcher either, this could indicate that you might have used a modified installer, but I doubt that.

Please try this for now:

1. Re-apply this manual patch (Yes, again, please): http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v129-fix-manual-patch-updated
2. Download the LATEST version of the Fix here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems (First link from above)
If you used the Temporary Fix before, remove the files you copied for it to work first!

3. Open the latest version of the Fix you just downloaded. In there open the "# Crack" folder. Open the other folder in the "# Crack" folder. Now, you'll see a .dll file and a .exe file. Drag & drop both file to exactly: D:\Games\The Sims\The Sims 3\Game\Bin
4. Start your game and please let us know the result.

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by farty111 on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 14:51

Oh sorry, my mistake. Will remember it's Games4theworld from now on.

Back to the topic, can i use the patch i downloaded before? cause its from the same link you posted, and i downloaded it today at around 5p.m(GMT+8.).

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 14:55

@farty111 wrote:Oh sorry, my mistake. Will remember it's Games4theworld from now on.

Back to the topic, can i use the patch i downloaded before? cause its from the same link you posted, and i downloaded it today at around 5p.m(GMT+8.).
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Let's assume it's not corrupted, yes, you can use that one.

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by farty111 on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 14:56

I used the patch, and there's a:

FEATURE TRANSFER ERROR
File:
Error: Catastrophic failure

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Post by Adwomin on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 14:59

@farty111 wrote:I used the patch, and there's a:

FEATURE TRANSFER ERROR
File:
Error: Catastrophic failure
Hello,

Lol. Do you mind re-downloading the manual patch?

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by farty111 on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 15:01

Okay, downloading now.

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Post by Adwomin on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 15:08

@farty111 wrote:Okay, downloading now.
Hello,

Awaiting the result.

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by farty111 on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 15:19

Hey admin. I got to go now, I would have to continue tmr and will report the results here. Sorry

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 29 Dec 2011, 15:21

@farty111 wrote:Hey admin. I got to go now, I would have to continue tmr and will report the results here. Sorry
Hello,

No problem, I have all time. Just let me know the result. Good luck!

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by farty111 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 03:41

Hey admin, if you are there.... Do I need to replace the TS3W.exe and the .dll file in my BASE GAME folder with the ones from the Generations folder in the ultimate fix before patching?

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by farty111 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 04:30

Admin wrote:
@farty111 wrote:Hey admin. I got to go now, I would have to continue tmr and will report the results here. Sorry
Hello,

No problem, I have all time. Just let me know the result. Good luck!

I patched, and the patch I downloaded again worked. But when I tried to launch the game using TS3W.exe from my base game folder, the same error appeared... Would you have any idea what's wrong? Or is it because the base game and expansion packs I'm using are not from games4theworld?


Other information: Since it could not work, I copied the TS3.exe from the base game CRACK in the torrent I downloaded (The Sims 3 - Razor1911 Final MAXSPEED, NOT from ultimate fix) to my base game folder and launch the game using TS3.exe from my base game folder. I was able to play The Sims 3, but without the expansion content, which means I'm back to a square one. Also, when I was playing, I could open The Sims 3 Launcher from the menu in the game.

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 10:40

Hello,
This is usually an indication that something is wrong with the crack but what I'd like to know is, are you using any mods/cc at all?

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Post by farty111 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 10:44

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
This is usually an indication that something is wrong with the crack but what I'd like to know is, are you using any mods/cc at all?

Nope. Haven't used or downloaded any as far as I know, because I don't know how to use them.

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Post by Aɾყα on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 10:49

Hello,
Ok that's clear.
It wouldn't usually matter that your files aren't G4TW, but it doesn't hurt to try it with G4TW version of Generations or Town Life Stuff or Pets.
At this point I'd be doing a total reinstall to be honest, but that's up to you.

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by farty111 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 10:55

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
Ok that's clear.
It wouldn't usually matter that your files aren't G4TW, but it doesn't hurt to try it with G4TW version of Generations or Town Life Stuff or Pets.
At this point I'd be doing a total reinstall to be honest, but that's up to you.

Ok. I already uninstalled the base game, generations and world adventures. Also, I downloaded the base game and generations from Games4theworld. Going to restart my computer after I post this.

I have some questions and requests:

1. Can I apply the fix for the base game and Generations first, then apply the rest of the expansion packs after I finish downloading them?
2. If answer to question 1 is YES, do I update after applying the fix for base game and Generations?
3. This is a request, could you help seed the World Adventures torrent? Because I am downloading it currently.


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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 11:08

Hello,
1.Yes you should be able add expansionpacks after applying the fix. But if you're installing Town Life stuff or Pets, you'll have to copy the files from the #crack folder in the fix again. You shouldn't have to use any cracks if you're installing other expansions though.
2.Its easiest to install without using any cracks at all, then run the 1.29 update, then apply the crack only. You shouldn't have to apply the entire fix to a fresh install, just the crack.
3.That depends on whether or not I've moved WA to my external HD, which is somewhere in my basement still after moving to a new place. I'll have to check my pc but if its on there, I'd gladly load it into utorrent.

Good luck and let us know if you have more problems or questions.

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by farty111 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 11:12

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
1.Yes you should be able add expansionpacks after applying the fix. But if you're installing Town Life stuff or Pets, you'll have to copy the files from the #crack folder in the fix again. You shouldn't have to use any cracks if you're installing other expansions though.
2.Its easiest to install without using any cracks at all, then run the 1.29 update, then apply the crack only. You shouldn't have to apply the entire fix to a fresh install, just the crack.
3.That depends on whether or not I've moved WA to my external HD, which is somewhere in my basement still after moving to a new place. I'll have to check my pc but if its on there, I'd gladly load it into utorrent.

Good luck and let us know if you have more problems or questions.

Ok, thank you. So to confirm before I start the installation:

1. Install The Sims 3.
2. Install The Sims 3 Generations.
3. Copy and replace files from Base Game folder in the crack to my base game\Game\Bin.
4. Copy and replace files from Generations folder in the crack to my Generations\Game\Bin.
5. Update.
6. Copy 2 files from #Crack folder to my base game\Game\Bin.

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 11:15

Hello,
Actually you can skip your steps 3 and 4, those files are original files the game needs to install the update, but since a fresh install hasn't been cracked yet, you can run the update right after Generations has finished installing, then copy the files from the #crack.

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Post by farty111 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 11:17

Ok got it. On to it now. Hoping for the best...

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Post by farty111 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 12:15

Ok so far I've install The Sims 3 and The Sims 3 Generations. Using the Game Launcher to update now. (the icons are now showing at the bottom left of my Game Launcher C:) Will post again after I update and copy and paste the crack. Things seem to be going smoothly so far.

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Post by Aɾყα on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 12:18

Hello,
That sounds good, I'm looking forward to reading the result.

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Post by farty111 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 12:21

Erm I have a question, not regarding The Sims 3. Is there another way that the forum can notify my when someone's posts on a watched post other than by e-mail?

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Post by farty111 on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 12:52

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
That sounds good, I'm looking forward to reading the result.

Yes. The game seems to be working now. Thanks to Lady ElDi and Admin for helping me. It's all thanks to you both that my game can work successfully. Now then, time to download and install the other expansion packs.

By the way, Lady ElDi or Admin, could you please post the steps here which I have to do when I finish downloading and would like to install the other expansion packs (e.g Ambitions/World Adventures)? Thank you very much.

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Re: Service initialization failed (0x024e424f). [SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Fri 30 Dec 2011, 14:15

Hello,
I'm glad to hear its working.
Installing more expansions is quite simple. You can simply extract them and install them in any order you like. Don't apply any cracks, unless you're installing Town Life Stuff or Pets, you'll have to reapply the crack from the fix.

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