ERROR when starting the game. (0x039e8474)

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ERROR when starting the game. (0x039e8474)

Post by jumarques on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 23:40

I donwloaded and installed separately the The Sims 3 Base Game + Seasons pack available on the downloads section of Games4theWorld website.

Everything was fine, and I installed the ultimate fix + crack too.

But when I click on "Play", the screen becomes black and few minutes later this error appears and the screen closes:

It's in portuguese but says: "It's not possible to start the game. The initialization of the service failed. (0x039e8474)"

I'm using MAC.

Any idea of how can I fix it?  Why God.


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Re: ERROR when starting the game. (0x039e8474)

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 11:59

//Topic moved.


We don't offer official Mac support, but we'll try. 
Usually this particular error comes up when 2 or more mods are incompatible with each other, but I'm guessing you don't have mods (yet). 

In which case, I suspect that you may have used the fix for PC, rather than Mac. 

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Post by Eppsticy51 on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 11:18

hey, I had the same problem and figured it out.
You need a base game which works for mac, the one on G4TW doesn't work. 
Try 'Sims 3 reloaded' in mac games on pirate bay.

I made a post outlining all my steps to successfully install sims 3:


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Re: ERROR when starting the game. (0x039e8474)

Post by Needmorehelp on Fri 25 Aug 2017, 06:49

hello everyone,

firstt, sorry for my bad english, i hope u all can understand what i mean, i'm not a native speak.

FYI, i'm using
macOS Sierra
version 10.12.6
Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 8 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB

and i already install WINESKIN WRAPPER & download all The Sims 4 file include Ultimate fix, and i already follow all instruction from G4TW, but i still have an error and i can't play The Sims 4.

i have windows parallel, but i don't want play in there, i'm so hopefully to play The Sims 4 on my mac not using window parallel.

so my problems is (take a look at picture i sent) everytime i launch The Sims 4 using my wrapper this always pop up

please help, i'm so desprated to play The Sims 4 on my mac


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