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Post by Dadoo158 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 10:36

I've looked around for an answer but nothing I've read has helped.

Problem;
When launching The Sims 3 from the launcher I get to a black screen and then an error message pops up saying "Unable to start game Service initialization failed (0x024e424f).
When hitting the Ok button everything closes down.
Launching the game through TS3W.exe causes the same problem.

System;
I'm running Windows 7, 64bit. The basic version of The Sims 3 is 1.29.55.01.4002
I've installed everything up to Town life stuff.

Solutions tried;
The first time I installed The Sims 3 everything went fine and I could boot it up, but when trying to load into any neighborhood it crashed on me. So I decided to re install everything, in case I had messed up somewhere. And that's where I'm at right now.
When cracking I carefully followed the instructions and put every crack into the right folder. I downloaded eadm manually to make sure that got installed as well. I also downloaded the updater provided by you and ran that, then re cracked everything.

Now it's the 6th time I've re installed The Sims 3 and I'm getting tired of this.
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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 10:43

Hello,
Did you use the latest ultimate fix? Note that it was updated on January 25th. You can get it here.
This error is usually caused by a problem with the crack, it could be outdated or misplaced, so I'd recommend redownloading and reapplying it.
Are you using mods/cc at all?

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Dadoo158 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 10:50

No mods, no cc, nothing. And yes, I downloaded all the latest cracks and updates from this website.

I decided to install Pets, to see if that would change anything. And it did!!
Now I can actually launch the game, But, the problem I described before is happening now.
When loading into a neighborhood it stops the loading timer, music stops and I get the windows error message that the program has stopped responding.

Any tips on this one?

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 10:56

Hello,
Are you still getting Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)?
If so, can you show a screenshot of the folder you copied the crack to? Preferably one that shows all the "detail" of the files in the folder.

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Dadoo158 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 11:02

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
Are you still getting Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)?
If so, can you show a screenshot of the folder you copied the crack to? Preferably one that shows all the "detail" of the files in the folder.

No, I got past that part by installing pets, now, as soon as I try loading a neighborhood the loading bar doesn't load, the music stops and then Windows gets me the error message that the program has stopped working and has to close.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 11:03

Hello,
Ok, we have some things to try listed on the forum, have a look here.

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Dadoo158 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 11:41

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
Ok, we have some things to try listed on the forum, have a look here.

Thank you for the list, I tried everything on there, but the same thing still happens. Any other ideas?

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 11:58

Hello,
See if you can run the game here. You never know what comes up. Test the base as well as the Pets expansion since that one has other requirements than the rest.

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Dadoo158 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 12:08

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
See if you can run the game here. You never know what comes up. Test the base as well as the Pets expansion since that one has other requirements than the rest.

Hello again!
Yes I pass the bar by far on both, the entire thing filled up with green! Love my monster computer <3
Still though, no luck with anything.. I might just go back to The Sims 2 if this keeps up!

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 13:28

Hello,
You didn't by any chance use the crack that came with Pets? And you're sure your base game is version 1.29?

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Dadoo158 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 13:49

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
You didn't by any chance use the crack that came with Pets? And you're sure your base game is version 1.29?

Well, since I did the first steps sent to me and changed the administration on each .exe file I'm not able to open the launcher. Opening the game through TS3W.exe launches the game directly though. And yes, I used the crack that came with the pets downloaded from this site. I also double checked before I posted anything here what version of the basic game that I had and it was 1.29.

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Adwomin on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 13:52

Dadoo158 wrote:
Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
You didn't by any chance use the crack that came with Pets? And you're sure your base game is version 1.29?

Well, since I did the first steps sent to me and changed the administration on each .exe file I'm not able to open the launcher. Opening the game through TS3W.exe launches the game directly though. And yes, I used the crack that came with the pets downloaded from this site. I also double checked before I posted anything here what version of the basic game that I had and it was 1.29.
Hello,

Please use the crack from this Fix instead: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems
The one that comes with Pets isn't working quite well.

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Dadoo158 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 14:05

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Dadoo158 wrote:
Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
You didn't by any chance use the crack that came with Pets? And you're sure your base game is version 1.29?

Well, since I did the first steps sent to me and changed the administration on each .exe file I'm not able to open the launcher. Opening the game through TS3W.exe launches the game directly though. And yes, I used the crack that came with the pets downloaded from this site. I also double checked before I posted anything here what version of the basic game that I had and it was 1.29.
Hello,

Please use the crack from this Fix instead: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems
The one that comes with Pets isn't working quite well.

Yea, I downloaded that one just now, But it doesn't have pets in it. Am I missing something or downloaded the wrong file?
I should also mention that I downloaded and installed Master Suits Stuff, same error still occurs though.

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Adwomin on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 14:07

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Dadoo158 wrote:
Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
You didn't by any chance use the crack that came with Pets? And you're sure your base game is version 1.29?

Well, since I did the first steps sent to me and changed the administration on each .exe file I'm not able to open the launcher. Opening the game through TS3W.exe launches the game directly though. And yes, I used the crack that came with the pets downloaded from this site. I also double checked before I posted anything here what version of the basic game that I had and it was 1.29.
Hello,

Please use the crack from this Fix instead: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems
The one that comes with Pets isn't working quite well.

Yea, I downloaded that one just now, But it doesn't have pets in it. Am I missing something or downloaded the wrong file?
I should also mention that I downloaded and installed Master Suits Stuff, same error still occurs though.
Hello,

The crack goes into the base game folder and is the same for all The Sims 3 games and expansions.
If you're not sure, just read the included instructions and start from step 1.

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Dadoo158 on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 14:18

Alright, done! And now it actually loads for me! But now The Sims 3 is giving me an error.

"A serious error has occurred while loading 'Sunset Valley.sims3'. It is strongly recommended that you restart the application."

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Adwomin on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 14:19

Dadoo158 wrote:Alright, done! And now it actually loads for me! But now The Sims 3 is giving me an error.

"A serious error has occurred while loading 'Sunset Valley.sims3'. It is strongly recommended that you restart the application."
Hello,

An error for Lady ElDi perhaps. Wait for her reply.

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 12 Feb 2012, 15:19

Hello,
I've actually been dealing with this myself the past few hours, in addition to other problems, try this:

1. Go to: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\
2. Backup (Read: copy to an other folder) the folder called "The Sims 3".
3. Now completely remove the "The Sims 3" folder from: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\
4. Start the game and see if it works now.


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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by Dadoo158 on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 01:23

Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
I've actually been dealing with this myself the past few hours, in addition to other problems, try this:

1. Go to: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\
2. Backup (Read: copy to an other folder) the folder called "The Sims 3".
3. Now completely remove the "The Sims 3" folder from: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\
4. Start the game and see if it works now.


Alright when doing that I was able to load into the neighborhood and everything worked fine! Thing is, loading into the game a second time, not removing those files caused the same error. Does this mean I have to delete the Documents files every time I try playing? Or is there another solution?

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by magic touch on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 09:25

Service initialization failed (0x024e424f).



all message "Service initialization failed" are generated by game protection check via ORIGIN.

the message is related to non original main files of the game.

wrong date stamp of original exe, different bytes size, black listed serial and many similar detection like the use of Virtual softs..

the best think is to install the whole game without the use of EADM/Origin.

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when asked in install the EADM/Origin

- just SKIP the request the game work great without Origin..

(that is for DVD user)

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 10:44

Dadoo158 wrote:
Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,
I've actually been dealing with this myself the past few hours, in addition to other problems, try this:

1. Go to: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\
2. Backup (Read: copy to an other folder) the folder called "The Sims 3".
3. Now completely remove the "The Sims 3" folder from: (My) Documents\Electronic Arts\
4. Start the game and see if it works now.


Alright when doing that I was able to load into the neighborhood and everything worked fine! Thing is, loading into the game a second time, not removing those files caused the same error. Does this mean I have to delete the Documents files every time I try playing? Or is there another solution?

Hello,
I'm actually experiencing the exact same problem. And it started after I did the win 95 compatibility (to see if that would cure some random crashes I've had). If I remove the folder, the game loads fine but only that first time. The weird thing is, that I had already uninstalled (with youruninstallerpro) and reinstalled but the problem persists. My launcher has also stopped working around that time, so it seems like we're dealing with the same problem here. I'm tackling it again today so if anything comes up, I'll be back to let you know.

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by magic touch on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 11:36

do you disable STORE in game?

when you start first time there is no store , but not the case on second play..



posted on official forum

store content generate heavy problem and a Store-patch is available

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Re: Error; Unable to start game.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 13 Feb 2012, 13:29

Hello,
I think I may have found the solution! After I started getting these issues, I undid the win95 compatibility mode, but that didn't help causing me to believe something else caused my problems so I did a complete reinstall, only to find the same problem persisting. After reading you tried the same fix and started experiencing the same problems, I got an "aha" moment and a google search came up with this. As you can see, this is about problems with compatibility mode and winzip, but the instructions apply to TS3 as well and after following these instructions, my launcher starts, my game starts and my save games load.
I hope it'll work for you to, please let us know the result.

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