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Post by AndreaKidd on Tue 13 Jul 2010, 14:21

I hope this is the right place to post this, and if not I'm sorry. I just signed up. I have a question about Ambitions. I have the base game (I bought it the day it came out) But I didn't feel like giving EA another 30 bucks, and I really wanted ambitions so I downloaded it from you guys about a month ago. (I think a week after it came out) All was good, except a new patch just came out for TS3, and stupid me thought that since the last one (before I installed ambitions) worked fine. So I tried installing it and it changed my game version and I couldn't play it blah blah blah. I went to the forums on the website, but I got no help. And then my friend told me patches don't work with torrents. So I'm here to ask, if I download a torrent, should I never ever install a patch? I feel so stupid now, because this could have been avoided, but I didn't see anywhere stating to never install patches.

But, don't worry I just had to uninstall my game and reinstall it, but does anyone know what I should do if more future patches are released?


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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Adwomin on Tue 13 Jul 2010, 19:57

Hello,

It depends on which game you're patching. For example, when you patch a casual game like Age of Empires to v1.2 from v1.0 (Example!), you only need to get a new NoCD crack for v1.2 and then the Game will work fine.

The Sims 3 is a little bit more complicated. As you have noticed yourself, when there's a new update, just reinstall Ambitions and you'll automatically have the latest version again. What you could also do is to use the original files. (Replace the replaced (crack) files with the original again. It shouldn't give the "Invalid file" error any more, but I'll test that when I'm back at my own PC.

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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by AndreaKidd on Tue 13 Jul 2010, 21:16

Thank you so much. Right now, I don't have ambitions installed because the patch that they released has complicated almost everyone who installed it, so I'm currently only having issues with the new patch. Once that get's fixed I'm pretty sure I will be able to play again, and thanks for the insightful thoughts on the patches, I will be sure to do that before upgraded patches.
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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Adwomin on Tue 13 Jul 2010, 21:24

So, have you tried reinstalling Ambitions to see if that'll fix the problem?

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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by AndreaKidd on Tue 13 Jul 2010, 23:17

I have, but at the moment the patch made my launcher broken so I jsut have the base game and I can't even play that. Sad I might have to uninstall and reinstall but I hope they fix this patch soon. It's frustrating.
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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Bliss1991 on Tue 13 Jul 2010, 23:33

Do you have the same problem as me?
You get 'Service Initialization Failed (0x039e8474)' when trying to start the game and can't update to patch Sims3_4.2.32.007001 from 4.0.87.006001.exe ???

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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by AndreaKidd on Wed 14 Jul 2010, 07:00

yes! I have that same exact issue.
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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Bliss1991 on Wed 14 Jul 2010, 16:07

A lot of people seem to have that problem, even people who have bought the game. For now there is not really a good solution to this problem, so I guess we have to wait till a solution is found Sad

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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by AndreaKidd on Wed 14 Jul 2010, 18:20

Man that sucks! I might get my internet shut off, and my phone is already off, and the only thing that would have kept be busy is the sims 3, haha. Oh well. I can't believe that EA is so crappy. I mean I can't even trust their own patches because most of the time it ruins the game even worse, or even if nothing was wrong like mine. Sad
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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Dralex on Thu 15 Jul 2010, 16:50

How to fix this error? Service Initialization Failed (0x039e8474)

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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Narong30 on Thu 15 Jul 2010, 17:21

@Dralex wrote:How to fix this error? Service Initialization Failed (0x039e8474)

please contact me at IM ( ******@yahoo.com )
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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Bliss1991 on Thu 15 Jul 2010, 18:02

If you find a solution, could you please post so here so other people can try it as well? I still haven't found a solution..

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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Narong30 on Thu 15 Jul 2010, 18:09

@Bliss1991 wrote:If you find a solution, could you please post so here so other people can try it as well? I still haven't found a solution..

i don't have any solution for this for now, but please try this method :

1) Click Start
2) Choose Run
3) type " msconfig " without quote
4) in startup tab , disabled all
5) go to services tab , at the bottom u can see " Hide all Microsoft Services " , tick it
6) u will see all of microsoft hided . Untick all another services.
7) Apply and restart computer
Cool Try enter the game.

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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by AndreaKidd on Fri 16 Jul 2010, 10:56

I no longer get that error, but I kept getting this thing that says I had a core mod conflicting my game, when I had no mods or hacks.

This girl told me her game only worked after she uninstalled everything including saved games and CC, and then installed her world adventures and ambitions with no CC, it seemed to work.

I don't know if this could be a possible fix, but I'm trying it right now and I will see if it works for me. Smile
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Post by Yusifer on Fri 16 Jul 2010, 11:34

What did you do to get rid of that error? So you can help other people?

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Post by AndreaKidd on Fri 16 Jul 2010, 11:43

I uninstalled and reinstalled is all I remember, I didn't do anything but that and somehow it just went away, I figured something out though,

It's the torrent I think that's making it impossible to play. Is anyone else having issues where there little base game icon at the bottom of launcher fading out? And then when you hover over it it reads 0.0.0.0?

I'm having that issue, but I realized it only happens AFTER I put in the crack. I don't know if it's just crack #1 doing it, since it has something to do with the base game, or if it's both cracks.

I completely uninstalled everything, and before I did the cracks my launcher looked fine, but after I did the cracks, my base game icon was faded out and read 0.0.0.0 :/

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Post by AndreaKidd on Fri 16 Jul 2010, 12:45

New update; I tested only having the ambitions crack and everything is fine. I tried playing my game with only crack # 2 and of course it didn't work.

So basically, anyone who is having the same issues as me probably can't play ambitions. Until either someone finds a way to get around it or a better patch comes along. :/
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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Bliss1991 on Fri 16 Jul 2010, 16:04

I have the same problem with those icons. But only the basegame is faded out for me as it seems the other 2 icons except for Ambitions are faded out with your game. The version is 0.0.0.0. when I hoover over the basegame icon.

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Post by AndreaKidd on Fri 16 Jul 2010, 18:02

I only have the base game and Ambitions, but yeah. This sucks! I can't play ambitions atm. My base game is just fine though.
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Re: I have a question about The Sims 3 Ambitions EP.

Post by Adwomin on Fri 16 Jul 2010, 19:23

@AndreaKidd wrote:New update; I tested only having the ambitions crack and everything is fine. I tried playing my game with only crack # 2 and of course it didn't work.

So basically, anyone who is having the same issues as me probably can't play ambitions. Until either someone finds a way to get around it or a better patch comes along. :/

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But if you don't install Ambitions, you can't play WA and HELS either, so you'll have to stick with The Sims 3 base game. I'll see if I can find a solution for this, when I'm back to my workstation in 2 weeks. Maybe someone else finds a solution earlier, so keep an eye on the internet.

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