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Unable to start game; Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by ekmo on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 23:16

Hello,

I had installed The Sims 3, and World Adventures, Ambitions and Late Night and they wouldn't load. I came across this website and seen the ultimate fix, so I placed the files into the correct folder and now the game actually booted... to a black screen, and I got the error message;

'Unable to start game; Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)'

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Re: Unable to start game; Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Ɛɗιη on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 23:25

Hello,
The fix requires one of the following: Generations, Town Life stuff, Pets, Master Suite stuff or (probably) Showtime.

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Re: Unable to start game; Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by ekmo on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 09:21

Okay, so I install generations and it says the game I am using needs to be updated on the installation, bla bla bla. It installs, but the name of the file in their is 'TS3EP04' and there is no 'TSLHost' to replace? It boots, but once it gets to the choose a neighbourhood screen it says I need to insert a disc?

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Re: Unable to start game; Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Ɛɗιη on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 12:04

Hello,
The crack should not be copied to the Generations bin, it goes into the base game bin.
Also make sure you have the latest fix, Admin updated it yesterday.

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Re: Unable to start game; Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by ekmo on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 17:57

Done and its still saying insert disc?

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Re: Unable to start game; Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Adwomin on Thu 08 Mar 2012, 19:11

Hello,

Please post a screenshot of the folder you copied the crack to.

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Re: Unable to start game; Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by ekmo on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 05:56


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Re: Unable to start game; Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Ɛɗιη on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 16:15

Hello,
That's the right place yes but we can't see the crack file so tell us please, what is the latest file you copied to this folder, which folder in the fix did it come from?

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