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Post by nick_123 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 20:57

I just downloaded Showtime, and did exactly what said in the Ultimate Fix guide. And now Whenever I try to open the launcher I get this message "There was an error during startup. Please see the Log for more details" What does this even means?

The only strange thing I see is that I had version 1.29, then downloaded and installed Showtime and while installing, a message appeared telling me that I couldn't update so the installation stopped. To try to fix that I open the "Showtime & Master Suite Stuff & Pets & Town Life Stuff & Generations" in the Ultimate Fix and copied the files to The Sims 3/Game/Bin. After that I could install Showtime, but did I mess up anything?

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 21:15

Hello,

No, looks good so far.
I recommend - after installing everything you want - applying this manual patch: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v133-fix-manual-patch-updated

After your game updated to 1.33 re-download and re-apply the Ultimate Fix from this link : http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by nick_123 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 21:27

I updated using the manual patch, and I just re applied The Ultimate Fix and no results. Is it really necessary to launch the game via the launcher?

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 21:30

Hello,

No, of course not. You could always start without the launcher.

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by nick_123 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 21:50

I tried that and a message appears saying "Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)"

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by eddygzz9 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 22:00

Same exact problem here. Launcher or no Launcher, My game doesn't work. I get the same error as nick.

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 22:03

Hello,

Please do as following, exactly:

1. Completely uninstall The Sims 3 using Your Uninstaller! Pro, which can be downloaded from www.games4theworld.org .
2. Download CCleaner and run a normal and a registry scan.
3. Restart your PC.
4. Reinstall everything.
5. Download and apply this manual patch: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v133-fix-manual-patch-updated
6. Re-download and re-apply the latest version of the Ultimate Fix: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems

Don't do anything else!
See if it works afterwards. I'll be waiting for the result. Good luck!

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by eddygzz9 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 22:06

I will try that, and be back with results in about and hour or so Wat. Thanks Smile <3

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by nick_123 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 22:23

Well ... that means I will have to download everything all over again (I deleted them because I needed more space) but I guess that's the price for playing sims. While installing, is it okay if I update because the installers asks me so?

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by eddygzz9 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 23:20

Oh yeaa that. Whenever I tried installing it said that the installation couldn't continue without updating the base game.

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 23:33

nick_123 wrote:Well ... that means I will have to download everything all over again (I deleted them because I needed more space) but I guess that's the price for playing sims. While installing, is it okay if I update because the installers asks me so?

eddygzz9 wrote:Oh yeaa that. Whenever I tried installing it said that the installation couldn't continue without updating the base game.
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Yes, if the installer asks you, there's no harm in updating.

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by eddygzz9 on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 03:20

I did everything exactly as you told me, and I have the same problem Wat. *sigh* WhatDidUJustCallMe? I was so pumped to start playing again.

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 08:28

eddygzz9 wrote:I did everything exactly as you told me, and I have the same problem Wat. *sigh* WhatDidUJustCallMe? I was so pumped to start playing again.

Hello,

Please open a new topic, that'll make it easier for us to keep track of, and help solve, everyone's problem. Thank you.

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by nick_123 on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 15:30

Do I still reinstall everything as you say? Because if it fidn't work for eddygzz9 I think it's better to wait for another solution

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 16:01

nick_123 wrote:Do I still reinstall everything as you say? Because if it fidn't work for eddygzz9 I think it's better to wait for another solution
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The solution may not be the same for everyone, so please follow the troubleshoot procedure.

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by nick_123 on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 18:47

I got stuck in step 1. I downloades Your Unistaller! Pro and uninstalled all the expansion and stuff packs. I tried to uninstall The Sims 3 Base Game but couldn't, because the uninstaller said its state was corrupted. So "Auto fixed" it. Then the program told me it was fixed and now I can't find it in the options of programs to uninstall, nor in the advanced uninstall. How can I finish uninstalling it if I can't find it?

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by eddygzz9 on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 19:40

Well I've decided to take a new route, I had been using this: /torrent/6488608/The_Sims_3_Ultimate_Bundle_2011 : which installs the first 3 stuff and expansion packs. I figured this could be the problem so I'm just going to download games4theworld torrents and see how it works. Thanks a lot for all the help, really appreciate it! I'll be back in maybe 2 days once I've finished downloading.

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by nick_123 on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 20:48

Okay, I decided to manually uninstall the base game as explained in this site https://help.ea.com/uk/article/manually-uninstalling-the-sims-3

I should have the sims completely uninstalled, should I? Nevertheless the launcher icon is still in my desktop, and when I click on it I keep getting the "There was an error during startup. Please see the Log for more details" What should I do now? :/

Edit: I re installed base game, but felt that the first uninstall was not completely clean, so after succeeding re-installing, I re-uninstalled base game, hoping that now I can reinstall everything cleanly!

Edit again: After I installed base game, the launcher said I had an unofficial copy of the game. I applied the crack and when I proceeded to install World Adventures, the installer said there was an error in updating. I tried copying the files from "Base Game" folder in the ultimate fix to see if it helped in anything and now the launcher won't even open, because it "stopped working"

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 10:33

eddygzz9 wrote:Well I've decided to take a new route, I had been using this: /torrent/6488608/The_Sims_3_Ultimate_Bundle_2011 : which installs the first 3 stuff and expansion packs. I figured this could be the problem so I'm just going to download games4theworld torrents and see how it works. Thanks a lot for all the help, really appreciate it! I'll be back in maybe 2 days once I've finished downloading.

Hello,

Such a bundle isn't recommended, these are often modified installers. It might've been a good idea at the time, but now this causes all kinds of problems like failure to patch, failure to install expansions and failure to crack. As you have noticed Wink


nick_123 wrote:Okay, I decided to manually uninstall the base game as explained in this site https://help.ea.com/uk/article/manually-uninstalling-the-sims-3

I should have the sims completely uninstalled, should I? Nevertheless the launcher icon is still in my desktop, and when I click on it I keep getting the "There was an error during startup. Please see the Log for more details" What should I do now? WhatDidUJustCallMe?

Edit: I re installed base game, but felt that the first uninstall was not completely clean, so after succeeding re-installing, I re-uninstalled base game, hoping that now I can reinstall everything cleanly!

Edit again: After I installed base game, the launcher said I had an unofficial copy of the game. I applied the crack and when I proceeded to install World Adventures, the installer said there was an error in updating. I tried copying the files from "Base Game" folder in the ultimate fix to see if it helped in anything and now the launcher won't even open, because it "stopped working"

Hello,

You probably got the error because of the crack, here's a guide that will help you install the games. Did you restart your pc after re-uninstalling, if you didn't, you'll have to uninstall again and restart first before installing.
If you did restart, try the manual patch to update your game before installing the expansions.
Don't forget to download the latest fix, if you haven't done so already.

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by eddygzz9 on Tue 20 Mar 2012, 02:32

That explains a lot Smile I'm almost done just downloading all of the first expansion packs, just need outdoor stuff pack. I'll install and try you're tips in about an hour and report my findings. Thanks a lot ElDi Very Happy <3

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Post by grieralexander on Tue 20 Mar 2012, 04:02

eddygzz9 wrote:That explains a lot Smile I'm almost done just downloading all of the first expansion packs, just need outdoor stuff pack. I'll install and try you're tips in about an hour and report my findings. Thanks a lot ElDi Very Happy <3

Please let us know how it worked for you.
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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by eddygzz9 on Tue 20 Mar 2012, 08:03

finally got it to work Very Happy <3 Thanks so much ElDi and Admin! And Nick, I wish you luck C: All I did was download games4theworld's version of the Sims 3 and it's expansions (excluding a couple) installed them, put in the Ultimate Fix, and poof it worked Smile

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eddygzz9 wrote:That explains a lot Smile I'm almost done just downloading all of the first expansion packs, just need outdoor stuff pack. I'll install and try you're tips in about an hour and report my findings. Thanks a lot ElDi Very Happy <3

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by nick_123 on Wed 21 Mar 2012, 02:31

Success! I already installed every expansion or stuff pack and it all works fine! Thanks a lot, guys. I just restored my old save files and a messagge showed up saying that "Sims 3" stopped working, but I'm sure that's because of an outdated mod or CC, so I've got that. thanks again!

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Re: Launcher won't open.[SOLVED]

Post by grieralexander on Wed 21 Mar 2012, 02:40

nick_123 wrote:Success! I already installed every expansion or stuff pack and it all works fine! Thanks a lot, guys. I just restored my old save files and a messagge showed up saying that "Sims 3" stopped working, but I'm sure that's because of an outdated mod or CC, so I've got that. thanks again!

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