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sims 3 the launcher will not open! please help?

Post by bellamia94 on Tue 10 Apr 2012, 20:05

hello
i have the proper versions of sims 3 base game, ambitions, late night, generations and pets.

i used pirate bay to download all the stuff packs and showtime, i followed everything properly, the game worked, crashed once or twice, the launcher wouldn't open so i looked at other peoples problems and did the ultimate fix, the launcher still won't open and says 'exception raised' 'unhandled page fault on read access to 0x00000000 at address 0x00000000. do you wish to debug it? yes or no? please help me i really don't know what to do!

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Post by Lady ElDi on Tue 10 Apr 2012, 20:13

Hello,

I'm afraid I can't help you with MAC problems, so please check back later for Admin or another's reply.

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Post by Admin on Wed 11 Apr 2012, 01:33

Hello,

Have you tried launching the game without the launcher?

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Re: sims 3 the launcher will not open! please help?

Post by bellamia94 on Wed 11 Apr 2012, 01:57

Admin wrote:Hello,

Have you tried launching the game without the launcher?

I did try to do that earlier by changing some document, but it didn't work?

how would i do it properly?

thanks

//EDIT

I have been trying to sort this out all day but just now i just clicked
on the application for outdoor living, fast lane and high-end loft. it
came up with the symbol in the dock and asked me if i wanted to update,
i clicked yes, the update worked just fine, however the error code
still comes up...

//EDIT

I managed to open sims 3 without the launcher, appeared to work then this showed up:

'the sims 3'
'unable to start game'
'service initialisation failed (0x024e424f)'

I pressed ok:
then this messaged came up:

'Exception raised'
'unhandled exception 0x800000003 at address 0x0057b056."
'do you wish to debug it?"
yes or no...

both yes and no do not open the game.

please help me!

thanks

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Post by Lady ElDi on Wed 11 Apr 2012, 19:08

Hello,

Again, I don't know much about MAC, but it looks like a misplaced or missing crack. Did you use the MAC version of the fix?

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Post by lolz-4-life on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 17:52

please use the sims 3 base from reloaded.

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Post by Lady ElDi on Thu 12 Apr 2012, 18:12

lolz-4-life wrote:please use the sims 3 base from reloaded.

thanx

Hello,

This person already has a legit version of the base, I imagine that works so there's no need to download another.

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Re: sims 3 the launcher will not open! please help?

Post by bellamia94 on Fri 13 Apr 2012, 03:24

i decided to uninstall everything and start again properly.
so far it looks good but the outdoor living stuff pack caused an error code so i uninstalled it and the rest now works..

is there a more complicated method to installing outdoor living stuff because i don't think i did it right?

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Post by Lady ElDi on Fri 13 Apr 2012, 04:42

Hello,

What kind of error?

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Re: sims 3 the launcher will not open! please help?

Post by chicagonative on Tue 10 Jul 2012, 07:18

Sorry to drudge up an old issue, but I've found that many are still experiencing it.

For anyone else having this issue, it has to do with bypassing the launcher. If you bypass your launcher by editing info.plist (if you've done it, you'll know what I'm talking about) and then updated your game, you'll find that you need to re-edit the info.plist. However, many of us forget to update our backup file. If you've ever tried to open a sims3pack, you'll know it opens your game instead if you've got a modified info.plist file. So what most of us do is just move the backup back in temporarily. However, since the game was updated, the old backup won't work anymore. You'll need to open your modified info.plist file, CTRL+F CedegaGameName, find the line after it, which will say C:\Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Game/Bin/TS3W.exe, and switch out "TS3W" with "S3Launcher", so that it says C:\Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Game/Bin/S3Launcher.exe

Save the file, make a backup of it!, and try to open your launcher again. After this, especially if you have something like twallan's Nraas NoCD mod, you'll need to re-edit your info.plist using my instructions in the opposite manner, so put TS3W back in. This method works as far as I'm concerned. Happy Simming!

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