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Post by jamdam on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 23:32

Hi I've searched through the forum and found some threads
on this but none of them have been relevant to my problem
I have installed The Sims 3 and The Sims 3 Generations following
all the steps detailed in the 'How to' and yes I have copied the
cracks from the '# crack' folder into the directory
'C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin'
When I launch the game I get a black screen and a popup error
message saying 'Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)'

I have also applied the manual patch to update to 1.33

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Adwomin on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 23:36

Hello,

Even though you already updated to 1.33, please try as following:

1. Download and install all the expansions you like.
2. When you finished installing everything, download and apply this manual patch: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v133-fix-manual-patch
3. After the manual patch finished updating your game, download the latest version of our Ultimate Fix: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems
4. Open the Fix and open the "# Crack" folder. Drag & drop the .exe and .dll file in there to exactly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin and choose "Replace" on the pop-up that appears, telling you the files already exist.
5. Start the game and let us know the result.

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by jamdam on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 23:40

Admin wrote:Hello,

1. Download and install all the expansions you like.
2. When you finished installing everything, download and apply this
manual patch:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v133-fix-manual-patch
3. After the manual patch finished updating your game, download the latest version of our Ultimate Fix: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems
4. Open the Fix and open the "# Crack" folder. Drag & drop the .exe and .dll file in there to exactly: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin and choose "Replace" on the pop-up that appears, telling you the files already exist.
5. Start the game and let us know the result.


I've just followed those steps and this was the result, that is why I am looking help
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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Adwomin on Sat 28 Apr 2012, 23:48

Hello,

Are you sure you used the latest version of the Fix? (Read: re-download and re-apply)

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by jamdam on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 00:06

I downloaded the file in the first link for the PC
and copied the .exe and .dll file into the game/bin
folder of the base game but still is not working

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 08:19

Hello,

Are you using mods/cc? Outdated mods can cause the same error. If you have any, try starting the game without the mods folder, just drag and drop it on your desktop to test.

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by jamdam on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 14:51

Hey,
No I don't have any mods, I have recently installed the game so I haven't been able to play it yet Sad
I have uninstalled the game and expansions and I have downloaded the game from this website to see if it might have been the torrent that I had.

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 16:04

Hello,

Ok, I'll leave this topic open for you in case you run into problems. Please let us know the result.

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by jamdam on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 16:08

Thanks. Generations has almost finished downloading Smile
So I install the sims 3 and generations, what should I do after this.
Should I use the cracks that came with the downloads or use the cracks in the 'ultimate fix'?
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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Adwomin on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 16:36

Hello,

When done, I recommend doing the following:

1. Download and apply this manual patch: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v133-fix-manual-patch (Even if it says you're already on version 1.33)
2. When it finished updating, download and apply our Ultimate Fix: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems
3. Start the game and let us know the result.

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by jamdam on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:18

Hey,
Just a quick question about The Sims 3 Generations installation
Before the installation starts a message pops up saying I need to update
should I let it update or do I need to use the manual patch before installing?
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Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:28

Hello,

Just install the manual patch first, you wont be prompted to update again.

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by jamdam on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:39

Hey,
I updated The Sims 3 using the patch and then ran The Sims 3 Generations installer and this message popped up
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Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:41

Hello,

Yes that's normal, you can proceed with the installation without problems.

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by jamdam on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 17:49

Hey,
Ok, so Generations has finished installing. I apply the Ultimate fix now right?
Could you give me a step by step instruction on how to do this? I read the instructions that came with the file and they were really confusing.
I have only installed The Sims 3 base game and the Generations expansion pack.
Sorry if I'm being a pain asking for simple instructions, it's only that last time I tried doing it myself it didn't work Smile
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Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 18:55

Hello,

Since you already applied the manual patch, it's going to be really simple. Open the fix with winRAR and find the #crack folder. Copy the 2 files from that folder and go to your install directory, where the files should be pasted to the base game\bin. Allow them to overwrite the files that are already in there.
And that's all there is to it. Now you can choose to start the game with the launcher, or by using the TS3W.exe in the base game\bin.

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Post by jamdam on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 19:02

Hey Lady ElDi,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It has FINALLY worked!! Very Happy
I think the torrents that I downloaded were the problem!

One last question, if I were to download any other expansion packs now what would I need to do for those?

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 21:14

Hello,

First, may I recommend you get them from G4TW Very Happy
It's quite simple, just extract with winRAR, run setup and use a serial from the installation guide. You can forget about the rest of the instructions, they no longer apply. Unless you install Outdoor living or World adventures, just follow directions to change the SKU if you get a region error. Don't apply the cracks.
When the installation is finished, start the game. If it wont start, simply reapply the crack from the fix as you just did and it should work.

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Re: service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

Post by jamdam on Sun 29 Apr 2012, 21:17

Thank You so much!! I've been playing The Sims 3 for a few hours now Smile
I will DEFINITELY be downloading the expansions from G4TW Very Happy

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Hey

Just one last quick question.
Do I need to re-apply the crack for Outdoor living stuff and World Adventures because of the region thing?

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Post by Aɾყα on Mon 30 Apr 2012, 08:48

Hello,

No, it'll be ok. Neither of those overwrite the crack in the base game bin.

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