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Post by scratchknudsen on Sat 23 Jun 2012, 15:21

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I have spent two days and scoured many, many of this website's posts about the ultimate fix and disk authorization failures only to continually receive the error message "disc authorization failure".

I see so many comments about how this process of the ultimate fix worked perfectly, but I have not had such luck.

I download the torrent base game, high end loft, ambitions, and generations. I do not have any mods or custom content. I installed each expansion using an .iso in order of their respected release dates remembering to not copy any crack files to the end of the ultimate fix. I have followed the directions of the ultimate fix to the T. I copied the TS3 and .dll files to each of their appropriate folders, (obviously except for the generations), and then the "generations" files" to the base sims 3/games/bin folder, and after updating the patches through the launch application, I copied the crack into the same base sims 3/games/bin folder.
When I use the game launcher I still receive the "disc authorization failure. We could not verify your copy…" just before I choose my sim family. Or If I try to open the TS3W or TS3 I receive the "service initiation failure" as soon as the game attempts to launch.

I've done this whole process multiple times even trying to tweak a few things I thought I might've gotten wrong each time with the same error message. As the PDF installation describes the process is not difficult, which is why I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

My base game worked perfectly fine before I attempted the expansions. I also tried just the high end loft and/or ambitions without generations or using the ultimate fix, just using the cracks that came with the torrent, but the game launcher told me to insert the CD, or if I click on the TS3W or TS3 in either expansion it said something like service initiation failure or incompatible version to the base.

Does it matter if I copy the ultimate fix files before updating (obviously except for the crack)?

On a side note, what is the point of step one if step 10 replaces those two files ?



The game launcher installed 1.34:



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Re: Disc authorization failure or service initiation failure

Post by Aɾყα on Sat 23 Jun 2012, 16:32

Hello,

What kind of numeric code are you getting with that service initialization error? It can help us determine the problem.

I'm wondering about this folder you're showing though, a couple of things appear out of place. And there seem to be some files missing. Could you show a detailed screenshot that has date etc?

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Re: Disc authorization failure or service initiation failure

Post by scratchknudsen on Sat 23 Jun 2012, 19:48

Service initiation failed 0x024e424f


Here is a more detailed screenshot with the dates, and let me explain why it looks this way. I will call this screenshot "detailed bin folder." There are more files underneath the 'setup.dll' which the screenshot could not see.



This is the torrent I downloaded: The_Sims_3-Razor1911.
When I mounted the .iso using Damon tools, upon opening that file on the newly created E: this is the first screen: I will call this screenshot "base game 1":



And then the Game/bin folder looks like this: "base game 2"



Because I noticed that my bin folder looked different than the videos I watched, I copied all of the files, except for the folders, that were visible immediately upon opening the .iso (as are visible in the screenshot I label "base game 1"), and I put them into the bin folder, which is why the screenshot I label "detail bin folder" looks the way it does. Although when I was running just the base game and it was working, doing this copying and pasting had no effect on the game performance.

I did the same file copying and pasting with my generations torrent, The.Sims.3.Generations-RELOADED. Also the ambitions and high end loft.

To me the generations torrent seemed like it was missing files, but I don't know what a legitimate version looks like.

Here is the first screenshot when I open the mounted .iso: "generations 1"
Looks similar to the other torrents I downloaded.



But the bin folder looks like its missing files, in my opinion, yet I don't think I know talking about. "generations 2"




Thank you so much for helping people with this.

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Re: Disc authorization failure or service initiation failure

Post by Aɾყα on Sat 23 Jun 2012, 19:51

Hello,

I see. I think I'd be more comfortable having Admin look this over. You definitely have too many files in the base game\bin, but I'm not sure how that would effect your problem.

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