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Post by elix485 on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 10:23

Hi!

So, whenever I try to open the game (from TS3) that message pops up, and if I try to open it from TS3W, it just stops responding. I've downloaded everything from G4TW, including the manual patches and the ultimate fix.
The games I've downloaded:

- The Sims 3
- The Sims 3 World Adventures
- The Sims 3 Ambitions
- The Sims 3 Generations
- The Sims 3 Pets
- The Sims 3 Showtime

I don't know if that has something to do with it, but I haven't downloaded Origin, and at some point a pop-up appeared saying one of the patches may have not been installed correctly.

And one last thing, in step 9 of WA installing "9. Start the The Sims 3 launcher. You'll get a message that you're version of the Game is not compatible. Click 'OK'. You're now on the Update window. Check the box inf front of the 'SIms3_2.5.12.004002_from_2.0.86.00.2002.exe' and click 'Update now'." I didn't get the not-compatible message, nor the option to install that patch.

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 10:51

Hello,

If you don't have mods, it's most likely your crack. Start with this:
Download and use the manual patch, even if you are already at that game version.
Then apply the crack from the fix, make sure to redownload that as well.

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by elix485 on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 16:42

Ok, I've already done that, but it doesn't seem to fix the problem. I keep having the same problems after re-downloading both files. What should I do?

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Wed 29 Aug 2012, 17:16

Hello,

Please post a detailed screenshot of the folder you copied the crack to. In addition to the folders' path, we'd like to see the types and dates on everything in there.
Unless you're using mods, if you are, please disable your mods folder (Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods) by dragging it onto your desktop and testing the game without it.

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by elix485 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 01:31

Well, no, I don't have any mods or custom contents installed.

I guess you are talking about the base game crack, so here it is. I can't get all files in one screenshot, so I took two. The first one finishes below the Sims3 Configuration Options, and that's where the second shot starts (I've marked it with red).




It's in Spanish, so if you have any problems just tell me. The path is C:/Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Game/Bin

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Dracos66 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 03:32

You need to remove the TS3EP01 and TS3EP02 files from there and then re-apply the manual patch. That should fix the problem.

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by elix485 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 03:40

I just did it, but it didn't fix anything, I keep having the same problem.

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Dracos66 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 04:04

OK, make a copy of your save games folder (and your downloads folder if you have installable CC files in it) from My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 and save it someplace safe like the desktop.

Now delete the Sims 3 folder (My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3) and relaunch the game. It may take a few minutes as the Sims 3 folder is being regenerated by the game, it should continue to load and let you play but if it doesn't just post back and we'll try a few more solutions.

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by elix485 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 04:27

After I delete I have to crack it again before launching the game, or just open it and crack it later? And delete just the base game folder or all the expansions' too?

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Dracos66 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 04:55

No, if you didn't use the Ultimate Fix after applying the manual update then do so now. Then go to your My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3 folder and, after copying the Saves folder somewhere safe, delete the entire Sims 3 folder (My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3) from that location ONLY. You should not be in C:/Program Files when you delete the sims 3 file.

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by elix485 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 05:01

No, still not working. I've already updated the game with the patch about 6 hours ago, and deleted the Sims 3 folder en My Documents. Maybe it's just the crack? It's the one from the Ultimate Fix, but it doesn't seem to work.

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Post by Dracos66 on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 05:11

OK, lets leave this one for Admin so he can maybe help you through Team Viewer. I'll send him a PM letting him know about this problem. Please keep checking back to see when he is online and join him in the chat box when you see him.

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by Adwomin on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 20:16

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Re: Service Initialization Failed (0x024e424f)

Post by elix485 on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 01:32

You don't happen to be around right now, do you?

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Post by Adwomin on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 15:48

Hello,

I'm afraid not. The time you posted that post, it was 1.32 AM on my side.
I'll be here tomorrow night, after 17 o' clock, GMT+1.

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Post by elix485 on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 16:07

Well, I'm here now. If you could go into the chatbox, it would be great.

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Post by Adwomin on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 16:16

elix485 wrote:Well, I'm here now. If you could go into the chatbox, it would be great.
Hello,

Yes, I just noticed you, but I'm afraid I'm leaving in 5 minutes and I won't be here tonight either.

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