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Post by Tigrean on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 19:23

I have a problem and it is very confusing.

I have read how to install The Sims 3 carefully and not to follow the crack folders in each expansion. Here is what I have:

The Sims 3 Base
The Sims 3 Ambitions
The Sims 3 Generations
The Sims 3 Pets

Now, at one point, i kept the getting the error that says my base game was not updated with my expansions. The Sims 3 Launcher would NOT let me update at all, so I had to get the 1.36 manual patch. I installed it and now my version is 1.36.45.XXXXX then I followed the instructions step by step for the Ultimate Fix. I downloaded the mirror download like 3 times since the temporary fix is only for Medieval and I don't have Medieval. I followed the steps carefully and I try to start the game, but I keep getting this "Unable To Start Game" Service initiation falled (0x02957b48) I've uninstalled the games 4 times and reinstalled doing the exact same steps but I keep getting this error. I'm at a complete loss right now....HELP!!!!!!!

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 19:41

Hello,

Try to run Ccleaner, it could be a problem in the registry.

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Tigrean on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 20:33

Tried that, still getting that error. I don't want to sound mean, but are you sure the patch works? I mean it says *NOT WORKING* and I got the mirror version yet I'm the only one with this specific error. The last one I've seen with this error is months old.

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Haakonas on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 21:25

Tigrean wrote:Tried that, still getting that error. I don't want to sound mean, but are you sure the patch works? I mean it says *NOT WORKING* and I got the mirror version yet I'm the only one with this specific error. The last one I've seen with this error is months old.

The latest patch from here most def works hands down. Stupid question but are you following the steps? Always remember to install Sims3 base first THAN run the update to 1.36 or the soon 1.38 which is about a Gig Large (when released for 1.38) and than install your addon packs starting with the latest or shall I say your DL's being EA's The Sims 3 Pets followed by generations than Ambitions release once done use the patch for 1.36 or the soon to be released 1.38 inside the BASE game. Hope that helps bud and if not we here will help without question. Hope it works out for you. Peace Love and Good Luck to you friend.

This install procedure works perfectly all the time as it is the way I install my Sims but always start with the latest release of the Sims wether it be The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff or in your position it would be Pets. It is important to follow this way of installing as it will present no issues to be spoken of. Enjoy your gaming.


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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Tigrean on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 21:58

Haakonas wrote:
Tigrean wrote:Tried that, still getting that error. I don't want to sound mean, but are you sure the patch works? I mean it says *NOT WORKING* and I got the mirror version yet I'm the only one with this specific error. The last one I've seen with this error is months old.

The latest patch from here most def works hands down. Stupid question but are you following the steps? Always remember to install Sims3 base first THAN run the update to 1.36 or the soon 1.38 which is about a Gig Large (when released for 1.38) and than install your addon packs starting with the latest or shall I say your DL's being EA's The Sims 3 Pets followed by generations than Ambitions release once done use the patch for 1.36 or the soon to be released 1.38 inside the BASE game. Hope that helps bud and if not we here will help without question. Hope it works out for you. Peace Love and Good Luck to you friend.

This install procedure works perfectly all the time as it is the way I install my Sims but always start with the latest release of the Sims wether it be The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff or in your position it would be Pets. It is important to follow this way of installing as it will present no issues to be spoken of. Enjoy your gaming.

Okay, I'll take your advice and try it that way. if it works, I love you. lol

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 22:02

Hello,

You'll love him either way. Very Happy
Please do let us know the result!

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Tigrean on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 22:14

Just for a recap. Here's how I'm gonna do it.

Install The Sims 3 Base
Apply the 1.36 Manual Patch
Install Pets
Install Generations
Install Ambitions
THEN
Do the Ultimate Fix.

Is that right?

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 22:25

Hello,

Yes, that looks great!
Just be sure to only use the "# Crack" of the Ultimate Fix, at the last step, after you've installed everything you want.

Good luck!

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Tigrean on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 22:49

okay one last question regarding instructions. DO NOT MESS WITH ANY OTHER #CRACK FOLDERS IN ANY EXPANSION OTHER THAN THE ONE IN THE ULTIMATE FIX, right?

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Haakonas on Mon 03 Sep 2012, 23:32

Tigrean wrote:okay one last question regarding instructions. DO NOT MESS WITH ANY OTHER #CRACK FOLDERS IN ANY EXPANSION OTHER THAN THE ONE IN THE ULTIMATE FIX, right?

Perfect Brother. You got it

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Tigrean on Tue 04 Sep 2012, 03:12

Update. I did everything....and....IT STILL DIDN'T WORK! ;_; I got the same error again! I followed everything step by step...and it's not working. I think it's Pets cause when I had Generations, I didn't have ANY problems.

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Dracos66 on Tue 04 Sep 2012, 03:40

What video card are you using and have you updated the video drivers recently? This particular error is very common to unsupported video cards, especially on-board/integrated video cards.

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Tigrean on Tue 04 Sep 2012, 10:37

Dracos66 wrote:What video card are you using and have you updated the video drivers recently? This particular error is very common to unsupported video cards, especially on-board/integrated video cards.
No, My video card and drivers are the same. My video card is AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics

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Update: AFTER DAYS OF ACHING, I FINALLY GOT IT TO WORK! Here's what I did.

Uninstalled EVERYTHING
Installed Sims 3 Base Game
Installed Sims 3 Pets
Installed Sims 3 Generations
Installed Sims 3 Ambitions
Did the Ultimate Fix with the #Crack Folder
Then I did the manual patch v1.29 (yeah, I was afraid to do v1.36)
Re-Added my Saved Sims and Saved Game folders then Bam!
It worked just like before and I have no more issues.

Thank
you for everyone who tried to help me and I hope nothing like this
happens again....well until Sims 3 Seasons comes out lol

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Re: Error (0x02957b48) [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 21:52

//MOVED
Hello,

Too bad you don't want to update to 1.38, which was released a few days ago.
If
you ever wish to get the latest version, try this though:
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly

For now, enjoy the game and please do let us know if you run into any more problems!

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