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Need help Installing the Sims 3 + expansions on Mac

Post by xxangelicdudexx on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 02:10

Okay I have been having problem after problem. I think I am very close to getting it work. Here is what I did.

How I Downloaded the sims 3 + expansions:

1. Download the base game off the disk because i was told by Admin that the base game on here does not work for Macs too well and to just use my disk.

2. To Fix that the integrity was bad I had to Make all the expansions into a .dmg file:

a. After expanding it into a folder with Stuffit Expander, open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
b. Go to File > New > Disk Image from Folder, then select the expanded folder.
c. Then I click image
d. Then I click the Installer I creamed.

3. To fix that it was the wrong regional code, I had to change game version each time I installed an expansion. Make sure the installer IS NOT on when you are doing this.

a. Go to the expanded folder of the expansion you want to download.
b. Once in the folder go to [Game/Bin] and Open “Default.ini” using Text Edit.
c. Go to the application> show package content> content> resources> transgaming> c-drive> program files> electronic arts> the sims 3> game> Bin> and open the base base “Default.ini”
d. Now you are going to copy the game version (Example for World
Adventures it’s 2.0.86.002002) and replace the game version in the base game “Default.ini.”

4. I then installed the expansion packs, followed the instructions , and the use the ultimate fix for the mac provided on games4theworld.

5. I then Encountered the problem where it said that I had an illegal copy and wouldn’t let me sign in. Which all I had to do was delete my cookies.

a. I have Safari 6.0 and Mountain Lion. So to do this I went to Safari>Preferences>Privacy>Remove All Website Data.

6. When I tried to launch the game I got an error saying “Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x024e424f)


This is where I am stuck. I have been reading online and people have fixed it with the crack. I did all the cracks in the ultimate fix for the mac. Can someone please help? I have been working on this for weeks. Help

//EDIT

Okay I tried to manually update it to version 1.38 that i got from here.

http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t3597-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v138-fix-manual-patch-updated

Then I used the ultimate fix again. Not the screen turns black like it was about to start but then says “Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)"

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Re: Need help Installing the Sims 3 + expansions on Mac

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 09:44

//MOVED
Hello,

Do you have the latest fix?
Any mods/cc?

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Re: Need help Installing the Sims 3 + expansions on Mac

Post by xxangelicdudexx on Mon 10 Sep 2012, 10:56

I FIXED IT!!! This last time that didn't work I started with the Sims 3 base game that I got from this site. Luckily I already had the base game on a disk Here is what I did.

1. Download the base game off the disk because i was told by Admin that the base game on here does not work for Macs too well and to just use my disk.

2. To Fix that the integrity was bad I had to Make all the expansions into a .dmg file:

a. After expanding it into a folder with Stuffit Expander, open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
b. Go to File > New > Disk Image from Folder, then select the expanded folder.
c. Then I click image
d. Then I click the Installer I creamed.

3. To fix that it was the wrong regional code, I had to change game version each time I installed an expansion. Make sure the installer IS NOT on when you are doing this.

a. Go to the expanded folder of the expansion you want to download.
b. Once in the folder go to [Game/Bin] and Open “Default.ini” using Text Edit.
c. Go to the application> show package content> content> resources> transgaming> c-drive> program files> electronic arts> the sims 3> game> Bin> and open the base base “Default.ini”
d. Now you are going to copy the game version (Example for World
Adventures it’s 2.0.86.002002) and replace the game version in the base game “Default.ini.”

4. I then installed the expansion packs, followed the instructions , and the use the ultimate fix for the mac provided on games4theworld.

Here is the Link.
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems-updated

5. I then used the manual update, which was the 1.38 Patch.

Here is the link.
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t3597-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v138-fix-manual-patch-updated

6. Then I used the ultimate fix provided on games4theworld.

a. I have Safari 6.0 and Mountain Lion. So to do this I went to Safari>Preferences>Privacy>Remove All Website Data.

It works perfectly now. I am playing it as I'm typing. I know! I'm amazing! Hammertime

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