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Post by khatib92 on Wed 12 Sep 2012, 19:35

hi there,

i have a problem running the sims3, i used to run it on windows 7 64-bit but now after i changed my windows to 32-bit, this messages appears when i try to run it>> unable to start game, service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

i tried to download the fixes in the site but when it comes to updating the launcher it says>> the installation is incomplete and the sims 3 cannot run. please reinstall and try again

i have the sims3 generations, late night, fast lane stuff & outdoor living stuff, & it worked fine before,
please help

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Wed 12 Sep 2012, 19:38

Read and follow steps 2 - 5, trying the manual patch instead of patching through the launcher. http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1171-must-read-how-to-install-the-sims-3-correctly
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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Wed 12 Sep 2012, 19:40

i'll give it a try & tell you what happens Smile

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Wed 12 Sep 2012, 19:45

Hello,

Please do so!

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 10:09

the setup has detected that no version of the sims3 is installed, this update requires that a previous version of the application be installed.

this is what i had when i tried to run the update

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 17:04

Hello,

Where did you get your base game from?

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 20:21

oh i didn't download it, i bought it

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 20:36

Hello,

I see, and did you get it on DVD or did you buy it via Origin or Steam?

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 20:47

no i got it on a DVD

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 20:49

Hello,

It might be a stupid question, but are you 100% sure it's the original DVD/game or is it a pirated/copied disc?

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 20:51

i am sure it's not the original DVD, but as i said it used to work on 64

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 20:53

Hello,

Not original? Then let's assume it's a modified installer.
I'm afraid your PC doesn't recognize that one as a separately installed game! This blocks you from installing any expansions.
The only thing you can do to fix this problem, is installing a non-modified version of the base game that is recognized by your PC, for example the Games4theworld version.

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 20:55

i'll give it a shot but i'm afraid it'll take at least 3 days, but it's worth it Smile

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Thu 13 Sep 2012, 22:01

Hello,

Don't worry, we're always here to support you during the process. Good luck!

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Fri 14 Sep 2012, 19:08

thank you, & i know you are ^^

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sat 15 Sep 2012, 00:01

Hello,

You're welcome!
Awaiting the result. Wink

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 19:24

Hi,
so i downloaded & installed the base game & it works fine but after installing the expansion packs & following the steps, i get this>> your game is incompatible with the expansion packs please update your base game using the game launcher (even though i already updated it using the patch you gave me)

& when i try to run the launcher it says the sims 3 launcher has stopped working
i guess i'll just re install the windows & save you the trouble

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 22:08

Hello,

Reinstalling Windows is a good option to boost performance, but I'm sure we can fix this problem without such a drastic step though.

Let's see, can you tell us where you got all your separate games from?

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 09:36

i downloaded supernatural from Games4theworld & so as ambition, the rest i got them on DVDs

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 17 Sep 2012, 18:04

Hello,

You mean 100% original, retail DVD?

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Fri 21 Sep 2012, 19:14

sorry i didn't have internet connection in the past few days, anyways no they're not originals too Sad

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Fri 21 Sep 2012, 19:19

Download the rest from here, so you know you don't have a modified version of one of them.
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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by khatib92 on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 09:56

maybe they are, but the ones i downloaded from here don't work too,

like when i try downloading supernatural it says would you like to update your game? i go with yes & then it says your game has been updated, but still gives the same "incompatible" error when i try to run it

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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by t2sink on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 17:58

Might be worth downloading the base game from here and uninstalling all your others, and installing only the ones from here.

Or try the manual patch. It might say your game is up to date, but install it anyway, can help solve some problems.
http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t1870-can-t-update-the-sims-3-to-v138-fix-manual-patch

Hope it helps, let us know the results.
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Re: can't run the sims3. [SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 10:00

Hello,

It looks like you need some damage control here, everyone has apparently failed to see the meaning of that service initialization error code. That one comes up if you have an incompatible/outdated crack or outdated mods.
If you don't have any mods, take a good look at your crack and game version. We may assume that if you successfully installed Supernatural, you're at game version 1.38. If you are, just download the fix and apply it's crack to the base game\bin.
If you do have mods, try running the game without them. If it starts, you have an incompatible mod.

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