Sims 3 not running - service initialization error [Mac]

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Sims 3 not running - service initialization error [Mac]

Post by Pandameter on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 04:22

Hey,
I tried to install the game and a few expansions about 2 weeks ago, ran through all the steps and had the error message pop up whenever I tried to play, launcher worked fine but the game never played. This week I uninstalled everything and redownloaded the base game, night life, and supernatural, then went through all the steps again, same problem occurs, with a error message saying "service initialization error 0x039e8474".

I went through the forums to get help, but nothing recommended to others with this issue worked. Also, most of the people with the problem were running windows (unsure if relevant) and had a different error number than I received. Hoping to get some help figuring out what I might be doing wrong. Updating works fine, launcher fine, it's just when I try to actually play it, it tells me that then closes down

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Re: Sims 3 not running - service initialization error [Mac]

Post by t2sink on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 04:47

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Re: Sims 3 not running - service initialization error [Mac]

Post by rachiiemay on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 20:58

Hi,

I've actually just ran into this problem yesterday and managed to get it to fix for me.

I figured out that the Sims 3 Base game games4theworld.com provides does NOT work for Macs, therefore it was recommended to install The Sims 3 RELOADED, which can easily be found by googling it.

I hope this works for you!
Good luck.

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Re: Sims 3 not running - service initialization error [Mac]

Post by t2sink on Sat 22 Sep 2012, 21:12

Yeah, another download of the base game from somewhere else probably be better, since there is a issue with the one from here.
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