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Base Game is incompatible with EP?!?

Post by DaisyBuchanan on Fri 23 Nov 2012, 07:29

Hello, This is my first ever post here, and I have been doing lots of searching and problem-solving, but I thought maybe some more specific help was necessary. Let me start at the beginning. And by the way, I am working on a MacBook Pro.

The other day I downloaded the Sims 3 Seasons torrent from G4TW. All of my downloads have come from G4TW. I will be the first to admit that I am not really very skilled at computer programming and such, but I have figured out how to download torrents and make the games work. Mostly through trial and error, but also by following this forum. Thank you for these forums, they are a godsend.

After downloading seasons, using stuffit expander, and creating the dmg, all like I've done before, the game would not work. I kept getting this error:

Unable to start game
Service initialization failed (0x039e8474).


I found a thread in which this same error was being addressed, but my situation differed slightly in that my base game and four of my EP's are purchased EA DVD-ROM MAC/PC versions of the game. The others were downloaded from G4TW torrents via TPB. I got frustrated because no matter what I did, I couldn't make the game work. So I used an Amazon gift card I've been saving for a rainy day to purchase the Sims 3 Seasons DVD-ROM. (It comes tomorrow, but I have a feeling it won't solve my issue.)

Yesterday, I tried to open the Sims 3 Supernatural, and I got this message:

Error: Your Sims 3 Base Game is incompatible with the current Sims 3 Expansion Pack. Please update your game via the game launcher.

I have a feeling the only way to solve this is to uninstall everything and start over. I think that by deleting seasons after I attempted to install I messed with something that is now causing errors... Am I on the right track? Or is there a way to solve this issue?

By the way. I have installed both the manual update, the sims 3 update from the Launcher and the Ultimate Fix, and I'm still seeing this error every time I open the game... Help?!?

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Post by DaisyBuchanan on Fri 30 Nov 2012, 17:36

I'm not sure what my issue was, but I uninstalled everything and was able to reinstall. I have not had time to reinstall the downloaded content. I think that by uninstalling downloaded content I did damage to some files... or something. I hate starting over, but c'est la vie.

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Post by TCPCohen on Sun 02 Dec 2012, 00:31

Hey! Did you fix your problem?
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