Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

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Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by Slutobi on Sun 30 Dec 2012, 05:56

I've installed this game over 3 times, the first time I tried to play it and do note that I am using Windows 8, my graphics were on the lowest.
It did not detect hardware and the moment I went into a game world it showed up as a white glitch.
So I tried to update it to 1.42, but then a DSETUP error occurred. I reinstalled the game and tried through your method, but to no avail.
This time however, the update does succeed and when copy-pasting the game files from the #Crack folder to my TS3 Bin folder, hoping the game will start, it doesn't. The launcher opens upon an error and when I try to open the game directly it gives an error code:
Unable to start game. Service initialization failed. (0x0175dcbb)
I am at the end of my wits here, I have no idea what else to do. The game is virtually unplayable on the current update I have, but it's also impossible for me to update too 1.42

If my specs are necessary I'll attach a DxDiag notepad.

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Re: Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by invalidusername on Sun 30 Dec 2012, 06:57

We actually recommend not using blackbox, as it's a modified installer, and can't be updated or added to once installed. Someone else may be able to help you out more than I can, but my advice would be to uninstall, and install the Games4theWorld versions of the game.
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Re: Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by Slutobi on Sun 30 Dec 2012, 07:12

That is bad news, I already spent hours of my time to download this and also installing it over and over.
If I am forced to download everything individually again then I will simply not bother anymore I'm afraid.

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Re: Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Sun 30 Dec 2012, 12:35

That error, regardless of blackbox or G4TW, is because of one of a few things. Unfortunately, I have no experience with the blackbox installs, so I can't help directly but I will tell you that if you read the other threads that reference that same error (and there are many of them), you should be able to figure out how to fix your problem.

Side note: I know the Search function doesn't work for me (not sure about others but, I never get any results), but many of the threads have the error in the topic so just scanning for it should get you somewhere.

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Re: Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Sun 30 Dec 2012, 13:46

Hello,

See if this topic helps you at all.
Though that particular error is common on windows 8, blackbox edition or not. Patching the game may not fix it, running it in compatibility mode might.

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Re: Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by Slutobi on Sun 30 Dec 2012, 16:43

I think I am gonna try what Lady ElDi suggested, at most I need 1.39 to run The Sims 3 on Windows 8, I'll update on how it went.

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Re: Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Mon 31 Dec 2012, 12:15

Hello,

Please do, and good luck.

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Re: Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by Slutobi on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 18:41

So I have tried what Lady ElDi has suggested to me and I still get the same error message as before.
Note that I've also tried running it in several compatibility modes with no success whatsoever.

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Re: Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by Slutobi on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 21:35

Thank you all for responding to my thread.
Considering all the problems I have been having I am grateful that Admin has found the sollution for me. This problem has officially been resolved Smile

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Re: Problem installing Blackbox Sims 3.[SOLVED]

Post by Aɾყα on Wed 02 Jan 2013, 21:38

Hello,

Good to hear!
Don't hesitate to post if yu have questions or problems again.
Happy simming The Sims Plumbob 1 topic closed.

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