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Post by SantaClause123 on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 03:17

Help

Expansions installed:

  1. master suite stuff
  2. Katey Perry's Sweet treats
  3. Seasons
  4. Fastlane
  5. Diesel Stuff
  6. Supernatural
  7. Pets
  8. Ambitions
  9. Outdoor living stuff
  10. Showtime


I installed the Sims 3, then I later installed supernatural first. I then went away for a day and had the rest of them downloading, My internet has now ran out and is at dial-up speed and I've got these 10 + World adventures (which is a non games for the world version, and i haven't installed.)

As it says in the title, when i try and launch TS3W from the Sims 3 folder, I get a critical error saying

Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb)

I saw another thread where someone had the same error and was helped, and this was requested of them, so here it is:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3]
"Country"="US"
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3"
"Locale"="en-US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3\\Game\\Bin\\TS3.exe"
"ProductID"=dword:000003e9

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Ambitions]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Ambitions\\ergc"
"ContentID"="Sims3_EP02_SKU1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Ambitions"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Ambitions\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP02.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Ambitions"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000004
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp07_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Diesel Stuff"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP07.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000e
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp02_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Fast Lane Stuff"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP02.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Fast Lane Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000005
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Generations]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Generations\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep04_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Generations"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Generations\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP04.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Generations"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000008
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Katy Perry Sweet Treats\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp06_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP06.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Katy Perry's Sweet Treats"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000d
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp05_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Master Suite Stuff"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP05.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Master Suite Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000b
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp03_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Outdoor Living Stuff"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP03.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000007
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Pets]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Pets\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep05_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Pets"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Pets\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP05.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Pets"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000a
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Seasons]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Seasons\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep08_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Seasons"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Seasons\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP08.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Seasons"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000010
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Showtime]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Showtime\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep06_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Showtime"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Showtime\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP06.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Showtime"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000c
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Supernatural]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Supernatural\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_ep07_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Supernatural"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Supernatural\\Game\\Bin\\TS3EP07.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Supernatural"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:0000000f
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sims\The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff]
"SKU"=dword:00000001
"Country"="US"
"Telemetry"=dword:00000001
"ErgcRegPath"="Electronic Arts\\Sims\\The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff\\ergc"
"ContentID"="sims3_sp04_sku1"
"DisplayName"="The Sims™️ 3 Town Life Stuff"
"ExePath"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff\\Game\\Bin\\TS3SP04.exe"
"Install Dir"="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff"
"Locale"="en-US"
"ProductID"=dword:00000009
"InstallStart"=dword:00000000



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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 03:27

At a quick glance, I don't see anything glaringly incorrect with your registry information, but I'm not sitting in front of your machine. You can double check that data using my Registry Helper tool found here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t8929-registry-helper

If you run the tool and nothing shows up red (see the images for an example of what I'm talking about) then you should be fine as far as the registry goes.

If the registry is fine, try renaming your My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 folder to "The Sims 3.bak" and see if it works. If it does work then it's CC/mod or cache related. Post back with the various results and we'll go from there.

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by SantaClause123 on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 03:36

Your amazing, replying so fast, you did the same for the other guy with this problem! I'll do that and edit this post with a reply

EDIT: The only things showing read are The sims 3 world adventures, High end loft and Late night expansions, because they're not installed.

EDIT: I renamed the folder, and it still doesn't work

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 03:40

Alright, you can rename the folder back to "The Sims 3"

Final thing. Go into your base game's installation folder, switch to "Details View" (so you can see the file sizes and modification dates) and could you tell us the modification time/file size of these two files please? TS3W.exe, TSLHost.dll


Edit: Also, if you wouldn't mind, open up the file named "Code_Version.txt" and copy/paste the information in that file.

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by SantaClause123 on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 03:45

TS3W: 2/2/2012 6:18PM 13,560kb
TSLHost.dll 2/2/2012 6:35PM 5,076kb

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 03:57

Need to download the Ultimate Fix, found here: http://games4theworld.bestgoo.com/t752-the-sims-3-ultimate-fix-should-fix-most-of-your-problems

In the archive you'll find a folder called "# Cracks" - copy both files to the base game's installation directory. That should fix your issue.

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by SantaClause123 on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 03:58

I've done the ultimate fix

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 04:03

Compare the modification dates on the files in your base game's installation folder, and the ones in the Ultimate Fix that I just pointed you to. The modification dates should be 1 November 2012. For some reason they did not copy correctly, or they were overwritten by something else - one way or another, they need to be copied now.

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by SantaClause123 on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 04:04

I've just done it now, and they are the right date now.

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 04:05

Are you still getting the error?

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by SantaClause123 on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 04:08

Yes

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Post by hexorcist on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 04:09

In your base game's installation folder, there should be a file called Code_Version.txt - copy and paste the information in that file please.

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by SantaClause123 on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 04:09

well, I'm not sure if you'de say that i've done the fix or not, I can't launch the sims 3 to update it, so i was stopped at step 11

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by hexorcist on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 04:11

Download this file and run it. It's the manual patch and it will path your game to 1.42, then reapply the Ultimate Fix

Hang on. For some reason that was pointing to the Mac patch. I'll get the PC one and edit this reply.

http://akamai.cdn.ea.com/eadownloads/u/f/sims/sims3/patches/TS3_1.42.130.0190xx_update.exe

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by SantaClause123 on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 04:15

Okay, I've just realised that i put the TS3W and the other files in the electronic arts / sims 3 folder, not electronic arts / sims 3 / game / bin. I put the crack in the bin folder and launched, and then it let me in, now on pressing play I get cannot find TS3W.exe

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It now works, Wow, don't I feel like a idiot! It's not like me to make this sort of error, I'm a programmer! But you sir! you are a legend and a great example of a good member of a community who is very helpful! thankyou very much and have a great newyear!

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Post by hexorcist on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 04:20

Thanks. Let us know if there's anything else we can help with.

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Re: Unable to start game: Service initalization failed (0x0175dcbb).[SOLVED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 01 Jan 2013, 12:09

Thank you hexorcist.

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