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27th Apr 2012, 09:49 PM
Hello people ! i have a issueand have spent about 8 hours on it now :(, i have installed sims 3, world adventures, ambitions, fast lane stuff, and late night, i updated the base sims 3 game to 1.22.9, and when i do i get this error message when i try to launch the game : "unable to start game service initialization failed (0x175dcbb)"
pls help i want to play sims soooo badly love the genre.
help would be GREATLY appriciated :) :bunny:
28th Apr 2012, 01:30 AM
This is the General Discussions Section, i.e. you should not post anything about the sims games. Please post your sims 3 issues in the Sims 3 help section: http://www.modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=551
30th Apr 2012, 04:57 AM
Sims 3 - Installing / Patching / Uninstalling
Whether you are Installing for the first time or Reinstalling, be sure to read the Game Help:Install FAQ.
This Game_Help:TS3_Uninstall link has the step-by-step instructions to guide you through uninstalling The Sims 3,
and its (EP/SP) packs. As well as removing any leftovers after uninstalling.
The Game_Help:TS3_Patching Guide provides information on:
Tips Before You Begin
Patching Common Errors
Manual Patch Downloads
Invalid File Errors and more
Updated to 1.22 from what version? Why patch to 1.22? The current version is 1.33.
That error usually means your Registry is messed up during installation, patching and/or uninstallation. You can use CCleaner to clean things up to see if that helps. If not, you need to do a clean, full uninstall. Follow the Uninstall FAQ.
And then make sure to patch as shown in these guides:
Game Help:Issues with 1.3x Superpatcher
Q&A for "Issues with 1.3x Superpatcher" wiki FAQ
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