View Full Version : Can't start the sims? -Startup error?
16th Jul 2012, 2:38 PM
''An error has occured while starting the game. Check the log for more details.''
''The game cannot be started. Initialization by the the service has failed (0x6224dd27).''
Read this: (thanks, fway!)
What to do? (http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Launcher_Issues#Solution)
16th Jul 2012, 8:58 PM
Before all this happened, were you "cleaning out" any of the files in your EA Documents folder? If so, it's possible you deleted one or several essential files. If that's not the case, without more info on the circumstances surrounding your problem, I'm not sure why you'd be getting that message. It's possible that your game has been corrupted somehow and will have to be reinstalled. Do you have any mods in your game? If so, are some of them overrides that you might have taken out of your mods folder recently? Removing overrides from your mods folder will require a complete reinstall of your game, as--due to the major system overhaul that they make--your game will not function properly anymore without them. (which is why they are called overrides). You also may wanna remove any mods that you suspect may be corrupting your game. If your game runs fine without any mods, you can then add them back in individually in order to find the culprit. If neither of these is the case, then it appears you have a serious error and I think it's safe to say that your game has been completely borked.
16th Jul 2012, 9:36 PM
I only deleted Lucky Palms because it was slowing my whole game down.
16th Jul 2012, 10:09 PM
You'll need to read this:
Now available in wiki format:
17th Jul 2012, 2:34 PM
Many thanks, it works! :)
Keeping this if other players don't know what to do either.
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