View Full Version : HELP! Unable to Start Game. Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)." error.
20th Jul 2012, 8:11 PM
I cleared all the cache in my folders, I deleted all my mods in case that was preventing my game from starting...... The problem actually occurred when I was told to delete "Shaders_Win32.precomp" to remove the mosaic from my sims. So then I redownloaded Shaders_Win32.precomp and my game still isn't loading and the same "Unable to Start Game. Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)." error occurs.
Help me please!
21st Jul 2012, 3:12 PM
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
I'm afraid you've messed up the registry and need to uninstall and reinstall and repatch. Why download the file off the web, when you can simply copy it off the DVD?
There's a "no mosaic" mod in Downloads that won't require you to mess with files in the Program Files path, if you're interested.
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