03-05-2013 11:46 PM - last edited on 04-16-2013 03:10 PM by EA_Spectre
Is there a patch out there for Windows 8 I would love to have it on my laptop but nothing happens.
03-15-2013 03:07 AM - last edited on 04-16-2013 04:06 PM by EA_Spectre
I have resently bought a new computer with Windows 8. It is a gaming system that should easily run this game yet the game never opens once it is up to date.
03-15-2013 09:16 PM - last edited on 04-16-2013 02:59 PM by EA_Spectre
why wont the Sims medieval work with my windows 8 PC
03-21-2013 09:07 PM - last edited on 04-16-2013 04:05 PM by EA_Spectre
I downloaded the Sims Medieval yesterday but paused it halfway then carried it on today and it downloaded completely then said it was installing. The installation wizard froze so I closed it and also Origin then re-opened and tried again. The installation wizard didn't come back but it appeared I was able to play the game, however there was an update ready to download so I downloaded it. When that was done I tried to play it and an error keeps coming up saying
"Unable to start game
Service initialization failed (0c039e8474)"
I haven't been able to play my game at all yet and after spending almost £13 and waiting hours for it to download I'm not very happy.
03-21-2013 09:20 PM
Do you have patch 1.50? It has been having trouble with the launcher so it could be that. Try patching manually. Here is a post where you can find the link to the SuperPatch: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/FAQ-Current-Patch-1-50-Manual-links-and-more/td-p/67858
Also, here's some other posts on the SuperPatch that has instructions to follow:
- for a PC look here: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/175477.page
- for a Mac look here: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/549552.page
Best of luck.
03-21-2013 10:10 PM
I have literally no idea hwo to do that. It seems like its just for The Sims and not Medieval though. I don't want to start doing something and mess up my seperate Sims 3 & various expansion packs :S
03-21-2013 10:17 PM
Okay. You're right, I'm not sure if that doesn't apply to Medieval. I know it applies for the base game and all other EPs.
You can also try deleting your cache files (http://sumomo.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Sims_3_Delete_Cache_Files) and removing any mods you have and seeing if that helps fix the error.
03-21-2013 10:33 PM
Also, do you have Windows 8? According to some posts, I'm finding via Google, it doesn't work on that operating system.
03-23-2013 08:40 PM
I had this suggested for me:
Go to your fave browser and search for
"The Sims Medieval: Ultimate Fix"
install and try again.
10-04-2014 01:15 PM
YES it was solved. All I had to do was delete the copy i installed from the disc I bought (pre-fix and pre-work around 64-bit only Windows 8). Since it was added to my library, I was able to download the fixed version. I can and have played The Sims Medivil on Windows 8.
Just do what their directions say http://help.ea.com/en/article/the-sims-medieval-and-windows-8-compatibility/