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Sims 3 won't launch

by thatscoolbro

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Sims 3 won't launch

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Unable to start game

service initialization failed (0x024e424f)

I restored the system to my last download, which had nothing to do with sims, and my sims game starting not launching anymore

When my sims 3 use to launch it would just crash after I painted a wall or after like 15~ minutes it would crash

Please help me with both problems


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Re: Sims 3 won't launch

Community Manager

Have you already tried everything that is mentioned here?


Service initialization failed by crinrict

When starting the game I get the error message: "Unable to start game. Service initialization failed (some number)".

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