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Registered: ‎09-05-2013

The sims 3: unable to start game. service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

hi, so i've tried so many things and NOTHING has worked. The launcher was unable to open before so I took a suggestion to bypass the launcher and now this comes up! 


I did have cc but i took it all out, i deleted all caches, all files in thumbnail folder. I am on a Macbook Pro. Please help me!



OS X Version 10.8.4

Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3


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Registered: ‎07-18-2012

Re: The sims 3: unable to start game. service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb)

Here's a few trouble shooting steps:

If those don't help, I would suggest posting in the mac forum at (make sure your language is set to US): since macs are not well covered on the AnswerHQ.

Good Luck and Happy Simming


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