The game cannot be started Installation service failed.

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The game cannot be started Installation service failed.

Post by kiokomizushima on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 14:59

I have done all of these steps, but I can't start the game... Whenever I start the launcher, my PC will tell me it doesn't work. And if I try opening the game directly via the file "TS3W.exe" it says "The game cannot be started Installation service failed (0x0175dcbb).



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Re: The game cannot be started Installation service failed.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 06 Feb 2018, 17:48

Hello and welcome to the Forum @kiokmoizushima,

Did you install the base game of The Sims 3 AND at least one expansion/stuffpack? If yes, please have a look at the procedure that is described here:
https://games4theworld.forumotion.com/t6052-there-was-an-error-during-startup-please-see-the-log-for-more-details-fix

(it involves deleting some registry entries as well).

Then try the game again. Another possible solution - after you did the above - is that you also re-apply the 1.67 manual patch and then the "Ultimate Fix" as well.

Good luck for now, and do keep us posted!


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