View Full Version : Just bought the game in the sale

05-05-2011, 11:45 AM
When ever i load it from the Sims 3 launcher it comes up with.

Unable to start game

Service initialization failed (0x039e8474)

i had a look through these forums and Sims 3 forums and couldn't find anything to help fix it from steam and was wondering if anyone can help me. I have just tried reinstalling and still comes up with the same message.

05-05-2011, 12:17 PM
Same here...
Really doing my head in...
Looked for fixes and they just seem to apply for content updates.
Looks like steams had me off again.

05-05-2011, 12:30 PM
Try downloading it with the EADM as I just downloaded it last night from them and it is running fine for me. :)

05-05-2011, 02:33 PM
I just installed all updates for my computer and restarted when i opened steam it downloaded a 422mb patch for sims 3 and now it loads