[Fix] Sims 4 “Unable To Start Initialization Error Code 135”

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Sims 4 "Unable To Start Initialization Error Code 135"

We must say that we are facing a lot of instances of players facing issues with the game Sims 4.

This might be because Sims 4 is a game that receives regular updates and sometimes it is not compatible with all the player’s devices.

In this article, we will discuss Sims 4 Unable to start initialization error code 135.

According to our research on the issue, this is basically a problem that occurs when there is an issue with the game files of Sims 4.

There are also some issues that are related to the hardware of the device that you’re using and also some issues that are related to the server that can cause this error.

In the next section, let’s discuss in detail the different reasons behind this error code and what you can do to get rid of the issue.

How to get rid of The Sims 4 Unable to start initialization error code 135?

As the error code 135 is a generic error without any specific explanation, you will not be able to point a finger at the exact issue that is causing this error.

This is why we need to discuss the different scenarios that can be behind the error code and what can be done to get rid of the issue in each scenario. 

Here is how you can get rid of these Sims 4 Unable to start initialization error code 135.

Fix 1: Verify the integrity of the game files

It is very important that all the files that you have downloaded for the game on your device are in proper condition and there is no important file missing from the database.

If there is any corrupt file on the database or any button file is missing then you will not be able to launch the game, let alone connect it to the server.

To verify the integrity of the game files launch the game client. Here is how you can complete the further process of verification of the integrity of the game files.

  • Launch the Origin game client.
  • Open the library of the games that you have downloaded through the Origin game client.
  • Find Sims 4 on the list of games.
  • Right-click on Sims 4.
  • Now you will see a list of options. Click on the repair option.

This will start the process for the verification of the game files and you need not take any other step as all the missing files will be downloaded and the corrupted files will be replaced with the fresh ones.

Fix 2: Make sure that your graphics card driver is updated to the latest version

When you are an avid gamer, you realize the importance of the graphics card on your device.

If you do not have an updated graphics card driver then the graphics card will not function properly and you will not be able to enjoy the gameplay that you are aiming to enjoy.

When you face this error code check for the newest update on the graphics card driver. If you find on your version that you have not yet downloaded, then download it immediately and then re-launch the game. 

The surgery should make sure to keep your graphics card driver updated to the latest version always.

Fix 3: There are conflicting mods or game files

If you are using modifications or commonly called mods in the game, then they might be conflicting with the original game files.

Many users have reported that when they use mods in their game, they’re not able to continue with the gameplay and they also face many issues. 

To make sure that this is not your issue, delete the mods from the game database and see if this resolves your issue.

Fix 4: Delete the game client and reinstall it

The game client can be faulty in some cases and in this case, the game client is Origin. Many players have reported that they have been facing a lot of issues with Origin in recent times.

To get rid of this issue, you can delete the Origin game client and then reinstall a fresh copy. This gets rid of all the issues that were present in the original copy of the Origin game client and then replaces it with an updated version.

Before you take this step, you need to make sure that you realize that deleting the original game client will also get rid of all these settings that you have made for the game client and the different games that you were downloading through this will need to be downloaded again.

Fix 5: Restart your device

The temporary glitches do not affect only the Origin game client and the game itself, but they can also be an issue for the device that you’re playing through.

Sometimes these temporary glitches are because of the conflicting programs that are running in the background. Instead of opening the task manager and going through each program one by one, you can just restart the device that you’re playing with and it will get rid of all the background processes for you.

Once you restart the device, it will relaunch all the processes that you want to relaunch and the conflicting processes will not start up again.

Fix 6: Try to run the game as an administrator

Sometimes the game does not run because of the lack of permissions on the device. If you trust the game enough, you can try to run the game in administrator mode.

Here’s how you can do it.

  • Find The Sims 4 shortcut on your device.
  • Right-click on The Sims 4 shortcut.
  • Click on Run as Administrator.

The game will now run in administrator mode, and it will not have any lack of permissions that will cause hurdles in the gameplay.

Fix 7: Get rid of the local content folder

The temporary files of the game are stored in a local content folder on your device. If these files are not taken care of and not deleted at the time that they need to be deleted, they can get corrupted and they can also hog the memory resources on your device.

For this issue, you should get rid of the local content folder. Here is how you can find the local content folder and delete it.

  • Open the Documents folder.
  • Click on Electronic Arts.
  • Click on Sims 4.
  • Click on Local content.
  • Now delete the entire folder.

This might help you get rid of all the corrupt files that are present in the temporary local folder.

Fix 8: Contact the EA support team

We have suggested you all the solutions that can help you get rid of the issue, but if they are not able to help you then you should contact the EA support team directly.

They will make a note of your issue and generate a support ticket that you can follow till your query is resolved. 

You can also visit the different user forums where players suggest solutions that helped them get rid of the same issue that you’re facing.

To conclude

The error code 135 on Sims 4 is generally related to the game files being corrupted. There are also other reasons for this error code showing up. We have mentioned the solutions for each one of these reasons.

We hope that this was a helpful article for you and you were able to get rid of the issue. Keep following for more gaming and technical advice. Happy gaming!!

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Falguni Rana is a technology writer who has expertise in software and hardware troubleshooting. He publishes how-to and troubleshooting guides for different apps, websites, games, and consumer hardware products.