I have searched and searched through old forum discussions and topics relating to this one and have not found a single answer for my problem because the topic goes unanswered so I hope I get an answer here. I am having an issue with building on lots and apartments in Late Night, it's become really frustrating for me to become creative in making what I want to make. The problem is a PITCH BLACK ROOM, I know this problem has been discussed a few times but I have not found a direct and effective answer yet. Please Help!
Everyone in other forums suggest "add windows" "add more lights" "raise your brightness level..." and so on. That will NOT fix this problem, it has something to do with the room itself. For example, I bought a Venue and I wanted the entrance to have a bit more activity and color rather than walking in and getting on an elevator up to the Venue area. So as you may know, there is only one room in the center of the building (Elevator Room) and when I remove the walls and try to expand the room into the unused dark space, the ENTIRE room goes completely PITCH BLACK and Sims refuse to walk into the room, it only happens when I connect the walls to create the larger room. When I remove one slab of the wall the room illuminates to it's original self, but once that wall connection is made, it all goes pitch black and no amount of Lights or Windows solves this issue. I was somehow able to fix it (not knowing what the heck I did) but I had to do it bit by bit and expand the walls a bit every while. Now that I've bought a Bar known as the Waylon's Haunt, I want to expand it into the neighboring building. I know it's possible but the problem is the other building is of course PITCH BLACK and once I make the connection of these 2 buildings, the Darkness consumes the Bar and the extra building. I don't fully understand how the pitch black setting or bug or whatever it is, works, nor can I get around this one like I did for the apartment. Please help me find some solution to this pesky problem because I really want to create the biggest Bars and Venues of the city to upgrade their stars. I would appreciate any help, advice, tips, links, anything that will help me. Please and Thank You! :'( <3
P.S: I don't think it has to do with technical computer issues or updates because everything else runs super well and normal. This is the only in-game problem I have ever encountered.