February 2019 - last edited August 2019 by crinrict
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? Deutsch
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 188.8.131.520 (64 Bit)
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? EPs: Get To Work, City Living, Cats and Dog, Get famous, Get Together; also Seasons (disabled via Origin; never used in game) GPs: Jungle Adventures, Parenthood, Dine Out, Outdoor Retreat, Vampires, Spa Day SPs: Bowling, Cool Kitchen, Fitness, Backyard, Spooky, Movie Night, Kids Room, Toddler, My First Pet, Romantic Garden, Perfect Patio, Vintage Glamour, Laundry Day
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? First bug: Go into build-and-buy mode on any lot. Build a room with a ceiling and windows or a light source. Place any of these shrubs and flowers inside the room: Wild Grass, Lavender (one or two tile or Granite Falls version; does not matter), Granite Falls Blossom, Not-Grass Grass. Add a different shrub for comparison. --- Second bug (unsure): Go into build-and-buy mode on any lot. Place any of these shrubs and flowers outside: Wild Grass, Lavender (any), Granite Falls Blossom, Not-Grass Grass. Add a different shrub for comparison. Direct a bright light at the plants.
What happens when the bug occurs? First bug: The Wild Grass / Lavender / Granite Falls Blossom / Not-Grass Grass is shaded much darker than the other shrub. Depending on the direction of light it is almost black. This always happens. --- Second bug (unsure): The Wild Grass / Lavender / Granite Falls Blossom / Not-Grass Grass looks as if it were florescent. I've had trouble recreating this effect consistently; it has only happened 0 - 9 %. On the San Myshuno lot the plants are almost white, usually they look like the the Granite Falls lavender on the right in Screenshot #3
What do you expect to see? The shading/lighting on Wild Grass / Lavender / Granite Falls Blossom / Not-Grass Grass to behave like it does on other plants.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Never used.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure
I hove I filled this out correctly.
The first bug ("too dark plants") happens all the time ever since I discovered it around November. The second one ("glow-in-the-dark-plants") I saw today for the first time.
I've been unable to recreate the the almost white-glowing plants on a different lot, but since it was only the "too dark" plants that were affected I hope that putting it in one post is okay.
My test screenshots were taken on a Newcrest lot, the extreme glow happened on the San Myshuno lot that used to be the Honey Pop!-Karaoke bar. I will upload a screenshot of that as an answer to this post.
EDIT: Added the Not-Grass Grass to the list.