I have started building some community lots and it has come to my attention that if no one buys them they are run by automatically generated sims.
My problem is that when people go to visit these community lots, nothing is for sale. Is there a way to make stuff for sale in an unowned community lot not built by maxis. Or do custom built community lots require to be owned by a controlled sim?
Any help would be nice because I would like the ability to have some community lots which I have built and are run by automated sims and have items set for sale. Thanks.
I believe the only things that can be sold on a lot as you described are the items that come with the game or expansions. Groceries, cologne , jewelry , clothes , souvenirs ,magazines , games and anything else I'm forgetting.
For selling things like sofa, table, or whatever, the community lot must be owned, and the owner must not be at the community lot when the game is saved, or else other controlled sims cannot visit the lot.