I don't know what you had to go thru to come up with this solution...but it works. I was having the same problem and to be completely honest I was somewhat skeptical that this would work. Have tried it on 2 different profiles that I have. Worked both times. After I have the game started and loaded I go back in and restore my lighting settings and proceed. Bit of a pain in the but to have to load this way, but...Tip of the hat to you sir.