Hello. This is a bug that’s started appearing recently for me on the Steam versions of CI3, CI4, and CI5. When I want to start a new game, the difficulty selection is set to “Beginner” by default, but when I try to click on “Veteran” the check-mark moves to “Veteran” for a very short period of time before it automatically moves back to “Beginner”. Sometimes you don’t even notice the check-mark moving. The same thing happens when you try to customize your ship in CI5. You just can’t change the default selection in the UI.
I tried testing this on my Windows 10 lap top, on Linux Mint 20 on the same lap top, and on Windows 11 on my friend’s PC, and everywhere it’s the same. So I assume it has something to do with Steam?
I first installed CI4 around November 4th, I think. I didn’t have these issues then. An hour later I went to a friend’s place, logged into my Steam account, installed CI4 there and started the game, when the bug started appearing. A couple of days later I tried CI4 on my lap top where the issue started showing itself too. Ever since then I wasn’t able to avoid this bug no matter what I did. I tried some weird Steam console hacks where you download older versions of the game and its files, but to no avail.
At first I thought it was some Windows update that messed it up, but when the exact same behavior started reproducing itself on Linux I assumed it has something to do with Steam or one of the libraries it uses, then. Or one of the game’s libraries if it uses dynamically linked libraries.