Just purchased SoI and the first thing I noticed is that the arrows that allowed us to scroll the the year, days and months is gone.
Is this a bug or intentional?
It is a bug. And one that only some people seem to have.
If you look at a save game, then try to use the arrows they disappear. This is what I have heard from others.
I have this bug as well the sliders are all gone and only the dates set in the 'bookmarks' are playable - hope Paradox solves this bug soon as it hugely limits the choice available.
I installed the patch 1.06 first, followed by the DLCs, the African Sprites, SOI and middle-eastern music.
As soon as I play an islamic ruler whether from a save game or a new one if I go back to the start screen I can't date scroll anymore w/o a restart. Its not too big, but makes it hard to test out sides.
Having the same problem here.
"You can't be a real country unless you have beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need beer."
A few ways to fix it, either restart the client or start a fresh game on any date then resign and go back to the selection screen. Either way, if you want to avoid it, do not look at your saves.
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Yes this seems to only happen when you look at a save game and back to historical start. Do you know if this has already been mentioned in the Bug forums?