President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 2 Released!

This update continues to fine-tune the ‘enter at variable times’ feature, adds a Crystal Ball Rankings Screen shown on the first of every month in the primaries, increases H. Clinton’s starting funds in primaries in 2016, adds a star ranking for endorsers on the Endorsers Screen, adds two new leader attributes Ambition and Ideologue, sets almost all surrogates to 0 PIPs to activate, improves the computer players, tweaks the Main Screen GUI, re-did news profiles for primaries in 2016, 2012, and 2008, Strategy Screen and Constituency Screen now show a primary’s news profile, fixed some bugs, and more.

Note: the Crystal Ball rankings numbers require a few tweaks.

Feedback welcome!

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17 Responses to President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 2 Released!

  1. kevin February 22, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    cannot find ideology or ambition anywhere where are they located?

  2. kevin February 22, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    got an error that says: unable to write to specific save game file

  3. kevin February 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    after the second turn i get an error message that reads: stream write error

    if you turn autosave off the two errors i mentioned do not show up

  4. kevin February 22, 2014 at 11:18 pm #

    Actually, you can see some candidates ambition and ideologue but not others:

    you cannot see your own,

    sometimes on other candidates you can see their ideologue but no ambition

    sometimes you can see both

    and sometimes you cant see either

  5. kevin February 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm #

    also, you cannot create your own scenario, it gives error prompts cannot read scenario.xml….. and it says it can’t read any .xml’s before it prompts error that reads; Access Violation at address 004AD7BD in module ‘p4e16.exe’. Read of address 00000018

  6. kevin February 23, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    is there some way you could not poll the candidates who are undecided, I was just playing in the republican primary and started with all candidates but King on undecided… i had gotten all the endorsements in Iowa the polls showed i was ahead by 7 and then on election night it shows rubio, who had just gotten on the ballot two days before, no momentum in the state, jumped 27 points to win because all of the candidates who were undecided votes went to him none of the other votes went to anybody else…

  7. kevin February 23, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    the same thing also happened in New Hampshire

    Also, to add on to the enter at variable times scenario, could you also add a button that a candidate who is undecided decides not to run?

  8. anthony_270admin February 24, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    Thanks guys, blog formatting fixed.

    @Kevin,

    Ideology only affects computer players, and so currently is only displayed when viewing a computer player

    Ambition only affects undecided computer players, and so is only displayed when viewing an undecided computer player.

    This is probably confusing, but it’s also confusing to display stats that have no impact on a player’s campaign. What will probably happen is these stats will affect other things as well, at that point they’ll be displayed regardless. Thanks for the feedback on this.

  9. anthony_270admin February 24, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    @Jonathan,

    You should be able to edit Ambition and Ideologue stats in the Campaign Editor by going to Leaders > More … > at the top of the second Leaders screen.

  10. anthony_270admin February 24, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    @Kevin “Also, to add on to the enter at variable times scenario, could you also add a button that a candidate who is undecided decides not to run?”

    Do you mean a button so a human player can decide not to run? That’s a good idea.

  11. anthony_270admin February 24, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    @Kevin “after the second turn i get an error message that reads: stream write error”

    Thanks for this – I’ll look into this.

  12. Jonathan February 24, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    @Anthony

    I don’t see it in the editor on that screen. It might be because I got this error message when trying to update:

    An error occurred while trying to replace the existing file
    DeleteFile failed; code 5
    Access is denied

  13. anthony_270admin February 24, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    @Jonathan,

    I recommend closing all programs and then re-installing the latest version.

  14. Jonathan February 24, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    Excellent! That worked. Great update!

  15. kevin February 24, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    Also, maybe add a date which is the latest a candidate can enter the race, I don’t know how hard that would be, but it would make it more realistic

  16. SANC March 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    These ambition and ideology features sound good though I’m not sure how they work. I hope they’ll be in future games.

  17. Josh March 2, 2014 at 12:20 am #

    SANC if you look at player info your opponent candidates have ideology it measures who is more idealist like Cruz or Warren or more pragmatic like Biden or Christie. ambition only shows up for undecided candidates and it shows how likely they will decide to run

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