Windows President Infinity – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.6.6

(Note: President Forever 2016 has been renamed to President Infinity.)

Windows President Infinity v. Amundsen – Test Release – 1.6.6 has been released!

This is the first President Infinity release for Windows. If you are a President Forever 2016 for Windows owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

This update renames the game and introduces a new graphics system, as well as various modifications in the user-interface.

Note: the Campaign Editor currently is limited to a Candidate Editor. This will be expanded with future releases.

This is a Test Release, not an official release. There will probably be various bugs in this release. You can download a Test Release by requesting a re-download e-mail at the link below.

Important: when you receive the e-mail, you will want to download the file from the “win president infinity” link. You also will have a new keycode included in the e-mail for President Infinity. The game will then install to a new folder, and have a new desktop icon.

If for some reason there is no “win president infinity” link in your e-mail and you are a President Forever 2016 for Windows owner, please notify us and we will fix that for you.

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-forever-2016-version-information/

39 thoughts on “Windows President Infinity – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.6.6

  1. I’m getting a message that says, “The program can’t start because rtl200.bpl is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem” I’ve reinstalled numerous times now. I keep getting this message.

  2. Thanks everyone for these reports. This should now be fixed. You can re-download from the same e-mail link, or request a new one from the link in the above post – either way should work.

  3. Fixed!

    Out of curiosity… is it just me or at first glance, did many of the starting percentages get skewed toward Republicans? It appears that is the case as the GOP now starts off with 311 electoral votes. Which makes absolutely no sense.

  4. Starting %s should be the same as before – I don’t believe the 2016 party %s were modified from the previous release (1.6.2).

  5. They seem to have changed for me.

    (With using GOP, DEM, Green, and Lib parties)

    The National was 39.6 GOP-39.3 DEM. It is now 39.7GOP-39.2 DEM

    The Electoral count was GOP 251 – DEM 237

    It is now GOP 311 – DEM 227.

    Libertarian and Green percentages are the same.

    We are talking just a little shift, but since I always felt that the numbers started unrealistically toward the right; this makes things farther in that direction.

  6. I have windows 7 and still had to run as administrator in comparability for it to work, but after that it works great

  7. @Aaron,

    Yes, the numbers could use tweaking – noted, thanks for this – and good to hear about the game running faster!

    @Kevin,

    That’s interesting – I’ll note that on the install page.

  8. I spoke a bit too soon about the running faster bit. Opening the window for a particular state is taking longer and spinning news stories and then the subtraction of CP’s after doing that takes quite a ling time.

  9. Ok, that’s a generic error, and will require some play testing to figure it out – thanks for this.

  10. I don’t know if we should jump to quickly to change the numbers of the electorate just quite yet. Let’s see how the midterms go to see the political attitude going into the elections. Until then maybe a split both at 39.5%, also will you be changing the republican primary numbers??

  11. @Kevin,

    Ya, the general election %s will be fairly even until we get closer to 2016, then we’ll see what the polling is like. Yes, Republican primary %s will be changing fairly soon.

  12. Hi,

    When I try to start a scenario, I get an error message: “‘0.1’ is not a valid floating point value. I think this might be because I have European settings on my computer (Win 8).

  13. Talking about numbers. I don’t see why the Republicans would start with a lead.

    Hillary Clinton leads overwhelmingly against every Republican. I do know that Republicans do better against other candidates, but for now, Clinton is the overwhelming favorite. I think as long as Clinton is the front-runner in the game (especially by a huge margin) then the poll% should reflect something closer to the current polls.

    The game starts with GOP control of Florida, but Clinton is even beating both Bush and Rubio in their own state in every poll! These are nationally known Republicans.

    The game starts with GOP control of Ohio, but Clinton is beating every candidate by almost 10%.

    Clinton also leads in other states that start off red: New Hampshire, Colorado (except Rand Paul is beating her), Nevada, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa.

    In short, like her or not, Clinton has a landslide lead. She should go into the election as the clear favorite. Obviously, this doesn’t mean she will win.

    Perhaps this should be introduced into the game: Some sort of function in which the Democratic lead takes a major hit if Clinton falls from the #1 spot? Or, the Republican polls increase once they’ve narrowed the race down to one or two candidates?

    I think this would be more accurate. Unless one is just looking at Republicans vs. Biden, then this map isn’t accurate. Clinton will probably hold about the same poll position in 2015. I don’t see why the game should start as if Hilary Clinton’s lead doesn’t exist. It should also be stated that there hasn’t been a time that this lead has wavered, even during the Benghazi thing, even with Obama criticism, even with Obamacare criticism, even with criticism of the economy and foreign policy.

    You tell Kevin that the poll#s will be kept fairly even, but a 267-201 lead for the GOP isn’t even. I’d be okay with it being even (although, that would be inaccurate) or with a slight Clinton lead.

    I’m definitely going to edit the polls in my game to reflect something closer to the polls, using an average of all the polls of the last 3 months. Generally, even with an enormous Clinton lead, GOP takes the lead by mid-January for some reason, but I won’t criticize that, as that could happen. But I don’t think the GOP can lead in the polls by Oct 2015.

  14. I’ve noticed a few things in this update:
    First of all, the game is noticeably slower than it was previously, especially in the primaries.
    Also, I don’t seem to be able to “spacebar” through all the screens and turns anymore and have to press all the buttons individually making the game more time consuming in that area than it was before.
    Another thing is that the polls on the main screen don’t display the names fully even when the space is clearly there, so I’m playing a general election as Stein and the poll looks like this:
    General Elect…
    Democr…
    Republi…
    Gr…

    On a positive note, I really like the new graphics, especially the General Election map!

  15. Anthony,

    Getting the following error on President Infinity (Mac)

    “403 – Forbidden: Access is denied.
    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.”

    Any suggestions?

    Excited to try out the latest version.

    Thank you!

  16. @Anthony, I downloaded this version and only had time to look at the new graphics…it looks amazing, great job! Somewhere down the line, I would like “full-screen” support so we can experience the game in well, full screen mode. You mentioned with the new technology, you can do this? I know their are many things to do, adding new features, adjusting percentages, etc…but, again, full-screen support is something that everyone will enjoy.

  17. @Aaron,

    “Opening the window for a particular state is taking longer”

    Are you finding this from the main map, or from the Strategy Screen, or both?

  18. @Aaron,

    “I just got the “access error” message”

    Did you get this error message in a specific place (after clicking a specific button, on a particular screen, and so on)?

  19. @anthony

    -Yes opening up to the state’s window from the main map

    -The access error message happens after I complete a turn. It happens periodically with (seemingly no consistent causal link with anything)

  20. @Dallas,

    Thanks for the feedback! Full-screen mode is not on the to-do list at this point, but with this release we are a big step closer to being able to implement it. I would like to see that happen.

  21. @Aaron,

    “The game is also not saving to its program folder. It is saving is a few dozen files all over my desktop.”

    Fixed in the latest internal – thanks for this.

  22. @Tayya,

    “When I try to start a scenario, I get an error message: “’0.1′ is not a valid floating point value. I think this might be because I have European settings on my computer (Win 8).”

    Thanks for this – should be fixed in latest internal.

  23. @Will,

    “the polls on the main screen don’t display the names fully even when the space is clearly there, so I’m playing a general election as Stein and the poll looks like this:
    General Elect…
    Democr…
    Republi…
    Gr…”

    I am unable to recreate this bug – can you tell me what operating system you are using, and whether you have custom settings like large fonts?

  24. @Kevin K,

    “Getting the following error on President Infinity (Mac)

    “403 – Forbidden: Access is denied.
    You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.”

    Any suggestions?”

    That’s a web page error. Can you tell me where exactly you are getting that error?

  25. @Aaron,

    “I am getting the message now on 10 straight turns after that I have secured the nomination…”

    Thanks for this – fixed in latest internal.

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