Upcoming President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.1.1

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.1.1.

Changes so far (this list will be updated as changes are implemented on this side, these changes will not be available until the version is released):

  • fixed bug where received ‘Out of memory’ or ‘Unable to save game’ message when saving game
  • fixed bug where got error message when opened Debate Prep. Screen after all debates finished
  • fixed bug on Mac where would get ‘List index out of bounds’ error when scheduling activities
  • Select Campaign Screen > fixed bug where computer player count might not be correct
  • Select Campaign Screen > fixed bug where switching from campaign with no primaries option to campaign with one wouldn’t enable primaries as an option
  • Select Leader Screen > blurb can now have multiple pages of text
  • Mac > Main Screen > Creation > no longer word-wraps if name too long
  • Main Screen > Vice-Leader mode > when mouse over Issue Knowledge or Debate Prep., shows Vice-Leader’s attributes
  • Main Screen > when mouse over Issue Knowledge or Debate Prep., shows correct progress ‘out of’ value (ex. “10/80”)
  • 2016 > Trump > Charisma 3 -> 4
  • 2016 > Fiorina > Debating > 3 -> 4
  • 2016 > Republican Debates > Sep. 16th, 2015 > 10 -> 11 max. candidates
  • 2016 > Republican Debates > Oct. 15th, 2015 -> Oct. 28th, 2015
  • 2012 > Endorsers > fixed typo with Gov. John Kitzhaber
  • Editor > Regions > Percentages > Universal Shift > added hover help to edit box
  • Main Screen > Seats Bar > fixed bug where seat numbers would write off edge of left of seats bar area
  • 2016, 2012, 2008, 1968, 1912 > Election Night > results updated every 10 minutes, instead of every minute

 

57 thoughts on “Upcoming President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.1.1

  1. Also having a problem with playing in 2016 with choosing characters; in which when I try to play as Hickenlooper it says I need to have two players selected. It’s really a problem, I hope it will be fixed in this update :D.

  2. @Bubbles,

    Yes, I believe it will be fixed with the “Select Campaign Screen > fixed bug where computer player count might not be correct”. Thanks for this.

  3. I have two major things to ask, I know it is not the first time it is mentionned, but it seems urgent to me.
    Could you update the portraits of Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee, and update % (I think it has not been changed since the beginnig of the year)?
    However, I remind you there is little bugg in 2012 campaign, in the name of Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. There is a big space between his last name and his first name.

  4. Hi, tried a hands-off game last night. Got an error in June but the game seemed to continue without a hitch…until election night.

    The election was Clinton/Emmanuel vs. Kasich/Scott. Kasich was projected to win by about 50 electoral votes.

    Instead, Clinton surged to the win…something like 483 electoral votes to 55. Madness.

  5. This is the error that I got, if it’s helpful:

    Mar 16: Access violation at address 00A69CAF in module PI.exe. Write of address 0E9CB2D0.

    This happened to coincide with Fiorina endorsing Kasich and Omalley dropping out, but I don’t know if that’s related.

  6. Anthony, thanks for allowing the blurb to be longer. This will help in the old elections, since the candidates are less well known.

  7. @Rophil,

    Yes, Huckabee and Bush pics noted.

    % updates probably will happen with a new feature that will allow for multiple start %s. If that isn’t in this update, thought, then I’ll update the %s to the latest.

    The 2012 Kitzhaber typo is noted – thanks for all of these.

  8. @Ted,

    Thanks for this – looks like there is a bug causing lop-sided election nights. I’m trying to reproduce it, and then fix it.

  9. Actually, scratch that. Maybe Gilmore and Pataki figure they have nothing to lose, so they’ll stay in as long as they can manage. They’re old and washed-up while Walker is still young, and he may be trying to avoid wasting donors’ money so they’ll contribute to a future project. Walker vs Baldwin 2018, maybe?

  10. At this point you should update Trump’s numbers and have him be at the top. He’s been leading for the last three months and it seems that he has some staying power unlike Perry, Gingrich, Cain, etc.

  11. Anthony, what date will you use at the historical point of deviation?

    For instance, if the game starts on September 1st 2016, will you have polls reflect approximately that date and only alter them again when appropriate?

    I think its important to establish this or everyone and their mom will be sending you the latest polls and articles on why person X dropped out.

    I do this adding extra (or new) candidates is fine despite the deviation point.

  12. Select Campaign Screen > fixed bug where switching from campaign with no primaries option to campaign with one wouldn’t enable primaries as an option.

  13. @Nathan,

    I agree – numbers should be updated. I want to have a feature that allows for different %s based on the start date, but if that isn’t implemented for this update, I will probably just update the numbers to the most recent.

  14. @Nick,

    I’m not sure what you mean by a deviation point.

    The new feature will allow for a campaign designer to add in poll data over a range of dates (however many the designer wants).

    The program will then generate the starting %s based on the start date and the available poll data, using poll data from as close to that date as possible.

  15. Hey Anthony, I believe you should add the option to do mega rallies. For example if you have the candidate start a rally in Ohio and have surrogates all barnstorm in Ohio, the rally becomes more effective.

  16. Following the Walker and Perry drop-outs before the first primary, I had an idea for I think a fun mechanic to replicate this

    Start by using the ‘crystal ball’ readings which appear every month or so, measure how viable each candidate’s campaign is. If a campaign is scraping along the bottom – maybe below a threshold number which increases as the campaign goes on, then there is a given chance the candidate drops out

    Adjust this by using the Ideologue or Ambition score. Ron Paul never had a great chance in 2012 but kept his campaign going because he was in the race to influence the party and libertarian cause. That way radical/outsider candidates can keep going a long time even after more electable candidates dropped out. Their threshold is lower

    I think combined with the favorability mechanic this could lead to big shifts in the dynamics. In P4E 2008 when a candidate dropped out, it was usually after the first or second primary their support seemed to be split between whoever had the momentum at that moment

  17. Also Anthony, any plans to model fund-raisers more realistically?

    The way it is done now you either get a steady flow of funds, or you convert CP’s to extra funds. You get a bit more from your momentum, but it’s predictable otherwise

    I think perhaps that models ‘small’ donors quite well, but does not explain the huge gaps between some candidates in big money fund raising

    How about making it more similar to endorsers? Ranking higher in the estimation of a group like the Koch brothers network, gives you a chance to obtain a campaign ‘bundler’ (of which there are a limited number for each party). Having the favor of one of these could grant you lump sums at random intervals

    Or use events, like the Faith and Freedom event, where candidates are ranked by issue position and viability, which in turn gives you higher profile with fund-raisers/endorsers

  18. @Anthony
    I thought on a new feature: How about optional campaign logos? Many could be found on the Internet or might be created by someone.

    Secondly, I’ve an idea on additional endorsers. The Fmr. Vice Presidents Dan Quayle and Walter Mondale could be added, I noticed they’re missing in the 2016 campaign (perhaps in others as well).

  19. @Luki

    People don’t remember if those guys are even still alive. Hulk Hogan’s endorsement would be worth more than their’s.

  20. Main Screen > Vice-Leader mode > when mouse over Issue Knowledge or Debate Prep., shows Vice-Leader’s attributes.

  21. Main Screen > when mouse over Issue Knowledge or Debate Prep., shows correct progress ‘out of’ value (ex. “10/80”).

  22. @CW, thanks for this – I think that’s actually basically how things work currently. The chances of dropping out are calculated using something similar to the Crystal Ball rankings, modified for Ideology and Ambition among some other things. I’ve noted this, though.

  23. I should note most of those big fundraiser dollars go to the Super PACs. Expanding upon the Super PACs might be a good idea. Big-money contributors could boost the power of a Super PAC, say.

  24. @Luki re campaign logos, that’s an interesting idea. I don’t think it will happen, because I think the candidate portrait and party logos are enough, but we’ll see.

  25. @Anthony

    Eventually, do you plan to make the VP selection more of a bigger deal?

    Currently, selecting a VP only helps the Pres nominee with the VPs home state, in addition to the strengths and weaknesses of that candidates skills (debate, Issue knowledge, etc).

    Maybe include pros and cons for each choice. If Kasich wins the nomination and selects Christie, it would weaken enthusiasm among right and far-right voters (although, I don’t know who else they’d vote for).

  26. @Jacob,

    If it’s running Android, then no (unless there is a Windows emulator that works on Galaxy tablets, in which case it might, but I haven’t tested it). President Infinity works on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (including the Surface 3), and Mac OS X 10.8.5 and up.

  27. I also think you should change Jesse Ventura to a centerist. Maybe give 50 to Sanders and Trump since he’s publicly expressed support for both. Just a suggestion

  28. @Aaron, I’ve been working on the things being posted here (in particular, fixing bugs). Favorability is still a ways off.

  29. 2016 > Fiorina > Debating > 3 -> 4.
    Editor > Regions > Percentages > Universal Shift > added hover help to edit box.
    Main Screen > Seats Bar > fixed bug where seat numbers would write off edge of left of seats bar area.
    2016, 2012, 2008, 1968, 1912 > Election Night > results updated every 10 minutes, instead of every minute.

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