President Infinity next release sneak-peek, Windows only

I’m finishing up the next release of President Infinity, but if you want to get a sneak-peek at the release before everyone else does, you can download it here

http://270soft.com/2016/01/22/president-infinity-version-ericson-2-2-3

(Link updated to official release post.)

Note: Windows only at this point. Requires you already have the game installed.

Feedback welcome!

Version details here

http://270soft.com/2015/12/03/upcoming-president-infinity-version-ericson-2-2-3/

Version will say 2.2.3.

Following changes were added to 2.2.3.

  • 2016 > %s > Jan. 1st > Ohio > Kasich > -> 15%
  • 2016 > %s > Jan. 1st > Arkansas > Huckabee > -> 10%
  • 2016 > %s > Oct. 1st, Jul. 1st > Arkansas > Huckabee > -> 20%
  • 2016 > %s > Jan. 1st, Oct. 1st > Kentucky > Rand Paul > -> 10%
  • 2016 > %s > Oct. 1st > Maryland > Ben Carson > -> 24%
  • 2016 > %s > Jan. 1st > Maryland > added Gonzalez Research poll from Jan. 11-16th, backdated to Dec. 31st
  • 2016 > %s > Jul. 1st > Wisconsin > Scott Walker > -> 30%
  • 2016 > Interviewers > removed Daily Show
  • 2016 > Endorsers > S.C. > added Rep. Trey Gowdy
  • 2016 > Debates > Dems > updated schedule
  • 2016 > Debates > Reps > updated schedule
  • Editor > fixed bug when click Polls button on campaigns that don’t have any poll data
  • 2012 > Primaries > Hillary Clinton > starts ‘on’ by default

25 thoughts on “President Infinity next release sneak-peek, Windows only

  1. Looks great. Couple things:
    Kasich leads in Ohio, but is at 0.9% in this scenario.
    Also, Huckabee is only at 5% in Arkansas. Though there is a definite lack of data, I still think he’d probably be higher than that (maybe like 10-15%?)

  2. @Kyle,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Please note starting %s change with start dates – I presume you’re talking about Jan. 1st start dates.

    Re Huckabee, the latest polling data available on

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statewide_opinion_polling_for_the_Republican_Party_presidential_primaries,_2016

    is an Overtime Politics poll, from December 2015. Unfortunately, the poll doesn’t include Huckabee in their list of candidates, so he would be in the ‘Other’ 8% data. Before that, you have to go all the way back to August, where he was at 21%.

    Might put him in at 15% for Jan. and Oct. 1st.

  3. As for Kasich, the latest poll is a Quinnipiac from Oct., and Kasich’s at 13%, which is what he’s set at for the Oct. 1st start. I’ll probably set him a bit higher for Jan. 1st.

  4. Awesome! Wasn’t sure on the Huckabee numbers, but the Kasich numbers were confusing.

    2 more things I’ve noticed when playing this scenario in the past:

    Is there a way to somehow keep percentages stable in early states? Often frontrunners can go down to about 1% [Trump in Iowa has a couple times.]

    Also, Texas has a tendency to see gigantic downturns in momentum. In the past, I have had 3+ momentum in Super Tuesday states but seen -20+ in Texas. Is there a reason for this?

  5. @Kyle,

    It’s difficult to speak to the momentum questions without knowing exactly what was happening in the game(s) in question.

    The frontrunner %s issue will be addressed once Favorability has been implemented, which is the next major feature on the to-do list.

  6. I haven’t checked, but have you added all the candidates as possible endorsers? For instance, non-sitting politicians such as Perry, Santorum and Hillary Clinton.

  7. @Kyle

    I suspect one reason Texas sees high negative momentum at times is because the state is so big and delegate-rich: this can lead to 4-5 candidates campaigning there in the space of two days (especially when there are 10+ in the field).

    The result, if there’s a clear front-runner who’ll take fire from most candidates, is to drive his/her momentum down very quickly through attacks while barnstorming.

    I think the same effect might be to blame for the way front-runners’ support plummets in Iowa as everyone attacks them. Hopefully the favorability update fixes this – if not, maybe it’s an argument for reducing the power of barnstorming events for candidates with little support. To take one example, I doubt an attack from Jim Gilmore while barnstorming would hurt Ted Cruz in Iowa as much as a super PAC hitting him with about 5,000 ratings points’ worth of ad time.

  8. If you put Huckabee at 20% and 10% in Arkansas, I think it should be the same way for other candidates: Rand Paul should get 10% in Kentucky in October and January, Ben Carson the same in Maryland, Walker in Wisconsin, …

  9. @Anthony,
    I keep getting bugs every time I select polls for a different year than 2016.
    Why is this happening. Will this be fixed on the full release.

  10. @Clayton,

    Fixed in latest internal. Will be putting out another version, probably later today. Thanks for this feedback.

  11. @anthony

    First thanks for the sneak peek of this update, and so far it is terrific.

    One bug i noticed, is when I tried editing the poll numbers for the Libertarian Party and Green Party, I was met with an error. Just wanted to raise this awareness. The polls for the Primaries however are working fine though.

  12. I downloaded the new update and each time I try to play a GE campaign I get “Access violation at address 004CDC80 in module ‘PI.exe’. Read of address 00000018.”

  13. Note that general election poll numbers currently are not used by the game. It just uses the numbers specified on the Editor Regions > Percentages screen.

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