President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.2.6

President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.2.6 for Windows and Mac has been released!

If you are a President Infinity owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

Highlights:

This updates 2016 Republican and Democratic primaries schedules and delegates, adds more 2016 scripted events, updates 1968, and more.

What’s new in this upgrade

  • fixed bug where computer player would take block grant if own funds projection (current funds + party funds + fundraising estimate for days left) greater
  • fixed bug where Rally attendance could be < 0
  • Main Screen > Rally > now says, ex. “Est. 1,500 people”
  • fixed bug in modded campaigns where candidate flags could draw off edge of map, causing error
  • screens should now center properly on multi-monitor setups
  • Help file updated
  • 2016 > Reps > updated primaries schedule
  • 2016 > Dems > updated primaries schedule
  • 2016 > Reps > updated FPP or PR and % thresholds for primaries and caucuses
  • 2016 > Dems > set all primaries and caucuses to PR, 15% threshold
  • 2016 > Dems > updated specifics for primaries and caucuses (delegates, primary or caucus, open or closed)
  • 2016 > Dems > updated primaries news story profile bonuses
  • 2016 > Polls > Primaries > Reps > Alabama > added AL.com poll, set date to Dec. 12th, 2015
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Democrat Edwards Wins Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘San Bernardino Terrorist Attack’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Justice Scalia Passes Away’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Justice Scalia Funeral’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Obama State of the Union Address’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Broncos Defeat Panthers, Win Super Bowl!’
  • 1968 > added more historically accurate demographics
  • 1968 > replaced incorrect Michigan Senate endorser
  • 1968 > significant changes to George Wallace platform
  • 1968 > Edward Kennedy attributes adjusted
  • 1968 > endorsers adjusted
  • 1968 > general election start %s adjusted (set to results of general election, minus 5 points from each party so as to allow room for campaigns to pick up undecideds)
  • 1968 > revised regional issue centers
  • 1968 > redesigned states with state conventions to make them easier to get some delegates but more difficult to sweep the states
  • 1968 > added random economic effects for enhanced replayability
  • 1968 > candidates removed from ballots they were not on historically, but are allowed to get themselves on ballots in game
  • 1968 > added real primary results
  • 1968 > replaced generic populations with intercensal estimates for 1968 as well as adding correct voting eligible populations
    (this reduces the cost of ads to a more reasonable amount and provides more accurate historical vote totals)
  • 1968 > raised the money coefficient from 15 to a number based off 100 for 2016 (subtracting four for each general election)
  • 1968 > ads > removed ‘web ad’ type
  • 1968 > Lyndon Johnson > primaries blurb > fixed typo
  • 1968 > Robert Kennedy > Charisma 5 -> 4
  • 1968 > George Wallace > Leadership 5 -> 4
  • 1968 > Hubert Humphrey > Experience 5 -> 4

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.

To update:

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

Version information:

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

 

Nevada Highscores

Congratulations to everyone who made a prediction!

The work for this is included in the spreadsheet Nevada Caucuses Predictions. If I’ve made any errors or overlooked anything, please let me know!

Highscores, Reps (Actual results: Trump 45.9%, Rubio 23.9%, Cruz 21.4%)

5 people got the correct top 3 in order. The winners were Aaron and Dylan K.

  • 1. Aaron (40-25-20, ave. % point error 2.8), Dylan K. (40-24-19, 2.8)
  • 3. Dylan (37-27-20, 4.47)
  • 4. Dallas (36-26-18, 4.8)
  • 5. Jonathan (35-29-23.5, 6.03)

For contrast, Nate Silver (Trump-Rubio-Cruz, 37.1-27.1-21, 4.13) would have made the highscore list, and come in 3rd, after Aaron and Dylan K.

 

Nevada (R) Predictions!

Hi everyone,

Make your Nevada (R) predictions here. I’ll make a ‘highscores’ post on Feb. 24th (or when the final results are in).

The winner will be whoever gets the top 3 correct and among those (if more than one person gets the order right) who has the closest match for %s.

Honorable mentions for anyone who gets the top 3 (in order).

Note: I will be locking the thread at 5PM PST, 8PM EST.

You can click the subject link to view the predictions.

South Carolina and Nevada Highscores

Congratulations to everyone who made a prediction!

The work for this is included in the spreadsheet South Carolina Primary and Nevada Caucuses Predictions. If I’ve made any errors or overlooked anything, please let me know!

Highscores, Reps (Actual results: Trump 32.5%, Rubio 22.5%, Cruz 22.3%)

7 people got the correct top 3 in order. The winner was Jonah.

  1. Jonah (30-23-21, ave. % point error 1.43)
  2. Falcon (36-23-21, 1.77)
  3. Toby (32-21-18, 2.1)
  4. DominicBayer (28-25-22, 2.43)
  5. themiddlepolitical (29-21-19, 2.77)
  6. Luki (29-19-18, 3.77)
  7. Jonathan (30-17-16.5, 4.6)

For contrast, Nick Silver (Trump-Rubio-Cruz, 30.5-19.8-19.5, 2.5) would have made the highscore list, and come in 5th, after Jonah, Falcon, Toby, and DominicBayer.

Highscores, Dems (Actual results: Clinton 52.6%, Sanders 47.3%)

17 people called the correct winner. The winners were William and Kevin.

  • 1. William (53-47, 0.35), Kevin (53-47, 0.35)
  • 3. Aaron (52-48, 0.65), Toby (52-48, 0.65), Jesse (52-48, 0.65), Jonah (52-48, 0.65)
  • 7. Kevin (53-46, 0.85)
  • 8. Jonathan (51.5-48, 0.9)
  • 9. Dylan K. (51-49, ave. % point error 1.65), William Tench (51-49, 1.65), Luki (51-49, 1.65), Jacob (51-49, 1.65), Arjav Rawal (51-49, 1.65)
  • 14. Rophil (50-49, 2.15), DominicBayer (50-49, 2.15)
  • 16. Ted (50.4-49.6, 2.25)
  • 17. themiddlepolitical (55-45, 2.35)

For contrast, Nate Silver (52.4-46, 0.75) would have placed 7th here, after William, Kevin, Aaron, Toby, Jesse, and Jonah.

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – Version Ericson – 2.2.2c

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada v. Ericson – 2.2.2c for Windows and Mac has been released!

Note: when you start the game, it will say v. 2.2.2 on the right-side of the Start Screen. You will know you have the latest version if it includes an official 2004 campaign.

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

Note: for Macs, there appears to be a bug loading save games from the Start Screen. Workaround: start a new game, then go to Options > Load Game.

What’s new in this upgrade

  • added 2004 campaign (Martin vs. Harper vs. Layton vs. Duceppe vs. Harris)

This is a comprehensive update. You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.

To update:

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

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information/

South Carolina (R) and Nevada (D) Predictions!

Hi everyone,

Make your South Carolina (R) and Nevada (D) predictions here – just one or both. I’ll make a ‘highscores’ post on Feb. 21st.

For Republican predictions, the winner will be whoever gets the top 3 correct (Rep) and among those (if more than one person gets the order right) who has the closest match for %s.  For Dems, the winner will be whoever gets 1st correct and among those (if more than one person gets the order right) who has the closest match for %s between the top 2.

Honorable mentions for anyone who gets the top 3 (in order) for Reps or 1st for Dems.

Note: I will be locking the thread at 10AM PST, 1PM EST on Feb. 20th.

You can click the subject link to view the predictions.

Upcoming President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.2.6

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.2.6.

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 computer player would take block grant if own funds projection (current funds + party funds + fundraising estimate for days left) greater
  • fixed bug where Rally attendance could be < 0
  • Main Screen > Rally > now says, ex. “Est. 1,500 people”
  • fixed bug in modded campaigns where candidate flags could draw off edge of map, causing error
  • screens should now center properly on multi-monitor setups
  • Help file updated
  • 2016 > Reps > updated primaries schedule
  • 2016 > Dems > updated primaries schedule
  • 2016 > Reps > updated FPP or PR and % thresholds for primaries and caucuses
  • 2016 > Dems > set all primaries and caucuses to PR, 15% threshold
  • 2016 > Dems > updated specifics for primaries and caucuses (delegates, primary or caucus, open or closed)
  • 2016 > Dems > updated primaries news story profile bonuses
  • 2016 > Polls > Primaries > Reps > Alabama > added AL.com poll, set date to Dec. 12th, 2015
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Democrat Edwards Wins Louisiana Gubernatorial Runoff’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘San Bernardino Terrorist Attack’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Justice Scalia Passes Away’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Justice Scalia Funeral’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Obama State of the Union Address’
  • 2016 > Events > added event ‘Broncos Defeat Panthers, Win Super Bowl!’
  • 1968 > added more historically accurate demographics
  • 1968 > replaced incorrect Michigan Senate endorser
  • 1968 > significant changes to George Wallace platform
  • 1968 > Edward Kennedy attributes adjusted
  • 1968 > endorsers adjusted
  • 1968 > general election start %s adjusted (set to results of general election, minus 5 points from each party so as to allow room for campaigns to pick up undecideds)
  • 1968 > revised regional issue centers
  • 1968 > redesigned states with state conventions to make them easier to get some delegates but more difficult to sweep the states
  • 1968 > added random economic effects for enhanced replayability
  • 1968 > candidates removed from ballots they were not on historically, but are allowed to get themselves on ballots in game
  • 1968 > added real primary results
  • 1968 > replaced generic populations with intercensal estimates for 1968 as well as adding correct voting eligible populations
    (this reduces the cost of ads to a more reasonable amount and provides more accurate historical vote totals)
  • 1968 > raised the money coefficient from 15 to a number based off 100 for 2016 (subtracting four for each general election)
  • 1968 > ads > removed ‘web ad’ type
  • 1968 > Lyndon Johnson > primaries blurb > fixed typo
  • 1968 > Robert Kennedy > Charisma 5 -> 4
  • 1968 > George Wallace > Leadership 5 -> 4
  • 1968 > Hubert Humphrey > Experience 5 -> 4