Review of Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. at Clio’s Eyeroll

A new review of Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. is here

Review: Prime Minister Infinity (UK)

at Clio’s Eyeroll. The take-away quote is

“Any British political enthusiasts will probably greatly enjoy it”

There are some specific criticisms in the review, such as the election night working better for an American system and certain Americanisms. These are fair criticisms, and the game is a port of an American game (that’s the only way it could have been made).

Having said that, PMI – U.K. and Canada will receive updates in the next several months. If any Brits want to tell me of any Americanisms in the game, and what the corresponding British phrases would be, feel free to do so.

Upcoming President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.4.2

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.4.2.

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):

  • Main Screen > funds now display as abbreviations (for ex. “$ 1.7 M” instead of “$ 1,700,000”), this fixed problem on Macs where funds text too wide
  • Surrogates Screen > fixed bug where error when tried to create surrogate that required PIPs and not enough PIPs left
  • fixed error message which says “0.01 is not a valid floating point value” when playing game in certain locales
  • Select Campaign Screen > primaries > campaign using polling data > fixed bug where candidates not ordered correctly by %s for certain campaigns

President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.4.1

President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.4.1 for Windows and Mac has been released!

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

What’s new in this upgrade

  • added simulation mode, can now run n trials of a general election campaign and see what the average results are
  • can now use polling data for leaders for the general election
  • Select Campaign and Players Screen > can press ‘k’ on the keyboard to enable KickStarter surrogate and endorser rewards
  • 2016 > start dates > Sep. 7th, 2016 -> Sep. 1st, 2016
  • 2016 > polling data for Sep. 1st entered (Clinton, Trump, Johnson)
  • 2016 > polling data for Aug. 1st entered (Clinton, Trump, Johnson)
  • Starting %s > Polls > if using generic %s, modifies based on candidate’s personal attributes (Leadership, Experience, Integrity, Issue Familiarity, Charisma) and platform
  • 2016 > Green > Vice-Leaders > added Ajamu Baraka
  • 2016 > Green > Jill Stein > Ajamu Baraka as default vice-leader
  • Strategy Screen > if region has 0 seats, not listed for %s, momentum listing modes
  • Options > can now set whether showing days until primaries on map
  • no longer offered more than 5 interviews per day
  • fixed bug when editing party id in official 1972 campaign
  • fixed error that would occur with campaigns that had regions with first set of fill coordinates close to top of map
  • Ad Screen > if delete ad and then no more ads being displayed, will page up if not on first page
  • Primaries > fixed bug where candidates starting with 0% can’t gain support
  • fixed bug when start 1980 campaign in primaries mode
  • fixed bug where setting campaigns to start in primaries by default was not working
  • Editor > if no polling for given leader or generic for immediately prior to start date, game will look for polling from other dates
  • Editor > Parties > Primaries > fixed bug where leaving cut-off edit empty caused error when starting game
  • Editor > Parties > Primaries > now checks seats number and removes non-valid characters
  • Editor > fixed bug where deleting an issue could cause a bug related to scripted events about that issue
  • Editor > Vice-Leaders > fixed bug where could convert all vice-leaders to leaders and so have no base vice-leader to create new vice-leaders from
  • fixed bug with Offers > create offer to withdraw > x% > offer > close screen > open again > 0%
  • primaries > using polls for start %s > fixed bug where candidate with 0% wouldn’t gain % during campaign
  • Mac > Election Screen > export button no longer overlaps other buttons
  • general election > debates > fixed bug where debates canceled
  • Editor > Polls > fixed bug where creating new poll you couldn’t edit already selected party’s %s

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

Sep. 1st start

In the latest internal version (not released yet), President Infinity can now use polling data for a general election start.

Here is what it looks like for a Sep. 1st start, using the latest state-by-state data from 538.

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Simulation mode with 100 trials produces wins at Trump 33%, Clinton 64%, Ties 2%.

Ave. %s Trump 42.9%, Clinton 46.9%, Johnson 7.4%, Stein 2.8%.

Ave. seats Trump 245, Clinton 292.2, Johnson 0.8 (since the smallest unit for winning seats is 3 in the game, this means Johnson’s most likely number is 0).

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