President Infinity next release sneak-peek, Windows only

This will most likely be the final sneak-peek before the next official President Infinity release. It continues to tidy up issues and fix bugs related direct pop. vote, among other things.

The two-round option is available in the Editor, but is not enabled in the game. Also, if direct popular vote is selected for a campaign in the Editor, computer player strategy is not updated (computer players still think regions are winner-take-all).

You can download it here.

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

Feedback welcome!

Features list since the previous sneak-peek:

  • 1968 > Endorsers > Sen. Ernest Gruening > surrogate Lisa Murkowski -> Ernest Gruening
  • can no longer view Strategy Screen while in primaries mode if your party has no primaries (fixes bug)
  • if another party’s primaries selected on Main Screen, can now view other party primaries in Strategy Screen
  • chance Vice-Leader makes gaffe if Barnstorming isn’t successful now effected by their Experience
  • fixed bug where name of person making gaffe while barnstorming, regardless of who actually made it, is leader’s
  • gaffes for Leaders and Vice-Leaders now also affected by their Issue Familiarity and Issue Familiarity upgrade
    (chance = (50-energy)*2 + (3-experience)*10 + (3-(issue familiarity+(issue familiarity upgrade/200))*10)
    ex. Energy is 25, Experience is 4, Issue Familarity is 3, Issue Familiarity Upgrade is 50
    chance = (50-25)*2 + (3-4)*10 + (3-(3+50/200))*10 = 50 + (-10) + (-2.5) = 50 – 12.5 = 37.5% chance will have gaffe if barnstorming not successful
  • Main Screen > primaries > fixed bug where would show days until primaries with party where no primaries (nomination type set to ‘none’)
  • Main Screen > direct pop. vote > primaries > fixed bug where delegates option for primaries gone from drop-down box
  • 2004 > Democratic primaries > Michigan > FPP -> PR, primary -> caucus

16 Responses to President Infinity next release sneak-peek, Windows only

  1. Arjav Rawal May 16, 2017 at 12:53 am #

    What’s the ETA for two-round vote?

  2. Moderate Guy May 16, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    Is there a way for you to combine President, Congress infinity together and have the polling feed off each other and create a coattails effect. I know you can out perform or over perform the Presidential results but it would be fun I think to run all the 2016 elections at once bouncing off each other. Maybe you dont control all three at once and an AI does but I would love to play the 2016 senate races with the Presidential election either boosting my chances or hurting and trying to maneuver

  3. anthony_270admin May 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    @Arjav,

    After the U.K. election.

  4. anthony_270admin May 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    @Moderate Guy,

    I like this idea, but I think it would require very significant changes to the game engine.

  5. Daons May 16, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    This latest sneak peak is looking really good. Candidates are withdrawing and endorsing on both official and user scenarios and also the delegates are now displaying in the primaries.

    One small thing and only a cosmetic issue, I’ve noticed I haven’t seen the days to primaries displayed on the map for a while although the option is picked in the options.

    Thanks

  6. anthony_270admin May 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    @Daons,

    Thanks for this – noted days to primaries feedback.

  7. victorraiders May 16, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

    if your candidate lose primaries your choice what candidate the delegates go

  8. anthony_270admin May 17, 2017 at 11:56 am #

    @Victor,

    Good idea – noted.

  9. SirLagsalott May 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

    Very odd problem in primaries. When popular vote is displayed, the number is WAY smaller than it should be. I might have more supporters in Wyoming than I do in the entire country (general election works fine, this is only in the primaries). Also for no reason the game will sometimes think a state has 1-3 primary voters when there should be hundreds of thousands. It’s random which state it is and seems to change every turn. It will also give me estimated delegates when I’m not above the threshold anywhere. This almost seems to be the replacement bug for the issue I had in the previous version where there would be negative support in random primary states. I think this has a correlation with primary turnout options because it only happens in primaries that use primary turnout numbers.

  10. Moderate Guy May 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    Is there a way to program in the primary process which states ai candidates focus on. Like its silly to see Chris Christie focusing so much on Iowa and Ted cruz on NH. I feel like there should be an option to have them specifically target states where the voters ally with them more and have a chance of realistically winning.

  11. LBIrd May 21, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Possibilty of droping out of the primaries and running as third party candidate would be great

  12. Daons May 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

    Could there be a possibility to copy primary dates/delegate info from one party to another. It will save time when having multiple parties to edit.

    Thanks

  13. anthony_270admin May 26, 2017 at 6:50 pm #

    @Moderate Guy,

    Feedback noted – thanks.

  14. Daons May 28, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

    On the subject of primaries, I’ve notices in some of the scenarios (2008/2012 for example) not all of the candidates become available as endorsers once they withdraw. I know we can create our own scenarios to solve this but I’ve seen times when candidates who withdrew early win the nomination thanks to endorsements by other withdrawn candidates. I never got a chance to win them over in the endorsers screen.

    Thanks

  15. Ted June 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    I was playing with one of the 2020 scenarios, where Trump runs for re-election. I placed 11 Republicans and 12 democrats as ‘undecided”, with a July 2019 start.

    Nobody on the Republican side decided to run against the incumbent — Trump coasted to renomination, bringing Pence along as VP again.

    On the Democrat side, EVERYONE declared. It was a free-for-all, including Clinton, Sanders, AND Biden.

    O’Malley won Iowa, and was projected to win New Hampshire too until Gillibrand pulled ahead on election night. Then Warren won Nevada, Booker in South Carolina — it was still anyone’s game.

    Castro came out ahead for a while, then Gillibrand, and then Clinton got a big boost. For a long time, it was Clinton, Gillibrand, Booker, Biden, Castro in that order.

    Then Gillibrand pulled way ahead in the final run. She ended up with about 1500 delegates to Clinton’s 500, with the rest well behind that. But 1500 isn’t enough to win the nomination. Time for a brokered convention!

    This was my first time seeing the convention actually play out per round — and I loved it. Al Franken ended up with the win, even though he’d entered the convention something like 9th place…and it took TWELVE ROUNDS for him to pull ahead. Awesome.

    So Franken picks up the Democrat nomination on the 12th ballot, and then picks his VP candidate — Amy Klobuchar. Which is technically illegal since they both claim Minnesota as their primary residence. I guess Al Franken declares New York (his birth state) or something — whatever.

    So it’s Trump-Pence vs. Franken-Klobuchar.

    First surprise of election night: New Jersey switches red for Trump! Then Franken barely wins Pennsylvania by 4,000 votes. Uh-oh. This is going to be a nail biter.

    Things start to look up when Franken flips Ohio blue — but Michigan and Wisconsin stay red for Trump. Then Franken picks up Iowa. It’s neck and neck.

    The election finally closes with the craziest piece of this crazy election:

    Donald Trump ends up taking FOURTH place in Utah.

    Independent Evan McMullin takes the state, with Al Franken in 2nd, and Gary Johnson in third. Donald Trump only got 3% of Utah’s vote.

    So the final count is…

    Evan McMullin: 6 electoral votes (0.9% of the popular vote)

    Al Franken: 263 electoral votes (49.6%)

    Donald Trump: 269 electoral votes (47.4%)

    So after a 12-ballot brokered convention AND nobody winning the general election, we get a final twist of the whole election getting thrown to Congress, where the house chooses the President between Trump, Franken, and McMullin, while the Senate chooses the VP between Pence, Kobuchar, and Finn.

    Of course the game assumes that Republicans control congress so the final is Trump-Pence.

    But in reality, it would be based off of who wins in the 2018 and 2020 senate/house elections. So it could very well be Trump-Kobuchar. Or Franken-Pence. Or even throw McMullin and or Finn into the mix as compromise picks.

    Wild outcome — loved it!

  16. anthony_270admin June 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    @Ted,

    Nice!

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