New Platform screen first look

There’s a new Platform screen in the upcoming versions of President Infinity and Prime Minister Infinity. Here’s what it looks like in Prime Minister Infinity – U.K.

The first difference is that you can select the region from a drop-down box on the form, as well as search for a region.

Similarly, you can select the leader from a drop-down box, instead of arrowing through.

The leader’s platform now has a distance from the centre displayed from 100 L to 100 R, with absolutely centrist being 0. Similarly for regions.

The screen also displays the distance from the centre as a % of the theoretically highest possible value for any platform to any regional centre.

Viewing momentum for each issue can also be selected from a drop-down box.

The Platform screen is now a tab on the Players Info screen.

40 Responses to New Platform screen first look

  1. NYrepublican September 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    Looks nice. Will we be able to make custom positions for issues like Civil Rights,Slavery and the like such as, for slavery, Abolitionists,Moderates,Southern Dems etc. ?

  2. anthony_270admin September 1, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

    Thanks for this feedback!

    Not sure what you are asking in your question – could you rephrase?

  3. Harry Hayfield September 2, 2017 at 1:01 am #

    I have the UK Election and US election version of President Forever and the US version of Congress Infinity and of the two versions I much prefer the Forever version than the Infinity version, therefore would like to ask if there are plans to provide Infinity data for the Forever versions?

  4. NYrepublican September 2, 2017 at 8:53 pm #

    @anthony_270admin
    Instead of just Center,Center-Right,Far left etc. Will we be able to make custom categories such as maybe Abolitionists,Progressive etc.

  5. SANC September 4, 2017 at 4:35 am #

    That would be excellent. I remember a while back there was talk of instead of left-centre-right there would also be libertarian and other stuff. Populist-elitist and communitarian-individualist would be good dichotomies to add and if it isn’t too much trouble breaking categories down by type of issue for example law and order issues having a spectrum from punishment-rehabilitation-decriminalise-legalise.

  6. anthony_270admin September 4, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    @Harry,

    No, the Forever game engine is approximately 10 years old.

  7. anthony_270admin September 4, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

    @Harry,

    Please note Congress Infinity is different game from the President or Prime Minister ones. President and Prime Minister Infinity play much differently than Congress Infinity.

  8. anthony_270admin September 4, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

    @NYRep,

    That’s an interesting idea. Probably, once the game allows for multiple issue spectra (instead of just left-right, you could have authoritarian-libertarian, and so on).

  9. anthony_270admin September 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

    @SANC,

    Yes, left-right is just a simple (sometimes simplistic) way of capturing the political spectra, especially in a two-party system such as federal U.S. politics.

  10. Nick September 4, 2017 at 7:32 pm #

    You really need to add Mike Bloomberg’s (almost) actual running mate, Michael Mullen. It’s been confirmed by media reports and Bloomberg himself, etc.

  11. Milo September 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

    Off topic but can you add Lincoln Chafee to 2016 as he is only major candidate not added and in 2012 can you add Herman Cain as he was at one point favorite

  12. Nick September 6, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    I second @Milo.

  13. NYrepublican September 8, 2017 at 11:22 am #

    Also, how is the negotiations coming along? I ask because it’s been about ~1 month since it was announced.

  14. anthony_270admin September 8, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    @Milo,

    Lincoln Chafee is on the to-do list. Cain might be added to 2012, but he had dropped out by the start date for that campaign, which is why he isn’t included.

  15. anthony_270admin September 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    @NYRep,

    Updated negotiations are part of the upcoming PMI and then PI updates.

  16. anthony_270admin September 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

    @Nick,

    Thanks for this – noted.

  17. LegolasRedbard September 9, 2017 at 7:04 am #

    Looks good! When can we expect to see a sneak peek?

  18. Lucas Brown September 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    Is there a chance that we could eventually zoom in on a state when we click on it and see a vote break down by county or district?

  19. Caleb September 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    @ anthony_270admin,

    “Lincoln Chafee is on the to-do list. Cain might be added to 2012, but he had dropped out by the start date for that campaign, which is why he isn’t included.”

    Why is it so far back on the to-do list? It seems like a very quick addition.

  20. Milo September 10, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    @anthony_270admin

    Thanks 🙂

  21. Kevin September 10, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    Is there still going to be a French 2017 game?

  22. NYrepublican September 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

    @Kevin
    yes once he finishes this update that seems to be taking FOREVER.

  23. Legolas Redbard September 11, 2017 at 6:31 am #

    @NYRep

    I agree, but there’s no use trying to rush something out of development if it needs more time

  24. anthony_270admin September 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

    @LegolasRedbard,

    It’s tough to say. The reason it keeps taking longer is that working on one thing naturally leads to working on another. I believe I’ve pretty much completed the scope of this update, so perhaps a week or two.

  25. anthony_270admin September 11, 2017 at 7:33 pm #

    @Lucas Brown,

    Seeing info by county or district would require adding a third layer to the political units in President Infinity. This is already a capability of the game engine (and you see this in Prime Minister Infinity, with country -> regions -> sub-regions), but I’m not sold on the idea of this being useful in President Infinity, because the relevant electoral units are the states. It seems like adding a lot of detail without much corresponding game play value, but I’m interested in contrary feedback.

  26. anthony_270admin September 11, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

    @Caleb,

    Probably wouldn’t take much time, but has just never made it into an update because of low priority.

  27. anthony_270admin September 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

    @Kevin,

    The plan is still to add a France 2017 campaign to President Infinity. Direct pop. vote has now been implemented for PI, but it still requires two-round.

  28. Legolas Redbard September 12, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    @anthony_270admin

    On the matter of districts/counties, is there a possibility of allowing split electoral votes (like in Maine and Nebraska)?

  29. Lucas September 12, 2017 at 9:03 pm #

    The district and county levels would actually be most useful for the primaries and caucuses, by allowing a person to focus their strategy on certain areas in each state, much like what is discussed when talking heads handicap a race. (So and so needs voters in this area, or turnout is lower than expected in another area, which benefits someone else.) And with states debating the idea of splitting electoral votes by district (Republican controlled states that voted Democrat or Swing), plus Maine and Nebraska, it may become more necessary as time goes by.

  30. Eric September 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    @Lucas

    That will probably be abstracted by the Favorability system.

  31. anthony_270admin September 13, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

    @Legolas,

    “On the matter of districts/counties, is there a possibility of allowing split electoral votes (like in Maine and Nebraska)?”

    This, in my mind, would be the main reason to implement a third tier into President Infinity. However, the fact Maine and Nebraska allow a split of electoral votes has never made a difference in the outcome of an election so far.

  32. anthony_270admin September 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

    @Lucas,

    You’re absolutely right that in the primaries, analysis often focuses on specific counties or districts. Basically, though, it would mean data would have to be done at the district level (population, turnout, issue centers). This sounds a lot more difficult for campaign designers than at the state level, although granted, it’s already done in CI. We’ll see. You’re right that it might become more important if more states adopt it.

  33. Nick September 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    I can’t load a saved game from earlier today — error message says “list index out of bounds” Any help? I would really like this game to work completely without having a problem — the time investment put into a game only for it to screw up is frustrating.

  34. anthony_270admin September 18, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

    @Nick,

    Which game? What is your version number?

  35. Nick September 20, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

    @anthony – President Infinity, most recent update even w/ the sneak peak

  36. anthony_270admin September 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    Official or custom campaign? If official, you would have to send me the relevant save files (one main, and one for each candidate in game). If custom, those and the custom campaign. All files should be compressed (zipped), preferably into two files attached to an e-mail. http://270soft.com/contact

  37. TheLiberalKitten September 25, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    Any update?

  38. anthony_270admin September 25, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

    @TheLiberalKitten,

    No update yet. Still at work on the update.

  39. TheLiberalKitten September 25, 2017 at 6:54 pm #

    Got ya. Looking forward to see what you got soon.

  40. NYrepublican September 25, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    Can we expect it this week?

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