President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 3 Released!

President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 3 has been released!

This update adds a ‘stay in until convention’ attribute for leaders, improves the Crystal Ball Rankings Screen algorithm, adds a money coefficient that affects background fundraising, and allows for endorsers to be shifted up or down in the list in the editor, among other things.

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President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 2 Released!

President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 2 has been released!

This update continues to fine-tune the ‘enter at variable times’ feature, adds a Crystal Ball Rankings Screen shown on the first of every month in the primaries, increases H. Clinton’s starting funds in primaries in 2016, adds a star ranking for endorsers on the Endorsers Screen, adds two new leader attributes Ambition and Ideologue, sets almost all surrogates to 0 PIPs to activate, improves the computer players, tweaks the Main Screen GUI, re-did news profiles for primaries in 2016, 2012, and 2008, Strategy Screen and Constituency Screen now show a primary’s news profile, fixed some bugs, and more.

Note: the Crystal Ball rankings numbers require a few tweaks.

Feedback welcome!

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And the Steering Council has voted for …

It almost went to a third round, but the next major feature to be implemented in President Forever 2016, after a ‘more detailed party conventions’ feature, is

Enhanced negotiations between candidates for endorsements, VP spots, withdrawals and option to increase relationship

winning with 53% of the vote in a run-off second round against the ’7 days to a turn’ feature and ‘ability to continue game if your candidate loses in the primaries, including switching to another candidate or switching parties’ feature!

On to next month’s vote!

(More info on the Steering Council here.)

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President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 1 Released!

President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.3 Test Release 1 has been released!

This update includes the first release with the ‘enter at variable times’ feature (more info below), significant updates to 1912, fixes a bug where all players focused scandals on player with highest percentages, regardless of party (so, in 2016 all would focus on H. Clinton), increases Christie’s Corruption rating, removes McDonnell, and does a bunch of behind the scenes GUI work moving the game towards cross-platform (Windows and Mac).

Credits: thanks to Jonathan Hobratsch for significant contributions on the 1912 campaign.

How the ‘enter at variable times’ feature works: there are 3 campaign types, Official, Undecided, and Not Seeking. When a player starts a new game in primaries, they can select the campaign type for each player. These can also be set to default values in the Campaign Editor.

If a player is Official, it is the same as before. If it is Undecided, they are unable to do key actions like make ads, but any ad attacks against them are at half power. If it is Not Seeking, they can only view data, but other computer players will not attack them. If a player is Undecided, at any time they can click a button on the Players Info Screen to officially enter the campaign. If a player is Not Seeking, at any time they can click a button to form an exploratory committee and so move to Undecided.

One significant issue remaining is how to handle Undecided or Not Seeking and ballots – should players that start in undecided not be on any ballots? Do they have to be official to get on a ballot? The other significant issue is how to handle how computer players decide to join the game – this function has not been completed, and currently any undecided computer players have a 1% chance of joining the primaries on a given turn. There are some other ends that need to be tidied up on this feature.

Feedback welcome!

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And the Steering Council has voted for …

The next major feature to be implemented in President Forever 2016, after a ‘candidates can enter at variable times’ feature, is

More detailed party conventions (including interactive if no winner on first round)

winning with 57% of the vote in a run-off second round against the ’7 days to a turn’ feature with 43%.

On to next month’s vote!

(More info on the Steering Council here.)

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President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.2 Released!

President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.2 has been released! This version makes some changes to the 1968 Beta including changing Robert Kennedy and Nixon’s Experience to 4 and reducing Edward Kennedy’s percentages, modifies all official scenarios so scandals can occur on the Integrity issue, makes minor modifications to the Select Campaign and Select Player GUI, fixes some cursor functionality, and fixes a couple of bugs.

Credits: thanks to Nelson Perras for very significant design contributions on the 1968 campaign.

Note: the installer will say v. 1.6.2. When you start the game, it will say v. 1.6.1 on the Start Screen. This is the latest version.

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What’s ahead for 2014

We had a big 2013. Highlights include

  • Approx. 24 updates released for President Forever 2016 (around 2 per month), including adding a Campaign Editor, expanding the 2016 campaign, 2008 Beta, and many features, enhancements, and bug fixes.
  • Release of Prime Minister Forever – Australia 2013, our first Parliamentary game to use the latest game engine.
  • Successful Kickstarter campaign to bring President Forever 2016 to the Mac.

What’s ahead for 2014

  • Continued expansion of President Forever 2016, now guided in part by the Steering Council.
  • Release of President Forever 2016 for Mac (we’re aiming for March).
  • Update of Prime Minister Forever – Australia 2013 to include a hypothetical 2016 campaign and bring it up to date with enhancements made to the latest game engine.
  • Release of Congress Forever 2014 (initial official release for mid-2014).

Thanks to everyone who has helped make this year a success! In particular, people helping with feedback, info for campaigns, reporting bugs, and supporting the Kickstarter campaign. Thank you!

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President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.1 Released!

President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.1 has been released! This version adds an initial 1968 Beta campaign, and fixes a couple of bugs, among other things.

Feedback welcome on the 1968 Beta in particular!

Credits: thanks to Nelson Perras for very significant design contributions on the 1968 campaign.

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Release: President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.0

President Forever 2016 v. 1.6.0 has been released! This fixes a couple of bugs to do with primaries seats and conventions, makes issue positions matter more for endorsers, adds 5 new endorsers to 2016 (including Sarah Palin, George Soros, and Mitt Romney), makes a large number of minor modifications to the 2016, 2012, and 2008 campaigns, adds a few more minor features to the Campaign Editor, and removes the ‘Governors’ section seen when in the Electoral Vote Info Screen.

This version also fixes a save load bug that in some cases caused save files to become very large, eventually causing an error. Note: you will not be able to load games saved in a previous version.

Note: the 2008 campaign is a Beta, and will continue to be fine-tuned. Feedback welcome!

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Release: President Forever 2016 v. 1.5.9

President Forever 2016 v. 1.5.9 has been released! This fixes a couple of bugs to do with primaries seats and conventions, makes issue positions matter more for endorsers, adds 5 new endorsers to 2016 (including Sarah Palin, George Soros, and Mitt Romney), makes a large number of minor modifications to the 2016, 2012, and 2008 campaigns, adds a few more minor features to the Campaign Editor, and removes the ‘Governors’ section seen when in the Electoral Vote Info Screen.

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