Vote Result for August 8th, 2014

The winners of the August 8th SC vote are …

  1. AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) (14 votes)
  2. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) (14 votes)
  3. Koch Brothers (14 votes)
  4. United Auto Workers (14 votes)
  5. Fmr. Mayor Michael Bloomberg (11 votes)
  6. Fmr. Pres. George W. Bush (10 votes)
  7. Fmr. Rep. Ron Paul (10 votes)
  8. V.P. Joe Biden (9 votes)
  9. Fmr. Gov. Jeb Bush (9 votes)
  10. Fmr. V.P. Dick Cheney (9 votes)
  11. Sheldon Adelson (9 votes)
  12. Warren Buffett (9 votes)

on the first round, from a  field of 20 endorsers (chosen from an initial field of approximately 70 endorsers).

Note: Right-Wing Blogosphere (9 votes) and Left-Wing Blogosphere (9 votes) also tied for 8th place, but on admin discretion won’t be added. Instead, endorsers who are more specific in those areas will be added at a future date.

Voter turnout was down from 24 to 18, a drop of 25% from the previous month.

These endorsers will be added to the official 2016 campaign.

Interestingly enough, the SC thought Bloomberg was a more important possible 2016 endorser than W. Bush.

You can see a list of upcoming features voted on by the SC to be implemented for President Forever 2016 here (scroll down to ‘What’s coming up next?’).

The SC will vote again on September 8th.

If you want to participate in the vote, you must be a member of the SC (Steering Council).

 

 

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Mac President Infinity – Version Amundsen – 1.6.5

President Infinity

(Note: President Forever 2016 has been renamed to President Infinity.)

The second Mac version of President Infinity has been released!

This version contains a large number of changes and fixes, mostly to the user interface.

Note: this is a Test Release. There are known problems (described below). If you encounter another problem, please let us know and we will add it to the list.

How to install:

If you are a Kickstarter backer with a Mac P4E16 reward, shortly you will receive an e-mail notifying you the Test Release is available. If not, you can contact us. Alternately, you can go here.

You can then go to the web-site, and request a download e-mail.

Download the PresidentInfinity_v165.app.dmg file through the President Infinity link in the download e-mail.

You may get a warning when downloading or installing the game. This is because we haven’t received certification from Apple yet. We plan to do this soon, but in the meantime you might get a message such as the above.

Run it, which will create a new virtual drive on your desktop.

Open the drive (if it doesn’t automatically open), and move the ‘President Infinity′ app file to your Applications folder.

(You can also move the previous President Forever 2016 file from the Applications folder to the trash.)

You can then move the dmg file to the trash if desired.

Requirements:

OS X 10.7 Lion or higher.

A few things that haven’t been implemented yet:

  • Mac functionality to close a window instead of quit an application from the main window.
  • Sounds are not complete.
  • Help file is not complete.
  • Campaign Editor is not activated.
  • Images have pixelation on Retina displays.
  • DMG file will be made more intuitive for install.
  • Saving might cause an out of memory error on some systems.
  • If anyone is able to repeatedly open instances of a window (so multiple instances of the same window are showing at the same time), please let me know.

Currently, the Mac version is available only to Kickstarter backers with that reward. We’ll be opening it up once we’ve moved to an official release, including ordering directly from the 270soft site and also from the App Store.

What you can expect next:

  • Fixing of any remaining bugs for the Mac version as they are reported to us.
  • For Windows users, a Test Release for Windows fairly soon.
  • Implementation of remaining rewards from the Kickstarter campaign, which will be fully implemented for the first official release.

Thanks everyone for your support! I’m excited to move forward with our first cross-platform app!

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Introducing President Infinity

President Infinity

President Forever 2016 will become President Infinity for the next version (Amundsen 1.6.5).

What’s important about the change:

All President Forever 2016 owners will also be President Infinity owners.

Why the change:

To better reflect the future and nature of the game, it’s getting a new name.

What to expect:

With the next update (version Amundsen 1.6.5 for Mac and Windows), the game will have a new title.

Existing President Forever 2016 owners will have to type in a new keycode (which will be provided with the update).

Updates will then continue as before.

Thanks everyone for your support!

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Vote Result for July 8th, 2014

The winners of the July 8th SC vote are …

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (17 votes, 77%)
  • Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (14 votes, 64%)
  • Gov. John Kasich (11 votes, 50%)
  • Gov. Nikki Haley (10 votes, 45%)
  • Gov. Mike Pence (10 votes, 45%)

on the second round, from an initial field of 20 candidates.

Voter turnout was 24-22 (first-second rounds).

These candidates will be added to the official 2016 campaign.

While the victories of the 3 sitting Republican Governors are not such a big surprise, I think the strength of Sen. Sanders in particular is an interesting result.

You can see a list of upcoming features voted on by the SC to be implemented for President Forever 2016 here (scroll down to ‘What’s coming up next?’).

Now for the 8th SC vote of 2014.

This vote will be for adding 5 new endorsers to the official 2016 campaign.

If you want to participate in the vote, you must be a member of the SC (Steering Council).

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Vote Result for June 8th, 2014

The winner of the June 8th SC vote was marquee campaign …

Kentucky Senate 2014 (Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vs. Kentucky Sec. of State Alison Grimes)

winning in the second round with with 56% of the vote against Maine Governor 2014 at 26% and Texas Governor 2014 at 19%!

(Perhaps another marquee 2014 race will be a future winner?)

Voter turnout was 25-27 (first-second rounds).

You can see a list of upcoming features voted on by the SC to be implemented for President Forever 2016 here (scroll down to ‘What’s coming up next?’).

Now for the seventh SC vote of 2014.

This vote will be for adding 5 new 2016 presidential candidates to the official 2016 campaign, for any of the 4 existing parties.

If you want to participate in the vote, you must be a member of the SC (Steering Council).

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Mac President Forever 2016 – Version Amundsen – Test Release – 1.6.4

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Our very first Mac for President Forever 2016 Test Release has been released!

Note: this is a Test Release. There are known problems (described below). If you encounter another problem, please let us know and we will add it to the list.

How to install:

If you are a Kickstarter backer with a Mac P4E16 reward, you should have received an e-mail notifying you the Test Release is available. If not, you can contact us. Alternately, you can go here.

You can then go to the web-site, and request a download e-mail.

Download the p4e16.app.dmg file through the link in the download e-mail.

You may get a warning when downloading or installing the game. This is because we are waiting for certification from Apple, which takes a couple weeks.

Run it, which will create a new virtual drive on your desktop.

Open the drive (if it doesn’t automatically open), and move the ‘p4e16′ app file to your Applications folder.

You can then move the dmg file to the trash if desired.

Requirements:

OS X 10.7 Lion or higher.

A few things that haven’t been implemented yet:

  • Some of the graphics are still being fine-tuned.
  • Mac functionality to close a window instead of quit an application from the main window.
  • Sounds are not complete.
  • Inline Help system is not complete.
  • Help file is not complete.
  • Campaign Editor is not activated.
  • Images have pixelation on Retina displays.
  • DMG file will be made more intuitive for install.

Things fixed or changed for the forthcoming version:

  • Can now modify issue positions for all issues, not just the first one

Currently, the Mac version is available only to Kickstarter backers with that reward. We’ll be opening it up once we’ve moved to an official release, including ordering directly from the 270soft site and also from the App Store.

There are bound to be some bumps and hiccups in the roll-out, I’ll do my best to remedy these as I become aware of them.

What you can expect next:

  • Continued work with subsequent Test Releases for Mac, addressing the issues above and more.
  • For Windows users, a Test Release for Windows fairly soon.
  • Implementation of remaining rewards from the Kickstarter campaign, which will be fully implemented for the first official release.

Thanks everyone for your support! I’m excited to move forward with our first cross-platform app!

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New Version Naming Conventions

We’re almost ready to release the first Mac Test Release, and shortly after that a new Windows Test Release.

Starting now, we’ll be using a new version naming convention. Instead of a simple number for a version, with a possible Test Release and number, each major release will have a name, followed by whether it is a Test Release, and then the version number.

For example, “President Forever 2016 – Version Name_Here – 1.6.4″, or “President Forever 2016 – Version Name_Here – Test Release – 1.6.4,” if it’s a test release.

Both test releases and regular releases will increment the version number by 1 each time (so, 1.6.4, 1.6.5, and so on), instead of having a static version number for test releases with a second number added to the “Test Release” part (“Test Release 5″ and so on).

Right now, the Mac version is ready to go – just fixing a few last minute bugs and then getting distribution ready.

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President Forever 2016 for Mac Progress Update 2

And … we’re off and running! The first published screenshot of P4E16 for Mac:

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We’re almost there. It’s a matter of fine-tuning the look of the game at this point – going through each screen and making sure the text looks right, the buttons look right, and so on.

The game is completely playable now on Mac, despite minor visual glitches.

No estimates on how long it will take for the game to be released as a first Beta, but it should be fairly soon.

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Vote Result for May 8th, 2014

The winner of the May 8th SC vote was …

1992 {H. W. Bush vs. Clinton vs. Perot}

delivering a crushing victory with 73% of the vote against 1980 on the 4th round!

(Perhaps 1980 will lick its wounds for a comeback in another vote?)

Voter turnout was 24-20-17-22 (first-second-third-fourth rounds).

You can see a list of upcoming features voted on by the SC to be implemented for President Forever 2016 here (scroll down to ‘What’s coming up next?’).

Now for the sixth SC vote of 2014.

This vote will be limited to marquee 2014 campaigns (scenarios) (h/t to Tayya for the idea).

Campaigns should be for the U.S., and can be Gubernatorial, individual Senatorial, individual Congressional, or Mayoral, and should be happening in the fall.

If you want to participate in the vote, you must be a member of the SC (Steering Council).

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President Forever 2016 for Mac Progress Update

Hi everyone,

President Forever 2016 for Mac is almost completed. What you can expect:

Fairly soon, the first Mac Beta will be released. We cannot give an exact date at this point, but it is close.

If you are a Kickstarter backer with a reward of President Forever 2016 for Mac, then you will receive an e-mail with a link to download the Beta once it is released.

If you have an extra reward such as being included in the official 2016 scenario as a candidate, endorser, and so on, that will be added between when the Beta for Mac is released and when the official version is released.

Once any remaining bugs are ironed out, President Forever 2016 for Mac will be released officially.

If you’re a Kickstarter backer like above, then you will again receive an e-mail with a link to download the official release.

You’ll also receive an e-mail if you’re on the Mac Sign-up list.

After that, Mac and Windows development will continue in tandem right up to 2016.

For people who aren’t Kickstarter backers, initially the Mac version will be available for purchase from our web-site.

After that, we will look into making it available through the Mac store.

Thanks everyone for your interest!

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