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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.

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New offers screen first look

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

There are a few things that are different from the previous offers screen. First, there are more options, including here a Cabinet slot being offered, the ability to offer to become a surrogate, and to offer to change an issue position.

Offers can include combinations where it makes sense – for example, you can offer the VP slot and to change one of your issue positions at the same time.

Another big difference is that offers are resolved immediately, instead of having to wait until turn processing.

The other big difference is that offers can now be done after the election, if no one has a majority government, where it proceeds in turns where a player can make one offer per turn.

Here is Prime Minister Infinity – U.K.’s 2010 where that can be relevant.

You can also see that Clegg is being offered a deputy slot, and that you can offer or receive a ‘confidence and supply’ agreement in the case of a minority government, instead of a coalition, such as the recent Tory-DUP arrangement in the U.K.

Feedback welcome!

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New Relations Screen

In the next Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. release, there will be a new Relations screen (it is actually a tab on the Players Info screen). Here you can see it at the start of a 2017 campaign.

You can see a new number, ‘Distance’, which is the platform distance between yourself and the other player, expressed as a percentage of the maximum possible distance (so, if every one of your issue positions were diametrically opposite, that would be 100%). This value is also displayed visually as the distance from a starting point on a line, above the number.

This new screen will also be included in President Infinity and Congress Infinity.

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Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. next release sneak-peek, Windows and Mac

This version features an initial official U.K. – 2010 campaign, improves the Editor (including setting coalitions), and fixes a bug.

Note: as with any initial new campaign, there will be things we’ve missed in the 2010 campaign. Please let us know if you find any errors or omissions!

You can download it here (Windows) or here (Mac).

Note: Requires you already have the game installed.

Feedback welcome!

New since previous official release

  • Updated election night, including
    • constituency lists by time of results, closest %s, highest %s, targeted, and alphabetical
    • gain or hold
    • search box for constituencies
    • message at top of screen when constituency’s results come in
    • replaced fast-forward button with trackbar for more options for speed
    • and more
  • Select Leader Screen > added ‘Skip’ button, to skip selecting leaders
  • 2017 > St Ives > correct Labour, Lib-Dem candidate names
  • fixed bug that would occur if a leader’s committed-leaning-undecided %s for a region were all 0
  • Editor > Regions > fixed bug where changing fundamental political unit’s id caused error
  • Election night > now diplays swing in seats
  • Macs > fixed a few bugs involving text not displaying properly
  • Macs > fixed bug viewing screens launched from Constituency Screen
  • Macs > fixed bug viewing Offers Screen
  • Editor > can edit general election universal % shifts
  • Editor > can create multiple % shifts based on starting date
  • Editor > can edit currency symbol
  • 2017 > May > Leadership 4 -> 3
  • 2017 > Corbyn > Charisma 2 -> 3
  • Editor > fixed bug where would move mouse to another app, then move back, and non-active window would be brought to front
  • Editor > Relations button removed
  • Editor > added new tab, including ‘Basics’ and ‘Relations’
  • Editor > Basics > Start > updated date controls
  • Editor > Relations > added list of each party’s scores
  • Editor > Relations > can set whether parties in coalition
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > can see all issues, centers, profiles at a glance
  • added official U.K. – 2010
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Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. next release sneak-peek, Windows and Mac

This version features summaries of seat gains on election night, the ability to set % shifts in the Editor, add % shifts by date, and fixes several Mac bugs.

You can download it here (Windows) or here (Mac).

(Version number on Start Screen will say 2.6.1. You will know you have the latest version if the main Editor screen has a ‘More …’ tab.)

Note: Requires you already have the game installed.

Feedback welcome!

New since previous official release

  • Updated election night, including
    • constituency lists by time of results, closest %s, highest %s, targeted, and alphabetical
    • gain or hold
    • search box for constituencies
    • message at top of screen when constituency’s results come in
    • replaced fast-forward button with trackbar for more options for speed
    • and more
  • Select Leader Screen > added ‘Skip’ button, to skip selecting leaders
  • 2017 > St Ives > correct Labour, Lib-Dem candidate names
  • fixed bug that would occur if a leader’s committed-leaning-undecided %s for a region were all 0
  • Editor > Regions > fixed bug where changing fundamental political unit’s id caused error
  • Election night > now displays change in seats
  • Macs > fixed a few bugs involving text not displaying properly
  • Macs > fixed bug viewing screens launched from Constituency Screen
  • Macs > fixed bug viewing Offers Screen
  • Editor > can edit general election universal % shifts
  • Editor > can create multiple % shifts based on starting date
  • Editor > can edit currency symbol
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Upcoming Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – Version 2.6.2

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. v. 2.6.2.

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):

  • Updated election night, including
    • constituency lists by time of results, closest %s, highest %s, targeted, and alphabetical
    • gain or hold
    • search box for constituencies
    • message at top of screen when constituency’s results come in
    • replaced fast-forward button with trackbar for more options for speed
    • and more
  • Select Leader Screen > added ‘Skip’ button, to skip selecting leaders
  • 2017 > St Ives > correct Labour, Lib-Dem candidate names
  • fixed bug that would occur if a leader’s committed-leaning-undecided %s for a region were all 0
  • Editor > Regions > fixed bug where changing fundamental political unit’s id caused error
  • Election night > now diplays swing in seats
  • Macs > fixed a few bugs involving text not displaying properly
  • Macs > fixed bug viewing screens launched from Constituency Screen
  • Macs > fixed bug viewing Offers Screen
  • Editor > can edit general election universal % shifts
  • Editor > can create multiple % shifts based on starting date
  • Editor > can edit currency symbol
  • 2017 > May > Leadership 4 -> 3
  • 2017 > Corbyn > Charisma 2 -> 3
  • Editor > fixed bug where would move mouse to another app, then move back, and non-active window would be brought to front
  • Editor > Relations button removed
  • Editor > added new tab, including ‘Basics’ and ‘Relations’
  • Editor > Basics > Start > updated date controls
  • Editor > Relations > added list of each party’s scores
  • Editor > Relations > can set whether parties in coalition
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > can see all issues, centers, profiles at a glance
  • added official U.K. – 2010
  • can export campaigns as folder or zip (compressed) file automatically
  • fixed graphical glitches with controls not updating
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Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. next release sneak-peek, Windows only

This version features an updated election night.

Note: summaries of seat gains on election night will be added with another update.

You can download it here.

(Latest version number is 2.6.1.)

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

Feedback welcome!

  • Updated election night, including
    • constituency lists by time of results, closest %s, highest %s, targeted, and alphabetical
    • gain or hold
    • search box for constituencies
    • message at top of screen when constituency’s results come in
    • replaced fast-forward button with trackbar for more options for speed
    • and more
  • Select Leader Screen > added ‘Skip’ button, to skip selecting leaders
  • 2017 > St Ives > correct Labour, Lib-Dem candidate names
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Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – Version Ericson – 2.6.0

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – v. 2.6.0 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update add Terrorism as an issue to 2017 and the London Bridge terror attacks as an event, introduces a new ‘Processing turn …’ pop-up, and allows you to click on an issue position description on the Platform Screen to view the full description, and more.

Note: election night constituency by constituency calls will be included in another release.

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

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/prime-minister-infinity-u-k-version-information

What’s new in this upgrade

  • 2017 > removed duplicate Macron event
  • 2017 > Issues > added ‘Terrorism’
  • 2017 > Events > added ‘London Bridge terror attacks’, increases Terrorism profile 1
  • 2017 > Events > ‘Manchester bombing’ outcome Leadership -> Terrorism
  • 2017 > Leaders > Theresa May, Boris Johnson > 10 -> 15 PIPs
  • Winner Screen > “Future historians, …” line divided into two lines (fixes problem on Macs)
  • Platform Screen > can click on issue position description to view full
  • Editor > Leaders > can edit PIPs
  • New ‘Processing turn …’ pop-up
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Upcoming Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – Version 2.6.0

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. v. 2.6.0.

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):

  • 2017 > removed duplicate Macron event
  • 2017 > Issues > added ‘Terrorism’
  • 2017 > Events > added ‘London Bridge terror attacks’, increases Terrorism profile 1
  • 2017 > Events > ‘Manchester bombing’ outcome Leadership -> Terrorism
  • 2017 > Leaders > Theresa May, Boris Johnson > 10 -> 15 PIPs
  • Winner Screen > “Future historians, …” line divided into two lines (fixes problem on Macs)
  • Platform Screen > can click on issue position description to view full
  • Editor > Leaders > can edit PIPs
  • New ‘Processing turn …’ pop-up
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