Congress Infinity Version Information

You can tell you have the most recent version by the version number on your start screen. You can request a new update download from here.

Updates are comprehensive. So, if you download the latest update, you get the changes included in all previous updates as well.

Known Windows problems:

We are continuing to find and fix any bugs.

  • If the abbreviations on the main map are out of alignment with the map image, Windows is probably resizing aspects of the game automatically. If you right-click on your Desktop and select Display settings, it should have a ‘Change the size of’ setting. If it isn’t set to 100%, try setting it to 100% and run the game again.
  • Norton products might have problems with the Congress Infinity install file. If you use a Norton product and are having a problem, please contact us.
  • If you try to install an update and it is interrupted with an ‘Access Denied’ message to replace certain files, 1. Shut down Congress Infinity before trying to update. 2. Run the install file by right-clicking and selecting ‘Run as administrator’.
  • You may have to run the game by right-clicking and selecting ‘Run as administrator’.If you receive the message”Cannot create texture for ‘TCanvasD2D”, make sure you have the latest updates relevant to Direct X (for Vista, the second Service Pack and the Platform Update, for Windows 7 the Service Pack 1). If that does not fix the error, right-click the shortcut icon you use to run the game (say, on your desktop), click ‘Properties’, then click ‘Compatibility’, then select ‘Disable visual themes’, ‘Disable desktop composition’, and ‘Disable display scaling on high DPI settings’.
  • In xp, if you run the game and receive the message “Cannot create WIC Imaging Factory object for ‘TCustomBitmapCodecWIC'”, make sure xp has Service Pack 3 installed.

Known Mac problems:

  • Mac functionality to close a window instead of quit an application from the main window.
  • Sounds are not complete.
  • Images have pixelation on Retina displays.
  • DMG file will be made more intuitive for install.

Windows Installation Instructions

Note: the install file is comprehensive and will update your game to the latest version.

  1. Download the install file here, clicking ‘Save as’ and saving to a place like your desktop.
  2. Make sure Congress Infinity is closed.
  3. Run the install file. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-click and select ‘Run as administrator’.
  4. When you start Congress Infinity, double check it is installed by looking at the version number on the start screen. The version number should match or be higher than the most recent version number listed here.

Mac Installation Instructions

Note: the install file is comprehensive and will update your game to the latest version.

  1. Download the dmg install file here.
  2. 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.
  3. Run it, which will create a new virtual drive on your desktop.
  4. Open the drive (if it doesn’t automatically open), and move the ‘Congress Infinity′ app file to your Applications folder.
  5. You can then move the dmg file to the trash if desired.

We are new to Mac development, and are in the process of becoming authorized through Apple. If you are unable to open the downloaded file because it is not certified by Apple, you can take the following steps.

  1. Go to your System Preferences, General, click the Lock icon on the bottom left.
  2. You should be prompted for your password.
  3. Then set ‘Allow apps download from’ to ‘Anywhere’.
  4. Once you are done, click the Lock icon again.
  5. Once you are done, you might want to repeat the steps to change the setting back if so desired.

Version Information

v. 2.4.7

v. 2.3.7

v. 2.1.7

v. 2.0.2

Congress Infinity v. Amundsen 1.8.3

  • All relevant changes from President Infinity v. 1.8.0-1.8.2 (see here)
  • Added initial House 2016 campaign
  • Main Screen > clicking on main map now quicker
  • Election Screen > clicking on map now quicker
  • Updated screen border graphics
  • Senate 2016, Senate 2014, House 2014 > updated issue attribute icons
  • Main Screen > fixed bug where wasn’t displaying progress on Ad creation, Surrogate creation, and so on
  • Surrogates Screen > now shows correct place where surrogate’s activity is
  • Senate 2016 > West Virginia > fixed both incumbent Senators being Democratic
  • House 2014 > Surrogates > John Boehner Fundraising 3 -> 4
  • House 2014 > Kansas-1 > fixed bug where no percentages for Democratic candidate
  • Campaign Editor > Regions Screen > added region search box
  • Campaign Editor > fixed bug related to adding party to ballot, but then not being able to set percentages
  • Campaign Editor > fixed bug where button for primaries blurb visible
  • Campaign Editor > removed Change All button for setting year, not currently applicable in Congress Infinity

Congress Infinity v. Amundsen 1.7.9

  • Fixed debate and endorser bugs in Senate 2016 campaign

Congress Infinity v. Amundsen 1.7.8

  • Added Senate 2016
  • Campaign Editor > added initial Regions Screen
  • Platform Screen > now shows issue positions (ex. ‘Center-Right’, ‘Center-Left’, and so on)
  • Election Night > there is now an ‘x-‘ before an incumbent candidate’s name
  • Election Night, Strategy Screen, Electoral Info Screen > there is now a ‘y-‘ before a candidate’s name if there’s no incumbent but they are from the incumbent party
  • Election Night > a candidate in the table on the right side now takes up two lines to allow more room for name
  • Theme Screen > view all players > changed names
  • Campaign Editor > added edit buttons for campaign and leader blurbs, which allow you see the entire blurb while editing
  • Senate 2014 > updated state populations to Census Bureau estimates (July 1, 2012)
  • Senate 2014 > updated state eligible voters
  • Senate 2014 > modified turnout percentage

Congress Infinity v. Amundsen 1.7.7

  • Election Night > when view regional candidates, displays party’s color around candidate’s name
  • House 2014 > targeting 2 CPs -> 1 CP
  • Senate 2014 > Pressler > Government Spending -> Center-Right, Health Care -> Center, Social Security -> Center-Right, Abortion -> Center, Same-Sex Marriage -> Center-Left, Immigration -> Center, Environment -> Center, Gun Control -> Center-Right
  • Computer players create regionalized ads if they’re only on the ballot in 1 region (affects Orman, Pressler)

Congress Infinity Test Release v. Amundsen 1.7.6

  • House 2014 > significantly decreased Targeting and Org. Strength costs
  • Fixed bug causing error on load of saved game from House 2014 campaign
  • Windows > fixed bug on certain systems with playing .wav files
  • Surrogates no longer attack a player in a region where that player isn’t on the ballot
  • Turn Summary > now shows results of successful barnstorming from opponent’s surrogates

Mac Congress Infinity Test Release v. Amundsen 1.7.5

  • Relevant changes from Windows v. 1.7.4-1.7.5

Windows Congress Infinity Test Release v. Amundsen 1.7.5

  • Senate 2014 > Select Player Screen > goal ‘out of’ totals now correct
  • Main Screen > added ‘Are you sure you want to exit?’ dialog box on close
  • Senate 2014 > Surrogates > Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney > +1 Barnstorming in New Hampshire
  • Strategy Screen > now displays top two candidates for that region when mouse over a line in table
  • Added House 2014
  • Campaign Editor > removed some components

Windows Congress Infinity Test Release v. Amundsen 1.7.4

  • Relevant changes from Mac v. 1.7.3
  • Highscores Screen > fixed player title in highscores
  • Election night > Senate > if 50-50 tie, party with Vice-President wins
  • Changed population for off-year states
  • Main Screen > regional flag > no longer displays population
  • Election Screen > updates %s more frequently through election night
  • Main Map > surrogates now have flags
  • Surrogates no longer return to their home state immediately after an activity

Mac Congress Infinity Test Release v. Amundsen 1.7.3

  • Fixed load bug
  • Election night > when you switch the view from party name to candidate name, now lists local candidate names rather than committee chairs
  • Election night > when win the Senate, fixed popup message
  • Winner Screen > fixed message

Windows Congress Infinity Test Release v. Amundsen 1.7.3

  • Initial release