President Forever 2008 + Primaries Version Information

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Contents:

  1. Known problems.
  2. Installation Instructions.
  3. Version information.

Note: We have removed AutoUpdate from President Forever 2008 + Primaries. All updates must be done through the link below. If you have a version with AutoUpdate, please download the latest version below.

Known problems:

We are updating and addressing any issues as they come into us.

– If you try to install an update and it is interrupted with an ‘Access Denied’ message to replace certain files, 1. Shut down P4E8 before trying to update. 2. Run the install file by right-clicking and selecting ‘Run as administrator’.

Latest internal version (not yet released):

nothing yet!

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the install file, clicking ‘Save as’ and saving to a place like your desktop.
  2. Make sure President Forever 2008 + Primaries is closed.
  3. Run the install file. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-click and select ‘Run as administrator’.

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Version Information

You can tell you have the most recent version by the version number on your start screen. Note: versions 1.7.1 and 1.7.2 display the version number 1.7.0. You can tell you have the latest version if it includes the 2012 scenario with the most recent updates as listed in the version information below.

v. 1.7.3

– fixed bug in 2012 scenario with Republican delegate counting at convention

v. 1.7.2

– United States – 2012 updates:

General …

– updated scenario pic

New endorsers …

– American Crossroads
– Des Moines Register
– New Hampshire Union Leader

New crusaders …

– Barack Obama -> Van Jones, Rahm Emanuel, and Warren Buffett
– Rick Perry -> Joe Arpaio

New candidates …

– Governor Tim Pawlenty
– Mr. Donald Trump
– Governor Mike Huckabee
– Governor Mitch Daniels
– Representative Paul Ryan
– Governor Haley Barbour

New events …

– Super Committee Fails (another blow to Obama)
– Pakistan Border Strike
– Cain 13-Year Affair

New interviewers …

– The Rachel Maddow Show
– On the Record with Greta Van Susteren

v. 1.7.1

– added United States – 2012

v. 1.7.0

– fixed bug where if AI player could do no activity, caused error

v. 1.6.0.6

– added United States – 2008 – Wonk Edition which is completely revamped and enhanced from the 2008 scenario and includes:
new candidates
new issues
new ad types
new events
more realistic percentages
and more
– took out “we are reversing our call” message
– “Location : ” not displayed on activities where location doesn’t matter
– added Turn Summary notification if barnstorming wasn’t successful
– added online help button to options screen
– 2008 > general > Dem funds $0 -> $50M, Rep funds $0 -> $25M
– 2008 > Bob Barr title -> Rep., Mary Ruwart’s title -> Dr.
– 2008 > move Palin to 1st in VP list for McCain, Biden to 1st in VP list for Obama
– 2008 > VP Biden Leadership 4 -> 3
– 2008 > VP Palin Experience, Issue Familiarity 3 -> 2, Charisma 4 -> 5, Stamina 3 -> 4

v. 1.6.0.4

– if > 32 candidates ‘on’ on startup, don’t allow
– if electoral tie, uses names specified by scenario for political body that decides who is the winner (ex. Congress), position of winner (ex. President), political unit name (ex. The United States)
– 2008 > McCain > Experience 5 -> 4
– 2008 > Giuliani > PIPs > 25 -> 15
– 2008 > Thompson > PIPs > 25 -> 15
– 2008 > Romney > PIPs > 15 -> 20
– 2008 > Obama > PIPs > 10 -> 15
– bug > fixed time date error on election night for 2004 and 2000 scenarios
– bug > fixed error caused by Independent (Perot) in 1992 having 0 seats

v. 1.6.0.3

– 2008 > Hillary Clinton > Experience 4 -> 3
– 2008 > primaries > Obama > Iowa > 20% -> 24%
– 2008 > reduced flow of voters between parties during primaries > inter_party_coefficient > 0.1 -> 0.001
– removed “Leader bonus is” messages

v. 1.6.0.2

– bug > fixed when one candidate was unable to do an activity (because of lack of funds or energy points and so on) all the subsequent candidates would be unable to do an activity that turn
– 2008 > Veeps > added Gov. Tim Kaine
– 2008 > Obama and McCain into first slot in their respective parties
– 2004 > Lincoln Chafee has a picture
– 2000 > Alan Keyes now has percentages
– 1992 > Douglas Wilder picture
– added new user-initiated Update function
– disabled AutoUpdater
– fixed bug loading with Leader bonuses

v. 1.6.0.1

– AI > if have large amounts of money, more likely to spend it in primaries and general
– bug > fixed still have Change Veep button visible after selected Veep (starting in primaries)
– bug > fixed example play as Hillary Clinton, only 1 other Dem Edwards, go to convention, continue as him, then deleted
– leader regional bonuses > player gets regional bonuses once convention finishes or starts in general election
– improve AI for deciding whether to accept Public Funding if started in primaries
– 2008 > Libertarian > modified Veep Lance Brown Experience 3 -> 1, PIPs 3 -> 1
– 2008 > Libertarian > add Veeps Ruwart, Barr, Root
– 2008 > Democrats > Veeps > added Chris Dodd
– 2008 > Republicans > Veeps > added Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Mike Huckabee
– bug > shows “next public poll released: Monday” on the poll screen even if being released on another day
– bug > selecting Veep > click “Change Veep” when only 1 Veep causes bug
– load screen > can now double-click on an item
– start screen > add link to Online Help and Tutorial
– 2000 > removed “Go on Vacation” activity
– set money coefficients using CPIs, 2007 as baseline 100
2008 > money coefficient > 100
2004 > money coefficient > 91
2000 > money coefficient > 83
1992 > money coefficient > 68
1980 > money coefficient > 40
– set historical fundraising coefficients based on relative amount raised in each year, correcting for inflation (2008 estimate)
2008 > fundraising coefficient = approx. $1,100.0M*100/100*2 = 2,200
2004 > fundraising coefficient = $880.5M*100/91*2 = 1,935.2
2000 > fundraising coefficient = $528.9M*100/83*2 = 1,274.5
1992 > fundraising coefficient = $331.1M*100/68*2 = 973.8
1980 > fundraising coefficient = $161.9M*100/40*2 = 809.5
– set historical party coefficients
2008 > 1.5, 1.0, 0.2, 0.2
2004 > 1.5 -> 1.25, 1.5 -> 1.25, Independent 0.5, Libertarian 0.5 -> 0.2, Constitution 0.5 -> 0.2
2000 > 1.5 -> 1.25, 1.5 -> 1.25, Green 0.5, Reform 1.5 -> Libertarian 0.5, 0.5 -> 0.2, Constitution 0.5 -> 0.2
1992 > 1.5 -> 1.25, 1.5 -> 1.25, Independent 1.2 -> 1.0
1980 > 1.5 -> 1.25, 2.0 -> 1.65, Independent 1.2 -> 1.0
– 2008 > add leader bonuses
Hillary Clinton > Arkansas +3, New York +5
Obama > Illinois +5
Edwards > North Carolina +5
Richardson > New Mexico +5
Biden > Delaware +5
Dodd > Connecticut +5
Kucinich > Ohio +3
Gore > Tennessee +5
Kerry > Massachusetts +5
Clark > Arkansas +5
Vilsack > Iowa +5
Bayh > Indiana +5
Warner > Virginia +5
Giuliani > New York +5
Thompson > Tennessee +5
McCain > Arizona +5
Romney > Massachusetts +5, Michigan +3, Utah +3
Gingrich > Georgia +5
Huckabee > Arkansas +5
Brownback > Kansas +5
Paul > Texas +3
Tancredo > Colorado +3
Hunter > California +3
Frist > Tennessee +5
Allen > Virginia +5

v. 1.6.0.0

– 2008 > set Veep PIPs > PIPs = each attribute > 3 + 0.5 PIPs, < 3 – 0.5 PIPs, each +5 homestate bonus +0.5, each level > Medium HWK +0.5, < Medium HWK -0.5
– 2008 > Republicans, Democratics > block grant > $75M -> $84M
– 2008 > Republicans > Fundraising Coefficient 1.5 -> 1.0
– 2008 > Libertarians > Fundraising Coefficient 0.5 -> 0.2
– 2008 > Constitution > Fundraising Coefficient 0.5 -> 0.2
– 2008 > Democrats > Veeps > added Anthony Zinni, James Webb, Kathleen Sebelius, Janet Napolitano
– 2008 > Republicans > Veeps > added Timothy Pawlenty, Charles Crist, Sarah Palin, Joseph Lieberman
– 2008 > events > added 2 Romney money events, $18M October 22, 2007, and $9M January 1, 2008
– 2008 > Libertarian party > add Bob Barr
– 2008 > Libertarian party > add Ruwart
– 2008 > Libertarian party > add Root
– 2008 > Constitution party > add Charles Baldwin, Darrell Castle as VP
– 2008 > Clinton > add crusaders Terry McAuliffe, Chelsea Clinton
– 2008 > Obama > Oprah Base Power 4 -> 5
– 2008 > Obama > Leadership 3 -> 4
– 2008 > Obama > Stamina 3 -> 4
– 2008 > Ron Paul > HWE 2 -> 1
– 2008 > Ron Paul > Charisma 3 -> 2
– 2008 > Ron Paul > Stamina 3 -> 2
– 2008 > Huckabee blurb
– 2008 > Giuliani > Stamina 4 -> 3
– 2008 > Giuliani > Debating 4 -> 3
– 2008 > Giuliani > Issue Familiarity 4 -> 3
– 2008 > Thompson > Issue Familiarity 4 -> 2
– 2008 > Brownback > Charisma 3 -> 2
– 2008 > Brownback > Issue Familiarity 4 -> 3
– 2008 > Brownback > Debating 3 -> 2
– 2008 > Biden > Leadership 4 -> 3
– 2008 > Biden > Debating 4 -> 3
– 2008 > Biden > Stamina 4 -> 3
– 2008 > Biden > How Well Known 4 -> 3
– 2008 > Gore > Leadership 3 -> 4
– 2008 > Republicans > NH Profile Bonus 3 -> 5
– 2008 > Republicans > Iowa Profile Bonus 3 -> 5
– 2008 > Republicans > SC Profile Bonus 2 -> 3
– 2008 > Republicans > Kansas caucus date April 1 -> Feb. 9
– 2008 > Democrats > Kansas caucus date March 8 -> Feb. 5
– 2008 > Republicans > North Carolina primary date Feb. 5 -> May 6
– 1992 > Perot goal 0% -> 20%
– 1980 > added

– AI > changed primaries FS, primaries crusaders, primaries strategy algorithms
– added Electability = overall distance from center, overall attribute strength, momentum
affects percentage gain (Electability/100*percentage = new percentage)
– max regions in a scenario > 70 -> 150
– simplified version numbering
– modified fundraising
– general election > fundraising > allow opt out of block grant
– bug > election night > fixed secondary colors
– bug > offersForm > fixed cursor not lighting up on two buttons
– bug > fixed veep movement lines
– bug > fixed repeating “Congratulations on winning your party’s nomination!” message (and bug with player’s funds being set to party’s block grant each time)
– added multiplayer beta
– bug > fixed error where become Veep, then become candidate, then deleted from game
– bug > fixed Veep Bonuses (% = % of other candidates’ support, so if 2 candidates at 50%, and Veep Bonus == 5%, will receive 5% of 50% = +2.5%)

– Tutorial > added to online Help File

v. 1.05.10.7

– fixed select Vice-President bug
– fixed several other minor bugs

v. 1.05.10.2

– added 1992 campaign

v. 1.05.10.2

– Fixed bug where after convention asks if want to continue playing as Bush, click Yes, says you will now be deleted, game ends
– Fixed bug where start game in general election, press spacebar, Access Violation Error
– Fixed bug where not using correct candidate percentages to decide who is invited to a debate

v. 1.05.10.1

– Primaries interview offers only once per week instead of once per day
– Changed how computer players determine which regions in their ad strategies in general election
(this fixes a bug in 1992 where Perot not spending any money if start in general election)
– Computer players now make better decisions regarding giving PIPs and CPs to Endorsers
– Fixed bug where can run ads even when out of money
– 2008 > Fred Thompson Leadership 4 > 3
– 2008 > changed Ron Paul’s images
– 2008 > removed Ron Paul crusader Carol Wells, reduced Bill Maher from 30 > 15 days
– 2008 >
New Jersey Courier endorsing in Virginia > New Jersey
West Virginia Daily Telegraph endorsing in Virginia > West Virginia
removed ‘name’ endorsing in Massachusetts
West Virginia The Parkersburg News endorsing in Virginia > West Virginia
West Virginia The Parkersburg Sentinel endorsing in Virginia > West Virginia

v. 1.05.9.5

– 2008 > moved South Carolina primary to January 29th, 2008, D
– 2008 > moved Massachusetts primary to Feb 5th, R and D
– 2008 > halved R delegate counts for New Hampshire, South Carolina (RNC penalty for primaries before Feb. 1st)
(Iowa and Nevada won’t be penalized because their caucuses aren’t technically binding on selection of delegates)
– 2008 > R debate schedule now
Oct 9
Oct 21
Nov 28
Dec 9
Jan 5
Jan 10
Jan 30
– 2008 > D debate schedule now
Oct 30
Nov 15
Dec 17
Jan 5
Jan 21
Jan 31
– 2008 > general election debate schedule now (15%)
Presidential debates
Sep 26
Oct 7
Oct 15
Vice-Presidential debate
Oct 2
– 2008 > Ron Paul > added crusader “Ron Paul Supporters”
– 2008 > Mitt Romney > removed crusader “Arnold Schwarzenegger”, added “Romney Sons”
– scenarios.txt added United States – 2000 scenario
– Changed how chance interview calculated
interview % = candidate’s party’s Established + 10*candidate’s momentum
– Changed ‘health points’ to ‘energy points’
– Fixed bug where can add more than 5 CPs to endorsers
– Fixed bug where Footsoldiers costing extra CPs sometimes

v. 1.05.9.2

– Changed news profile for primaries and caucuses, now is
Established rating of party (or candidate if higher) + bonus specified by scenario designer
Note: this affects all scenarios, so until scenario designer specifies bonuses, all news stories about primaries or caucuses will initially be Established rating of party (or candidate if higher)
– Correlate: in Campaigns Forever can now specify the news story profile bonus for primaries and caucuses
– 2000 > Fixed Nader bug with 102 profile news story
– 2008 > Iowa +3 caucuses news story profile, R and D (8)
2008 > New Hampshire +3 primary news story profile, R and D (8)
2008 > South Carolina +2 primary news story profile, R and D (7)
2004 > Iowa, New Hampshire +3, R and D (8)
2000 > Iowa, New Hampshire +3, R and D (8)
– Fixed Activation bug
– Fixed bug where Footsoldiers cost 1 CP the first turn, but cost 3 the following turn with a large EP hit
For example: putting 3 CPs into FootSoliders results in 9 CPs being used the next turn
– Fixed bug where Time Limit feature on local games goes away if you save and load a game

v. 1.05.8.6

– Added timing feature in local games
– Added AutoSave option (to set, go to Options screen from main map screen)
– Added 2000 scenario

– Added note on how much energy regained that day in Turn Summary
– Changed contact information
– Fixed bug when making ad, if click insight and done, doesn’t set correct % highly successful
– Fixed bug where Crusaders sometimes not visiting strategy states
– Fixed bug research not budgeting for CPs after first turn when in primaries
– Fixed bug sometimes on completion of scandal research
– Fixed GetNumAdMaking error/then list index out of bounds
– Fixed bug when doing rest activity when out of funds causes “cannot do activity in turn summary”

– 2008 > changed starting funds for all candidates
– 2008 > changed Iowa caucus to January 3
– 2008 > changed primaries dates
projected early dates
– 2008 > changed Michigan and Florida delegates to 1 (from 0) for Democrats so work properly with game engine
(the Democratic National Congress decided to give 0 delegates to Michigan and Florida because those states set their primaries before Feb. 5th (the other 4 early states were allowed to by the DNC))
– 2008 > Brownback, Tancredo, Hunter Established 2 > 1
– 2008 > Hillary 2 > 3 Established
– 2008 > Obama to 1 > 2 Established
– 2008 > modify 2008 fundraising coefficient 1000 > 2000
– 2008 > Republican and Democratic primaries debates 5 > 0% requirement for entry into debate
– 2008 > Republican and Democratic primaries debate incorrect dates
– 2008 > added Jay Leno
– 2008 > chance economy boom 45 > 20
– 2008 > changed candidate colours
– 2008 > added new candidates
Chris Dodd
Dennis Kucinich
Duncan Hunter
Tom Tancredo
– 2008 > Gingrich to off by default
– 2008 > changed percentages
for entire country (see state by state)
Obama 25 > 21
Edwards 16 > 12
Richardson 4.8 > 3
Giuliani 32 > 27
Thompson 17 > 20
McCain 23 > 13
Romney 16 > 10
Huckabee 4.1 > 3.4

v. 1.05.7.3 (required only for Vista)

– fixed Vista compatibility issues for AutoUpgrade

v. 1.00.6.10.1 (version number does not change) (features equivalent to v. 1.05.7.1)

– 2008 > Added Senator Fred Thompson
– 2008 > Added Governor Bill Richardson
– 2008 > Added Governor Mike Huckabee
– 2008 > modified primaries dates, seats for Republicans, Democrats
– 2008 > modified primaries debates dates for Republicans, Democrats
– 2008 > percentage threshold for Democrats’ primaries 10 to 15
– 2008 > Obama national percentages increased
– 2008 > Biden national percentages decreased
– 2008 > Romney’s Leadership 3 to 4, Stamina 5 to 4
– 2008 > Giuliani’s Leadership 5 to 4
– 2008 > modified candidates’ starting funds
– 2008 > Kerry to off by default

v. 1.00.6.10

– Fixed help file
– AutoUpdate > Improved error handling

v. 1.00.6.9

– Fixed save/load game bug
– Fixed bug with multi-paragraphed descriptions of ads and issues

v. 1.00.6.8

– Enabled Primaries Debates
– Fixed problem with scripted events
– CandidateEditor > Can now use special characters in descriptions

v. 1.00.6.6

– Fixed bug going from Republican convention to general election

v. 1.00.6.5

– Changed game title to President Forever 2008 + Primaries
– Fixed turn activities bug when switching to General Election mode causing ‘List Index Out Of Bounds’ error message
– Fixed research bug causing ‘List Index Out Of Bounds’ error message

v. 1.00.6.4

– Fixed bug causing exception
– Fixed player deletion bug
– Fixed tool-tips help system bug – was not showing all help information
– Fixed recalculation of poll numbers when switching to General Election
– Fixed issue images and player images not being displayed correctly due to the number of breakthroughs player had before scandals
– Fixed debating skill and issue familiarity progress cycling from 100 to 1 when at 5
– Funds now hidden when viewing Veep information
– Fixed progress bars displaying properly in players info screen
– Candidate Editor > Fixed image resizing when loading new candidate images bug
– Candidate Editor > Now adds _large or _small to leader bitmap filenames if they don’t already have them, this fixes file name bug
– AutoUpdate > Fixed bug that would cause certain files not to be updated
– 2008 > Fixed Biden and Gore are same colour
– Veep energy now displayed when hover over Veep activity button on mainForm

v. 1.00.6.3

– Fixed load game bug

v. 1.00.6.2

– 2008 > Fixed Vilsack from Iowa
– 2008 > Bayh to off by default, Charisma to 3
– 2008 > Changed Obama’s crusaders
– 2008 > Changed Democratic party primaries percentages in Iowa (lowered Clinton, increase Edwards and Obama)
– 2008 > Changed Iran far-left position
– 2008 > Changed Tucson Daily Star to Arizona Daily Star
– 2004 > Changed War On Terror’s far-left position
– 2004 > Changed Dennis Kucinich’s Abortion position from far-left to left
– 2004 > Changed Tucson Daily Star to Arizona Daily Star
– Candidate Editor > Fixed Established, Leadership, Experience, Integrity, Issue Familiarity, Charisma, Stamina, Debating > go from 1 to 5 instead of 0 to 5

v. 1.00.6.1

– Fixed on load game, Veep correct
– 2008 > Changed general election start date to September 5th, 2008

v. 1.00.6

MAJOR CHANGES

– Reduced memory usage
– Added Candidate Editor, can load from game
– Smaller parties tend not to have such big gains (percent to move calculation uses How Well Known)
– Increased issue profile progress change by 50%
– Added Barnstorming to Policy Speech, can now move when do a Policy Speech
– Fixed unbalanced percentages when other players turned off
– Fixed load game caused Access Violation
– Fixed access violation on save
– Fixed problem with new candidates created in Candidate Editor (modified to allow 0 percentages for candidates)
– 2008 and 2004 > Reduced chances of ‘inverted’ states in general election
– 2008 > Added Barack Obama, Evan Bayh, Tim Vilsack, Al Gore, and Sam Brownback
– 2008 > Frist and Allen off by default

MINOR CHANGES

– Warning box when save with name of another saved game
– Fixed “Access Violation” on close when starting in General Election
– Fixed issue profiles
– Fixed memory leak
– Fixed list index out of bounds when received offers from more than four players
– Fixed candidate selector in offers list
– Fixed PIPs will always be returned to player if offer not accepted
– Fixed player able to withdraw, endorse, or ask for Veep spot if only player in party
– Fixed breakthroughs not removed properly for deleted players
– Fixed inter-party moving of voters. i.e. 0 InterPartyCoefficient means 0 voters move between parties
– Fixed list index out of bounds error for AutoUpdate button
– Fixed veep appearing in list of possible veeps once has been selected as a veep
– Fixed health cost for Policy Speech. No health or cost was being deducted for this activity
– Fixed Select Focus > for Ads/Policy Speeches, would skip turn player party
– Fixed Select Focus > for research, turn player party will be skipped
– Fixed goals (removed party goals, now just each candidate’s goals)
– Added functionality to have list of more than 4 candidates in offers list
– 2008 > parties.xml > Democratic general election block grant to 75,000,000
– 2008 > parties.xml > Warner off by default
– 2008 > parties.xml > Kerry 25 to 15 PIPs
– 2008 > issues.xml > changed “War on Terror” Far-Left position to:
“Terrorism will be reduced if we stop meddling in other country’s affairs. Dramatically change our foreign policy.”
– 2008 and 2004 > parties.xml > Peroutka and Badnarik homestates corrected
– 2008 > changed Congressional majorities from Republican to Democratic
– 2008 > updated poll closing times
– 2008 > politics_units.xml > updated governors
– 2008 > endorsers.xml > updated governors
– 2008 > parties.xml > Romney to centrist on Abortion, center-right on SSM, center-right on Immigration
– 2008 > endorsers.xml > Massachusetts, second part of Endorsers, the “name” backed Bush in 2004
– 2008 > parties.xml > Democratic and Republican convention dates and locations changed
– 2008 > endorsers.xml > Pawlenty moved to decided for McCain
– 2008 > percentages.xml > Kerry’s percentages down a few points
– 2008 > political_units.xml > Immigration’s profiles from High to Medium
– 2008 > parties.xml > changed player colors
– 2008 > endorsers.xml > New Jersey newspaper to New Hampshire, removed duplicate Missouri newspaper
– 2008 > parties.xml > added new players as Vice Presidential candidates

v. 1.00.5.1

– Load now checks for compatible version number in save game
– Newer AutoUpdate.exe
– Fixed floating point error
– Fixed list index out of bounds error when click Research button
– Removed second Alabama governor endorser in 2008

v. 1.00.5

MAJOR CHANGES

– Fixed ‘List Index Out of Bounds’ bug
– Fixed ‘Exception Fault’ bug
– Fixed load-save bug where endorsers would not function correctly
– Save game automatically adds .sav so can load again if don’t add .sav extension to file name

MINOR CHANGES

– First two Primaries/Caucuses have news stories with higher profiles
– 2004 and 2008 endorsers footsoldier chance changed from 50% to 33%
– 2004 and 2008 reduced inter-party voter movement before general election phase
– Modified chance computer player from another party will accept Vice-Presidential offer
– Fixed scandals not being shown correctly

v. 1.00.3

MAJOR CHANGES

– Fixed create scandals bug
– Fixed release scandals bug
– Help file now integrated into game, press F1 or Help buttons
– Main map now displays regions in strategy
– Fixed saving game bug
– Election night now has a fast-forward button and default mode is also quicker
– Election night has option to display message when region is called
– Election night region displays lock if called
– Fixed election night bug with not recognizing new winner if changes after called
– Modified percentage change dynamics for more realistic game play
– Footsoldiers last 30 days
– Changed number of CPs receive in general election
– Changed starting funds for players in 2004, 2008
– Fixed bug playing a game with certain parties on
– Can run ad in all regions in strategy
– Modified computer player endorsement and withdrawal decision making
– Can turn AutoUpdates on or off on start screen
– Computer players better at strategizing
– Momentum affects endorsers
– Can continue as player to whom become Veep or as player in party who wins convention
– Fixed veep not moving properly when barnstorming
– Fixed “List Index Out Of Bounds” bug
– Footsoldiers now cost 5 CPs in general election
– For footsoldier creation, regional momentum/2 added to completion per turn

MINOR CHANGES

– Fixed display error when more than 3 scandals created
– Second governor of Alabama removed in 2004
– Changed governor of New Jersey in 2004
– Fixed far-right position on Affirmative Action in 2004
– Changed several candidates from ‘female’ to ‘male’ in 2004, 2008
– Changed Lieberman’s colour from light-blue to orange in 2004
– Nader ‘party’ funds changed from $0 to $100,000 in 2004
– Fixed bug with general election candidates not having a block grant not being able to fundraise
– Fixed bug with computer players spinning news stories when shouldn’t be able to
– Reduced chance spy gets caught
– Reduced chance spy help with scandal research during the primaries
– Decreased undecideds in general election to 20% in 2004, 2008
– Main map region abbreviations coloured correctly
– Main map +- correspond to correct poll data, don’t show +- if < 0.5 change
– Modified alienated voters to 40% in 2004, 2008
– Changed Democratic starting percentage in Colorado to 48% in 2008
– Change player colours in 2004
– Fixed news story font size bug
– Computer players do issue familiarity and debating more often
– Hide issue familiarity and debating skill bars for other players if don’t have spy
– Modifies endorser attributes for 2004, 2008
– Fixed where switching from primaries to general election CPs not right on one day

 

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