President Infinity – Version Amundsen – 1.9.4

President Infinity v. Amundsen – 1.9.4 for Windows and Mac has been released!

If you are a President Infinity (President Forever 2016) owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

Note: the Mac install file has been updated to include a file that was missing, which caused an error when opening the Platform Screen. If you downloaded the original Mac 1.9.4 install file, simply request a new download e-mail and then install the latest.

What’s new in this upgrade

  • 2016 > Primaries > Republicans > updated state %s
  • Fixed bug where computer players weren’t running ads
  • Election Night > updated, including export feature (state-by-state percentages and voter numbers by party to a spreadsheet file)
  • Turn processing no longer gets significantly longer after a few turns
  • Main Map > clicking on map now quicker
  • Main Screen > up and down arrows > clicking now quicker
  • Strategy Screen > information updates properly when click ‘Next Player’s Strategy’ or ‘Previous Player’s Strategy’
  • Strategy Screen > shows ‘Next Player’s Strategy’ or ‘Previous Player’s Strategy’ when hover mouse over respective buttons
  • Strategy Screen > Ads > when select region to advertise in, rectangle takes party color
  • 2016 > set the undecided-leaning-committed share of %s in the general election for the Republicans and Democrats to the same
  • 2016 > Chris Christie > moved from 3rd to 6th
  • 2016 > Scott Walker > moved from 6th to 2nd
  • 2016 > Mitt Romney > moved to after ‘on’ candidates, turned to ‘off’ by default
  • 2016 > Bobby Jindal > moved up the list, turned from ‘off’ to ‘on’ by default
  • 2016 > John Kasich > moved up the list
  • 2016 > Martin O’Malley > turned to ‘on’ by default, moved up the list
  • 2016 > Mark Warner > moved down the list
  • 2016 > Joe Biden > turned to ‘on’ by default
  • 2016 > Mike Huckabee > turned to ‘on’ by default
  • 2016 > General Election > can now start either Aug. 1st or Sep. 7th
  • Democrats > convention location -> Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, date -> July 25-28
  • 2016 > Santorum > Super PAC > Patriot Voices
  • 2016 > Perry > Super PAC > Opportunity and Freedom
  • 2016 > Cruz > Super PAC > Jobs, Growth and Freedom
  • 2016 > Christie > Super PAC > Leadership Matters for America
  • 2016 > Walker > Super PAC > Our American Revival
  • 2016 > Larry Hogan no longer automatic surrogate for Martin O’Malley
  • 2016 > Andrew Cuomo > Mario Cuomo removed as surrogate
  • 2016 > Endorsers > John Kitzhaber -> Kate Brown
  • 2016 > Santorum > Primaries > starting funds $10 M -> $5 M
  • Rallies > attendance number on info line in pop up
  • Main Map > now draws Veep flag
  • Fixed bug where receive message when trying to get on ballot that says “Can’t work on party ballot until you have secured the party’s nomination!”
  • Campaign Editor > minor modifications
  • Fixed bug where error when clicked New Game from within existing game
  • Debate Prep Screen > updated frame graphics
  • Debate Prep Screen > added popup help

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.

Important: when you receive the e-mail, you will want to download the file from the “windows president infinity” or “mac president infinity” link.

If for some reason there is no “windows president infinity” or “mac president infinity” link in your e-mail and you are a President Infinity (President Forever 2016) owner, please notify us and we will fix that for you.

To update:

Version information:

What’s coming up in future updates

  • Expanding the 2016 candidates (Fiorina, Graham, Pataki)
  • Multiple primaries start dates (like the new general election feature)
  • Continuing to improve the computer player AI
  • 7 days per turn feature for primaries
  • Implementation of Kickstarter campaign in-game rewards

27 thoughts on “President Infinity – Version Amundsen – 1.9.4”

  1. Great update! The new optimizations/fixes makes the game that much better, and I hope to see the 7-day turn option implemented!

  2. @Aaron,

    Thanks for this – I have confirmed Warner is still ‘on’ by default, but Jindal is ‘on’ by default on the 1.9.4 I have here. Can you confirm he’s off by default in the version you have?

  3. Never mind about Jindal, I checked him to off and then when to the Dems and saw Warner on so I went back to check the Reps again and must have forgotten that I checked him off. So it’s just Warner then.

    As a second thought: I would probably make Sanders a bit stronger in his home state of Vermont than he is overall nationally. Not sure how much stronger (as Clinton would still b ahead there), but maybe in the upper single digits rather than the lower single digits? The same goes for Webb in Virginia (especially with Kaine and Warner off), and O’Malley in Maryland. Schweitzer is in the 20’s in Montana, which makes sense for a home-state candidate more so than low single digits of O’Malley, Sanders and Webb.

  4. @Aaron,

    Re Sanders, Webb, O’Malley – this is probably a good idea. I’ll double-check any latest polling data, but even if not, it might make sense to increase these a bit.

  5. A file was missed in the Mac distribution, which causes an error when opening the Platform Screen. It will be updated within several minutes, and I will post here when that happens.

  6. The Mac install file is now updated. If you downloaded the original Mac install, simply request another download e-mail.

  7. @Steve,

    Re results appearing twice in export file, thanks for this – fixed in the latest internal.

    Re results streaming in on election night, can you say more about this? It’s designed to have results stream in from states where polls have closed. Are you saying you think have the results updated less frequently is more realistic?

  8. I just had an election night where (a little after 9PM-ish) the election was “called” for Bush, but Clinton ended up with 282 EV’s and a 53.1%-45% final victory.

  9. still have the problem with endorsements, Rubio just won the primaries despite losing the first 6 states, it seems strange that the AI can simply get all the endorsements from primary candidates

  10. Great update.

    Still having that primary issue where a candidate is declared the winner before reaching the magic number.

  11. Having the same problem as Aaron Booth. Candidate 1 declared winner as soon as he/she reaches 270 even though not 100% is counted. Some of those late closing states will then end up going to Candidate 2 after 100% is counted and Candidate 2 ends up winning election.

  12. @Aaron and Kevin,

    Thanks for this – I’ll be continuing to update election night in the next while.

  13. @Jim “Still having that primary issue where a candidate is declared the winner before reaching the magic number.”

    Thanks for this – noted.

  14. Even minimal editing of endorsers is getting me an “Out of Bounds” notice when I go into the game. Can’t toggle between All and US at all.

  15. I notice what Alistair said. The leading computer candidate almost always gets almost all/ if not all of the dropping out candidates endorsements. One time, as Rand Paul, I won all states except Colorado and I had just won Arizona and Michigan. Chris Christie was the front runner for the AI(he had gotten smaller candidates endorsements). I was leading him by 5% nationally. But then, the other candidates dropped out and endorsed him. It made it impossible to beat him. I ended up loosing bad to him. If you win all those states up o that point, you should easily win the nomination. Also, there were candidates that would never endorse Christie(like Cruz and Jindal).

  16. @Jesse,

    I think this is as designed. The idea is that human players have to figure out how to get other players in the primaries to drop out or endorse them and then drop out. If that doesn’t happen, then they start to endorse another computer player. Feedback noted, though.

  17. Ok, Anthony, I think that there should be a way to make it so certain candidates will not endorse certain candidates. Like Ted Cruz would never endorse someone like Christie if Rand Paul is still in the race.

  18. @jesse

    You were also playing as Rand Paul. I think most republicans would endorse Christie to ensure Paul doesn’t get nominated. I doubt Paul would get any mainstream of moderate Reps to endorse him in the primaries. Same with Cruz

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