Upcoming President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.4.5

Hi everyone,

This post will keep track of changes to the upcoming version of President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.4.5.

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):

  • Main Screen > change in funds now uses abbreviations if $1,000,000 or more

65 thoughts on “Upcoming President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.4.5”

  1. @Anthony

    I wonder if there is something you could do to prevent endorsers from endorsing people they would never endorse in real life.

    For instance, Rick Scott endorsing a Democrat over. Republican. I even had Obama at 97 for a Republican and 95 for a Democrat (he never endorsed though).

    Ron Paul also stated that he wouldn’t endorse anyone, including Johnson. Strangely, he praised Jill Stein, though.

    Jeb Bush and John Kasich have both stated they won’t vote for Trump or Clinton.

  2. In the editor it wont let me edit the leaders ID, and when I do try it wont let me imput in percentages for the new leader.

  3. @Jonathan,

    Sure, this can be done and some extra functionality will probably be added to endorsers.

  4. Just wanted to second Jonathan’s suggestion of adding extra depth to the endorsement system.

    Maybe some sort of list for each endorser of candidates they would never endorse, and a list of candidates they will definitely endorse if they are running.

  5. I’m having a big problem with Stamina. Regularly having my candidate with 200/100. It doesn’t matter if I set Stamina number at 1 or 5.

    This is been a problem through each update. Any ideas?

  6. @Anthony – Perhaps consider adding a “skeletons in the closet” rating — it would mimic how “corruption” is currently used.

  7. @Jim,

    “I’m having a big problem with Stamina. Regularly having my candidate with 200/100.”

    Do you have a save game you can load where you consistently get something like this?

  8. @anthony

    Also, I was wondering if you could make it possible for endorsers to unendorse? Trump is losing endorsements, including Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Gov. Hebert of UT.

    Also, I’m wondering if endorsers that endorsed primary candidate that lost, should release their endorsements upon withdrawing. That way, the general election nominee can have Joe Biden or Mitt Romney campaign for them, even if they didn’t have their endorsement in the primaries.

  9. @Luki,

    Thanks for this – the algorithm for deciding state colors isn’t the same as the one deciding EVs. Noted.

  10. @Jonathan,

    Yes, endorsers re-endorsing after the person they endorsed has withdrawn is a good idea. Might happen.

    Un-endorsing would be nice, we’ll see.

  11. PI Ericsson 2.4.3 is virtually unplayable. Every function takes almost a full minute to execute. Any word on how to fix it? Game is so slow to the point that it’s worthless.

  12. I think you should add by state momentum on events. The “New York Values” comment by Cruz obviously gives a negative momentum in the northeast states. However he gets a boost in rural and southern states,

  13. I’ve been thinking a lot over the last week about the campaigns I’ve followed closely and I wondered if there might be room to add an attribute to candidates along the lines of Discipline (or message discipline, or inversely spontaneousness or instinct) that would measure how scripted a candidate is.

    Candidates ranking high in discipline are less likely to have gaffes or speech backfires, but the ability to create positive momentum by rally or barnstorming is reduced. So their campaigns are more stable.

    Candidates ranking low in discipline and go off the cuff more often are more likely to surprise the crowd or connect personally, meaning the possibility for more effective rallies, barnstorming, and speeches, but the increased likelihood of gaffes / backfires. These candidates would likely have campaigns that rise and fall.

    I think it has the potential to add to the 2016 election (general and primary) quite a bit, but it could also describe some other past presidential figures we’ve seen like Biden that were more impulsive.

  14. One thing I am noticing on Windows 10 version (2.4.3), I have endorsers in my custom scenario, to give (2) momentum in the scenario editor. However, in the game, it shows them giving 4. Not sure if this is a bug.

  15. @Dallas,

    If the issue profile is 2, then 4 is as designed. Momentum bonuses are multiplied by the issue’s profile.

  16. @Jonathan re Trump’s Integrity -> 1,

    You mean because of the tape released last Friday?

    I don’t think this merits an Integrity change at this point – I was actually surprised when the NYT did its expose on Trump and his past relationships awhile back and found very little. As far as I can tell, this is what Trump has characterized it as (‘locker room braggadocio’) – and I wouldn’t be surprised if more of it turns up. If serious evidence turns up of more than that, though, then yes, I’ll consider it.

    On this topic, though, perhaps almost every major candidate should have their Integrity knocked down 1 (Kasich and J. Bush renege on their pledges, continuing leaks about Clinton and her campaign’s conduct (such as Podesta Budowski saying she ‘lies often’), Cruz’s Republican convention antics, even Sanders becoming a top Clinton surrogate and seeming to betray his principles and supporters).

  17. @Ryan,

    Did the speed issue just start with 2.4.3? If so, do you know what version you were playing before?

  18. @Ryan,

    Our core development tools no longer officially support Windows Vista, which might be the cause of this.

  19. I think you should add by state momentum on events. The “New York Values” comment by Cruz obviously gives a negative momentum in the northeast states. However he gets a boost in rural and sosouthern states.

  20. @Tanner,

    Message discipline is a good idea. It would partially be included under Experience (more experienced means less likely to commit a gaffe). However, there are politicians with lots of experience who tend to commit gaffes (such as Biden). We’ll see.

  21. A new Utah poll came out with Evan McMullin within the MoE with Clinton and Trump, will he be added as a candidate?

  22. @Chris,

    If McMullin’s numbers hold in another poll after this, then I will seriously consider it.

  23. I was about to mention McMullin. He had been at between 9 and 12% before this newest poll. It looks like he is probably going to make a difference in Utah. It looks like he could be the first non-major party candidate to win a state since Wallace or he could end up giving Utah to Clinton.

  24. @anthony,
    It would be something. Be really crazy if McMullin won Utah and Johnson won New Mexico. Neither will get anywhere close to Perots national support but if one or both won a state it would be a significant historical achievement especially if it produced a deadlock in the electoral college.

  25. IRL, candidates left on the ballot after dropping out still receive votes on election day, would this feature be added sometime in the future for the game?

    Another question, will early voting be a feature in the future as well?


  26. @Chad,

    1. This might actually be doable when favorability is implemented. We’ll see – it’s not a top priority, though.

    2. Early voting has become increasingly important, so I’d like to see it happen in a future release. Again, though, it’s not a top priority.

  27. @Jonathan re new events,

    Events are based on issues, and those are about to change, which is why I’ve been holding off on updating events. Might make sense though, we’ll see.

  28. @Anthony

    Is there a way you could add a button “set all to On Ballot” in the editor? I’m making a scenario with every presidential nominee in US history (major parties, and some 3rd party nominees). When changing the candidate ID for half of them, I would get an error. It changed the ID name, but then it erased all of the regional percentages, and took them off all of the ballots. I’m now going through the very tedious action of clicking each one back on the ballot, state-by-state, candidate-by-candidate. I still have about 25 more candidates to go, Before I waste another couple hours of my time, I’m wondering if such a button can be made, and if so, when could it be released?

  29. @Anthony

    Is it possible that we can have a tickbox so we can choose how the primary results are displayed. If a large number of states declare on a single day for multiple parties it becomes a click-fest to go through them all.

    As we already have the dropdown menu maybe we can have an option so it only brings the party result screen up once per party and we can scroll through states/regional results ourselves.

  30. @Anthony

    A few weeks ago I sent over the game logs you requested for my stamia/spending issue. I hadn’t heard anything back and the email kicked back a few times, so i just wanted to confirm you got it.


  31. @Jim,

    Yes, I’ve received it. With the Congress Infinity release, I will now be able to focus on these for the upcoming President Infinity update.

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