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

32 thoughts on “Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. next release sneak-peek, Windows and Mac”

  1. I see you’ve changed the caption when an election ends with a hug parliament. Any chance you could add an ability to negotiate for a coalition after an election which would be a great addition to UK-2010

  2. “Any chance you could add an ability to negotiate for a coalition after an election which would be a great addition to UK-2010”

    Yes, it’s on the to-do list. Might not happen for awhile, though.

  3. Looks great, I’ve been looking forward to getting 2010 as an official scenario.

    A couple of questions though. The Tory and Labour logos don’t seem to be what they actually were in 2010. Is that deliberate? Also, I like the ‘Cleggmania’ event, but is there a possibility of not triggering it if he flops at the first debate, it would be a cool thing to add.Caroline Lucas’ name seems to be spelt wrong too btw.

    Other than that, looks like a good scenario. Look forward to playing it!

  4. The bug regarding various currencies still exists though (the NIS sign would still not work.

  5. *correction
    The bug regarding various currencies still exists though (the NIS sign would still not work)

  6. Yes, I’m aware of this. In the meantime, the workaround is to use a Roman character substitute (such as ‘NIS’).

  7. Great work Anthony! Will you be adding this campaign editor to PI? I really like the new look.

  8. Hey,
    This all sounds great, cheers for the work!

    Before the launch I wanted to say though that since updating it to the sneak peek version when I created a new leader in the editor the editor glitches a bit by making the list of leaders per party unreadable and thus unselectable unless using keyboard keys to switch between leaders and you have to restart the editor to fix it.

    Upon restarting it also has a glitch where the constituency of the leader you’ve selected will be viewed as the seat of the last one you were looking at in the editor until you swipe your mouse over it after which it changes to the one you’ve selected previously.

    Other than that I love the new editor stuff and the relations stuff sounds great!

  9. @TheMiddlePolitical,

    Yes, Editor updates where relevant will be added to next PI update.

  10. @Sebastian,

    Next PI update will be focus after official PMI – U.K. update (and PMI – Canada update, since the game engines are very similar). Might be in a few weeks – we’ll see.

  11. I found a bug:

    When I run through election night, the game crashes at the 1:00AM mark and gives the message “Access violation at address 0700B700 in module ‘PMI_UK.exe’. Read of address 00000068.”

    I was playing the 2017 scenario but I’m not sure if its an issue with the scenario itself or simply the whole game.

  12. Best 270soft game yet but I’ve found an exploit or something. If you spend all or most of your CPs on endorsers early on and get them as soon as possible then you can win even a landslide easily at least on Medium difficulty. I got 88 seats with 43% of the vote as Turnbull in the official Australai scenario 2016 and 50.3% and 397 seats as Attlee in 1950 (I had only slightly modded the latter scenario and even then it was mostly modding the Irish candidates). Maybe I should stick to Hard difficulty or when making scenarios the endorsers should be set up in such a way that they won’t all endorse within a short space of time like 8 on the same day which happened in 1950 a few times. The game also doesn’t record highscores for custom scenarios although perhaps that’s deliberate.

  13. @EAY,

    I don’t get this in the latest internal, so my guess is this has been fixed. If it occurs once the next update is released, please let me know.

  14. @SANC,

    Noted – the bug with highscores has been fixed in the latest internal, thanks for this.

  15. There’s a mistake in the official UK 2015 scenario. For the Northern Ireland issue the centre-left position talks about reforming the RUC but they haven’t been called that in about 20 years; they’re the PSNI nowadays.

  16. The AI doesn’t seem to do everything a human player would. I think it’s that it doesn’t build up organisational strength or footsoldiers. It would be good if it did.

  17. Looks good. Is there any possibility that you could add some sort of swingometer and an exit poll?, because that’s all the election night lacks

  18. I aggree with @legolasRedbard i think it would be really good if there was an exit poll and swingometer on election night as it would make it that more exciting.

  19. Re swingometer, it’s pretty easy to do, but it requires adding in all the previous election’s constituency-by-constituency results. This is complicated by redistricting. I think as a North American I don’t quite ‘get’ exit polls, as they can be significantly wrong (as in 2015 in the U.K.), and here people seem to prefer to stay up until the results are officially in. I suppose the idea is they add a preview, and this can add to suspense as the official results come in? Either way, I do get that people want this feature – we’ll see with future updates of PMI – UK.

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