Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – Version 2.7.8

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – v. 2.7.8 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update includes

  • a new Surrogates screen (including Surrogate images if supported by a campaign)
  • enhances the Editor including more easily positioning abbreviations, fixes several bugs, allowing for setting individual seat issue centres and profiles, and more
  • adds search to the Research Screen
  • fixes a bug where computer players wouldn’t select opponents properly
  • allows for up to 100 highscores
  • and more

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

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

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-u-k-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade

  • Player Info Screen > Platform > fixed bug where % profile increase labels shown beyond number of issues
  • can view up to 100 highscores
  • Winner Screen > can see highscore next to rank
  • Research Screen > can select region by search
  • Strategy Screen > names of regions not on ballot are gray
  • save > fixed bug with save files that were too big
  • save > now only 1 save file associated with a save game, as opposed to 1 plus 1 for each candidate in the game
  • fixed bug if canceled load game where program would freeze
  • fixed bug > if used too many CPs and playing 7 days per turn, would subtract from leader’s EPs each day instead of once per turn
  • Strategy Screen > fixed bug where ordering by Platform Distance listed with some results out of order
  • Ads, Research, Endorsers, Theme, Notes, Player Info Screen > can press Esc to close screen
  • Main Screen > Activities > can press Esc to return to Main Screen
  • Spin Screen > can press Esc to return to Main Screen, including can Esc out of Interviews popup
  • Electoral Vote (Constituency) Screen > can press Esc to return to Strategy Screen or Main Screen
  • fixed bug > computer player wouldn’t focus on opponents
  • Main Map > if region selected on Main Map and click Research button, will automatically set region for Research Screen
  • Constituency Screen > if click Research button, will automatically set region for Research Screen
  • Sim > recognizes coalitions
  • Editor > Regions > Ballot > Set All > if universal political unit selected, description says will change for all regions
  • Surrogates > can add images, similar to candidates
  • Surrogates > Main Screen > name under portrait > if name too long, shows just last name
  • Main Screen > Activities > fixed bug where could continue using surrogate after used all Surrogate Points
  • new Create Surrogate Screen
  • Editor > can set issue centers for individual seats
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > Profiles > ‘Set All’ button visible regardless of region
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > can set issue profiles for individual seats
  • fixed bug in function to determine where loss of support would go to after platform change
  • Editor > Regions > fixed bug if tried to delete secondary region with just one tertiary region
  • Editor > Regions > Map > can right click to set abbreviation coordinates
  • Editor > Regions > if edit id, checks if unique, if not, adds unique identifier (ex. “_2”)
  • Editor > Regions > Map > fixed tab ordering
  • Editor > Regions > if change region abbreviation and then go to map, abbreviation updated
  • Editor > Leaders > if edit id, check if unique, if not, adds unique identifier (ex. “_2”)
  • Editor > Regions > Map > can show all abbreviations
  • Editor > Issues > if edit id, checks if unique, if not, adds unique identifier (ex. “_2”)
  • Select Leader Screen > if only 1 leader, Change Leader button disabled
  • Editor > can set credits, button appears on Select Campaign Screen if set
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set Elected Leader Position (ex. “Prime Minister”), Institution (ex. “Parliament”), Appointed by (ex. “Governor General”)

Creating a sustainable financial model for the Infinity games – adding subscriptions

A huge amount of work has been put into updating the Infinity games (President, Congress, Prime Minister U.K. and Canada), but it isn’t sustainable without a better financial model to support that development. A better model will give a stable financial basis so we can continue to invest in the Infinity games and expand our investment beyond what we are doing now.

So, I am announcing we will be moving to a base product + subscription model. What does this mean for you?

For someone buying a game new, they get the game + 1 year of updates and customer support. After that, a person can choose to purchase a yearly subscription for $8. (If the subscription isn’t renewed, a person can renew later on but for an initial rate of $12, then $8 after that.)

The subscription covers updates and support for all the games you own, so if you own all 4, you get updates to all 4 for $8 a year.

If you already own the game, you will be grandfathered in for updates and customer support for a certain amount of time. You will be grandfathered for from 1 year if you just purchased to a minimum of 3 months for anyone who purchased more than 9 months ago.

This is effective May 27th, so anyone who purchased 9 or more months ago will have their updates and customer service period expire on August 27th, 2018. For everyone else, the date is 1 year from their original purchase date.

You can tell when your current updates + customer service will need to be renewed here (and clicking to get a redownload e-mail). You will be e-mailed before the renewal time to let you know, if you haven’t already added a subscription.

You can also add 1 year to your subscription term beforehand here so you don’t have to worry about it. (This will add 1 year after the point it is set to expire, so the new expiry date will become September 1st, 2019 if it’s set to expire September 1st, 2018).

Game development will move to an official release for each major product every 3 months or so. This is an estimate. So on a subscription, you can expect 4 official updates (following a minor-major-minor-major release pattern) per year per product. The goals for upcoming releases will be stated clearly on the web-site for next release here, but these will be only goals, and subject to revision. They simply give both the development team and customers an idea of what to expect and focus on.

Anthony Burgoyne, Lead Designer, 270soft

Q&A

Q. I already own the game. Does this mean I have to purchase it again?

A. No. If you are an owner, you only have to purchase a subscription ($8 per year) to continue receiving updates and customer service after your current term expires (August 27th, 2018 or later, depending on when you originally purchased).

Q. Will I be able to keep playing the game if I don’t get or renew a subscription?

A. Yes. You can keep playing the latest version available before your subscription expired.

Q. Can I unsubscribe?

A. Yes. At any time, if you don’t want your subscription to renew, simply contact us and we will cancel the subscription renewal for you.

Q. Are you promising 4 updates per year for each product?

A. No, but the goal is 4 updates for each of the Infinity games per year, roughly once every 3 months. The goals for upcoming releases are here.

Q. I thought I would get updates until the end of the products’ life-times when I originally purchased. Isn’t this unfair?

A. The option here is between switching to a subscription model for the Infinity games, or to update them less (or even not at all). Since the intent of subscriptions is to allow 270soft to significantly change the games, this new policy effectively starts new products that are more sustainable.

Q. Are you on Patreon?

A. No. Adding extra features for something like Patreon means more time spent not making the games better. If you want to support us more, the best way to do that is to give feedback, help with creating campaigns, and let other people know about the games!

Q. Will this change be able to cover improvements desired by the community, such as full-screen support and possibly mobile apps on iOS and Android down the road?

A. Yes, that’s a big part of doing this – to be able to continue updating the games. Full-screen support is something that might happen – mobile phones is more problematic, as it would probably require a complete redo of the user interface, but iOS and Android tablets are possible.

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – Version 2.7.8

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – v. 2.7.8 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update includes

  • Ontario 2018 > added None of the Above Party
  • Ontario 2018 > added Trillium Party
  • Editor > can set credits for campaign creation, button appears on Select Campaign Screen if set
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set Elected Leader Position (ex. “Prime Minister”), Institution (ex. “Parliament”), Appointed by (ex. “Governor General”)
  • Mac > fixes bug with Editor > Regions Screen

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

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

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – Version 2.7.7

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – v. 2.7.7 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update includes

  • Ontario 2018
  • a new Surrogates screen including Surrogate images (where supported by a campaign)
  • enhances the Editor including more easily positioning abbreviations and fixing several bugs
  • fixes a bug where computer players wouldn’t select opponents properly
  • and more

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

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

To update:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

Version information:

http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information

What’s new in this upgrade

  • added Ontario 2018
  • Player Info Screen > Platform > fixed bug where % profile increase labels shown beyond number of issues
  • can view up to 100 highscores
  • Winner Screen > can see highscore next to rank
  • Research Screen > can select region by search
  • Strategy Screen > names of regions not on ballot are gray
  • save > fixed bug with save files that were too big
  • save > now only 1 save file associated with a save game, as opposed to 1 plus 1 for each candidate in the game
  • fixed bug if canceled load game where program would freeze
  • fixed bug > if used too many CPs and playing 7 days per turn, would subtract from leader’s EPs each day instead of once per turn
  • Strategy Screen > fixed bug where ordering by Platform Distance listed with some results out of order
  • Ads, Main, Research, Endorsers, Theme, Notes, Constituency, Player Info Screens > can press Esc to close screen
  • Spin Screen > can press Esc to return to Main Screen, including can Esc out of Interviews popup
  • fixed bug > computer player wouldn’t focus on opponents
  • Main Map > if region selected on Main Map and click Research button, will automatically set region for Research Screen
  • Constituency Screen > if click Research button, will automatically set region for Research Screen
  • Sim > recognizes coalitions
  • Editor > Regions > Ballot > Set All > if universal political unit selected, description says will change for all regions
  • Surrogates > can add images, similar to candidates
  • Surrogates > Main Screen > name under portrait > if name too long, shows just last name
  • Main Screen > Activities > fixed bug where could continue using surrogate after used all Surrogate Points
  • new Create Surrogate Screen
  • Editor > can set issue centers for individual seats
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > Profiles > ‘Set All’ button visible regardless of region
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > can set issue profiles for individual seats
  • fixed bug in function to determine where loss of support would go to after platform change
  • Editor > Regions > fixed bug if tried to delete secondary region with just one tertiary region
  • Editor > Regions > Map > can right click to set abbreviation coordinates
  • Editor > Regions > if edit id, checks if unique, if not, adds unique identifier (ex. “_2”)
  • Editor > Regions > Map > fixed tab ordering
  • Editor > Regions > if change region abbreviation and then go to map, abbreviation updated
  • Editor > Leaders > if edit id, check if unique, if not, adds unique identifier (ex. “_2”)
  • Editor > Regions > Map > can show all abbreviations
  • Editor > Issues > if edit id, checks if unique, if not, adds unique identifier (ex. “_2”)
  • Select Leader Screen > if only 1 leader, Change Leader button disabled

 

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada next release sneak-peek, Windows

This update is part of a minor release cycle for the Infinity games. Major features include

  • Ontario 2018
  • a new Surrogates screen including Surrogate images (where supported by a campaign)
  • enhances the Editor including more easily positions abbreviations and fixing several bugs
  • updates the save file system to 1 save file
  • and fixes a bug where computer players wouldn’t select opponents properly.

You can download it by clicking the button below for Windows.

Note: Requires you already have the game installed.

Feedback welcome!

New since previous release

  • added Ontario 2018
  • Player Info Screen > Platform > fixed bug where % profile increase labels shown beyond number of issues
  • can view up to 100 highscores
  • Winner Screen > can see highscore next to rank
  • Research Screen > can select region by search
  • Strategy Screen > names of regions not on ballot are gray
  • save > fixed bug with save files that were too big
  • save > now only 1 save file associated with a save game, as opposed to 1 plus 1 for each candidate in the game
  • fixed bug if canceled load game where program would freeze
  • fixed bug > if used too many CPs and playing 7 days per turn, would subtract from leader’s EPs each day instead of once per turn
  • Strategy Screen > fixed bug where ordering by Platform Distance listed with some results out of order
  • Ads, Main, Research, Endorsers, Theme, Notes, Constituency, Player Info Screens > can press Esc to close screen
  • Spin Screen > can press Esc to return to Main Screen, including can Esc out of Interviews popup
  • fixed bug > computer player wouldn’t focus on opponents
  • Main Map > if region selected on Main Map and click Research button, will automatically set region for Research Screen
  • Constituency Screen > if click Research button, will automatically set region for Research Screen
  • Sim > recognizes coalitions
  • Editor > Regions > Ballot > Set All > if universal political unit selected, description says will change for all regions
  • Surrogates > can add images, similar to candidates
  • Surrogates > Main Screen > name under portrait > if name too long, shows just last name
  • Main Screen > Activities > fixed bug where could continue using surrogate after used all Surrogate Points
  • new Create Surrogate Screen
  • Editor > can set issue centers for individual seats
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > Profiles > ‘Set All’ button visible regardless of region
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > can set issue profiles for individual seats
  • fixed bug in function to determine where loss of support would go to after platform change
  • Editor > Regions > fixed bug if tried to delete secondary region with just one tertiary region
  • Editor > Regions > Map > can right click to set abbreviation coordinates
  • Editor > Regions > if edit id, checks if unique, if not, adds unique identifier (ex. “_2”)
  • Editor > Regions > Map > fixed tab ordering
  • Editor > Regions > if change region abbreviation and then go to map, abbreviation updated
  • Editor > Leaders > if edit id, check if unique, if not, adds unique identifier (ex. “_2”)
  • Editor > Regions > Map > can show all abbreviations
  • Editor > Issues > if edit id, checks if unique, if not, adds unique identifier (ex. “_2”)