President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1j

President Infinity v. 3.1.1j for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update continues to update 2020, including latest polling to Jan. 15th, adds a Jan. 15th, 2020 start date (note that Dec. 3rd is still the default start date), updates all cash on hand figures for latest (from Jan. 1st), Bloomberg’s Experience 3 -> 4, Yang’s Issue Familiarity 5 -> 6, turns Booker and Williamson to ‘off’, adds scripted events to Jan. 15th, adds Chafee to the Libertarians, and more.

Note: it will say 3.1.1 as the version once installed.

Note: this version changes spacebarring to close various screens to ‘n’.

More info here.

macOS Catalina compatibility info here.

If you are a President Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased President Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade (if not, you can add a subscription here).

This is a comprehensive update.

You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below. From the e-mail, click the link to the web page.

To update:

Version information:

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous release (v. 3.1.1i).

  • Bloomberg > Experience 3 -> 4
  • Yang > Issue Familiarity > 5 -> 6
  • updated all cash on hand values for Jan. 1st, Republican and Democratic parties
  • Bloomberg > funds -> $50M -> $100M
  • added new Dem primary polls for US, IA, NH, NV, SC, CA, TX
  • added new events to Jan. 15th, 2020
  • added new start date for Jan 15th, 2020
  • added Lincoln Chafee to the Libertarians
  • turned ‘off’ and set campaign dates for Booker, Williamson

39 thoughts on “President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1j”

  1. Any idea of when the Mac comparability issue should be resolved? Thanks for all of the awesome work – would love to be able to play these on my MacBook.

  2. @Matt,

    My best guess for initial release of the port which will allow for Catalina compatibility is late February.

  3. @Chad, yes, written in a different language with automatic memory collection. Should be no memory leaking.

  4. @Kurtis,

    Shifts allow for universal changes in %s (each percentage points or relative to existing %s). Makes it easier to update %s instead of changing each region’s %s.

  5. I’ve also noticed a very long turn processing time on the earliest start date, and noticeably longer processing times on other dates compared to previous versions. Could this be a problem on my end?

  6. @Richard,

    It might be due to the number of candidates. I would recommend starting with fewer candidates, starting at a later date, and or making sure autosave is off.

  7. I’ve noticed that each saved game increases about 5,000 KB of saved space on my pc per day in the game. I’m someone who likes to run a full election cycle (roughly 550ish days from announcing until election day with a lot of candidates. If I save that, it equates to close to 3 GB of saved space by time I’m done. Will this cause issues with either gameplay or loading games? I’m operating on a windows 10 with 930GB available.

  8. @Kurtis,

    It definitely could slow the game down if you are using autosave. It seems on certain systems it can cause crashes, but I am unable to duplicate these. If experiencing problems, the workaround is to start with fewer candidates and at a later start date. The solution will be once the port is completed, as the save-load system will be redone.

  9. @Jay,

    It is difficult to give exact dates. I can tell you there is 1 more screen in the core game to be ported (the Player Info screen). Then the election night screen and a few more, relatively simple screens. At that point, it will be bug fixing for different start configurations. Then an initial release. Whether it’s late February or March I can’t say, but I can say it is close.

  10. @Christopher,

    Bloomberg is tricky, since he say he will spend a basically unlimited amount. The $100M was an increase in the late updated over the $50M he had before. It will be increased further with the next update.

  11. @anthony when can we expect the new port update? You said end of Feb I believe,and it is impossible to play 2020 now without massive slowdowns,so the new update is a need,asap.

  12. @TMP, I’ll post an update on the blog. Short answer: I’m working on the final core game screen. After that, a few ancillary and simple screens, and election night screen. It’s difficult to put a precise date on it.

  13. @anthony Will this include an updated election night screen (Like states being called like in PF?) Thank you! I just want to see how much the map changes,as alot of changes would be really nice

  14. @TMP,

    Not initially. It’s on the list. The initial port will be pretty similar to the existing game – no major new features or user-interface aspects.

  15. Maybe I’m missing it, but I don’t see anything in the game that allows you to factor in how the economy is doing. If the economy is good, it’s much better for the incumbent, and vice-versa. I think you could change economic conditions on the former games, but I don’t see how you can do it in the 2020 game.

  16. @anthony mentioning from @Roberts comment can’t we get incumbent features soon?
    Just a base level version 1-10 rating on how the canidate is doing in certain issues,and those certain issues depending on how good or bad they are can give + and – in certain regions or states,I know for a fact president elect 1988 (Or somehting called close to that) had a bunch of features for incumbents that u can make giving them 1-10 score for incumbents.

  17. If you succeed in primarying Trump, there is no Republican Convention and this you don’t receive the party funds. Will this be updated? Thanks.

  18. noted that Utah and Georgia (at least) have incorrect primary dates for the democratic primary. Utah this year is a Super Tuesday state, while Georgia’s primary will take place March 24. I’m not sure what other primary dates may or may not be wrong. Some of the delegate totals are also incorrect on first glance, though I’m not sure if the delegate count in game include super delegates or something (for example: Texas has 251 in game, but has 228 delegates in the 2020 primary)

  19. Why is Matt Bevin still Governor of Kentucky in the latest version? Matt Bevin hasn’t been Governor since December 2019…

  20. Also, the requirement for a candidate to be classified as Left or Far Left rather than Center-Left to get the Bernie Sanders endorsement seems dumb now that he’s endorsed Biden. It was always kind of dumb, actually, but especially now. In fact the whole thing could use a major overhaul to reflect the fact that the primary is over now. It’s been a political eternity since February 3.

  21. @Brad,

    Thanks for this – game engine currently can’t switch endorser info part way through game. At start of primaries campaign, Bevin is Governor.

  22. “the whole thing could use a major overhaul to reflect the fact that the primary is over now”

    Thanks for this – Sanders requirement noted.

    Yes, it could use an overhaul. But I’m focusing almost completely on the port right now. Once that’s done, there will be a significant update to reflect post-primary state of things.

  23. That would be great really, if u would do more realistic election night, where states are called one by one. Because it’s not realitisc at all as an election night.
    That would be the summum of the game

    thank u


  24. I agree with the comment about election night. States should be white when polls close and should only turn blue or red once they are called. And once they are called they should more or less stay called – this flicking from one colour to another and back again removes any tension. Also, can there be a way of indicating when coulting in a state has finished? Perhaps when a state is called the colour could be a lighter one and when counting is done it could go dark.

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