Supreme Court Nomination issue positions preview

Here is a preview of the issue positions for the Supreme Court Nomination issue for Senate – 2018. Feedback welcome!

  • Far-left: Kavanaugh is a serial predator and perjurer! Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court will lead to the Handmaid’s Tale!
  • Left: Ford’s allegations are credible, and perhaps some of the other ones. There’s a pattern of misconduct and Kavanaugh’s temperament precludes him from the Supreme Court. His appointment will lead to the dismantling of Roe vs. Wade.
  • Center-left: Ford’s allegations are credible. An unfettered FBI investigation is called for. Kavanaugh’s temperament is questionable. His appointment will lead to the dismantling of Roe vs. Wade.
  • Center: Kavanaugh is probably a good person, and has a strong record, but an unfettered FBI investigation is warranted given the allegations.
  • Center-right: Kavanaugh is a good person with a very strong record as a judge, but a limited FBI investigation is warranted to fully clear his name.
  • Right: Kavanaugh has a stirling record and is a very good person. Democrats are running a con-job, the allegations aren’t corroborated or credible.
  • Far-right: Ford is a CIA operative working for McCabe! This is an attempted deep-state takedown of Trump’s nominee!

 

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.8.6, Windows and Mac

This sneak-peek adds the ability to change the size of the screens. Go to Options > Full Screen, or select the slider under the Full Screen check-box.

Note that the tied color on the map is purple instead of white in this version. This will change, such that the default goes back to white and a campaign-specific tied color for general elections can be set by a campaign designer, and the color for official Presidential campaigns will be set to purple.

Note that the Editor is not enabled for screen size changes yet.

(Note: for goals for the next release cycle, Autumn 2018, see 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.

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. On the web-page, there will be a ‘Sneak-peek’ link.

To update:

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

Version information:

https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/president-infinity-version-information/

Adding ‘Supreme Court Nomination’ to Senate – 2018

I think it makes sense to add a ‘Supreme Court Nomination’ issue to Senate – 2018 for Congress Infinity. My sense is that this issue’s centers to this point follow regional trends generally, and makes it more difficult for red state Dems running for re-election, especially if they oppose the nomination. If that’s right, it makes it a bit tricky because certain Dems (Manchin in particular) might support the nomination, and so the regional issue position would be different from the national issue position, but that can’t be done with the current game engine. Perhaps have events that have region-specific momentum shifts to simulate that, but again that requires modifications to the game engine.

Thoughts and feedback welcome!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.4b released!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.4b for Windows and Mac has been released!

This updates the Senate 2018 campaign, including tightening Texas, Tennessee, Montana, and New Jersey, adding Fmr. Gov. Gary Johnson as an independent in New Mexico, completes all the official Senate candidates, and more.

If you are a Congress Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Congress Infinity within the last year), 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/congress-infinity-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade

  • Senate 2018 > Connecticut-1 > Republican -> Matthew Corey, Delaware-1 > Republican -> Rob Arlett, Hawaii-1 > Republican -> Ron Curtis, Massachusetts-1 > Republican -> Geoff Diehl, Michigan-1 > Republican -> John James, Rhode Island-1 > Republican -> Robert Flanders, Vermont-1 > Republican -> Lawrence Zupan, Wisconsin-1 > Republican > Kevin Nicholson -> Leah Vukmir
  • Senate 2018 > Arizona-3 > John McCain -> Jon Kyl
  • Senate 2018 > Indiana-1 > 50D-50R -> 52D-48R
  • Senate 2018 > Maine-1 > 55I-45R -> 60I-40R
  • Senate 2018 > Massachusetts-1 > 60D-40R -> 65D-35R
  • Senate 2018 > Michigan-1 > 55D-45R -> 58D-42R
  • Senate 2018 > Minnesota-2 > 55D-45R -> 54D-46R
  • Senate 2018 > Montana-1 > 55D-45R -> 53D-47R
  • Senate 2018 > New Jersey-1 > 58D-32R -> 53D-47R
  • Senate 2018 > New York-1 > 70D-30R -> 65D-35R
  • Senate 2018 > Pennsylvania-1 > 55D-45R -> 57D-43R
  • Senate 2018 > Tennessee-1 > 52R-48D -> 50R-50D
  • Senate 2018 > Texas-1 > 55R-45D -> 52R-48D
  • Senate 2018 > Utah-1 > 70R-30D -> 65R-35D
  • Senate 2018 > Virginia-1 > 55D-45R -> 58D-42R
  • Senate 2018 > West Virginia-1 > 50D-50R -> 54D-46R
  • Senate 2018 > Wisconsin-1 > 55D-45R -> 54D-46R
  • Senate 2018 > election Nov. 8th -> Nov. 6th
  • Senate 2018 > added Gary Johnson
  • Senate 2018 > New Mexico-1 > added Gary Johnson
  • Senate 2018 > New Mexico-1 > 39D-21I-11R
  • Senate 2018 > New Mexico-1 > Republican candidate strength 2 -> 1
  • Senate 2018 > Bernie Sanders > leader image > Independent -> Bernie Sanders
  • Senate 2018 > Angus King > leader image > Independent -> Angus King

Call for California – 2018 – Gubernatorial designers

Hi everyone,

Want to help create the best California gubernatorial campaign yet? I’m moving forward on the California 2018 gubernatorial campaign. If you are interested in helping with the campaign (as a volunteer), please e-mail me.

https://270soft.com/contact

I’m looking for people who either have some experience with campaign design (can use the President Infinity Editor) or people who have expertise in California politics and are following the gubernatorial campaign (or are interested in learning about it).

Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – Version 2.7.9b

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – v. 2.7.9b for Windows and Mac has been released, and now includes Quebec – 2018! Legault vs. Couillard vs. Lisée vs. Massé.

Will Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec continue their surge and form the next government? Or can the Liberals stage a comeback and be re-elected? Will the Parti Québécois stage an upset?

This update includes

  • adds Quebec 2018

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owner on subscription, 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

Quebec 2018 campaign preview

Here’s a screenshot from the Quebec – 2018 provincial campaign forthcoming for Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owners on subscription.

There’s still some work to be done on the campaign before initial release, but release will probably happen within the week. As you can see, the Coalition Avenir Quebec, which currently holds only 21 of the 125 seats in the National Assembly, is leading in the polls at the start of the campaign.

Goals for next releases – Autumn 2018

All dates are estimates. All features are goals, not promises. List subject to revision.

  • For President Infinity, United States – 2020 is planned for Winter 2018-2019 release, after the mid-terms.
  • Networking is planned for after that (Spring or Summer 2019), and applies for all products.

President Infinity – November 15th

  1. Favorability (each voter has a numeric value rating each candidate, important for modeling > 2 candidate election dynamics or systems where candidates withdraw, such as primaries or two-round runoff systems such as France’s)
  2. Candidate attributes will use a 0-10 system, instead of 1-5 (allows for more distinctions between candidates)
  3. California Governor – 2018 official campaign added
  4. Map will have pop-up information when mouse-over, so don’t have to click on it to view %s
  5. Can modify size of windows (for displays with high resolutions)
  6. High DPI support (text for the game will show properly on monitors with high DPI, instead of being fuzzy from being scaled up by the operating system)

Congress Infinity – November 15th (and October)

  1. See President Infinity 1., 2., 4.-6.
  2. Updates to Senate 2018 and House 2018 (delivered, more updates will be made before Nov. 6th)

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – November 30th

  1. See President Infinity 1., 2., 4.-6.
  2. Preferences added for Australia.

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – November 30th (early September)

  1. Quebec 2018 official campaign added (delivered)
  2. See President Infinity 1., 2., 4.-6.
  3. Preferences added for Australia.

Feedback welcome!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.4 released!

Congress Infinity v. 2.8.4 for Windows and Mac has been released!

Updates from the previous official release include

  • adds House 2018
  • updates Senate 2018 races
  • improves computer player AI
  • improves the Editor
  • and more

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/congress-infinity-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade

  • added House 2018
  • Senate 2018 > updated candidates > Washington (R), Wyoming (D), Nebraska (D), Utah (D), New Mexico (R), Minnesota (2 Rs), Indiana (R), West Virginia (R), Maryland (R), New Jersey (R), New York (R)
  • Senate 2018 > updated issues
  • Editor > Regions > fundamental regions > added exemptions for shifts, for regions where you want to specify %s without the shifts
  • computer players now make more ads
  • Editor > Basics > Constants and Coefficients > added Fundraising coefficient
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > added ‘Set All Issues’ button, to set all issues for a region to specified center
  • Editor > Regions > Parties > if editing %s but have Editor > Polling > Use Polls on, text indicates using polling
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set Elected Leader Position (ex. “Prime Minister”), Institution (ex. “Parliament”), Appointed by (ex. “Governor General”)
  • Editor > can set credits, button appears on Select Campaign Screen if set
  • Select Leader Screen > if only 1 leader, Change Leader button disabled
  • 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”)

 

Congress Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.8.3, Windows

This adds House 2018, updates Senate 2018 races, improves computer player AI, improves the Editor, and more. Details below.

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

Note: House 2018 district-by-district issue centers haven’t been added yet, and Senate 2018 issues will be updated to largely match the House 2018 ones.

Note: Requires you already have the game installed.

Feedback welcome!

New since previous release

  • added House 2018
  • Senate 2018 > updated candidates > Washington (R), Wyoming (D), Nebraska (D), Utah (D), New Mexico (R), Minnesota (2 Rs), Indiana (R), West Virginia (R), Maryland (R), New Jersey (R), New York (R)
  • Editor > Regions > fundamental regions > added exemptions for shifts, for regions where you want to specify %s without the shifts
  • computer players now make more ads
  • Editor > Basics > Constants and Coefficients > added Fundraising coefficient
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > added ‘Set All Issues’ button, to set all issues for a region to specified center
  • Editor > Regions > Parties > if editing %s but have Editor > Polling > Use Polls on, text indicates using polling
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set Elected Leader Position (ex. “Prime Minister”), Institution (ex. “Parliament”), Appointed by (ex. “Governor General”)
  • Editor > can set credits, button appears on Select Campaign Screen if set
  • Select Leader Screen > if only 1 leader, Change Leader button disabled
  • 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”)