President Infinity 2021 – v. 1.1

Note: only Windows currently. Mac version will be released soon.

President Infinity 2021 v. 1.1 for Windows has been released!

This release replaces the Polling system, redoes significant amounts of the user interface, and fixes many bugs.

You can now ‘add a game‘ for President Infinity 2021! (Note that if you’re already on subscription and a President Infinity owner, you are covered for President Infinity 2021 until your subscription expires.)

Note: if you have campaigns you have made from President Infinity Classic, it is recommended that you back these up first. Although there should be no problems loading and playing them, this simply errs on the side of caution. If the campaign formatting is unknown, the campaign will be re-written to disk using the new formatting without backing up the original version. If a campaign XML file’s syntax has to be updated, it will backup automatically, however.

See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing Classic (3.1.1j) release install (if applicable), so you can play the new official version while still playing your previously installed Classic version.

Limited Editor.

Installation instructions:

Windows: download (see below) and run the installer.

Windows playing notes: if in full-screen mode, use Alt + Tab to switch back to your other apps when in the game.

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 at the link below. After entering your e-mail, click the link to the web page.

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

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

President Infinity 2021 – v. 1.0

Where we’re going from here.

  1. Replace polling system (adds new game play, solves save-load issues)
  2. Continue expanding Editor capabilities
  3. Add graphs

President Infinity 2021 v. 1.0 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This release replaces Favorability with a percentages-based voter movement system, which makes turn processing faster and save-load faster. It also adds a new Start Screen graphic, and fixes several bugs (including the leader and vice-leader % bonuses bug).

You can now ‘add a game‘ for President Infinity 2021! (Note that if you’re already on subscription and a President Infinity owner, you are covered for President Infinity 2021 until your subscription expires.)

Note: if you have campaigns you have made from President Infinity Classic, it is recommended that you back these up first. Although there should be no problems loading and playing them, this simply errs on the side of caution. If the campaign formatting is unknown, the campaign will be re-written to disk using the new formatting without backing up the original version. If a campaign XML file’s syntax has to be updated, it will backup automatically, however.

See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing Classic (3.1.1j) release install (if applicable), so you can play the new official version while still playing your previously installed Classic version.

Version 2021.1.0 adds

  • Version numbering changed to year-based
  • new Start Screen graphic
  • 2020 > Endorsers > Mike Lee -> Senior Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney -> Junior Senator from Utah
  • Ads Screen > Create Ad > default ad is now same as in PI Classic (for 2020, default is Television Ad)
  • Green Party > default leader > Howie Hawkins
  • Libertarian Party > VPs > added Spike Cohen, set as default
  • Green Party > VPs > added Angela Walker, set as default
  • removed Favorability, replaced with Voting Blocs-based percentage system
  • turn processing significantly faster
  • save-load significantly faster
  • Offers Screen > fixed bug where changing party selected didn’t update leader making offer to
  • Main Screen > fixed bug where first click on region in map would cause Electoral Vote Info Screen to open
  • Leader and Vice-Leader bonuses fixed

Limited Editor. Save-load is considered an experimental feature right now, and might not work if you’ve already played a large number of days after a primaries start.

Installation instructions:

Mac:

Download (see below) and double click on the zip file once downloaded.

1. Right click on the extracted app and select New Terminal at Folder. 

2. Copy and paste the following to the terminal line 

cd Contents/MacOS

then press enter. 

3. Then copy and paste the following to the terminal line

chmod +x *

then press enter. 

4. Then control-click on the app. Select ‘Open’ from the context menu (this is required the first time it is run). You may have to repeat this step, opening it twice this way.

Windows: download (see below) and run the installer.

Windows playing notes: Use Alt + Tab to switch back to your other apps when in the game. If it hangs, use Ctrl + Alt + Del > Task Manager > Processes > Apps > Infinity > right-click > End task.

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 at the link below. After entering your e-mail, click the link to the web page.

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

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

Phasing out subscriptions, moving to major release model

I’ve decided to phase subscriptions out, and move instead to a major release model.

Here’s why. From a development perspective, it is better to be able to focus on larger updates that take more time, than constant updates. Although 4 years (say) is too long, 1 year is about right. The new major release model will allow the games to receive major updates at relevant periods (see below), with President Infinity the most often at yearly intervals.

  1. Anyone on subscription currently will retain their subscription and updates to their products, but no new subscriptions, including renewals outside of people with automatic renewals.
  2. Going forward, President Infinity will move to a yearly major release model (2021 shortly will be the current release, then 2022 at the end of the year). There will be major features for the year, and then minor updates and bug fixes after that, until the next round. 3.3.6 is the 2021 release, and unlike future years, it still has major features to be added, and that will occur for several months. Then there will be a pause from major features, then 2022 will be released. Each yearly release will be available at a discount if you’re an existing customer.
  3. Congress Infinity will move to a 2 year major release model. The latest Beta will become 2022, and will have major features added up to 2022. Then a pause on major features, and 2024 will be released after that. Each 2 year release will be available at a discount if you’re an existing customer.
  4. Prime Minister Infinity games will probably be released as major updates to coincide with their respective elections, which are variable. Each new release will be available at a discount if you’re an existing customer.

If your subscription has expired and you want the latest President Infinity or Congress Infinity, you can simply use Add a game. Through this, you can add President Infinity 2021, Congress Infinity 2022, or Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. or Canada.

President Infinity – v. 3.3.6

Note: 3.1.1j is now ‘President Infinity Classic’. 3.3.6 is the latest official.

Where we’re going from here.

  1. Continue expanding Editor capabilities.
  2. Continue updating official 2020 campaign.
  3. Continue adding new features.

President Infinity v. 3.3.6 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This release updates 2020 general election %s, adds Spin Screen > tooltips, adds Editor > Regions with limited functionality (including a new Spreadsheets button), fixes a bug affecting Kanye West and Howard Schultz (if starting in primaries), and more!

Note: if you have campaigns you have made from President Infinity Classic, it is recommended that you back these up first. Although there should be no problems loading and playing them, this simply errs on the side of caution. If the campaign formatting is unknown, the campaign will be re-written to disk using the new formatting without backing up the original version. If a campaign XML file’s syntax has to be updated, it will backup automatically, however.

This shows how %s start in 2020 for the general election now.

See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing Classic (3.1.1j) release install (if applicable), so you can play the new official version while still playing your previously installed Classic version.

Version 3.3.6 adds

  • Spin Screen > added tooltips
  • Editor > Regions > Name, Abbreviation, Population, Eligible Voters, change image, New, Delete, Edit Id added
  • Editor > Regions > added Visitable Locales
  • Surrogates > button to view barnstorming bonuses now works
  • Editor > Regions > added Spreadsheets button
  • Editor > Regions > Spreadsheets > added General Election Percentages Import and Export buttons
  • 2020 > general election %s > uses regional %s instead of polling %s
  • 2020 > general election %s > set to election results
  • Editor > Colors > fixed bug where checkmark would be left on when come back to screen
  • fixed bug affecting Kanye West, Howard Schultz, and similar candidates if starting in primaries, where game wouldn’t realize they were nominee of their party
  • Ads Screen > fixed bug where if create new ad, then don’t click Create Now Button, ad can’t be viewed

Limited Editor. Save-load is considered an experimental feature right now (slow for typical games starting in the primaries, with save times in the minutes for a typical 2020 primaries start, and loads multiples of that).

Installation instructions:

Mac:

Download (see below) and double click on the zip file once downloaded.

1. Right click on the extracted app and select New Terminal at Folder. 

2. Copy and paste the following to the terminal line 

cd Contents/MacOS

then press enter. 

3. Then copy and paste the following to the terminal line

chmod +x *

then press enter. 

4. Then control-click on the app. Select ‘Open’ from the context menu (this is required the first time it is run). You may have to repeat this step, opening it twice this way.

Windows: download (see below) the zip file > right-click > Extract all > select location for extracted folder. Once it extracts, run the President Infinity file in the extracted folder.

Windows playing notes: Use Alt + Tab to switch back to your other apps when in the game. If it hangs, use Ctrl + Alt + Del > Task Manager > Processes > Apps > Infinity > right-click > End task.

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 at the link below. After entering your e-mail, click the link to the web page.

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

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

President Infinity – v. 3.3.5

Note: 3.1.1j is now ‘President Infinity Classic’. 3.3.5 is the latest official.

Where we’re going from here.

  1. Continue expanding Editor capabilities.
  2. Continue updating official 2020 campaign.
  3. Continue adding new features.

President Infinity v. 3.3.5 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This release adds Kanye West to 2020, adds the Editor > Leader > More Screen, adds the Editor > Leader > Surrogates Screen, allows editing Party and Leader colours, and more!

Note: if you have campaigns you have made from President Infinity Classic, it is recommended that you back these up first. Although there should be no problems loading and playing them, this simply errs on the side of caution. If the campaign formatting is unknown, the campaign will be re-written to disk using the new formatting without backing up the original version. If a campaign XML file’s syntax has to be updated, it will backup automatically, however.

See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing Classic (3.1.1j) release install (if applicable), so you can play the new official version while still playing your previously installed Classic version.

Version 3.3.5 adds

  • 2020 > added Kanye West
  • Editor > confirms close
  • Editor > Leaders > added Move Up, Move Down buttons
  • Editor > Leaders > More button enabled, More Screen includes Funds, Goals, PAC, Veeps, Start options, Stays in until convention, Display position, PIPs
  • Editor > Leaders > Issues > added Export To Party, Import From Party buttons
  • Editor > Parties > added Change Color button
  • Editor > Leaders > added Change Color button
  • Editor > Leaders > Surrogates Screen added
  • Main Screen > Surrogate mode > shows surrogate image
  • Editor > Parties > fixed funds, block grant, highscore block grant bonus bug

Limited Editor. Save-load is considered an experimental feature right now (slow for typical games starting in the primaries, with save times in the minutes for a typical 2020 primaries start, and loads multiples of that).

Installation instructions:

Mac:

Download (see below) and double click on the zip file once downloaded.

1. Right click on the extracted app and select New Terminal at Folder. 

2. Copy and paste the following to the terminal line 

cd Contents/MacOS

then press enter. 

3. Then copy and paste the following to the terminal line

chmod +x *

then press enter. 

4. Then control-click on the app. Select ‘Open’ from the context menu (this is required the first time it is run). You may have to repeat this step, opening it twice this way.

Windows: download (see below) the zip file > right-click > Extract all > select location for extracted folder. Once it extracts, run the President Infinity file in the extracted folder.

Windows playing notes: Use Alt + Tab to switch back to your other apps when in the game. If it hangs, use Ctrl + Alt + Del > Task Manager > Processes > Apps > Infinity > right-click > End task.

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 at the link below. After entering your e-mail, click the link to the web page. The Beta will be listed under ‘Beta’.

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

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

Crumby is Free!

Crumby & Co., the office politics game, is now free.

For 1-4 players, work your way up the office ladder. The game is about cooperation and hard work, or back-stabbing and Machiavellian office politics … You get to decide. Fun for the whole office.

Crumby & Co. is a cross between Monopoly and Scruples, where you navigate the office waters by collecting projects and gaining points for promotion. Collect underlings, steal opponent players’ projects, shred files, and much, much more.

Here is a screenshot where the player Brad has just been promoted up the office chain:

It even includes a special Boss Key for emergencies.

You can download it here.

Crumby & Co. runs on Windows 98, Me, xp, Vista, 7, 10.

Have fun!

President Infinity – v. 3.3.4

Note: 3.1.1j is now ‘President Infinity Classic’. 3.3.4 is the latest official.

Where we’re going from here.

  1. Continue expanding Editor capabilities.
  2. Continue updating official 2020 campaign.
  3. Continue adding new features.

President Infinity v. 3.3.4 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This release expands the Editor Parties and Editor Leaders Screens, fixes a bug with the full-screen toggle, fixes a bug that occurred sometimes just before election night, and requires human players pick a Veep nominee after their party’s convention (if they hadn’t picked one before).

Note: if you have campaigns you have made from President Infinity Classic, it is recommended that you back these up first. Although there should be no problems loading and playing them, this simply errs on the side of caution. If the campaign formatting is unknown, the campaign will be re-written to disk using the new formatting without backing up the original version. If a campaign XML file’s syntax has to be updated, it will backup automatically, however.

See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing Classic (3.1.1j) release install (if applicable), so you can play the new official version while still playing your previously installed Classic version.

Version 3.3.4 adds

  • Editor > Parties > added New, Delete, Edit Id
  • Editor > Parties > Display Position > added tooltip
  • Editor > Parties > added Move Up, Move Down buttons
  • Editor > Leaders > added attributes
  • Editor > Leaders > added issues
  • now requires human player pick vice-leader after convention, if didn’t pick one before
  • Options > full-screen toggle > fixed bug
  • fixed bug that happened just before election night

Limited Editor. Save-load is considered an experimental feature right now (slow for typical games starting in the primaries, with save times in the minutes for a typical 2020 primaries start, and loads multiples of that).

Installation instructions:

Mac:

Download (see below) and double click on the zip file once downloaded.

1. Right click on the extracted app and select New Terminal at Folder. 

2. Copy and paste the following to the terminal line 

cd Contents/MacOS

then press enter. 

3. Then copy and paste the following to the terminal line

chmod +x *

then press enter. 

4. Then control-click on the app. Select ‘Open’ from the context menu (this is required the first time it is run). You may have to repeat this step, opening it twice this way.

Windows: download (see below) the zip file > right-click > Extract all > select location for extracted folder. Once it extracts, run the President Infinity file in the extracted folder.

Windows playing notes: Use Alt + Tab to switch back to your other apps when in the game. If it hangs, use Ctrl + Alt + Del > Task Manager > Processes > Apps > Infinity > right-click > End task.

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 at the link below. After entering your e-mail, click the link to the web page. The Beta will be listed under ‘Beta’.

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

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

President Infinity – v. 3.3.3

Note: 3.1.1j is now ‘President Infinity Classic’. 3.3.3 is the latest official.

Where we’re going from here.

  1. Continue expanding Editor capabilities.
  2. Continue updating official 2020 campaign.
  3. Continue adding new features.

President Infinity v. 3.3.3 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This release improves the Ads, Strategy, and Platform Screens, adds more in-game tooltips, adds windowed mode, adds the Editor Parties Screen, and more!

Note: if you have campaigns you have made from President Infinity Classic, it is recommended that you back these up first. Although there should be no problems loading and playing them, this simply errs on the side of caution. If the campaign formatting is unknown, the campaign will be re-written to disk using the new formatting without backing up the original version. If a campaign XML file’s syntax has to be updated, it will backup automatically, however.

See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing Classic (3.1.1j) release install (if applicable), so you can play the new official version while still playing your previously installed Classic version.

Version 3.3.3 adds

  • Ads Screen > fixed bug with search regions, fixed formatting for long region names
  • can switch fullscreen -> resizable windowed by pressing Alt+Enter (Windows) or Command+F (Mac)
  • Options Screen > added Fullscreen toggle
  • Strategy Screen > can now select region from dropdown box, as well as search
  • Strategy Screen > added tooltips
  • Electoral Vote Info Screen > added tooltips
  • Platform Screen > hover over issue position description, can see full description if doesn’t fit
  • Editor > adds Parties Screen (limited functionality)
  • Editor > Leaders Screen > can edit images

Limited Editor. Save-load is considered an experimental feature right now (slow for typical games starting in the primaries, with save times in the minutes for a typical 2020 primaries start, and loads multiples of that).

Installation instructions:

Mac:

Download (see below) and double click on the zip file once downloaded.

1. Right click on the extracted app and select New Terminal at Folder. 

2. Copy and paste the following to the terminal line 

cd Contents/MacOS

then press enter. 

3. Then copy and paste the following to the terminal line

chmod +x *

then press enter. 

4. Then control-click on the app. Select ‘Open’ from the context menu (this is required the first time it is run). You may have to repeat this step, opening it twice this way.

Windows: download (see below) the zip file > right-click > Extract all > select location for extracted folder. Once it extracts, run the President Infinity file in the extracted folder.

Windows playing notes: Use Alt + Tab to switch back to your other apps when in the game. If it hangs, use Ctrl + Alt + Del > Task Manager > Processes > Apps > Infinity > right-click > End task.

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 at the link below. After entering your e-mail, click the link to the web page. The Beta will be listed under ‘Beta’.

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

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