Monday update on new version

Here’s the latest screen to be completed in the port, the Platform Screen. The port will allow macOS Catalina support, among other things.

(Note: if you have macOS Catalina installed,until the port is released here are workarounds: 1. Install a virtual machine and then run an older version of macOS on it. 2. Use your Boot Camp Assistant and then install Windows for free while also having Catalina installed, see here. 3. You can also revert back to Mojave if desired. An example of how to revert from Catalina is here.)

This screen is complex – perhaps the most complex outside of the main screen. It also had a lot of old code, so it felt like trench warfare porting it to the new user-interface system.

With this, all the core game screens are done, with the exception of some functionality on the main screen. Next I’ll be going back through the screens, fixing any glitches and adding any things that might have been missed initially.

We’re quite close to a beta of the port being released. It will most likely be general election only to start, with no save-load. It will also be President Infinity released first. Once that’s released officially, then Congress Infinity, and then Prime Minister Infinity.

Friday update on new version

Here’s the latest screen to be completed in the port.

There’s a blank square in the combo box, and that will be filled with a small picture of the leader or vice-leader.

As you can see, the screen’s navigation has been changed. Instead of a bunch of tabbed items, there are buttons, and Info, Platform, Relations, and so on, are separate screens.

After some delays over the last month and a half, progress has picked up again, and there are just Platform and Relations Screens to go in the core game.

My best guess is an initial, rough beta in about 2 weeks. It will lack polish, might initially only be general election-enabled, and will have no Editor. At that point, it will be a gradual process of releasing improved versions until we’re ready for an official release. It’s tough to say how long that will take.

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

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


Port to new tool-chain update

The Infinity games are being ported to a new tool-chain. Basically, this means all the basic technologies used to make the game are being changed. This is so the games can run on not just Windows and pre-Catalina Mac operating systems, but Mac’s Catalina and also potentially iPads and Android tablets. The new tool-chain should also make development quicker, have fewer bugs, and make certain new features easier to implement (such as networking).

This port has been underway since the summer. It involves rewriting all the code in the games. The game engine has been successfully ported, the code for campaigns has been ported, and the user interface code in now being ported.

The user interface port is well underway. There was initially a steep learning curve, but now I am generally able to port a screen about every 2-3 days. The Start Screen, About, Select Campaign, Select Leader, Main, Strategy, Electoral Info (Constituency), Ads, Theme, Notes, and a few others, are basically done.

There is still quite a bit to go. The initial release will be a rough cut to start getting feedback. Graphics won’t be finalized, some things will lack polish, not all functionality will be there, and the Editor will not be included. My best guess is that this initial release will be in early February.

Thanks everyone for your support! This is the most difficult project I have undertaken, but it is about 80% of the way to initial release.

President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1i

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

This update continues to update 2020, including adding latest polling (Democratic primaries, New Mexico general election), turns Castro -> ‘off’, adds scripted events to Jan. 3rd, 2020, modifies the Jan. 1st, 2020 start date -> Jan. 3rd, 2020 (note that Dec. 3rd is still the default start date), 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: http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

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

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

  • Polls > General election > New Mexico > 58D-42R -> 55D-45R
  • added scripted events to Jan. 3rd
  • Nikki Haley > 5% bonus Tennessee -> South Carolina
  • Jan. 1st -> Jan. 3rd start date
  • Polls > Primaries > Democratic party > US, IA, NH, SC, NV, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, ME, MA, MI, NC, OH, TX, VA, WI
  • Bloomberg removed from NV primary
  • Surrogates > Gabbard > added Fmr. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Bloomberg > added Fmr. Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Castro -> ‘off’ for Jan. 2nd, 2020

President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1h

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

This update continues to update 2020, including adds latest polling (Democratic primaries and a few states for general election), adds a significant number of surrogates, adds a Dec. 20th, 2019 start date (note that Dec. 3rd is still the default start date), removes Bloomberg from the NH and SC primaries, adds scripted events to Dec. 20th, 2019, 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: http://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/

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

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

  • Polls > general election > added TX, WI, IA, NC, AZ
  • Polls > Democratic primaries > US, IA, NH, AZ, CA, FL, GA, ME, MA, MI, NV, NC, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA
  • added Dec. 20th start date
  • Hickenlooper > support to 100 for Bennet so that he endorses Bennet when he drops out
  • Surrogates > John Kerry for Biden, Tom Hanks for Biden, Gary Hart for Bennet, Thomas Freidman for Bloomberg, Deepak Chopra for Williamson, Nicolas Cage for Yang, George Conway for Walsh, Brad Parscale for Trump, Robert De Niro for Buttigieg, Nina Turner for Sanders, Cenk Uygur for Sanders, Noam Chomsky for Sanders. Cornell West for Sanders, Michael Dukakis for Warren, Megan Rapinoe for Warren, Rosie O’Donnell for Warren, Scarlett Johansson for Warren. 
  • removed Bloomberg from NH and SC primaries, Patrick from AR and AL primaries, Booker from VT primaries. 
  • added events to Dec 20th, 2019

President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1g

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

This update continues to update 2020, including adds latest polling (including Bloomberg), sets Harris, Bullock, and Sestak -> ‘off’, adds a Dec. 3rd, 2019 start date and setting it as the default, and adds scripted events to Dec. 3rd, 2019.

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

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

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

  • added Dec. 3rd, 2019 start date, set as default start date
  • Harris, Bullock, and Sestak -> ‘off’
  • Polls > Primaries > Democratic > US, IA, NH, SC, NV
  • Scripted events > to Dec 3rd, 2019