President Infinity Beta – v. 1.1.1

President Infinity Beta v. 1.1.1 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This release fixes important bugs that prevented campaigns from starting or being played, users can now import campaigns using the Change Campaign Screen > Import button, and users can now select the location and file name when exporting election night results.

Note: if you have campaigns you have made, 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.

Note: a Beta release is a pre-official release, for people wishing to test the product. It is not complete. See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing official release install, so you can test the Beta release while still playing your previously installed official release.

Version Beta 1.1.1 adds

  • Mac > fixed bug causing campaigns other than 2020 to not start properly
  • Primaries > fixed bug causing campaigns to crash
  • once Processing Turn Screen is showing, can no longer click buttons on Main Screen, which could cause game to crash
  • Election Screen > Export Results > can now select location and name for file
  • Select Campaign > Change Campaign > can now Import user-designed campaigns

I am not looking for feedback on the game unless it relates to core game functionality (basic things you can’t do in the game, crashing, bugs, things that obviously don’t look right).

No save-load. No Editor. It may crash or have other bugs.

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).

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 Beta – v. 1.1.0

President Infinity Beta v. 1.1.0 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This release adds the ability to play user designed campaigns, and fixes a few bugs.

Note: this version has a bug with primaries. An update is coming soon. In the meantime, only try games that start in the general election.

Note: the Mac version has a bug that will only allow the 2020 campaign to run. Update for this also coming soon.

Note: if you have campaigns you have made, 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.

Note: a Beta release is a pre-official release, for people wishing to test the product. It is not complete. See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing official release install, so you can test the Beta release while still playing your previously installed official release.

Version Beta 1.1.0 adds

  • user-designed campaigns now allowed (if downloading new user-designed campaign, will have to manually move into user_scenarios folder for now)
  • if XML file in unknown format, converts to UTF-8 from assumed ISO-8859-1 and rewrites file
  • if problem with XML file, prompts to update
  • backs up campaign folder if updates
  • fixed bug causing United States – 2012 to not load
  • fixed bug resolving endorser ties that would cause game to crash
  • fixed bug where Previous and Next Week buttons were visible in 1 day per turn mode

I am not looking for feedback on the game unless it relates to core game functionality (basic things you can’t do in the game, crashing, bugs, things that obviously don’t look right).

No save-load. No Editor. It may crash or have other bugs.

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).

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 Alpha will be listed under ‘sneak-peek’.

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

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

President Infinity Beta – v. 1.0.9

President Infinity Beta v. 1.0.9 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This release adds highscores, you can now export election night results, and an icon on the map indicates when a primary has been completed.

Note: a Beta release is a pre-official release, for people wishing to test the product. It is not complete. See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing official release install, so you can test the Beta release while still playing your previously installed official release.

Version Beta 1.0.9 adds

  • Highscores Screen
  • Election Night > now adds high score
  • Election Night > can now export results
  • Map > primaries > added icon to indicate when primary completed in region

I am not looking for feedback on the game unless it relates to core game functionality (basic things you can’t do in the game, crashing, bugs, things that obviously don’t look right).

You cannot load user designed campaigns. No save-load. No Editor. It may crash or have other bugs.

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).

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 Alpha will be listed under ‘sneak-peek’.

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

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

President Infinity Beta – v. 1.0.8

President Infinity Beta v. 1.0.8 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This release adds 7 days per turn as an option, you can now select your Veep or Surrogates for activities, you can now improve campaign attributes, adds an in-between turn screen, and more!

Note: a Beta release is a pre-official release, for people wishing to test the product. It is not complete. See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing official release install, so you can test the Beta release while still playing your previously installed official release.

Version Beta 1.0.8 adds

  • Main Screen > fixed bug where Issue Knowledge button didn’t work properly
  • Main Screen > Activities > added labels indicating how many activities added (for example, ‘x1’ for Barnstorming)
  • Main Screen > Activities > added labels indicating action time to create (for example, ‘1/5’ for days left to create Surrogate)
  • Players Screen > can now improve campaign attributes
  • Strategy Screen > fixed glitch where if ran ad, then went to Strategy Screen, would show, for example, ‘ad turn 1/7’
  • Main Screen > Activities > added edit buttons (solves problem with not being able to edit activity once scheduled 3 of same kind on a day)
  • Strategy Screen > fixed bug where start game, restart game, go to Strategy Screen, click down arrow, doesn’t update properly
  • added in-between turn screen
  • Sim Screen > now updates info as sim run
  • Sim Screen > added ‘Stop Sim’ button
  • Sim Screen > if click Close Button while sim running, will stop sim instead, can click Close Button again to close screen
  • Main Screen > Activities > can now select Veep or Surrogates
  • Main Screen > added 7 days per turn system
  • added Options Screen, so can toggle 7 days per turn
  • Options Screen > added 7 Days Per Turn toggle

I am not looking for feedback on the game unless it relates to core game functionality (basic things you can’t do in the game, crashing, bugs, things that obviously don’t look right).

You cannot load user designed campaigns. No save-load. No Editor. It may crash or have other bugs.

Installation instructions:

Mac: download (see below) and double click on the zip file once downloaded. Right click on the extracted app and select New Terminal at Folder. Type in ‘cd Contents/MacOS’, press enter. Then type in ‘chmod +x *’, press enter. Then control-click on the app. Select ‘Open’ from the context menu (this is required the first time it is run).

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 Alpha will be listed under ‘sneak-peek’.

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

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

President Infinity Alpha v. 1.0.7

President Infinity Alpha v. 1.0.7 for Windows and Mac has been released!

Note: an Alpha release is a pre-Beta release, for people wishing to test the product. It is not complete. See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing official release install, so you can test the Alpha release while still playing your previously installed official release.

Version Alpha 1.0.7 adds

  • added primaries (only 1 day per turn for now)
  • Election Night > fixed glitch where stops at 9pm
  • Election Night > added speed slider
  • Election Night > added pause button
  • Main Screen > added up-down arrows if > 8 candidates

I am not looking for feedback on the game unless it relates to core game functionality (basic things you can’t do in the game, crashing, bugs, things that obviously don’t look right).

You cannot load user designed campaigns. No save-load. No Editor. It may crash or have other bugs.

Installation instructions:

Mac: download (see below) and double click on the zip file once downloaded. Right click on the extracted app and select New Terminal at Folder. Type in ‘cd Contents/MacOS’, press enter. Then type in ‘chmod +x *’, press enter. Then control-click on the app. Select ‘Open’ from the context menu (this is required the first time it is run).

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 Alpha will be listed under ‘sneak-peek’.

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

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

President Infinity Alpha release v. 1.0.6

President Infinity Alpha v. 1.0.6 for Windows and Mac has been released!

Note: an Alpha release is a pre-Beta release, for people wishing to test the product. It is not complete. See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing official release install, so you can test the Alpha release while still playing your previously installed official release.

Version Alpha 1.0.6 adds

  • Mac > Main Screen > fixed glitch where map colours and flags not displayed
  • Election Screen (not fully featured yet)
  • Ads Screen > fixed bug where could only run first ad

I am not looking for feedback on the game unless it relates to core game functionality (basic things you can’t do in the game, crashing, bugs, things that obviously don’t look right).

You cannot load user designed campaigns. No save-load. No Editor. It may crash or have other bugs.

Installation instructions:

Mac: download (see below) and double click on the zip file once downloaded. Right click on the extracted app and select New Terminal at Folder. Type in ‘cd Contents/MacOS’, press enter. Then type in ‘chmod +x *’, press enter. Then run the app.

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 Alpha will be listed under ‘sneak-peek’.

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

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

President Infinity Alpha release v. 1.0.5

President Infinity Alpha v. 1.0.5 for Windows and Mac has been released!

Note: an Alpha release is a pre-Beta release, for people wishing to test the product. It is not complete. See notes below. This version will not overwrite your existing official release install, so you can test the Alpha release while still playing your previously installed official release.

I am not looking for feedback on the game unless it relates to core game functionality (basic things you can’t do in the game, crashing, bugs, things that obviously don’t look right).

Election night is not implemented. You cannot load user designed campaigns. No save-load. No Editor. It may crash or have other bugs. On Mac, there is a glitch where the region colours and leader flags don’t display.

Installation instructions:

Mac: download (see below) and double click on the zip file once downloaded. Right click on the extracted app and select New Terminal at Folder. Type in ‘cd Contents/MacOS’, press enter. Then type in ‘chmod +x *’, press enter. Then run the app.

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 Alpha will be listed under ‘sneak-peek’.

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

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

President Infinity port Alpha release v. 1.0.0

President Infinity port Alpha v. 1.0.0 for Windows has been released! Mac release probably early next week.

Important note: this is an initial Alpha release. An Alpha release is pre-Beta. The game is not complete. There are two primary purposes with this initial release. 1. Let keeners get a look at the port and try it out. 2. Get general feedback (not looking for feedback on specific functionality at this point, unless it relates to core game functionality).

Core functionality for the game is implemented. You will not be able to do election night. It may crash or have other bugs.

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.

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

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 Alpha will be listed under ‘sneak-peek’.

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

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

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.