President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.9.7, Windows

President Infinity v. 2.9.7 sneak-peek for Windows has been released!

This sneak-peek fixes a primaries bug in particular.

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

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here. A draft of Winter 2018-19 goals is 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/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous sneak-peek (v. 2.9.6).

  • fixed primaries error
  • fixed bug where would skip first primaries results screen if pressed ‘n’ on screen before that
  • Main Screen > changed Primaries Completed Button
  • Main Screen > changed View Swing Button

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President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.9.6, Windows

President Infinity v. 2.9.6 sneak-peek for Windows has been released!

This sneak-peek reduces memory usage and improves speed, fixes a couple bugs with the Sim Screen, and more.

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

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here. A draft of Winter 2018-19 goals is 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/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous sneak-peek (v. 2.9.5).

  • changed how polls work so program uses up less memory and runs more quickly
  • Sim Screen > fixed bug with screen not being proper size
  • Sim Screen > fixed bug where would crash when close screen
  • doubled negative change in Favorability if change issue position and lose support
  • if autosaving, shows message that saving
  • redid Notes Screen, now larger, isn’t draggable, different look
  • can press Esc or ‘n’ to close Notes Screen, not spacebar
  • can press Esc to close Favorability Chart Screen
  • Spin Screen > spacebar -> ‘n’
  • Primaries Results Screen > can press ‘n’ to close screen
  • Debate Results Screen > can press ‘n’ to close screen
  • Message Screen > can press ‘n’ to close screen

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.9.5, Windows and Mac

President Infinity v. 2.9.5 sneak-peek for Windows and Mac has been released!

This sneak-peek continues to refine the new Favorability system, in particular fixing several bugs causing game dynamics problems or errors. This also adds a Voter Detail option, primaries wins now have +2 spin news stories (increases importance of winning primaries), and endorsers can be set in the Editor to require certain issue positions in order to endorse.

Note: this version changes Main Screen > spacebarring for Done Turn to ‘n’.

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here. A draft of Winter 2018-19 goals is 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/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous sneak-peek (v. 2.9.4).

  • fixed bug causing lop-sided results where Ground Ops. were full strength if candidate hadn’t become nominee but primary was past
  • fixed bug causing error when starting 1968, 1972 campaigns
  • can now set new Voter Detail option for electorate detail at Select Campaign Screen > More Options
  • news stories for primary wins now are +2 spin, which means even if spun against the winner, they will be +1 spin for the duration of the news story
  • endorsers can now be set to only endorse if candidate has certain position
  • if endorser endorses and requires certain position, and then candidate endorsed changes position to position endorser doesn’t allow, endorser will take back endorsement
  • added code to hopefully fix problem with save error some people are getting
  • Main Screen > fixed bug where default surrogate image wouldn’t switch back to leader or vice-leader images after change who selected
  • Select Campaign Screen > rearranged options, including ‘More Options’ button
  • Select Campaign Screen > Primaries > fixed bug where Declared drop-down box sometimes wouldn’t display properly
  • 2012 > Democrats > Primaries > Clinton turned to ‘off’ by default

 

Endorsers can be set to endorse only with certain positions

I’ve just added a feature in the latest internal to the Campaign Editor that allows campaign designers to specify if an endorser will only endorse a candidate who has a certain issue position(s). Here’s a screenshot from the Editor’s Endorsers Screen.

Here you can see the NRA is set to ‘Endorser only endorses for these positions’ and the positions are specified as Centre, Centre-Right, Right, and Far-Right.

This will help campaign designers control which candidates an endorser will endorse.

Primaries dynamics with +2 spin

In the latest internal, primaries victory news articles are now +2 spin instead of +1. This ensures a larger initial momentum boost for the winner of the primary, and if the story is spun negatively by the winner’s opponents, it will still remain a +1 for the duration of the story.

This makes winning primaries much more important. Here are the results from the first play through.

You can see Trump in the purple-blue colour, Jeb Bush in the orange, Ted Cruz in the purple. Trump won Iowa over Cruz (22.4% to 17.3%), giving him a large enough boost to maintain his numbers. Jeb Bush then won New Hampshire over Rubio, with Trump in 3rd (25.3% to 14.6% to 10.6%), and then Rubio won South Carolina over Trump (22.2% to 19.2%). You can see Bush’s numbers taking off after his NH victory, and Rubio’s after SC to a lesser degree. However, Trump took the momentum back with a Nevada victory over Cruz (32.7% to 25.6%), which was enough to propel him to victories on Super Tuesday. The undecideds % looks about right, with relatively high numbers until after Super Tuesday.

New Voter Detail option

The campaign options have been changed a bit for the next release. Here’s how the Select Campaign Screen now looks, with a ‘More Options’ button and a few other changes.

Here you can see the Spies and Fog of War options have been moved to the ‘More Options’ screen, and there’s another option called ‘Voter Detail’.

The Voter Detail option allows you to set the detail for the electorate, from a value of 500 to 10,000. At a setting of 10,000 (most detail), the electorate for a given region is modeled to the 1/10,000th, or 0.01%. The least detail, 500, means the electorate is modeled to the 1/500th, or 0.2%. The default is 1,000, or 0.1%,

So, at 1,000, you can have % movements of 0.1% for candidates for a given region, and the electorate for a given region is broken up into 1,000 different virtual persons (each representing 1/1,000th of the electorate). This should be adequate for most purposes, but if having that extra decimal point matters to the political wonk purist in you, you can knock yourself out.

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.9.4, Windows only

President Infinity v. 2.9.4 sneak-peek for Windows has been released!

This sneak-peek continues to refine the new Favorability system, in particular making improvements on keeping voters in their ‘party lanes’ starting in the primaries. Improvements will continue to be made. Feedback is welcome!

Note: this version changes Main Screen > spacebarring for Done Turn to ‘n’.

(Note: for goals for this 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/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous sneak-peek (v. 2.9.3).

  • each eligible voter now has a desired platform that makes up part of the Favorability score that eligible voter has for each candidate
  • if boasting, 50% of the time it will also be an attack on a leading candidate from another party (helps balance contested primaries vs. uncontested primaries dynamics)
  • if attacking, 50% of the time will also be a boast
  • Main Screen > spacebarring for Done Turn -> ‘n’ (next)
  • Elections > checks whether candidate withdrawn or not on ballot
  • if computer player changes to Not Seeking, they withdraw as well
  • fixed several bugs related to momentum
  • fixed bug with graph coming back up every turn despite having closed it
  • Direct pop. vote > Election Screen > fixed bug if campaign has less than 6 regions
  • region-specific leader bonuses are no longer by %, but affect Favorability – these should roughly map to what used to be the % bonuses in most cases
  • region-specific vice-leader bonuses are no longer by %, but affect Favorability – these should roughly map to what used to be the % bonuses in most cases

Mid-term Predictions Contest Results

And the winner is NathanF (18.6/20 = 93% = A+)! NathanF got a perfect Senate prediction, while accurately predicting the Dems would take the House. NathanF gets 1 year added to his subscription.

Runner up is Raphael (18.2/20 = 91% = A+), who was 1 seat out on the Senate but closer in the House.

Honorable mention is Yorni (18.05/20 = 90.25% = A+).

Thanks everyone for being a part of the predictions!

  1. NathanF 18.6, 53R (NathanF) +10 – 0 = 10, D+7 (NathanF) +10 – 1.4 = 8.6
  2. Raphael 18.2, 52R (Raphael) +10 – 1 = 9, D+19 (Raphael) +10 – 0.8 = 9.2
  3. Yorni 18.05, 52R (Yorni) +10 – 1 = 9, D+16 (Yorni) +10 – 0.95 = 9.05
  4. CalebsParadox 17.9, 52R (CalebsParadox) +10 – 1 = 9, D+13 (CalebsParadox) +10 – 1.1 = 8.9
  5. Hestia11 17.9, 51R (Hestia11) +10 – 2 = 8, D+33 (Hestia11) +10 – 0.1 = 9.9
  6. Harris/Ernst2020 17.75, 51R (Harris/Ernst2020) +10 – 2 = 8, D+40 (Harris/Ernst2020) +10 – 0.25 = 9.75
  7. Nathan 17.5, 54R (Nathan) +10 – 1 = 9, D+5 (Nathan) +10 – 1.5 = 8.5
  8. Jeff Alan Vasconellas 17.2, 51R (Jeff Alan Vasconellas) +10 – 2 = 8, D+19 (Jeff Alan Vasconcellos) +10 – 0.8 = 9.2
  9. Jonah Ortiz 17, 50R (Jonah Ortiz) +10 – 3 = 7, D+35 (Jonah Ortiz) +10 – 0 = 10
  10. Avatarmushi 16.8, 50R (Avatarmushi) +10 – 3 = 7, D+39 (Avatarmushi) +10 – 0.2 = 9.8
  11. DylanS 16.8, 50R (DylanS) +10 – 3 = 7, D+39 (Dylan S) +10 – 0.2 = 9.8
  12. Jonathan 16.45, 51R (Jonathan) +10 – 2 = 8, D+4 (Jonathan) +10 – 1.55 = 8.45
  13. SirLagsalott 16.4, 50R (SirLagsalott) +10 – 3 = 7, D+23 (Sirlagsalott) +10 – 0.6 = 9.4
  14. SystematicPollingError 13.7, 52D (SystematicPollingError) +0 – 4 = 4, D+41 (SystematicPollingError) +10 – 0.3 = 9.7
  15. Theliberalkitten 13.5, 51D (Theliberalkitten) +0 – 4 = 4, D+25 (Theliberalkitten) +10 – 0.5 = 9.5
  16. John 13.25, 51D (John) +0 – 4 = 4, D+20 (John) +10 – 0.75 = 9.25
  17. Red Bear 8.15, 53R (Red Bear) +10 – 0 = 10, R+2 (Red Bear) +0 – 1.85 = -1.85
  18. Jacob Berg 7.1, 54R (Jacob Berg) +10 – 1 = 9, R+3 (Jacob Berg) +0 – 1.9 = -1.9
  19. admin 7, 54R (admin) +10 – 1 = 9, R+5 (admin) +0 – 2 = -2
  20. Lee Haiko 6.15, 55R (Lee Haiko) +10 – 2 = 8, R+2 (Lee Haiko) +0 – 1.85 = -1.85
  21. Conservative Elector 2 6.7, 54R (Conservative Elector 2) +10 – 1 = 9, R+11 (Conservative Elector 2) +0 – 2.3 = -2.3
  22. Chris 6.1, 55R (Chris) +10 – 2 = 8, R+3 (Chris) +0 – 1.9 = -1.9
  23. Themiddlepolitical 3, 58R (Themiddlepolitical) +10 – 5 = 5, R+5 (TheMiddlePolitical) +0 – 2 = -2
  24. Kevin Aldrich 2, 58R (Kevin Aldrich) +10 – 5 = 5, R+25 (Kevin Aldrich) +0 – 3 = -3