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 – October 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 – October 15th (early September)

  1. See President Infinity 1., 2., 4.-6.
  2. Updates to Senate 2018 and House 2018 (early September)

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 (early September)
  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”)

 

 

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.8.1, Windows and Mac

From the previous sneak-peek, this update improves computer player strategies for direct popular vote, improves computer players for making ads, fixes a bug with saving-loading-saving, fixes a bug with starting funds in certain situations, makes a few modifications to Florida – 2018 – Senatorial, fixes a bug with Sim mode and direct pop. vote, and adds a Fundraising coefficient to the Editor.

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

For Mac.

Note: Requires you already have the game installed.

Feedback welcome!

New since previous release

  • Florida 2018 Senatorial > Surrogates > added Tom Perez’s image
  • Florida 2018 Senatorial > Nelson > Charisma > 3 -> 2
  • Editor > Basics > Constants and Coefficients > added Fundraising coefficient
  • Florida 2018 Senatorial > Funds > Nelson $15 M -> $30 M, Scott $10 M -> $25 M
  • fixed bug with starting funds in certain situations
  • computer players now make more ads
  • Direct pop. vote > improved computer player strategy
  • Sim > Direct pop. vote > fixed bug where %s and wins (and vote count) weren’t in sync
  • fixed bug if saved, then loaded, then tried to save again
  • Editor > Regions > Basics > General Election > can’t set Pop. Vote to on if primaries on

Previous sneak-peek release

  • Surrogates > can add images, similar to candidates
  • Surrogates > Main Screen > name under portrait > if name too long, shows just last name
  • Main Screen > Activities > fixed bug where could continue using surrogate after used all Surrogate Points
  • new Create Surrogate Screen
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > Profiles > ‘Set All’ button visible regardless of region
  • fixed bug in function to determine where loss of support would go to after platform change
  • 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”)
  • Select Leader Screen > if only 1 leader, Change Leader button disabled
  • Editor > can set credits, button appears on Select Campaign Screen if set
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set Elected Leader Position (ex. “Prime Minister”), Institution (ex. “Parliament”), Appointed by (ex. “Governor General”)
  • added Florida – 2018 – Senatorial campaign
  • Editor > can set whether vice-leaders enabled
  • 2016 > Trump > Strategic 2 -> 3 primaries, 4 -> 5 general election
  • Strategy Screen > Primaries > fixed bug where player other than turn player’s selected by default
  • Editor > Regions > Parties > if editing %s but have Editor > Polling > Use Polls on, text indicates using polling
  • primaries > fixed bug where computer players wouldn’t withdraw or endorse other computer players
  • Players Info Screen > fixed bug if starting in primaries and get to only 1 leader left in party
  • Offers > fixed bug where didn’t get bonus to chance accept when offered VP slot
  • Offers > fixed some bugs with making offers that didn’t make sense (ex. offer to withdraw and offer them a VP slot)
  • Offers > improved computer players chance accept for some offers
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > added ‘Set All Issues’ button, to set all issues for a region to specified center

 

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.8.0, Windows

This update adds a new Surrogates Screen, Florida – 2018 – Senatorial, makes updates to the Editor, adds the ability to set credits for campaign creation, allows for Vice-Leaders to be optional, fixes a bug where computer players wouldn’t withdraw or endorse in the primaries, cleans up offers, and more.

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

Note: Requires you already have the game installed.

Feedback welcome!

New since previous release

  • Surrogates > can add images, similar to candidates
  • Surrogates > Main Screen > name under portrait > if name too long, shows just last name
  • Main Screen > Activities > fixed bug where could continue using surrogate after used all Surrogate Points
  • new Create Surrogate Screen
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > Profiles > ‘Set All’ button visible regardless of region
  • fixed bug in function to determine where loss of support would go to after platform change
  • 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”)
  • Select Leader Screen > if only 1 leader, Change Leader button disabled
  • Editor > can set credits, button appears on Select Campaign Screen if set
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set Elected Leader Position (ex. “Prime Minister”), Institution (ex. “Parliament”), Appointed by (ex. “Governor General”)
  • added Florida – 2018 – Senatorial campaign
  • Editor > can set whether vice-leaders enabled
  • 2016 > Trump > Strategic 2 -> 3 primaries, 4 -> 5 general election
  • Strategy Screen > Primaries > fixed bug where player other than turn player’s selected by default
  • Editor > Regions > Parties > if editing %s but have Editor > Polling > Use Polls on, text indicates using polling
  • primaries > fixed bug where computer players wouldn’t withdraw or endorse other computer players
  • Players Info Screen > fixed bug if starting in primaries and get to only 1 leader left in party
  • Offers > fixed bug where didn’t get bonus to chance accept when offered VP slot
  • Offers > fixed some bugs with making offers that didn’t make sense (ex. offer to withdraw and offer them a VP slot)
  • Offers > improved computer players chance accept for some offers
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > added ‘Set All Issues’ button, to set all issues for a region to specified center

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – Version 2.7.9

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – v. 2.7.9 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update includes

  • Ontario 2018 > added May 20th start date, new shifted %s for that start date
  • Platform Screen > fixed bug with issue position Power bonuses for secondary regions
  • Platform Screen > fixed bug where player issue positions (“Center-Right” and so on) would disappear
  • Ontario 2018 > Lib-NDP relations Bad -> Normal
  • Ontario 2018 > set ‘Scandals apply’ on various issues to false
  • Ontario 2018 > Schreiner > blurb “Shreiner” -> “Schreiner”
  • Ontario 2018 > Beaches-East York > removed highscore bonus if defeat PC candidate

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owner, 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

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – Version 2.7.8

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – v. 2.7.8 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update includes

  • a new Surrogates screen (including Surrogate images if supported by a campaign)
  • enhances the Editor including more easily positioning abbreviations, fixes several bugs, allowing for setting individual seat issue centres and profiles, and more
  • adds search to the Research Screen
  • fixes a bug where computer players wouldn’t select opponents properly
  • allows for up to 100 highscores
  • and more

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. owner, 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/prime-minister-infinity-u-k-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade

  • Player Info Screen > Platform > fixed bug where % profile increase labels shown beyond number of issues
  • can view up to 100 highscores
  • Winner Screen > can see highscore next to rank
  • Research Screen > can select region by search
  • Strategy Screen > names of regions not on ballot are gray
  • save > fixed bug with save files that were too big
  • save > now only 1 save file associated with a save game, as opposed to 1 plus 1 for each candidate in the game
  • fixed bug if canceled load game where program would freeze
  • fixed bug > if used too many CPs and playing 7 days per turn, would subtract from leader’s EPs each day instead of once per turn
  • Strategy Screen > fixed bug where ordering by Platform Distance listed with some results out of order
  • Ads, Research, Endorsers, Theme, Notes, Player Info Screen > can press Esc to close screen
  • Main Screen > Activities > can press Esc to return to Main Screen
  • Spin Screen > can press Esc to return to Main Screen, including can Esc out of Interviews popup
  • Electoral Vote (Constituency) Screen > can press Esc to return to Strategy Screen or Main Screen
  • fixed bug > computer player wouldn’t focus on opponents
  • Main Map > if region selected on Main Map and click Research button, will automatically set region for Research Screen
  • Constituency Screen > if click Research button, will automatically set region for Research Screen
  • Sim > recognizes coalitions
  • Editor > Regions > Ballot > Set All > if universal political unit selected, description says will change for all regions
  • Surrogates > can add images, similar to candidates
  • Surrogates > Main Screen > name under portrait > if name too long, shows just last name
  • Main Screen > Activities > fixed bug where could continue using surrogate after used all Surrogate Points
  • new Create Surrogate Screen
  • Editor > can set issue centers for individual seats
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > Profiles > ‘Set All’ button visible regardless of region
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > can set issue profiles for individual seats
  • fixed bug in function to determine where loss of support would go to after platform change
  • 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”)
  • Select Leader Screen > if only 1 leader, Change Leader button disabled
  • Editor > can set credits, button appears on Select Campaign Screen if set
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set Elected Leader Position (ex. “Prime Minister”), Institution (ex. “Parliament”), Appointed by (ex. “Governor General”)

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – Version 2.7.8

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – v. 2.7.8 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update includes

  • Ontario 2018 > added None of the Above Party
  • Ontario 2018 > added Trillium Party
  • Editor > can set credits for campaign creation, button appears on Select Campaign Screen if set
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set Elected Leader Position (ex. “Prime Minister”), Institution (ex. “Parliament”), Appointed by (ex. “Governor General”)
  • Mac > fixes bug with Editor > Regions Screen

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada owner, 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