New user interface first look

Here’s a first look at the new user interface featuring the Select Campaign screen.

The new interface is more graphically rich, and is designed to be more friendly for touchscreens. My best guess is the new user interface will be completed around January.

This is part of the port to a new tool chain, which was necessitated by the new macOS, which is incompatible with the old tool chain.

Feedback welcome!

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada next release v. 3.1.1c for Windows and Mac

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada v. 3.1.1c for Windows and Mac has been released!

This updates local candidate names and on ballot in Canada – 2019, and makes minor modifications to the Canada – 2006, Canada – 2004, and PEI – 2019 campaigns.

Note: it will say 3.1.1 as the version once installed.

Note: info on Infinity games and macOS Catalina here.

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

More info here.

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Prime Minister Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

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

Version information: https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information/

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

  • Canada 2019 > updated local candidate names, on ballot
  • Canada 2006 > Endorsers > CUPE > dates updated
  • Canada 2004 > Endorsers > Retail Council of Canada > dates updated
  • PEI 2019 > updated %s in O’Leary-Inverness, Coalitions > ‘Canada’ -> ‘P.E.I.’

macOS Catalina compatibility info

Apple released macOS Catalina on October 7th. This version of macOS is not compatible with 32-bit apps. The Infinity games are all 32-bit apps.

I began a port of the Infinity games to a new tool-chain that supports 64-bit apps in mid-summer, once it became clear the existing tool-chain would not support 64-bit apps and therefore macOS Catalina.

For Mac users, if you upgrade to Catalina now the Infinity games will not work on your Mac until the port is completed, unless you install a virtual machine and then run an older version of macOS on it. (You can also revert back to Mojave if desired. An example of how to revert from Catalina is here.)

The port is well underway. The game engine has been ported and the code for working with campaigns has been ported. The user-interface work has begun. Almost all work is now focused on the port.

My best guess is that the port will be completed in January. I will post updates once I have a better idea of when the port will be completed.

Once the port is completed, Windows and Mac releases of Infinity games will move to the new tool-chain. There will then probably also be iPad and Android tablet versions released at some point after that.

President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1c

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

This update continues to update 2020, including adding latest polling, adds official cash on hand numbers for July 1st and best-guesses for Oct. 1st, and adds Charlie Crist as surrogate for Biden.

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.

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. 3.1.1b).

  • Democratic Primary polls > NV, SCx2, NC, USx4, NH, AZ, OH, WI
  • Funds > added July 1st, 2019 > set for all relevant Republican and Democratic candidates based on FEC cash on hand numbers
  • Funds > added Oct. 1st, 2019 > Trump 125M, Buttigieg 19.1M, Sanders 25.3M, Biden 15.2M, Warren 24.6M, Harris 11.6M, Bennet 2.1M, Delaney 5M, Booker 6M, Klobuchar 4.8M, Yang 10M,  Williamson 3M, Bullock 2.3M
  • Surrogates > Biden > added Rep. Charlie Crist (Fmr. Gov. of FL)

President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1b

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

This update continues to update 2020, including adding latest polling (Warren increase), adds a September 25th, 2019 start date, turns Bill de Blasio to ‘off’, and more.

Note: it will say 3.1.1 as the version. You can confirm you have 3.1.1b if the 2020 campaign has the option of a September 25th, 2019 start date for the primaries.

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

More 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. 3.1.1).

  • Polls > Democratic primaries > US, GA, NY, CA, AZ, NJ, IA, MO, CA, MD, NH, GA, NV
  • added September 25th, 2019 start date
  • set start and end date for Bill De Blasio’s campaign, set him to ‘off’ by default. 
  • reordered order of Dem candidates
  • Endorsers > Bezos > Issue > LGBT -> Trump Support
  • Endorsers > removed Ross Perot, Koch Bros. -> Charles Koch
  • updated Warren images

2020 Events

Here is a working list of events to be added to the United States – 2020 campaign.

This is a starting point – feedback welcome on events to add, events that shouldn’t be there, or what the effects of an event should be.

The events listed go back to June 10th, 2019 which is currently the earliest starting date available in the official 2020 campaign.

Effects can be for one or more issue positions, leaders, vice-leaders, or parties. They can effect momentum (+ or -) and finances. They can also raise the profile of an issue or move the issue center.

June 2019

  • 10 (earliest start date)
  • 12 – Florida bans sanctuary cities, becomes 12th state to do so
  • 20 – Iran shoots down American drone over Strait of Hormuz
  • 25 – San Francisco first city to ban e-cigarettes
  • 27 – Supreme Court rules 5-4 redistricting issues must be left to the state and Congress rather than to the courts
  • 30 – Pres. Trump becomes first sitting president to set foot in North Korea in visit with Kim Jong Un

July 2019

  • 1 – Protesters storm Hong Kong legislature in response to China’s anti-extradition bill
  • 4 – Independence Day!
  • 6 – Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, with connections to both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, arrested for sex trafficking
  • 11 – Dow Jones exceeds 27,000 points for first time in history
  • 12 – Sec. of Labor Acosta resigns amid controversy over former prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein in 2007 
  • 16 – House votes 240-187 to condemn Pres. Trump’s remarks directed at four Congresswomen
  • 17 – Mexican drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life in prison 
  • 19 – Pres. Trump disavows ‘Send her back’ chants at his North Carolina rally
  • 24 – Boris Johnson becomes the new British PM
  • 24 – Robert Mueller warns of threat to election security at a press conference
  • 25 – A.G. Barr reinstates federal death penalty 
  • 25 – Sen. McConnell blocks bill designed to improve election security 
  • 28 – Mass shooting in Gilroy, CA kills 4 and wounds 12

August 2019

  • 2- Trump withdraws US from Cold War-era INF Treaty with Russia
  • 3 – 22 people killed in mass shooting in El Paso, TX, 24 others wounded
  • 4 – 10 people killed and 27 injured in another mass shooting in Dayton, OH
  • 8 – Historically large immigration raid results in 680 arrests in Mississippi
  • 10 – Jeffrey Epstein kills himself in Manhattan jail while awaiting trial for sex trafficking
  • 14 – Dow Jones plunges over 500 points
  • 15 – Israel denies entry to two Congresswomen Omar, Tlaib after they support boycotts of Israel
  • 16 – Denmark P.M. rejects Trump’s suggestion of sale of Greenland to U.S.
  • 22 – CNN reports that two dozen people have been arrested in one weekend for threatening mass shootings 
  • 31 – 7 people killed and 21 wounded in Midland-Odessa mass shooting

September 2019

  • 2 – Labor Day!
  • 3 – British MPs take control of the UK government from PM Boris Johnson in an attempt to delay Brexit 
  • 3 – Walmart stops selling handgun ammunition in its stores
  • 4 – CNN holds 7-hour town hall on climate change
  • 6 – Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in North Carolina
  • 7 – Trump calls off peace talks with Taliban
  • 7 – Trump criticized for inviting Taliban to Camp David on eve of 9/11 anniversary 
  • 10 – Pres. Trump fires John Bolton as National Security Advisor
  • 14 – Two Saudi oil refineries destroyed by Houthi militants from Yemen; Pres. Trump and Sen. Graham blame Iran for aiding in the attacks; half of Saudi oil production is halted
  • 14 – Justice Kavanaugh hit with new allegations of sexual misconduct
  • 15 – Pres. Trump and Sen. Graham defend Kavanaugh amid calls for his impeachment 
  • 16 – Democratic candidates ramp up calls for Kavanaugh’s impeachment

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada next release v. 3.1.1 for Windows and Mac

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada v. 3.1.1 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This updates Canada – 2019 (updates %s, added People’s Party to debates, start date -> September 11th, and more), changes how the game engine handles undecideds (undecideds tend to move to leaning more rapidly), decreases how powerful Ground Ops are, and more.

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

More info here.

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Prime Minister Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

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

Version information: https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous official release (v. 3.1.0)

  • added ‘pop undecideds’ functionality (game engine treats ‘undecided’ as an unstable state, and ‘pops’ voters to a candidate with + momentum who is tied for 1st in their Favorability scores at a rate that tends to cause fewer undecideds)
  • Constituency Screen > moved up and down buttons for leaders to right, made bigger
  • decreased how powerful Ground Ops are (Org. Strength x Footsoldiers), now if up to 7 days out is full powered, else up to 20 days out is 0.5, else up to 40 days out is 0.3, else up to 60 days out is 0.2, else up to 80 days out is 0.1, else up to 100 days out is 0.05, else up to 200 days out is 0.01, else is 0
  • 2019 > start Sep. 12th -> 11th
  • 2019 > updated %s
  • 2019 > Debates > added People’s Party
  • 2019 > scandals only apply to corruption
  • 2000 > Alliance and PC invited to debates

President Infinity next release v. 3.1.1

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

This update changes how the game engine handles undecideds (undecideds tend to move to leaning more rapidly), continues to update 2020 (adds latest polling, Republicans > adds Sanford and Walsh, decreases stats of various Democratic candidates, increases stats for Biden, sets Republican debates threshold to 25%, and more), adds a primaries news story after weekly public polls released that gives boost to candidate 1st in polls (if primaries competitive), decreases how powerful Ground Ops are, fixes a bug with %s in primaries, and more.

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

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 sneak-peek (v. 3.1.0).

  • adds September 10th, 2019 start date
  • added ‘pop undecideds’ functionality (game engine treats ‘undecided’ as an unstable state, and ‘pops’ voters to a candidate with + momentum who is tied for 1st in their Favorability scores at a rate that tends to cause fewer undecideds)
  • Primaries > added weekly news story after polls, gives + momentum to leader 1st in poll
  • Constituency Screen > moved up and down buttons for leaders to right, made bigger
  • decreased how powerful Ground Ops are (Org. Strength x Footsoldiers), now if up to 7 days out is full powered, else up to 20 days out is 0.5, else up to 40 days out is 0.3, else up to 60 days out is 0.2, else up to 80 days out is 0.1, else up to 100 days out is 0.05, else up to 200 days out is 0.01, else is 0
  • Primaries > fixed bug in %s if turnout was a low value for a region (%s would suddenly be split evenly between all candidates, then switch back to accurate %s)
  • updated 2020
    • Republicans > added Joe Walsh, Mark Sanford
    • Relations > Biden-Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg, Yang, O’Rourke, Klobuchar, Steyer, Delaney, Tim Ryan, Bennet, Williamson, de Blasio, Messam, Bullock, Sestak, Gillibrand, Inslee, Moulton, Hickenlooper None -> Good, Biden-Gabbard None -> Very Good, Harris-Gabbard None -> Bad, Harris-Booker None -> Good
    • PIPs > Biden 15 -> 20, Trump 15 -> 20, Weld 10 -> 5, Harris 10 -> 7, Booker 10 -> 7, O’Rourke 10 -> 7, Klobuchar 10 -> 7, Tim Ryan 10 -> 5, Bullock 10 -> 7, Inslee 10 -> 7, Hickenlooper 10 -> 7, Weld 10 -> 5
    • Polls > Republican primaries > new US
    • Polls > Democratic primaries > new US, IA, NH, SC, NV, WI, TX, NJ, VT, CO
    • Republicans > removed Weld, Walsh, and Sanford from primary ballots in KS, NV, AZ, and SC
    • Primaries > Republicans > Debates > raised % threshold to 25%
    • Primaries > News Story Profiles > NH, IA > 20 -> 15
    • strengthened Biden %s support structure
    • strengthened Sanders %s support structure
    • Biden > Spin 3 -> 5
    • Sanders > Ground 9 -> 5, Command 5 -> 4
    • Warren > Command 5 -> 4
    • Harris > Ads 3 -> 2, Research 3 -> 2, Polling 3 -> 2, Ground 3 -> 2, Command 3 -> 2, Strategic 3 -> 2
    • Buttigieg > Command 4 -> 2, Strategic 4 -> 2, Ground 1 -> 2
    • Booker > Command 4 -> 2, Strategic 4 -> 2, Ads 3 -> 2, Spin 3 -> 2, Fundraising 3 -> 2, Research 3 -> 2, Polling 3 -> 2, Ground 2 -> 1
    • O’Rourke > Ground 3 -> 2
    • Klobuchar > Research 2 -> 1, Command 2 -> 1
    • Steyer > Spin 5 -> 2, Fundraising 7 -> 2, Research 3 -> 2, Ads 5 -> 2
    • Gabbard > Ads 3 -> 2
    • Delaney > Command 2 -> 1
    • Tim Ryan > Command 2 -> 1
    • Trump > Polling > 3 -> 4, Fundraising 5 -> 7
    • Weld > Command, Strategic 3 -> 2, Fundraising 4 -> 2
    • Editor > reordered Dem candidates so ones still in race are at top
    • set Seth Moulton, Jay Inslee, Kirsten Gillibrand, to ‘off’, set respective start and end dates for campaigns
    • added Rep. Marcia Fudge as surrogate for Harris
    • Warren surrogate Raul Grijalva changed from TX to AZ

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada next release v. 3.1.0 for Windows and Mac

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada v. 3.1.0 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This adds Canada – 2019 and fixes a couple of bugs.

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

More info here.

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Prime Minister Infinity within the last year), you are eligible for this upgrade.

This is a comprehensive update.

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

Version information: https://270soft.com/updates-redownloads/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous official release (v. 3.0.7)

  • added Canada – 2019
  • fixed bug in which stories computer players choose to spin
  • fixed bug doing ground effects

What’s new from the previous sneak-peek (v. 3.0.7b)

  • set People’s Party platform
  • fine-tuned other party platforms
  • set national issue profiles
  • set all national issue centres to ‘Center’
  • set placeholder regional issue centres
  • Endorsers > Gregor Robertson -> Kennedy Stewart, Liberals -> 25, NDP -> 75
  • Endorsers > CUPE > NDP 25 -> 50
  • Independents > new blurb
  • Independents > Surrogates > -> Jody Wilson-Raybould, Jane Philpott
  • Trudeau > Corruption 3 -> 7
  • Scheer > Corruption 5 -> 4
  • Scheer > Experience 5 -> 6
  • Bernier > lowered Campaign Attributes
  • Bernier > Surrogates > Lauren Harper -> Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson
  • Scheer, Singh, Blanchet > updated home ridings
  • updated party funds (Lib -> $25M, Con -> $35M, NDP -> $15M, Green -> $5M)
  • issues > updated party and leader issue positions
  • updated %s > Vancouver Island, Longueuil-Saint-Hubert
  • issues > removed Senate Reform

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada next release sneak-peek v. 3.0.7b for Windows

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada v. 3.0.7b sneak-peek for Windows has been released!

This sneak-peek adds Canada – 2019.

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

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity owner on subscription (or if you purchased Prime Minister 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/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous release (v. 3.0.7)

  • added Canada – 2019