Prime Minister Infinity – Canada next release sneak-peek v. 3.0.2, Windows and Mac

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada v. 3.0.2 sneak-peek for Windows and Mac has been released!

This sneak-peek is a major update. It adds Alberta – 2019, attributes are now 0-10 instead of 1-5, introduces Favorability, shows info on the map when you move the mouse over a region, allows for increasing the size of the window, and more.

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

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Spring 2019, see here.)

For more Alberta – 2019 info, go here.

If you are a Prime Minister Infinity – Canada 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/prime-minister-infinity-canada-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade from the previous release (v. 2.7.9b).

  • added Alberta – 2019
  • 1-5 -> 0-10 attributes system
  • added Favorability
  • if move mouse across map, will show info for region mouse on
  • Editor > Regions > Parties > if editing %s but have Editor > Polling > Use Polls on, text indicates using polling
  • Editor > Regions > Issues > added ‘Set All Issues’ button, to set all issues for a region to specified center
  • Editor > Basics > Constants and Coefficients > added Fundraising coefficient
  • computer players now make more ads
  • Editor > Regions > fundamental regions > added exemptions for shifts, for regions where you want to specify %s without the shifts
  • allows for increasing the size of windows (for high-resolution or high-DPI displays)
  • Editor > Basics > More > can set tied color
  • Electoral Vote Info Screen (Constituency Screen) > if hover over Create Target, Org. Strength, Footsoldiers, Polling button, info
  • Create Polling > 1 CP total -> 0.5 CPs per day
  • Create Org. Strength > 2 CPs total -> 0.5 CPs per day
  • Sim Screen > fixed bug where win wasn’t counted if won seats but not popular vote
  • Editor > Surrogate > if has images, can set to default
  • for save (including autosave), a temporary save file is created first, so if there is an error for some reason, any existing save file is not overwritten
  • Main Screen > spacebarring for Done Turn -> ‘n’ (next)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spin Screen > spacebar -> ‘n’
  • Debate Results Screen > can press ‘n’ to close screen
  • Message Screen > can press ‘n’ to close screen
  • changed how polls work so program uses up less memory and runs more quickly
  • Main Screen > momentum mode > fixed bug where up and down arrows wouldn’t change players listed
  • debates matter more > debate news stories +2 spin, can have more news stories
  • improved computer AI
  • Editor > Endorsers > added search box
  • Themes Screen > View All > text fits

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 3.0.2, Windows and Mac

President Infinity v. 3.0.2 sneak-peek for Windows and Mac has been released!

This sneak-peek fixes several bugs, adds Andrew Yang to 2020, updates primary dates in 2020, and more.

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

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Spring 2019, 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. 3.0.1).

  • fixed bug that caused crashing when changed large number of issue positions and possibly other situations
  • fixed bug that could cause incorrect %s
  • fixed bug where if candidate also endorser, could unendorse self if changed too many issue positions
  • Player Info Screen > Platform > fixed bug where couldn’t change listing mode from Profile to Alphabetical
  • Surrogates > Create > fixed bug where certain surrogates weren’t appearing
  • Themes Screen > View All > text fits
  • 2020 > added Andrew Yang
  • 2020 > updates primary dates
  • 2020 > modified Romney %s in UT, NH, MA
  • 2020 > fixed color issue with Sanders and Warren
  • 2020 > Endorsers > DeSantis, Abrams, Dole > fixed surrogate names
  • 2020 > Gillum > blurb > ‘senatorial’ -> ‘gubernatorial’
  • 2020 > Endorsers > Cathy McMorris-Rodgers > Oregon -> Washington
  • 2020 > Endorsers > Amash > ‘Frm. Rep.’ -> ‘Rep.’
  • 2020 > altered Warren’s color to yellow
  • 2020 > removed all state bonuses (except on home states) from all candidates currently turned ‘on’
  • 2020 > O’Rourke > Surrogates > added Fmr Gov. Neil Abercrombie
  • 2020 > added Emerson Dem Primary Iowa poll Mar. 24, 2019
  • 2020 > added FoxNews Dem Primary US poll Mar. 24, 2019

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 3.0.0, Windows

President Infinity v. 3.0.0 sneak-peek for Windows has been released!

This sneak-peek adds 2020 (80+ candidates, 5 parties, 28 issues), improves electoral dynamics to keep party %s relatively consistent when starting from primaries, makes debates matter more, fixes a 0% undecideds bug, improves computer player AI, and more.

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

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Spring 2019, 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. 2.9.9).

  • added 2020
  • revised electoral dynamics to keep party %s relatively consistent when starting from primaries
  • debates matter more > debate news stories +2 spin, can have more news stories
  • fixed bug where undecideds were 0% if starting in general election
  • improved computer AI
  • when win convention, story is +2 spin instead of +1
  • fixed bug with viewing momentum bars on map, where would only show 4 of possible 8 and wouldn’t update it clicked up or down candidate arrows
  • improved how momentum bars on map display
  • Editor > Polls > can set party, leader, undecided, and margin of error %s with a decimal place
  • Editor > Endorsers > added search box
  • 2016 > Trump > Debating 5 -> 6
  • 2016 > Trump, Carson > Relations -> Good
  • 2016 > Trump, Huckabee > Relations -> Good
  • 2016 > Endorsers > Ann Coulter > Trump > None -> 50
  • 2016 > fixed some endorsement dates
  • 2016 > Trump > strengthened support committeds in IA, NH, SC

President Infinity next release sneak-peek v. 2.9.9, Windows

President Infinity v. 2.9.9 sneak-peek for Windows has been released!

This sneak-peek adds Party Identification to each eligible voter (a given party, independent, or alienated) and Party Identification Strength (committed, leaning), and in particular if a voter is committed to a party, all candidates running for that party get +25 to their Favorability score, if voter leaning for a party, all candidates running for that party get +15, and fixes a bug where VP who is also endorser could take back endorsement of player is VP of.

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

(Note: for goals for this release cycle, Spring 2019, 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. 2.9.9).

  • each eligible voter has Party Identification (can be a given party, independent, or alienated) and Party Identification Strength (if a given party, committed or leaning), if committed to a party, all candidates running for that party get +25 to their Favorability score, if leaning for a party, all candidates running for that party get +15
  • fixed bug where VP who is also endorser could take back endorsement of player is VP of

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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. 2.9.3, Windows only

President Infinity v. 2.9.3 sneak-peek for Windows has been released!

This sneak-peek adds the Favorability system, a complete replacement for the underlying electoral modeling in the game. It allows for more accurate greater-than 2 candidate voter dynamics, including rapid ascents and collapses. It does this by modeling scores for each candidates for each voter (the highest score is the candidate the voter will vote for, assuming it is above a threshold), where the electorate is modeled to the 1/10,000th, allowing for a high degree of segmentation.

Since this is such a big change, things are still being fine-tuned. One challenge is keeping voters ‘in their party lanes’ during games that start in the primaries, and this will continue to be worked on.

(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. 2.9.1).

  • adds Favorability, a complete replacement for the underlying electoral modeling in the game
  • for save (including autosave), a temporary save file is created first, so if there is an error for some reason, any existing save file is not overwritten
  • fixed load bug
  • fixed bug with game freezing after election night
  • fixed bug if started game where a party had candidates on but none declared

President Infinity v. 2.8.2 released!

President Infinity v. 2.8.2 for Windows and Mac has been released!

This update includes

  • Florida – 2018 – Senatorial (direct popular vote)
  • updates to computer AI, including for direct popular vote
  • updates the Surrogate Screen, including pictures for surrogates (where supported by a campaign, included in Florida – 2018 – Senatorial)
  • adds an option in the Editor for Vice-Leaders to be optional
  • fixes various bugs
  • and more

(Note: for goals for the next release cycle, Autumn 2018, see here.)

If you are a President Infinity 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/president-infinity-version-information/

What’s new in this upgrade

  • 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
  • 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

 

Goals for next releases – Autumn 2018 – Preview

This is a preview intended for feedback, in particular any features you think should be top priority. We are currently finishing up the Summer 2018 cycle of releases, with a new President Infinity and Congress Infinity to be released in a few weeks – this will be the next cycle after that.

All dates are estimates. All features are goals, not promises. List subject to revision.

President Infinity – September 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)

Note that United States – 2020 is planned for Winter 2018-2019 release, after the mid-terms. Networking is planned for after that, and applies for all products.

Congress Infinity – September 30th

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

Prime Minister Infinity – U.K. – October 15th

  1. See President Infinity 1., 2., 4.-6.
  2. Preferences added for Australia.

Prime Minister Infinity – Canada – October 30th (September 1st)

  1. Quebec 2018 official campaign added (will be released without game engine changes September 1st)
  2. See President Infinity 1., 2., 4.-6.
  3. Preferences added for Australia.

Feedback welcome!