President Infinity v. Ericson – 2.3.7 for Windows and Mac has been released!
If you are a President Infinity owner, you are eligible for this upgrade.
What’s new in this upgrade
- fixed ‘NAN’ bug loading save game (happened when Bloomberg enabled in particular)
- 2016 > Endorsers > Romney > Trump score 25 -> 0
This is a comprehensive update.
You can download this release by requesting a download e-mail at the link below.
14 thoughts on “President Infinity – Version Ericson – 2.3.7”
It has already been noted, but could you change the candidate colors? I aslo think to the 2008 campaign. It would be really more pleasant to play.
When there’s no absolute majority in the Electoral College it’d be more interesting to potentially set up negotiations to get Congressmen to vote for you and if there’s still no majority in the HoR then move onto the Senate for the VP who will automatically become POTUS and if there’s no majority there then it goes to the current VP to break the tie. It feels a bit boring when I manage to make it so none of the two major parties are able to make a full majority and it just makes Republican POTUS because the House is Rep.
That’s an interesting idea – we’ll see. One problem is it’s very difficult to know what would happen in that case – I think the last time this happened was 1824.
@Rophil re colors,
Yes, it’s on the to-do list.
@anthony_270admin, oh yeah it is difficult, that’s why I suggest negotiations, so like you could offer the head of a caucus a Secretary job for example or offer PIPs or something
One note on the question of a 269-269 tie: it’s not broken by THIS congress. It’s broken by the next one, which takes office in January 2017.
Even the most optimistic Democrat concedes that Democrats are unlikely to reclaim the House this year, so the President in this scenario would likely still be Donald Trump. However, Democrats have a real shot at winning the Senate this year, so it’s possible that the winners of a 2016 tie would be Donald Trump, with Vice President Tim Kaine.
Either way, as Congress Infinity isn’t included in President Infinity, President Infinity can’t accurately model what would happen in a 269/269 tie as it’s not able to predict who would control each part of Congress in January of 2017.
Further, a Republican voting for Hillary Clinton in a tie-breaker and then magically ending up as Secretary of State would be a death wish. And I’m saying that as a Clinton supporter. In a 269-269 tie, expect everyone to vote straight Republican or Democrat.
@Ted Froats, that’s true, however in this game you obviously have endorsers, specifically Senators, so if you have a Senator endorsing you then the tie could be played out in the Senate with the Senators voting for whomever they endorsed, obviously it wouldn’t be the most accurate in terms of the House but possibilities could be explored
Another note on the 269-269 tie: Each state only gets a single vote. So it would be, likely, whichever party has a majority of congressman from that state. If NH stays split 1-1, it would abstain/vote present unless they could agree on a candidate. So, even if the Democrats regain the house, Clinton could still lose a vote there depending on how the seats that are won are situated among states. Also, the winner has to reach 26. 25 or under doesn’t count for a plurality.
As it currently stands, 33 House delegations are Republican, 3 (ME, NH, NJ) are split, and the remaining 14 are Democratic. The states most likely to move in the Democrats favor are:
ME: ME-2 is Democratic-leaning but represented by a Republican
NJ: NJ-2 and 3 are swing districts currently held by Republicans
NH: NH-1 is a swing district held by a Republican
CO: CO-6 is a swing district held by a Republican; others are relatively safe
WI: WI-1,7,8 are all slightly Republican leaning; flipping one of them would make the state abstain
IA: IA-1 is Democratic-leaning but held by a Republican, and IA-3 is a swing district held by a Republican. Picking off one would make the state abstain
NV: Same as IA: One swing, one D-leaning district held by Republicans
AZ: It’d be tough. The Democrats would have to hold Ann Kirkpatrick’s R+4 seat and pick off AZ-2, which is also Republican leaning.
MI: MI-6,7,8 are all possibilities; MI-3,11 are reaches. The Democrats need 2 to force a tie
PA: Another tough one. PA-6,7,8,15 are all swing districts held by Republicans; PA-16 is a reach. The Democrats need 4 to force a tie
VA: VERY unlikely. The Democrats would need 3 wins, but only 2 (VA-2, VA-10) look like real possibilities. VA-4 and 5 are very much outside chances
The Democrats would need to turn 9 Republican delegations to either abstains or Democratic to stop Trump (or within one Never Trumper, anyway). CO, WI, IA, NV, MI are all possibilities, but they need 4 more delegations, and I don’t see that happening in the sort of election that would produce a tie.
You should simply not include the House of Representatives choosing the President as part of the game. It goes too far from the original intent of the game and opens a whole lot of variables to consider including if Representatives rule electoral votes out of order. If you’ve tied, you’ve lost the game. The goal was to win 270 votes.
OTHER, than what currently happens. I think the present feature is fine.
This is kinda a weirder request, but how do you feel about implementing a statistics/data button with the rest of the main buttons that can bring up different graphs and numbers about your campaign and others as time goes on. For example, the statistics tab could have:
1. Head to Head matchups of different candidates over time
2. Total money raised/spent over time.
3. Favorability over time
4. Pie charts for previous primaries
5. Relations between each candidate shown clearly
6. Where all of your footsoldiers, HQ, and polling is at.
7. Issue strength over time
8. Voting bloc preferences over time
9. Voting bloc growth/shifts over time
10. All other statistics and graphs already included
If you can’t tell, I’m a veteran Paradox Interactive fan of my love for graphs and charts is insane. That, and keyboard shortcuts (like each tab corresponding to a keyboard button [Ex. Strategy to 1, research to 2, whatever the order is)]
It’s a tiny quality of life thing really, so I understand it not being near the top of the to do list any time soon 🙂
I think being able to portray data clearly is important, and there will probably be updates along the lines you are talking about.