President Forever and other 270soft games Megathread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Tayya, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Temeraire Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2017

    Al Gore/Ted Kenney vs Pat Robertson/Donald Rumsfeld

    1988, started in the primaries with Dukakis and Bush off. On the GOP side, Robertson won IA and NH. Dole put up some resistance, but failed to stop Robertson from taking the nomination on the first round. Similarly, Jackson and Simon had pretty strong results, with Simon taking both IA and NH, but ultimately Gore carried the day. I then took the tickets and ported them over to the general. The result actually wasn't too different from what I got starting from the primaries, though. Map is also pretty realistic, all things considered. The 1988 scenario strikes me as one of the higher-quality ones.
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  2. Leon Trotsky Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    In Wonderland, just behind the Rainbow
    Basically the Inventor of the Internet (Gore) and Progressive Rockstar (Kennedy) versus a Christian Fundie straight from Gilead. Obviously would vote Gore in this scenario.
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  3. Omar04 Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    How do you play as an observer?
  4. Leon Trotsky Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    In Wonderland, just behind the Rainbow
    Create a Benjamin Franklin character as part of the "SIMULATION Party" and then play as him throughout the entire primaries and general election, but don't forget to set him to "not running", otherwise, you may accidentally mess up the final vote count as people do vote for you if you are on the ballot, even if you don't campaign.
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  5. Temeraire Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Well, you can just edit it to that you're not on the ballot in any state.
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  6. Omar04 Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2018
    How do you create characters? Also,can you sim multiple turns at a time?
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2019
  7. Gog-Clocthoth Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Assuming you're using President Infinity and not an older version, there should be a campaign editor that will allow you to add a new party and leader. If you do it that way, then all you should need is to open that editor and create a new party in the "parties" tab, then make sure to lower any stats/bonuses of the party to 0 or the lowest alternative. Then go to the "leaders" and customize the base candidate to have 1/1/1/1/etc. stats, no money (unless you want the option to influence things, some people call this an "Illuminati" party rather than observer), no region bonuses, etc. Ben Franklin doesn't need to be involved but that does seem to be the trend, however the images and name you choose for the party/leader are purely cosmetic, the stats make the difference.

    Other good tips are to reduce any party percentages in the regions to 0, and there should be a box on one of the screens that has an "on ballot" check box, turn this off for you observer party. There shouldn't be any, but check the endorser tab to make sure no endorsers are set to favor your party/leader.

    A good example of a de facto observer party that doesn't look like on is in the scenario in 1868 or a little later with the Equal Rights party. Led by a woman before they could vote (and I believe she was under 35 as well) she is a candidate with stats but no ballot access, so 0 votes unless the player fights for ballot access.

    If you don't have/ can't use the built-in editor, you could copy the scenario you want to make/modify and tinker with the files in notepad. I would open file explorer twice, split screen, the scenario I'm customizing on one side and a scenario with a working observer party in the other. Then just use Notepad or an equivalent to open/edit the files in the custom scenario, searching the original for any mentions of an observer and copying that code over.

    On mobile but I can demo this further and am happy to help. One last note, save and test often no matter what method you use. Too many big changes can leave you with mistakes that are a pain to roll back and I've restarted scenarios to get around errors. Don't hesitate to copy your working but unfinished file before making changes, you can always revert that way.

    As far as multiple turns, there is an option to advance 7 days with each press of the space bar, but you still see the popups and news each day, its not a case of pressing the button once and being a week ahead.
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  8. eaglesfan101 Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2010

    Howard Dean (D-VT)/Wesley Clark (D-AR): 282 electoral votes - 50.9% - 62,389,264 votes

    George W. Bush (R-TX)/Dick Cheney (R-WY): 256 electoral votes - 49.1% - 60,105,504 votes

    Battleground States
    Michigan (Dean+0.3)
    Wisconsin (Dean+0.3)

    Minnesota (Bush+0.3)
    Louisiana (Bush+0.9)

    Hawaii (Dean+1.5)
    Missouri (Bush+1.6)
    Florida (Bush+1.8)
    Ohio (Bush+2.4)
    Nevada (Bush+2.4)
    Oklahoma (Bush+2.5)

    West Virginia (Dean+2.8)
    South Dakota (Bush+3.0)
    Oregon (Dean+3.1)
    New Jersey (Dean+3.4)
    Maine (Dean+3.6)

    Arkansas (Bush+5.0)
  9. awats124 I think therefore I amp

    Sep 10, 2013
    Eat your heart out Florida
  10. EbolaMan131 Dick Pound 2020

    Jul 4, 2017
    Gravel wins
  11. wolfhound817 Priest of Hank

    Jan 25, 2018
    Upstate New York
    1976 Rocky/Tower vs Wallace/Brown vs McCarthy/Nader
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  12. Bourbonic Plague Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2018
  13. Omar04 Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2018
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    Also have the results file if anyone wants it.