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  1. HorckDude

    P4E Mac Error

    Confirmed. This weekend's release fixed the problem for me.
  2. HorckDude

    P4E Mac Error

    Unfortunately version 1.6.5 is also crashing when I try to start a game. Whichever game (primaries on or off, different scenarios) I set up, after candidate selection it pops up the message window "Creating game ... Please wait.", and at the same time an error message: '0.1' is not a valid floating point value.
  3. HorckDude

    P4E Mac Error

    I'm having the same problem where I can't get past the selection of candidates. The game just shuts down without showing an error. I tried: - Selecting different scenarios and candidates - Deselecting Spies, Fog of War and Primaries - Turning off Sounds, Inline Help, and Autosave in the options screen - Changing human vs computer to human vs human (in case the AI caused the problem) None of these helped. I'm playing on OSX 10.9.3 (the latest version).
  4. HorckDude

    P4E 2016 on Facebook

    I found that President Forever 2016 did not have a facebook presence yet, so I took the liberty of creating a page myself. www.facebook.com/PresidentForever2016 So for all fellow P4E fans: be sure to like the page and suggest it to friends so 270soft can continue its work.
  5. HorckDude

    Release: President Forever 2012 v. 1.2.7

    Great! Just one minor thing: VP debate prep can now be cancelled in the bottom button row, but not in the small debate prep popup window. Not a crucial issue, but probably a small easy fix for the next release.
  6. HorckDude

    Release: President Forever 2012 v. 1.2.5

    Well, I don't know how P4E is programmed, but couldn't you simply show/hide and move buttons in the interface? Put the VP button in third place once a VP has been selected, and move the other buttons slightly to the right. Wouldn't it work something like: IF ( VP_selected=1 ) { vp_button = on position_button3 = +50 pixels position_button4 = +50 pixels etc. } Or does this sound stupid? I just tried again, and found that it's limited to the activities issue knowledge and debate prep, but the problem occurs all the time. All other activities don't have a problem and can be cancelled. Sorry, I should've been much clearer. I meant to say offer another candidate the VP spot if they endorse you before you have enough delegates to actually offer it. At that point they probably won't become VP because you have not yet clinched the nomination, but they will become the VP once you do cinch the nomination.
  7. HorckDude

    Release: President Forever 2012 v. 1.2.5

    I only very recently bought President Forever 2012, not having played the previous game for a long while, and I must say this is still the most awesome political strategy game there is. In recent years there have been some other political election games, but all focus on graphics and are no good simulation games. The level of detail that P4E has is great, and I love all the new additions to the game. I especially like that you can now court governors for their endorsement, and then actually use them as surrogates. So kudos to 270soft for a still-terrific game! Still, there is room for improvement. Mostly in the interface, since the actual dynamics of the game are strong. Here are some things I thought of: Most importantly: VP activity is not easily accessed. While you use candidate activities daily, VP activity is a submenu of the leader’s activity. You have to click two buttons before you get there, even though it’s one of the functions you use most, especially in the last stretch of the campaign when all else (endorsements, strategy setting, organization creation) has already been done. Maybe the VP could get his own button to the right of the leader’s activity button. If another button would have to go to make room, the Theme button could easily be put elsewhere: for example in the platform menu. It would make more sense. You use the theme menu only a handful of times in a game, while you use VP activity in every turn. Sometimes I am unable to cancel VP activities Is it possible to structure the surrogate activities panel in the same way as the candidate activities panel so that an orange X means cancelling an activity? I know the difference is that you can only check one activity for a surrogate, but making it the same as for the candidates would make more sense. Several times I wanted to switch the state where a surrogate would fundraise (because he/she would raise more), and clicking the fundraise button again cancels the activity instead of selecting a different fundraising location. It would be great if you can ask for an endorsement in exchange for the VP candidacy. Could the VP’s spouse be added as surrogate once the VP has been selected? During my party’s convention I can still travel the country with my candidates. I should be forced to fly to the convention on the day of the candidate’s speech. When selecting a state, the numbers are shown at the bottom right, but without the name of the state above. You see the flag, but no name. Moreover, right above the numbers it says “Candidate X is in state Y”, causing confusing. When looking for a state name with the numbers you only find the name of the state the candidate is in, but I think it should be clear in the blink of an eye which state you have selected. Maybe put the “Candidate X is in state Y” line at the top of the screen near his/her photo? It would make more sense. When playing the 2012 scenario with primaries, Obama’s running mate was chosen randomly, and my ticket (Romney/Ryan) was suddenly facing Obama/Clinton instead of Obama/Biden. Could it be made possible to specify the opponents running mate when playing a game with primaries? Or could it be possible to set a default running mate for a primaries game? Could interviews be linked to a weekday, so that the Sunday show interviews are only offered on saturday? Can we get a switch for week-by-week play during the primaries? After clinching your party’s nomination, your opponents are still able to actively fight you. Now I can understand that some candidates continue if they really don’t agree with you, but their ability to make news should be reduced dramatically. The media barely ever spend time on a sore loser, so all their campaign activity should have only a very minimum impact. I was unable to cancel my spy. I could cancel spy creation, but not a working spy. What made this annoying is that a few turns after I found out I couldn't cancel, that spy got caught. The recap screen would be more effective if notifications were grouped: first the result of activities of candidates, then organizational improvement, and so on. Debate results are, in my opinion, way too detailed. I appreciate that more variables are put into debating, but if you play the republican primaries and have to click through 8 screens filled with numbers you don’t pay attention anymore. Maybe just show a screen with the total score per candidate, and then a button to click for more details. In the ad screen, two buttons to select the political unit is confusing. Can they be merged, with the ones with ads currently being run or created at the top? Perhaps with brackets behind their names showing the number of ads.
  8. HorckDude

    What are you most excited to try?

    The 2000 republican primary, as John McCain, determined not to let Karl Rove knock me out of the race.
  9. HorckDude

    Predictions on release date.

    I'm guessing october 16th...
  10. HorckDude

    West Wing 2006 Scenario

    lucas@horckweb.com please Looking forward to it!
  11. HorckDude

    Developer's Log #4

    I'm pretty sure you already did that just now. Looking forward to it.
  12. HorckDude

    West Wing - Bartlett Term 1

    I remember Sorkin saying that Nixon was generally the last president they used. Any of the living presidents at the time of the show's creation wouldn't exist in the WW world, which includes Ford.
  13. HorckDude

    Scenarios in the works

    ROFL! Can't you get over some criticism? Get a life, man!
  14. HorckDude

    west wing 2006

    Started working on it weeks ago. But there can't be any release until the primaries version of P4E is out so we'll have to wait for that. Besides, there's very little information about all candidates available now. In early february there will be a 3-episode arc about the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primary, which will give me a lot of information for the scenario. The candidates currently planned (some already added): Democratic: Santos, Russell, Hoynes, Baker (if he wouldn't drop out), Tripplehorn (senate minority leader as seen in various episodes) and possibly an optional Bartlet candidacy for a third term (if the WW universe wouldn't know term limits). Republican: Vinick, Walken (acting president), Haffley, Ritchie (comeback), and more which should be announced in the show.
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