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  1. Final Update: US 1816

    I played a little as Marshall to test the map earlier, but I can play as King instead (and holy cow so many more surrogates to start with!) and let you know how it goes. Maps will be incoming over the next few days. I have them made, just have to input all the coordinates.
  2. Final Update: US 1816

    If you have it uploaded before about 7pm Central US Time, I can get the mapped version back same day, otherwise it will be Sunday or Monday. I will be out of town for much of the weekend.
  3. Historic Scenarios Map Thread

    Updated Maps for 1788, 1792, 1796, 1800 campaigns Maps now show proper shorelines on the Great Lakes, have the proper border between Tennessee and North Carolina, and identify the territories of the North- and South-west formed from Virginia(+) and Georgia(+). Gradient used to show the rest of the continent has been reduced, but is still present to help provide historical and geographic context. These updated maps can be inserted into existing Historical Scenario Commission game files with no negative effects. Step-by-step instructions are provided below: Step 1. - Download the map attached in this post to your desktop. Step 2. - Open PresidentInfinity.exe; open the Campaign Editor and navigate to the appropriate scenario. Step 3. - Click on the "Regions" tab inside the Campaign Editor, it should open showing information for "United States". Step 4. - Inside the "United States" window inside the Campaign Editor, click the "Map" tab. (It is located next to the "Basics" tab underneath the text "United States") Step 5. - Click on the "Import Map" button on the far right side of the window. Choose "Ok" and "Ok", the maps are already set up for import. Step 6. - The Campaign Editor will open a new window. Navigate to your desktop and choose the map file you want to use for that scenario. Editor should now show the updated map. You do not have to rename the files for this method to work and you don't even have to keep the map on your desktop once you've updated the scenario. However, I would recommend both backing up your game files and saving this map somewhere (you can create any folder you want inside the game's documents without any harm, even inside the scenario itself if you like). An alternate method for updating the map is to replace the map.bmp file in any scenario with the desired map. Here again, I would recommend backing up the original by just renaming it and then leaving it inside the scenario's files. @vcczar @Patine 1788bf.bmp 1792bf.bmp 1796bf.bmp 1800bf.bmp
  4. Final Update: US 1816

    1816 now with a map. United States - 1816m.rar
  5. Market For Political Simulations

    In any case, the reality for the majority of the people did not come as a coup-like situation as experienced in many other countries which have open military actions when they use the word 'coup'. I'm not here to debate theories, but even leaving room for an LBJ plot, - and I say this about 9/11 too - far more important than the details of the event is how it impacted history.
  6. Market For Political Simulations

    Oh shit, they look so cute! I love it. Really good work, and I mean that. Pixelart is a skill.
  7. New York City Council

    Nice results and nice looking maps/breakdowns! Looks like a fun scenario indeed!
  8. Historic Scenarios Map Thread

    I have updated the maps for the 1788, 1792, 1796, and 1800 scenarios to include territories and correct unfinished shorelines on the Great Lakes.
  9. Market For Political Simulations

    Paradox tends to make games of a bigger theme than just government management. The closest they come, in my opinion, is with Victoria II where you have dynamic political populations, including economic developments and class-based ideologies, elections, and forces you to interact with your elected or appointed parliamentary body to change social and economic policies. Even so, both CK and Vicky have the problem that they span a huge amount of time while the average political term is 4 or so years. The number of unique events in any given four year span in Crusader Kings is minimal and in Victoria only exists where specifically programmed - it's not as random as a true political power simulator ought to be. My wife plays Democracy 3, which I've been somewhat impressed by, although it's not quite my cup of tea. I have found it has a rather steep learning curve without any real guide. A more extensive game would probably have an even sharper curve.
  10. Historic Scenarios Map Thread

    I plan on including two maps with the 1820 scenario. One will be the default map and appear when you open the game, the other would only be accessible within the scenario's files and would have to be renamed as the default map in order to be used in the game. The reason I want to do this is because the Adams-Onis treaty was signed in 1819 and ratified in 1821. That seems simple enough, but the borders after 1821 stay the same until 1846 and are the ones most people are familiar with. Additionally, the border in 1820 wasn't actually an agreed-upon border and anyone trying to map it at the time would never be able to get an accurate border since it was so ill-defined (hence the necessity of the treaty). As a result, in modern times people aren't too familiar with the look of the border as it might have technically existed, but the Adams-Onis border is very well known. For the sake of folks who want absolute historical accurance, I want to at least include the watershed border, but I wonder if it is better to make it the default map or the hidden alternate that hardcore players would have access to. Any thoughts? The maps under consideration are below: Pre-Adams-Onis Border, as the US technically appeared in 1820, but which was never agreed to or accurately mapped with technology of the time Borders Neogitiated in 1819, signed but not ratified until 1821, though it obviously represented the interests of the United States at the time ((edit - as with past maps, disputed territories which are part of a state are represented as favoring the American position for the sake of simplicity))
  11. 2020 Election update

    This condorcet poll may be of some interest to anyone considering 2020 scenarios. I found this poll posted on alternatehistory.com, so while I can't say who all has voted, but the forum itself is only slightly left-of-center on average. Lots of interesting ranking/versus information. I thought it could be helpful. civs.cs.cornell.edu
  12. NYC City Council 2017

    Here is a copy of the Party Images folder, which includes Candidates portraits as a subfolder. I modified the party images for scaling and consistency and changed a couple of the candidate images. I didn't find any logos or graphics for the Women's Equality party, so I took some artistic liberty just to liven it up from plain text, I hope that's alright. Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help! NYC17_party_images.rar
  13. Final Update: US 1812

    1812 now with map! Say hello to the State of Louisiana and the new Territory of Indiana! Otherwise, no change from 1808. Lots of weird looking borders for this historic election! United States - 1812m.rar
  14. US 1808 Election final update is up!

    The base map I used for that first map doesn't include the information you are talking about and I didn't plan ahead as well as I should have (it was the first one I did). I have to stretch and contort other maps on top of the base map to make some of the final maps and I just didn't go back and re-do the whole thing after I decided on a more consistent style. I am capable of doing it though, and I agree it would look more consistent. I don't think it's a bad looking map, but the gradient overlay isn't really used anywhere else (and I only included it to help fill out the space more and to provide historical context). I was also thinking about uploading some alternate or themed maps people can plug into scenarios, so I'll make sure a re-do of the first map is released too. Some of the upcoming scenarios (like 1820) will also come with alternate maps that represent how borders changed between the beginning and end of the election.
  15. Funniest Political Moments

    Being a Texan during campaign season is rough. It seems like governor after governor of this state is dead-set of embarrassing us on a national level. Bush is one thing, but who can ignore his successor? Rick Perry has made a name of public mulling a second Republic of Texas, looking awkward as hell on Dancing with the Stars, but the walking comedy of errors has perhaps no greater peak than the "Oops" heard round the world? Made no the less embarassing by the fact that the third agency he could not remember wanting to eliminate from the federal budget was precisely the agency he is now in charge of, and whose actual duties (nuclear infrastructure) he was infamously unaware of: (poor quality, but at least it's not edited strangely or have an ad as long as the clip itself preceding)