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  1. SDinCanada

    Election issue in custom built scenario

    Thanks for the response. I have disabled the preferential vote option, I am simply using the Australian base game because it is a bit more updated in terms of features and functionality then PM4E-2011. I find editing the Canadian base game to just be far more cumbersome, but perhaps I will have to give that a try.
  2. I'm in the process of creating a scenario for the upcoming Alberta provincial election using PM4A-Australia as the base game. The game plays fine through the campaign itself, with no issues, however, when it gets to election night, the game simply seems to freeze at 5:59:59 (before polls are supposed to close). Anyone encountered a problem like this before, or have things I can look at to see if there is an issue in the xml files? Appreciate the help.
  3. SDinCanada

    Playing devils advocate

    I agree. It would be cool from a simulation perspective to play with different types of electoral systems. Perhaps a majoritarian run-off (similar to that of france), a preferential ballot (similar to that of the australian senate) and a open list and closed list PR (similar to Nordic countries/isreal.
  4. SDinCanada

    Canadian Republic 2015

    Some endorsers you could consider would be the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
  5. SDinCanada

    Canadian Republic 2015

    Love the idea, however, don't handicap the liberals too much, or over inflate the NDP, as a lot of their support was limited to regions such as Quebec. Candidates: Tories (Harper) and NDP (Layton) are a given. For the liberals, Bob Rae or Justin Trudeau are potentially frontrunners, though you could probably put in Ralph Goodale. Greens would be the fourth party, with Elizabeth May. Issues: The one that I would make sure you add is debt & deficit, as that is/will be a key issue. Electoral Ratios/Delegates: Currently, the seat distributions in canada are as follows: Ontario 106 Quebec 75 British Columbia 36 Alberta 28 Manitoba 14 Saskatchewan 14 Nova Scotia 11 New Brunswick 10 Newfoundland and Labrador 7 Prince Edward Island 4 NWT/YK/NVT 3 However, the 2011 census will result in some redistribution. PEI is constitutionally mandated to have 4 senate seats (house of commons must be at least equal to representation in the senate), but you could go from there. My recommendation would be something along the lines of: Ontario 100 Quebec 60 British Columbia 40 Alberta 30 Manitoba 15 Saskatchewan 16 Nova Scotia 7 New Brunswick 7 Newfoundland and Labrador 8 Prince Edward Island 4 NWT/YK/NVT 3 - Electoral Votes 290 Primary Times: ATL-16:00 (16:30 for NFLD), QUE/ONT/NVT/MAN-17:00, SASK-18:00, AB/NWT-19:00, BC/YK-20:00 These are my suggestions/ideas. Best of luck!
  6. SDinCanada

    "Unite the Left" scenario

    I'm not as certain about Mr. Goodale due to the fact that he always seems to be given the title of 'intern leader' and could possible go with the party (the NDP would love another seat in Manitoba). Many of the liberal candidates in the prairies could be considered centre-right (I'm assuming parts of Northern Ontario would be the same). The interesting thing (though its a lot of work) would be to figure out which Candidates would likely get preference. If there was to be a split, some liberals would shift to the tories, and some would go to the NDP, but I'm not sure how to rate which Candidates would win the nomination for their new respective parties.
  7. SDinCanada

    "Unite the Left" scenario

    The obvious one that comes to mind is John Manley and his block of centrist, fiscally conservative liberals. Manley himself did not run this election, but there are several liberals in the prairies (particularly manitoba) that fall into this group. I don't think you would have a lot of division within the NDP over a merger, it would mainly come from the centre right of the liberal party. Sorry I can't give names, but best of luck designing it, it should be very interesting.
  8. SDinCanada

    Canada 2011 Scenario Suggestion

    Building on the previous post, there are several upcoming provincial elections across Canada that would be super cool to see mods for.
  9. SDinCanada

    Canada 2015

    I've been playing around with the text files on the scenarios, and its seems to simply be a matter of changing the text values. If you go to C:\Program Files \Prime Minister Forever - Canada 2011\scenarios, duplicate the Canada 2011 folder and edit the copied folder. Political_units.xml and percentages.xml are the two files pertaining to ridings, while scenario.xml is where you can adjust things such as election dates. Just play around with the different files to you get what you like. Hope things work out.
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