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About TomPhil

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  1. The icon for the game is showing up on my desktop as a US flag; also, the dates in the game are in US format (mm/dd/yy) rather than UK format (dd/mm/yy).
  2. Having taken a very quick look at the game, I have a couple of comments: 1. Television and radio advertising shouldn't be allowed. Parties cannot advertise on TV and radio in the UK (except for the Party Election Broadcasts which are free, national and allocated based on past performance and the amount of candidates the party is standing). It is not realistic to allow TV and radio adverts beyond this limited scope. 2. Times on election night should be in "BST", not "CET". Also, results don't come in in the middle of the day - they start coming in a few hours after polls close and they come i
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    UK AV

    How easy would it be to convert the standard UK 2005 scenario that comes with the British version to run as an AV (preference) system like the Australian one? I've tried just changing the number under @preferences to 1, but it doesn't work. The game just freezes when I try to use the scenario. Is there something else I need to change?
  4. Hi, I've recently started using Campaigns Forever again after not using it for a few months. However, now each time I start the program, I get a message saying that it needs to be activated on the Internet. I cannot proceed without allowing it. Even though I activate each time, the next time it forces me to activate again. It's not particularly a problem as I can just click "yes" and allow it to activate (although it's a little annoying), but I'm worried that by having to activate it every time, I will end up over-activating it, and it will get disabled. Can you help?
  5. What about the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man?
  6. Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I was a bit worried when I was making the scenario that actually I was making a rather large assumption that the two factions would reunite. I'm no expert on RESPECT internal politics, but it seems to have been quite a serious split. Assuming that they did reunite, I think that the disorganisation created by the fact that they've essentially been running as two separate parties would hinder them, and this is reflected in the lower figure. Also one should remember that they are very much the junior of all the parties in the game. They are the most recently form
  7. I played properly for the first time last night, and there are a number of issues that I found. Some of them may be just me misunderstanding how a feature works, but I think some may be bugs. I was playing on my UK scenario, but I don't think any of them were down to a problem with the scenario: * Where you have a crusader on a time limited period, the time does not count down properly. I recruited a crusader who had an 80 day limit about 100 days before the first primary. I was surprised to see that he was still crusading for me at the time of the first primary, and still had a signi
  8. Thanks for your feedback. I've tried to make the scenario as realistic as possible and I really can't see that anyone would have a chance of beating Griffin in BNP primaries, so it was my intention that it should be almost impossible to beat Griffin. If I changed it to give Barnbrook and Darby a better chance I don't think that the scenario would be as realistic, so I think I'll leave that as it is, but thanks for your suggestion.
  9. Thanks a lot for your feedback. I'm glad that you like the scenario. I've been very busy over the last few weeks, but I hope to have the opportunity to play it through a few times over the weekend, then I will submit it for inclusion on the official scenarios page. If you have any suggestions about or problems with the scenario then please post them on here in the next few days and I'll consider them for inclusion in the final version I send to Theoryspark.
  10. Hi everyone, I've finally completed my new UK Presidential Election 2010 scenario. This scenario imagines that the Queen dies and the monarchy is abolished, leading to the first Presidential Election in the UK. It features: * 44 candidates from 7 different parties with contested primaries in each party. * Campaign in 25 regions, throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. * Get endorsements from British newspapers, pressure groups and MPs. * Set your position on 18 issues, from University top-up fees to the NHS, and from your view on Gordon Brown to your position on British
  11. Hi, I've basically finished my scenario now, but it has in excess of the maximum number of candidates allowed. The problem is that with three major parties in the UK, once I've given each of those nine/ten candidates, I'm already basically at the limit. Once I add four other well-known parties that people would expect to contest a Presidential election, I get to a total of 44 candidates. To get the amount of candidates down to the limit, I've switched two of the smaller parties off by default and a few candidates for each of the other candidates. However, the problem is this: If I make the
  12. Hi, Thanks for the improvements to Campaigns Forever - I've now been able to set my thresholds and re-order my regions and am hoping to have my scenario ready soon. However, one little problem remains - the game won't let me use the pound symbol as the currency. When I enter it into the "create scenario" section of Campaigns Forever then close the window down, it deletes the symbol, and when I go back the box is blank. I've even tried directly editing the xml file to insert it, but it's no good - the game didn't display any currency symbol at all. It's not a major problem - I could use the do
  13. I'm just looking at the new version of Campaigns Forever and I have a question re: the new regional bonuses feature. Is this instead of, or on top of, the home region bonus? Do candidates still get a 5% bonus for their home region, and this is an opportunity to add a bonus for a different region, or has the standard home bonus been removed, and if you want candidates to have a home bonus you must use the regional bonuses feature?
  14. For me the bug affects all parties. However, I do not have the Republicans and Democrats as I replaced them with UK parties.
  15. Thank you for your response and I look forward to the forthcoming release of the new version of Campaigns Forever. I think that I have reported all of the bugs that I am experiencing in various threads on this forum, so I see no need to repeat them here. However, I must clarify the problem regarding thresholds. All I want to do is set a threshold. Not a complicated different threshold for each party, or different regions, or anything like that. I'd be happy to have, say, a 15% threshold throughout all my parties and regions. Some of the regions and parties are FPTP, and some PR, so obviously
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