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  1. Okay, after a bunch of hard work and swearing and cursing, I got to the point where it SHOULD be playable, but when I load it, it's introductory screen shows only the Democrats as a playable choice of player. The Republicans and Spadaro just aren't there. I haven't yet actually started the game knowing it's going to crash. I figure it's an error in the parties.xml file, but I can't find it...

    send it over and I will check it out. RZ9392@hotmail.com

    Also send it the theoryspark admin, since they will probably have better luck at finding the error.

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  2. Yes, turnout should be affected by GOTV.

    The predictions tab won't be there.

    Polling to start will be fairly similar - campaigns will have Polling Strength, however, that affects accuracy of polls.

    Anthony Burgoyne

    Lead Designer

    270soft.com

    Where gaming gets political!

    Great! Thank you for responding.

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  3. In P4E8 we had the ability to set different starting levels for endorsers and candidates - I like the approach you outline below better.

    Anthony Burgoyne

    Lead Designer

    270soft.com

    Where gaming gets political!

    I also hate to spam this page with questions/suggestions, but will turnout still be pre-determined before the game begins? It would be awesome If turnout is determined by your campigns GOTV. It adds more realism to the game, as well as responsibility for winning/losing the race.

    Will the "predictions" tab still exist? And how will polling be different?

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  4. Hi guys,

    I sent an e-mail to all people who pre-ordered several days ago. The key part:

    If you pre-ordered, and for some reason did not receive this e-mail, please let me know ( http://270soft.com/contact/ ).

    Anthony Burgoyne

    Lead Designer

    270soft.com

    Where gaming gets political!

    Congrats on the great review in the Minnesota Republic. One question though. Will the problem that was addressed in the article, be fixed in the new version?

    "The problem was, after a long fought battle, almost all of the states are blue or toss up."
    This happens to me every time, and is not very realistic. How is the player supposed to continue a game, when it is impossible to win?
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  5. A bit on the slow side after a fast period. Real life's caught up with me the last few days. I've finished up to and including District 15 and have just started on District 16 on political_units.xml. It's frustrating that all political units and percentages have to be done all together before I can actually test it without it being guaranteed to crash. I hope to have those two files done soon.

    So after completing just 2 units, you can test it out?

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  6. Okay. Issues: done. Parties: done (except political region references). I've begun on political regions now. The big time-consumer there is determining by cross-reference each's top three cities/towns. After that will be percentages.

    Yeah it's pretty tricky with editing. One mistake can take you hours to fix..

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  7. Oh, wait, I just looked up the Senate article itself. Apparently only roughly half of the Senate runs every election. They must do it even-then-odd, etc. I'll just use the feature for the US Senate 2010 scenario where you can turn a region's race off, thus having the incumbant stay in without an election. I will still need the incumbants' names, if you could, though, as that feature still requires a named incumbant and their party.

    Lol, I thought something was wrong when every other senator was missing. Good call.

    Well I listed the other senators above, so that should help inserting the "off" senators.

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  8. District 2: Robert Cowles ®

    District 4: Lena Taylor (D)

    District 6: Spencer Coggs (D)

    District 8:Alberta Darling ®

    District 10: Sheila Harsdorf ®

    District 12: Jim Holperin (D)

    District 14: Luther Olsen ®

    District 16: Mark Miller (D)

    District 18: Randy Hopper ®

    District 20: Glenn Grothman ®

    District 24: Julie Lassa (D)

    District 26: Fred Risser (D)

    District 28: Mary Lazich ®

    District 30: Dave Hansen (D)

    District 32: Dan Kapanke ®

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  9. I'm taking a quick guess here but I think the races not listed, did not have a challenger. From researching each district that did not have stats, the incumbent has been in office for 5+ years and represent very partisan districts. For example, a bulk of democratic districts not listed are in the milwaukee area and that is very democratic, not competitive. Just a guess..

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  10. I broke the percentages down for you, easier look at the party breakdown...

    District 1: REP: 60 DEM: 40 -Republican Strong

    District 3: REP 30 DEM: 61 - Democratic Strong

    District 5: REP 52 DEM 48 - Toss Up

    District 7: REP 43 DEM 57 - Democratic Strong

    District 9: REP 73 DEM 27 - Republican Strong

    District 11: REP 75 DEM 25 - Republican Strong

    District 13: REP 68 DEM 29 IND 3 - Republican Strong

    District 15: REP 41 DEM 59 - Democratic Strong

    District 17: REP 63 DEM 37 - Republican Strong

    District 19:

    District 21: REP 53 DEM 47 - Toss Up

    District 23: REP 54 DEM 46 - Leaning Republican

    District 25: REP 49 DEM 51 - Toss Up

    District 27: REP 38 DEM 62 -Democratic Strong

    District 29: REP 52 DEM 48 - Toss Up

    District 31:

    District 33: REP 50 DEM 50 - Toss Up

    There's enough of toss ups to shift the power, so for Republican and democratic district where they hold 60+ vote do not have to be diluted for a competitive game...

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  11. I broke the percentages down for you, easier look at the party breakdown...

    District 1: REP: 60 DEM: 40 -Republican Strong

    District 3: REP 30 DEM: 61 - Democratic Strong

    District 5: REP 52 DEM 48 - Toss Up

    District 7: REP 43 DEM 57 - Democratic Strong

    District 9: REP 73 DEM 27 - Republican Strong

    District 11: REP 75 DEM 25 - Republican Strong

    District 13: REP 68 DEM 29 IND 3 - Republican Strong

    District 15: REP 41 DEM 59 - Democratic Strong

    District 17: REP 63 DEM 37 - Republican Strong

    District 19:

    District 21: REP 53 DEM 47 - Toss Up

    District 23: REP 54 DEM 46 - Leaning Republican

    District 25: REP 49 DEM 51 - Toss Up

    District 27: REP 38 DEM 62 -Democratic Strong

    District 29: REP 52 DEM 48 - Toss Up

    District 31:

    District 33: REP 50 DEM 50 - Toss Up

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  12. I helped you out totaling up the registered voters per district:

    District 1: 72215

    District 3: 38197

    District 5: 70554

    District 7: 64937

    District 9: 62438

    District 11: 73076

    District 13: 65830

    District 15: 54099

    District 17: 57702

    District 19: 49179

    District 21: 60966

    District 23: 59823

    District 25: 61291

    District 27: 53651

    District 29: 62372

    District 31: 60225

    District 33: 62732

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  13. Not just yet. I still have a few issues to finish up.

    I notice Ballotopedia's record of election results are in votes, not %'s. That means I'll have to do math involving cross-multiplying and such. :S

    BTW, what should we do about Vittorio Spadaro, the only Independent canddiate in the Senate race, in District 13? He didn't win, but got over 6000 votes.

    Could you put him in like a charlie crist or murkowski?

    Here's a link (in percentages) for all the races, http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/105000829.html#statesenate

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  14. A question. Why did you do the Jobs issue as a reverse of stances of the traditional Outsourcing issue? I had thought the practice of outsourcing was traditionally supported by right-wing politicians and left-leaning ones were more likely to penalize companies doing so by removing tax incentives and such. Did Walker and Barret occupy reverse positions on the issue than were typical for their parties?

    Prob made a mistake when copy and pasting the issues from one file to another. But to make a note on that, the question seems terribly biased. What politician (left or right) would admit to promoting outsourcing? Outsourcing is not a party issue, and is not supported by any party.

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  15. I think your choice of issues for your Wisconsin Gubernatorial scensrio could work here, too. I'll fill in the issues you've left blank, and send it back to you (that'll save you some work, too). I just need to know a bit about the terms of the Recovery Act so I can make stances for it.

    Can't find the stances on the recovery act. I would just put

    Far Left- The recovery act didn't go far enough to create jobs.

    Left- The recovery act was enough to grow our economy.

    Center- No stance

    Far Right- The recovery act was useless.

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