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  1. Myke

    Halliston 1998

    If you'd like to try, be my guest. I don't think I have the time to be involved long-term, though. :-/
  2. Myke

    Halliston 1998

    Halliston's politics used to be the most boring in America: the Civic Party, thanks to competence, talent, and an entrenched machine, have run the city uninterrupted since the 50s. However, over the last decade, things have started to go wrong. At first, there were just just minor scandals--lost documents, indiscreet officials, and corruption within the machine. However, two weeks ago, a scandal emerged that rocked the government: millions of dollars have gone missing, civil servants are dipping into petty cash for thousand-dollar vacations, a school has collapsed due to poor maintenance, and
  3. - I somehow managed to eke out the gubernatorial endorsements in Utah and Texas (still not sure how, but... heh, can't complain) - I had my veep run a "spoke wheel" campaign around Wyoming, which apparantly worked (Barbara Boxer, if it matters) - I had Hillary focus on the "big states", in particular ones I didn't think I'd be able to win. (I ran with the assumption that if I could make big gains in places like Texas, Indiana, Tennessee, etc, then I could force Giuliani to play catch-up in those areas while I neutralized his gains on my home turf. Evidently, it worked!)
  4. Myke

    P4EP Bug

    I'm having a lot of trouble here. Even if I win the nomination, as soon as it flips into presidential mode... I have negative cash. It happens with unmodified files, it happens if I give myself a million bajillion dollars to begin with. I can literally have 800 million in the bank before the convention, go into the convention, win, and the next morning be a billion dollars in debt, even though I'm not running any ads. Guh?
  5. How: Momentum and targeting. I played against the AI Liberal and Conservative by working at their strongholds (Ontario and Alberta) respectively. The Liberal AI caught onto me, and actually won the popular vote in Ontario, however, I beat him on seat count. (The seats he won were the ones I didn't target, so he won them by huge margins. Most of the ones the NDP won were on tight little margins, but wins nonetheless.) Atlantic Canada was where I started and puffed up momentum. The parties never bothered to recover there, although I did lose seats in BC as the Conservatives focussed there. (Not
  6. Smallest majority ever: two votes. (Bearing in mind that, while there is a 4-vote difference statistically, if just two voters changed Republican to Democrat, the balance would have shifted.)
  7. Myke


    How I did it: 1) Let Mulroney and Turner bicker over BC/Ontario/Quebec and built up my campaign in PEI, NF, and Alberta. I temporarily gave up a few seats in rural Ontario and BC to do this, but I won them back on momentum. 2) Go for endorsements. Harrrrrrd. And scale up my machine appropiately; when I've managed to get myself endorsed by the Quebec unions, step up the Quebec campaign. When TorStar wants to go for me, start targeting seats in the GTA. And so on. 3) Ride the momentum and do well at debates, while Mulroney and Turner keep bickering. (I guess I got lucky; almost all of their a
  8. Maybe even allowing us to specify things that directly affect the game mechanics. For example, Howard Dean could be able to fundraise 30% better than the other candidates, but would lose more momentum. Hillary Clinton could get very good initial polling, but be totally unable to break into even the most squishy segments of the Republican vote. George Bush could be more likely to make gaffes, but have an easier time spinning the news. etc. etc. etc.
  9. It's amazing what you can do if you turn on Aussie preferences in the BC scenario (I also added a token Green candidate to every riding, but I set them to be polling at 1% and with two stars) Notes: - Carr swept Peace River - Gordo lost his own seat (To the Greens! ) - Carr only won the Fraser by one seat (and 7%)
  10. Myself, I think a national popular vote victory would be more of a boon than anything else, but keeping seperate regions for campaigning purposes. (Example: In a mayor's race, the overall vote total chooses the winner, but you can campaign in Downtown, Uptown, West Side, The Islands, etc. and each region has it's own polls)
  11. You do know that having you bitch at them to do it quicker probably demoralizes them more than it makes them work harder, right?
  12. Myke

    80Soft Request

    Yes there is. Just open it in a text editor with a multiple line search-replace function, and have find and replace every time it says "@end_riding" with Party Name -1 Candidate Name 2 0 @end_riding Then edit the ridings you run in as required.
  13. It might have to do with the turnout calculation... But you said poll, not vote, so that can't be it.
  14. But the UN logo was ugleeeeeeee... Surely a scale would be more suitable for the moderates? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/myke/green.bmp (Light green) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/myke/africa.bmp (Brown) http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v395/myke/christian.bmp (Light blue)
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