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Improved and updated now.

-More candidates

-Made it harder for Brown to win

-Altered a couple of the issues

-A new endorser

-More accurate selection of crusaders

-Changed platforms for candidates

-Lib Dems less influential

-No more coalition offers

Edited by normanwisdomii
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Can't get to the game, is this the same for you? For Cameron's region, it says "-1". I changed this to "South East". I then got "no party listed in a riding". Either this is because most of the candidate files have EGaffneys map regions still on it, or because the order of the parties is different from the ridings file compared to the scenario and electorate trends file. Hope this helps.

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What version is this for? It seems alot more skewed towards Labour in the 2005 version, so i believe it to be for the new version. It needs more accuracy on the initial polling. I had a look at polling from around the time your snap election begins, and the Lib Dems should be less than 19%. By this point Menzies was seen as a weak leader. Here's a look at 3 polls from around this time:

September 22nd ICM:

CON 33%(+1), LAB 39%(-1), LDEM 19%(-1).

MORI 23rd September:

CON 34%(-2), LAB 42%(+1), LDEM 14%(-2).

September 25th YouGov:

CON 33% (nc), LAB 44% (+5!), LDEM 13% (-3).

September 29th

CON 34%(nc), LAB 41%(-1), LDEM 16%(+2)

Maybe have the Lib Dems on 16-17%. The day after (25th) the election campaign starts, the Labour conference occurs, so you could maybe give Labour a confidence boost. The Conservative conference would be the next week after, so perhaps a boost for them too, which began on the 30th September 2007. Use events, and an issue(any issue) which affects the 2 main party leaders only, differently.

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Oh sorry, there is a quicker way. Using electorate trends is quicker. The first number under each party, usually left at 0 can raise or lower the percentage of voters committed to the party. With as little as adding 3 or minus 3, it can affect the starting percentages. For the Lib Dems it'll be -1 or less, but doesn't have to apply to every region, as it's just about tinkering with numbers until you see fit. Apply this to areas which are weak for the Lib Dems, but keep a sense of proportion, and weaken some of their stronger areas like Greater London, Scotland or the South West to drive down the starting percentage. You may have to bring in positive numbers for the main 2 parties if you are not happy with the percentage gap between the 2, after weakening the Lib Dem vote.

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Sorry about the delay. I'll try get to the bottom of it when I get back from holiday (for a week) but while playing as the Lib dems I got an error of issue position rewards not being valid and then the dreaded "list out of bounds" turned up. Maybe just a one-off, as I've played before and it's been ok, as well as spacebarring. I enjoyed the scenario, and the Lib Dems having 3CP's under Menzies is definitely more challenging. I'd still lower the percentages even more for the Lib Dems, most times the Lib Dems start from a low seat base of 40+ though.

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