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Gabu
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E: -4.32, S: -6.52

« Reply #100 on: December 02, 2006, 05:09:17 pm »


Let me guess, you gave Bill Gates $2 billion. Tongue
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« Reply #101 on: December 03, 2006, 05:23:06 pm »

Here's one for disappointed Republicans. Smiley

2006 New York Governor - Spitzer vs. Faso (me) vs. Golisano



Faso (R): 53%
Spitzer (D): 29%
Golisano (I): 17%


Best regions:

Faso: Buffalo - 75.3%
Spitzer: Capital District - 44.6%
Golisano: Western New York - 33.7% (Golisano did ridiculously well here; Spitzer came in third place)

Worst regions:

Faso: Middle Counties - 34.7%
Spitzer: Upstate Region - 15.4%
Golisano: Buffalo - 4.3%

Closest region:

Long Island - Faso wins over Spitzer 43.8% - 43.1%
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Gabu
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« Reply #102 on: December 03, 2006, 05:49:06 pm »


Don't ask me, I just report the results. Tongue
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« Reply #103 on: December 06, 2006, 01:13:39 am »

Makes no sense! Golisano would win in a landslide in Buffalo.

A democrat didn't win Tompkins county but won Ononadga?

No fin way

As we have seen numerous times in President Forever, anything is possible if enough ads are used... Tongue
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Gabu
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« Reply #104 on: December 07, 2006, 05:22:26 pm »

Also, has anyone else played the 2004 Iowa Caucus scenario?  I simply cannot win as Kerry...it's about impossible.

I just tried.  There's something seriously wrong with that scenario.  Gephardt had a momentum of around -50 for the entire campaign due to constant scandals.  No movement whatsoever.  Zip.  Zilch.  Gephardt made a clean sweep of Iowa, winning every congressional district.

I will not be trying it again. Tongue
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Gabu
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« Reply #105 on: December 07, 2006, 05:31:24 pm »

Also, is there just a straight 2008 scenario anywhere?

What do you mean "straight 2008"?
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Gabu
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« Reply #106 on: December 07, 2006, 06:10:07 pm »

just a realistic 2008 scenario, not something with a strong 3rd party or a every state is tied or something

This one is a very good 2008 scenario.
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Gabu
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« Reply #107 on: December 07, 2006, 08:59:06 pm »

Can someone play me on one of these cool new ones?

Just go find a cracked version of the game somewhere. Tongue
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« Reply #108 on: December 07, 2006, 10:09:54 pm »

Is there anywhere I can download the complete game free?

Not legally, at any rate. Tongue
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« Reply #109 on: December 27, 2006, 09:29:34 pm »

America is doomed



The real total is 292-246 Wallace.

And the climb involved going from 9% to 30% after 3 polls.

Cheesy

I've won as Wallace before, too.  Good stuff.
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« Reply #110 on: February 16, 2007, 01:26:43 am »
« Edited: February 16, 2007, 01:09:53 pm by SoFA Gabu »

2008 - Obama/Richardson vs. Giuliani/Brownback (Hard)

You want polarization?  I'll give you polarization!!



Obama/Richardson (D): 456 EVs, 58.9% PV
Giuliani/Brownback (R): 82 EVs, 41.1% PV

This was one of the most boring election nights in PF+P that I've ever had because, I kid you not, every single state save for North Dakota and Idaho was called within three minutes of their polls closing.  The closest state was Idaho at 53.1% to 46.9%.  The ultimate bellwether state was Michigan, at bang-on 58.9% to 41.1%.

I think the folks at 80soft still have, er, a few kinks to work out...
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« Reply #111 on: February 23, 2007, 12:06:00 pm »

2004 as Nader with dynamism on and negative ad blitz at the end:





Kerry
PV: 39%
EV: 238

Bush
PV: 37%
EV: 242

Nader
PV: 22%
EV: 58


Election tied, Congress elected Bush

Utah seems to always be the state most favorable to third-party candidates.  I've never quite understood why.
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« Reply #112 on: February 27, 2007, 03:46:11 am »

Edwards/Richardson vs Giuliani/Hagel +libertarian and constitution.

This was a SQUEAKER!

This was the map going into election night.

Dems had 199
Reps had 133
with 206 EV pure toss up.



Final Results
Edwards/Richardson - 48.5% - 313 EV
Giuliani/Hagel - 48.2% - 225 EV
Libertarian - 2.1%
Constitution - 1.2%

NC, FL, MI, AR, TN, WV and CT were decided by less than 0.5%

wtf happened to Massachusetts?
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« Reply #113 on: March 01, 2007, 12:14:54 am »

I usually don't post my results much anymore

Why not?  That's half the fun of it. Smiley
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« Reply #114 on: March 02, 2007, 02:16:40 am »
« Edited: March 02, 2007, 02:23:05 am by SoFA Gabu »

2004 - Dean/Feingold (the liberal stallion! - me) vs. Bush/Cheney (Hard)

Pre-election key

Grey - Tossup
>30% - Edge
>50% - Ahead
>70% - Solid
>90% - _____ Country

With four weeks to go, the race seemed to be right where Bush wanted it to be.  He was over the magic number of electoral votes, even without the tossup states.



Bush/Cheney (R)Sad 277 EVs
Dean/Feingold (D)Sad 178 EVs
Tossup: 83 EVs

However, at two weeks to go, after winning every debate and running two short nationwide ad blitzes, the tide was... kind of turning a bit.



Dean/Feingold (D)Sad 430 EVs
Bush/Cheney (R)Sad 73 EVs
Tossup: 35 EVs

With one day to go, Bush had made up some lost ground, but lost ground elsewhere, and it didn't look like it would be nearly enough.



Dean/Feingold (D)Sad 391 EVs
Bush/Cheney (R)Sad 55 EVs
Tossup: 92 EVs

Election night came.  The election was called for Dean at 9:03 PM, before any of the west coast's polls even had a chance to report.

To add insult to injury, Texas was then called for Dean three minutes later at 9:06 PM.

Bush retired to Crawford in shame and was never seen in the public spotlight again.



Dean/Feingold (D)Sad 447 EVs, 62.9% PV
Bush/Cheney (R)Sad 91 EVs, 37.1% PV

Best states

Dean: Rhode Island - Dean wins over Bush 77.1% - 22.9%.
Bush: Utah - Bush wins over Dean 78.6% - 21.4%.

Closest state

Idaho - Dean wins over Bush 59.0% - 41.0% (yes, this seriously was the closest result there was... I seem to be a very polarizing figure in PF+P Smiley).
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« Reply #115 on: March 02, 2007, 03:00:35 am »
« Edited: March 02, 2007, 06:53:55 pm by SoFA Gabu »

2004 - Kerry/Vilsack vs. Bush/Cheney vs. Nader/Camejo (me) (Easy)

With one day to go before the election, Nader seemed like he wouldn't even make a dent in the election one bit.



Bush/Cheney (R)Sad 309 EVs
Kerry/Vilsack (D)Sad 159 EVs
Nader/Camejo (I)Sad 0 EVs
Tossup: 70 EVs

BUT THEN NADER RAN ADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Nader/Camejo (I)Sad 217 EVs, 19.7% PV (!)
Kerry/Vilsack (D)Sad 181 EVs, 42.9% PV
Bush/Cheney (R)Sad 140 EVs, 37.4% PV

Congress, being the fascist Constitution-haters they are, elected Bush, despite the fact that he came in last and that they aren't allowed to do that.
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« Reply #116 on: March 03, 2007, 02:33:50 am »
« Edited: March 03, 2007, 02:37:06 am by SoFA Gabu »

That's until I created havock for the Spears campaign when I released 5 commericals attacking here integrity.

Was every ad attacking integrity?  Because if so, all but one of those ads were actually completely useless - you can't "double up" on a single issue; the impact of multiple ads on the same topic is simply that of the ad with the highest power.

There's also the issue that you can only capitalize on an opponent's negative momentum if you yourself have positive momentum, thereby stealing the voters that are shaved off by the other guy's freefall.  If both of you are in the negative, the impact is nowhere near as strong.

Whenever I make ads, I always make them half on my positives, and half on the other guy's negatives, and always make each ad on a different subject to maximize the benefit reaped from them.

Just a little friendly advice on the inner mechanics of the game. Smiley
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« Reply #117 on: March 03, 2007, 10:00:51 pm »

However, I did make about 2 commericals infavor of Danny Glover on Leadership and Integrity. If you want to know I why I attacked Britney on her integrity, that's because of her recent fall-outs, such as her going in and out of rehab, dropping her baby, marrying K-FedX and yada-yada-yada.

Oh, I thought you meant you were running the maximum number of ads simultaneously and that they were all "Integrity / Attacking Spears".  If you were combining them with positive ads about yourself, then that's good, in that case.

Dean/Clark (me) vs. Bush/Cheney vs. the libertarian guy (grey on this map)



Popular vote: 46-45-9 Dean, I think

This game seems to have a serious problem in making every single state go for one candidate by over 60%.
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« Reply #118 on: March 12, 2007, 11:13:03 pm »

I ran as General Douglas MacArthur in "The Disaster at D-Day" 1944 Scenario. President Roosevelt, suffering from a heart attack due to the stress of the failed invasion, is forced from the Democratic Ticket so he can not seek a third term.

Wouldn't that be his fourth term?
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« Reply #119 on: March 14, 2007, 07:20:25 pm »

I ran as General Douglas MacArthur in "The Disaster at D-Day" 1944 Scenario. President Roosevelt, suffering from a heart attack due to the stress of the failed invasion, is forced from the Democratic Ticket so he can not seek a third term.

Wouldn't that be his fourth term?

Of course Gabu. What a fool I am! Well, FDR changed everything, why not the way we count as well? Smiley

I think many would say he already did. Tongue
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« Reply #120 on: May 16, 2007, 06:09:40 pm »

How did you set yours up like that, Rockefeller Republican?

When you're starting a game, you should be able to select which parties you have turned on and off at the first page after selecting the scenario.  You can also turn primaries off, which enables you to simply select the candidates after that page.
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« Reply #121 on: May 22, 2007, 01:42:28 am »

I created a custom candidate and picked out a picture for him, but I can't get the game to set the picture as the candidate's photo.  It tells me the bitmap image is not valid.  WTF does that mean?

Did you save the picture as a ".bmp" file?  Other picture formats won't work.
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« Reply #122 on: December 10, 2007, 03:49:20 am »

I decided not to run a single commercial until the final two weeks of the campaign. It managed to work, with me narrowly becoming 39th President of the United States. Thanks to a narrow victory in Lousiania.

I usually do that, actually.  Well, sort of.  My tactics is generally to blast the entire nation with 1/3 of the ads I can run somewhere around the halfway to the two-thirds point in the election to stop any momentum the other guy might have in its tracks.  And then I wait x days before the election to run the rest, where x is the number of days I can blast the nation with ads again.  That gets me rolling into the election with more momentum that you can shake a stick at.

I've found it to be highly successful.
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« Reply #123 on: December 16, 2007, 01:45:30 am »

I played Bill Richardson (D) vs. Rudy (R).  I got Richardson through a primary vs. Edwards (I turned off Hillary and Obama).  He started off WAY down, but I put all of his initial resources into Iowa, NH, and Florida,  - which he won - turning it into a competitive race that wasn't clinched until June.  Rudy was ahead in the general the whole time, but I carefully targeted ads and had 2 Rudy scandals that I released a week out.  This is the closest race I've gotten in P4E



Richardson 56,837,505 48% / 288 EV
Guiliani 56,602,851 47.8% / 250 EV
Badnarik 2,828,031 2.4% (6.8% in Louisiana)
Peroutka 2,033,978 1.7% (10.7% in Alaska)

Wait, you actually played as a Democrat?

...Did you take a shower afterwards? Tongue
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« Reply #124 on: December 28, 2007, 09:47:48 pm »

How the HELL did that happen? DId you give Badnairk $999,000,000 dollars?

I've done a similar thing.  What I did was restart the game over and over until every single endorsement was worth money, and then I put everything into getting all four endorsements.  Then that gives you enough money to make a sizable dent in the proceedings.
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