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Gabu
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« Reply #75 on: January 22, 2006, 02:43:05 am »

What did you do to piss off Mayor Daley? Joking.

I don't know. Smiley  I found it kind of ironic that one of the states pivotal to Kennedy's win in real life voted against him in a gigantic landslide...
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« Reply #76 on: January 22, 2006, 02:57:08 am »




RAAAAAAAAAAARGH
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« Reply #77 on: March 31, 2006, 05:08:16 pm »


How did you manage to win 347 electoral votes and yet not get over 40% in a single state?
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« Reply #78 on: April 15, 2006, 07:46:29 pm »

j/k, they look good. Ive been playing alot lately too, but sadly, havent had anything strange or impressive enough to post recently.

You should post anyway; I like looking at results. Sad
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« Reply #79 on: May 03, 2006, 03:01:57 pm »

I don't know how Verin does it, that's for sure...

I don't know about Ilikeverin, but this is my third-party strategy that I posted a while back, which works pretty well (I always win at least one state, even as someone like Nader):

1. Pick a few low-population states that all lean in one direction (i.e., they are either all Republican or all Democratic).  The reason for this is that advertising costs are proportional to the population of the state.

2. Start making ads in this sequence:

  a. Leadership - You
  b. Leadership - Attacking candidate towards whom the states in part 1 lean
  c. Experience - You
  d. Experience - Attacking candidate towards whom the states in part 1 lean

If integrity becomes more important than any of these two issues, swap that in for whichever one of the two is less important than integrity.

3. Start researching a scandal on the candidate towards whom the states in part 1 lean.

4. Use all available PP and CP to get every single endorsement, especially the ones that give you money.

5. Once all endorsements are received, do nothing but fundraising.

6. Run all ads in as many states as you can while still having some money left the day before election day.

7. Ensure that you have 4 ads the day before election day.  Run all four of them in all 50 states + DC the day before election day.

8. Hope for a good outcome.  I routinely get above 20% of the popular vote.  If you aren't roughly $20 million in the hole on election day, you didn't do it right.
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« Reply #80 on: May 05, 2006, 05:39:58 pm »

Well, that is basically my strategy as well. I guess the problem is that I'm used to trying to win all the time...with Perot I usually campaigned on Leadership/Perot, Integrity/Attacking Clinton and Issue Familiarity/Attacking Bush. I first made a Highly Successfull ad for myself and then varied between attack ads and so on, constantly focusing on my electoral strategy. Usually works pretty well.

The main idea with people like Anderson is that you can't win, so you might as well not even try.  I never make any speeches or anything like that.  I just fundraise and blast a select group of states with ads.  That's it.
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« Reply #81 on: May 08, 2006, 01:39:45 pm »



Tried more of Gabu's strategy. Didn't work all that well though.

Reagan: 45% 421 EVs
Carter: 36% 113 EVs
Adnerson: 17% 4 EVs

I unfortunately would probably have to see exactly what you're doing to comment further, so I'm not sure what to say other than that it does work for me.
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« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2006, 07:17:10 pm »


Yes, yes, I haven't forgotten about it... I suppose I kind of let it slip due to being busy, and given how long ago the last installment was put forth, I suppose I figured people weren't interested anymore.

I'll get to it when I get access to the internet at home, which should probably be tomorrow.
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« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2006, 10:02:28 pm »

Becuase in real life Wallace came extremely close to winning New Hampshire in  1968.

I've gotten crazier results as Wallace.  If you use ads effectively, your only limit in President Forever is the size of your wallet.
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« Reply #84 on: October 30, 2006, 11:05:49 pm »

now only if we could get a scenario and candidate editor on the new version

I like President Forever more so far, actually.  The duration of a campaign in PF+P is way too long; I'm too lazy to come up with a strategy that will actually work over that long a time period.
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« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2006, 12:12:19 am »

now only if we could get a scenario and candidate editor on the new version

I like President Forever more so far, actually.  The duration of a campaign in PF+P is way too long; I'm too lazy to come up with a strategy that will actually work over that long a time period.

Can't break the game and get foolish results?

Not yet.  My PF strategy of saturating the entire nation with ads doesn't work at all well in PF+F and I haven't find another easy sure-fire strategy to replace it.
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« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2006, 03:10:31 am »

Decided to try something completely different:

2006 Pennsylvania - Casey (me) vs. Santorum vs. Pennachio vs. Diamond



Casey (D) - 59% PV
Santorum (R) - 35% PV
Pennachio (I) - 4% PV
Diamond (L) - 1% PV


Best regions:

Casey - Northeastern Pennsylvania - 65.7% (beating Pennsylvania by 0.1%)
Santorum - Central Pennsylvania - 55.8%
Pennachio - Philadelphia - 21.4% (Santorum came in third here)
Diamond - Southern Pennsylvania - 4.2%

Worst regions:

Casey - Central Pennsylvania - 39.1%
Santorum - Philadelphia - 11.9% (!)
Pennachio - Northwestern Pennsylvania - 0.0% (96 votes)
Diamond - Northeastern Pennsylvania - 0.0% (86 votes)

Closest region:

Northern Pennsylvania - Casey wins over Santorum by 5.5%
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« Reply #87 on: November 11, 2006, 01:16:19 am »

Does anyone know the composition of the house delgations in Jan 1913? And if majority Republican, who do you think would have won?

Here's the list of congressmen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/63rd_United_States_Congress

I'm way too lazy to figure out the composition of each house delegation, though. Tongue
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« Reply #88 on: November 12, 2006, 08:56:47 pm »

1860 - Lincoln (me) vs. Douglas vs. Breckenridge vs. Bell



Lincoln (R)Sad 226 EVs - 57% PV
Breckenridge (SD)Sad 65 EVs - 13% PV
Bell (L)Sad 12 EVs - 11% PV
Douglas (ND)Sad 0 EVs - 18% PV

Best states:

Lincoln: Vermont - 88.5%
Breckenridge: South Carolina - 54.0%
Bell: Alabama - 38.3%
Douglas: New Jersey - 36.4%

Worst states:

Lincoln: Alabama - 12.2%
Breckenridge: Vermont - 0.0% (8 votes)
Bell: Minnesota - 0.0% (4 votes)
Douglas: Florida - 0.0% (2 votes)

5 closest states:

1. Virginia - Lincoln wins over Bell 30.7% - 29.6%
2. Kentucky - Breckenridge wins over Bell 30.3% - 29.8%
3. North Carolina - Lincoln wins over Breckenridge 34.0% - 32.1%
4. Arkansas - Breckenridge wins over Bell 40.3% - 37.7%
5. Tennessee - Bell wins over Lincoln 32.4% - 28.8%

Election summary:

lol, Virginia
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« Reply #89 on: November 12, 2006, 09:52:04 pm »

That game should have never let you on the ballot in half of those rebel states

I staged a monster write-in campaign despite not being on the ballot. Tongue
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« Reply #90 on: November 12, 2006, 09:56:56 pm »

Okay, one more ridiculous result for comedy.  I decided to try a completely different scenario.  I found it to be surprisingly well-made, at least aesthetically speaking.

2006 World Government - George W. Bush vs. Hugo Chávez vs. Kofi Annan (me) vs. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad



Annan (Lib)Sad 793 EVs - 41% PV
Chávez (Soc. Dem.)Sad 366 EVs - 26% PV
Bush (Cons.)Sad 333 EVs - 25% PV
Ahmadinejad (Isl.)Sad 13 EVs - 6% PV

Best countries/regions:

Annan: Philippines- 73.4%
Chávez: Brazil - 45.8%
Bush: China - 40.5% (wtf? Chávez led huge here at the start)
Ahmadinejad: Arabia - 64.0%

Worst countries/regions:

Annan: Arabia - 20.2%
Chávez: Iran - 3.7%
Bush: Arabia - 4.7%
Ahmadinejad: Mongolia - 0.0% (33 votes)

5 countries/regions:

India - Chávez wins over Annan 35.8% - 35.3%
Pakistan - Annan wins over Ahmadinejad 36.7% - 32.8%
Central Asia - Annan wins over Ahmadinejad 33.5% - 28.2%
Australia - Chávez wins over Annan 38.0% - 30.6%
Congo - Annan wins over Chávez 43.0% - 34.5%

I believe that none of the other countries or regions were within 10%.

lol, world government

Afterthought: You know, I should really try to get an Islamist landslide...
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« Reply #91 on: November 14, 2006, 01:34:03 am »

2004 Washington Governor - Gregoire (me) vs. Rossi vs. Bennett

or "recounts are for jerks"



Gregoire (D): 63%
Rossi (R): 33%
Bennett (L): 2%


Best counties:

Gregoire: Jefferson County - 75.0%
Rossi: Clallam County - 56.9%
Bennett: Ferry County - 5.5%

Worst counties:

Gregoire: Clallam County - 40.7%
Rossi: San Juan County - 22.1%
Bennett: Grant County - 1.0%

Closest county:

Adams County - Rossi wins over Gregoire 49.9% - 46.1%
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« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2006, 02:25:33 am »

Way to botch the Clallam County vote, asscream.

I have no freaking clue how I won Okanagan County while losing Clallam County... Tongue
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« Reply #93 on: November 14, 2006, 02:44:35 am »

And just for fun...

2004 Washington Governor - Gregoire vs. Rossi (me) vs. Bennett

or "revenge of the Rossi"



Rossi (R): 69%
Gregoire (D): 27%
Bennett (L): 3%


Best counties:

Rossi: Grant County - 82.3%
Gregoire: Clallam County - 43.8% (WTF, Clallam County?)
Bennett: King County - 5.8%

Worst counties:

Rossi: Clallam County - 53.2%
Gregoire: Grant County - 15.4%
Bennett: Yakima County - 0.3%

Closest county:

Clallam County - Rossi wins over Gregoire 53.2% - 43.8%
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« Reply #94 on: November 14, 2006, 06:49:58 pm »
« Edited: November 14, 2006, 06:58:52 pm by Gabu »

You should play as Bennett and see how well you do.

Sounds like a plan to me. Smiley

EDIT: Actually, scratch that.  It is quite literally impossible to win as her.  She starts out with all of $2,500, and the cheapest action (Barnstorming) costs $50,000, so you basically can do nothing whatsoever.
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« Reply #95 on: November 14, 2006, 07:16:06 pm »
« Edited: November 14, 2006, 07:19:10 pm by Gabu »

You should play as Bennett and see how well you do.

Sounds like a plan to me. Smiley

EDIT: Actually, scratch that.  It is quite literally impossible to win as her.  She starts out with all of $2,500, and the cheapest action (Barnstorming) costs $50,000, so you basically can do nothing whatsoever.

Well then change it. Give yourself like $300,000 or something.

Actually, I just realized that there are the endorsers who give you $2,000,000 each if you win them.  I'll keep it where it is and just try to get every monetary endorsement.
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« Reply #96 on: November 14, 2006, 07:50:01 pm »

2004 Washington Governor - Gregoire vs. Rossi vs. Bennett (me)

lol



Bennett (L): 36%
Rossi (R): 35%
Gregoire (D): 27%


Best counties:

Bennett: Okanogan County - 48.8%
Rossi: Adams County - 59.1%
Gregoire: Clallam County - 49.2%

Worst counties:

Bennett: Adams County - 16.6%
Rossi: San Juan County - 22.7%
Gregoire: Garfield County - 15.9%

Closest county:

Pierce County - Gregoire wins over Bennett 36.7% - 35.8%
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« Reply #97 on: November 29, 2006, 06:22:53 pm »



Clark - 49% - 262
Bush - 44% - 276
Nader - 4% - 0
Badnarik - 1% - 0

A heartbreaking loss, I held Bush close nationwide, but some last minute scandals and momentum couldn't push Clark over the top...a close win in Michigan and a decisive win in Wisconsin sealed my fate.

That has to be one of the largest disparities ever between the popular vote result and the electoral college result.

I also wonder how a Democrat could win all of Kansas, South Carolina, and Indiana, and yet not win the election... Tongue
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« Reply #98 on: November 30, 2006, 10:36:33 pm »

I had this game like 2 years ago on a different computer.  Is there a way I could download it again for free?

Do you know what your order number was, or what the email address was you used when you ordered?

If so, I think you can send them an email and request a redownload.
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« Reply #99 on: December 02, 2006, 02:40:11 pm »


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