Recent Articles In The Political Machine
November 20, 2008 by forefather1 on The Grand Stand
   Some of you might recall that I'm a poet. I studied at Boston in the early 70's under Prof. Lloyd Schwartz, and got a couple of A's on some of my pieces. I was completely unaware of how completely out of my mind I was back then, and Prof. Schwartz,(now a nationally recognized writer, film critic, all-around good guy) was so kind in developing and converting my misguided energies. At any rate, I want you all to know that I'm not some 'crazy' howlin at the moon.    Has an...
August 23, 2008 by britten on britten
I will take any one  
August 7, 2008 by Pirooz Aghssa on pirooz
It has been said that the upcoming presidential election is THE MOST IMPORTANT in a long time.  Certainly the world is wrestling with a number of life and death issues.  It is important that we choose wisely.  It is crucial that we ensure a better life for future generations.  It is vital that we give up self-involvement in order to embrace causes that are larger than the self. To me the upcoming election is the most important because it will show if the American political...
December 10, 2007 by redsailecho on Redsail China
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October 22, 2005 by mrboo on wrestling2k
The Top Ten William Gates III Net Worth: $46.5 bil , Company : Microsoft Warren Buffett worth : $44 bil Lakshmi Mittal Net Worth: $25 bil Carlos Slim Helu Net Worth: $23.8 bil Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $23.7 bil Ingvar Kamprad $23 bil Paul Allen $21 bil Karl Albrecht $18.5 bil Lawrence Ellison $18.4 bil S Robson Walton $18.3 bil Out of the top 10 three are software giants. Fastest growing billionares not listed in the ...
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May 19, 2004 by Mudflap on Joe's Joint
Fixed a small bug in campaigning. Added percents by party to the debug information. Added code to debug some load issues. Also added code to generate polmachine.ini if it doesn't already exist. Darkened the border colors to look more like CNN. Fixed a small bug with animations alt-tab behavior. Fixed some turn button errors. Fixed bug #259. Updated electoral vote data from current census data. (http://www.fec.gov/pages/elecvote.htm Retrieved 05/18/04) Added code to only a...
May 18, 2004 by Mudflap on Joe's Joint
Fixed a bug where a cheerleader was being disabled even though it wasn't planted. This caused the state that the cheerleader came from to lose awareness. Also changed the cheerleader so that it gave an awareness bonus instead of an awareness scale. This was incorrectly done earlier. Added an Operative API so that Brad can muck with Ops and VPs. Added Operative API so that Brad can hook it up to the AI. Added Political Strategy mode. You can access it through the view pulldown or by h...
April 28, 2004 by Mudflap on Joe's Joint
Fixed errors in GAP colors. Added "nointro" flag. Added support for .dds files. Updated NewspaperWnd so that it can act as a win/lose screen. Fixed a logic error with interview snapshots. Misc changes for new build.
April 26, 2004 by Mudflap on Joe's Joint
More exit poll tweaks. Put it into the game. Added index operator ("[]") to the PollingData so that you don't always have to do "data.fPercents[PARTY_DEMOCRAT]". Not it's "data[PARTY_DEMOCRATS]". Added code to estimate voting population and electoral votes in case the exit polls are displayed before the actual election. Added Newspaper Window. Cleaned up some fonts. Cleaned up some forum errors and added forum titles. Added updated title screen ini from Paul. Added temporary...
April 26, 2004 by Mudflap on Joe's Joint
Finished cutscene framework. Also added dshow base classes. Massive merge checkin. Fixed bad name string in GameSetup. Removed the default running mates. Fixed a timing bug in the interview window. Since our performance is better now, the seconds timer was going too fast. Removed interview restrictions. Now you can attend all the different interviews. Checked in some new graphics for Paul. Hooked up the ExitPoll window. There's a crash if you try to go to it twice. I'll chec...
April 25, 2004 by Mudflap on Joe's Joint
Changes for Tuesday build: Doubled the frequency if interviews. Increased the minimum number of questions asked to 2 separate questions. This also doesn't account for counter questions. So you may have more. Added code to track the amount of money and political capital a player spends on the campaign. Added code to calculate the current points player points. Also fixed some bugs with the interview responses. Added exit poll calculations. Added up to 5% error in state polling da...
April 23, 2004 by Mudflap on Joe's Joint
More work on Alt-Tab. It looks there is something in the map display that is still holding onto data after an invalidate. This is causing the reset functions to fail. Looked over more DirectShow samples to find the one that is most adaptable. So far it looks like DrawXCL will work, but it'll take experimentation to make sure. Spent 90% of the day chasing my tail. But I finally got alt-tab to work. Now any problems associated with it will be considered bugs!
April 22, 2004 by Mudflap on Joe's Joint
More tweaks to the multithreaded load. Trying to stop the random crashes. This round, I removed the UpdateControls from the constructors and added them to the virtual Unhide() calls. Also cleaned up the current classes. Whole messes of changes. Tried to get Alt-tab and cutscenes working better. Didn't quite work out. I'll have to go to try a different tack on the cutscene thing so that it doesn't change the display mode. Alt-Tab is almost there, but I don't think I'll finish it by Tuesday.
April 21, 2004 by Mudflap on Joe's Joint
Added API to easily get CandidateStance. This will help Cari out when she does the candidate screen. Hide black window so that mouse messages get passed back to unhidden windows. Fixed minor bug in ads. Fixed the font problem on Windows ME. We were using AddFontResourceEx and RemoveFontResourceEX. They aren't supported on ME and below. Changed to calls to AddFontResource and RemoveFontResource. The only difference is that other applications will have access to our fonts while the game i...