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The Political Machine

App ID 211120
App Type Game
Publisher Stardock Entertainment
Supported Systems Windows
Last Change Number 10950423
Last Record Update 12 March 2021 – 05:51:29 UTC ()
Release Date 31 July 2012 – 17:00:00 UTC ()

Do you have what it takes to be president?Play as more than 20 candidates including Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich or create your own candidate from scratch.Players take to the campaign trail against a computer controlled opponent or a human challenger over the Internet.

At the request of the publisher, this app has been retired. You may not be able to buy or get it.

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User Tags

Political SimStrategyPoliticsSatireTurn-BasedSimulationSingleplayer


Additional Information

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Store Release Date 31 July 2012 ()
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Primary Genre Strategy (2)
Store Genres Strategy (2)
Supported Languages
1 LanguagesInterfaceFull AudioSubtitles
Steam Release Date 31 July 2012 – 17:00:00 UTC ()
app_retired_publisher_request Yes
Store Asset Modification Time 20 November 2019 – 18:12:51 UTC () (1574273571)
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Web Assets
capsule_231x87.jpgLast-Modified: 28 August 2012 – 02:01:14 UTC
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capsule_616x353.jpgLast-Modified: 28 August 2012 – 02:01:14 UTC
header.jpgLast-Modified: 28 August 2012 – 02:01:14 UTC
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library_hero.jpgLast-Modified: 20 November 2019 – 19:22:06 UTC
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  • 0 players right now
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  • 514 all-time peak

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Concurrent players

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  • 514 all-time peak

Owner estimations

Store data

  • 202 positive reviews
  • 89 negative reviews
  • 69.42% positive reviews

Playtime estimations by SteamSpy

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  • 7.5 hours median total playtime
  • 0 minutes average playtime in last 2 weeks
  • 4.8 hours average total playtime

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  • 22 all-time peak

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Packages that include this app

SubID Name Billing Type Last Update
12056 Stardock Comp CD Key 22 November 2019 – 21:30:12 UTC
15236 The Political Machine Store 2 March 2020 – 19:44:50 UTC
15268 The Political Machine CD Key 2 March 2020 – 19:44:50 UTC
15575 The Political Machine Early Access CD Key 2 March 2020 – 19:44:50 UTC
15974 The Political Machine 4-Pack Store 2 March 2020 – 19:44:50 UTC
15975 The Political Machine 2012 Gift 30 June 2021 – 18:22:03 UTC
18651 Stardock Pack Holiday 2012 Store 2 March 2020 – 19:44:50 UTC
18653 Stardock Pack Holiday 2012 Retail CD Key 2 March 2020 – 19:44:50 UTC
26554 Stardock Pack 2014 Store 2 March 2020 – 19:44:50 UTC
26555 Stardock Pack 2014 CD Key 2 March 2020 – 19:44:50 UTC
117584 Steam Sub 117584 CD Key 8 September 2021 – 16:51:29 UTC

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Downloadable Content

AppID Name Last Update
211131 The Political Machine 2012 DLC 1 8 August 2018 – 11:17:08 UTC
211132 The Political Machine 2012 DLC 2 8 August 2018 – 11:17:18 UTC


ID Name Max Size OS Extra Info
211121 The Political Machine 2012 Content 423.65 MiB


Name Description Build ID Time Updated
public 166799
prerelease 166799


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overridescddb 1

Raw Information

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Launch Options

0. Launch with Console
Executable PolMachine2012.exe
Launch Type Unspecified


Key Value
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Install Configuration


Key Value
  • dword/digital: 2
  • string/exe: PolMachine2012.exe
  • string/language: English
  • string/path: %INSTALLDIR%
  • string/type: production

Run process

Key Value
  • command 1: /silent
  • hasrunkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Valve\Steam\Apps\211120
  • nocleanup: 1
  • process 1: %INSTALLDIR%\Redist\DXSETUP.exe
  • command 1: /q
  • hasrunkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Valve\Steam\Apps\211120
  • nocleanup: 1
  • process 1: %INSTALLDIR%\Redist\vcredist_2005sp1_x86.exe
  • command 1: /q
  • hasrunkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Valve\Steam\Apps\211120
  • nocleanup: 1
  • process 1: %INSTALLDIR%\Redist\vcredist_2008sp1_x86.exe
  • command 1: /q
  • hasrunkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Valve\Steam\Apps\211120
  • nocleanup: 1
  • process 1: %INSTALLDIR%\Redist\vcredist_2010sp1_x86.exe

Other apps that reference this app



API name Display name and description Icons
TPM2012_Achievement_RepubVictory Republican Victory

The red states triumph! The blue states start hoarding water and supplies for the impending collapse of society.

TPM2012_Achievement_DemoVictory Democratic Victory

The blue states triumph! The red states start hoarding water and supplies for the impending collapse of society.

TPM2012_Achievement_CustomCandidate Made for Greatness

Create a custom candidate and show these carpetbaggers how its done.

TPM2012_Achievement_CustomCandidateVictory Accept no Substitute

Win the election with a custom candidate.

TPM2012_Achievement_UpgradeBuildingToMax Fully Armed and Operational

Upgrade any type of building to their max level.

TPM2012_Achievement_400kInSingleFundraiser President Moneybags

Raise awareness in a wealthy state to gather $400,000 at a single fundraiser.

TPM2012_Achievement_AttackOpponent Novice Mudslinger

Attack your opponents stance on in issue, either in a speech or an ad.

TPM2012_Achievement_100AttackAds So Very, Very Rude

Create over 100 attack ads, securing your place as a true red, white, and blue politician.

TPM2012_Achievement_CleanSweep Clean Sweep

Win big by taking all the states.

TPM2012_Achievement_WinButLosePopVote Won by a Hanging Chad

Win the electoral vote but lose the popular vote.

TPM2012_Achievement_TakeOpponentsHomeState Home Court Denial

Add insult to injury by taking your opponents home state.

TPM2012_Achievement_5Wins 5 Fantastic Finishes!

Grasp a presidential victory 5 times.

TPM2012_Achievement_10Wins 10 Top-tier Triumphs!!!

Grasp a presidential victory 10 times.

TPM2012_Achievement_20Wins 20 Wins

Grasp a presidential victory 20 times.

TPM2012_Achievement_RomneyWin President Romney

Who says a fractured Republican base can't get the job done?

TPM2012_Achievement_ObamaWin President Obama

"Yes we can!" for four more years, then term limits dictate we cannot.

TPM2012_Achievement_RonPaulWin President...Paul?!

Chuck Norris, Snoop Dogg, and the rest of America has spoken! Ron Paul 2012!

TPM2012_Achievement_RandomGame Totally Random

Play a game with all map settings randomized.

TPM2012_Achievement_GatherArmy Gathering an Army

Hire one of every type of Political Operative in a single game.

TPM2012_Achievement_StartMPGame A Friendly Battle

Start a Multiplayer game.

TPM2012_Achievement_Win1MPGame Multiplayer Victory!

Win a multiplayer game.


API Name Display Name Default Value
TPM2012_Stat_Wins Wins 0
TPM2012_Stat_Losses Losses 0
TPM2012_Stat_AttackAds # of Attacks Ads 0
TMP2012_Stat_Multiplayer_Wins Multiplayer Wins 0
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