Feb
8

Totem Pole Full Logic Update

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With episode 3 of The Totem Pole being released on YouTube, full logic has been added to the Totem Pole Simulator, including relationship and strategic ability. These two attributes, along with challenge skills and loyalty, will impact all of the decision making throughout the simulator. If you see any bugs caused by the logic or don’t feel like it is properly balanced, please report it in comments.

A page for other statistics has also been added.

Watch episode 1 here.

Watch episode 2 here.

Watch episode 3 here.

Watch episode 4 here.

Stay tuned for an additional update with Episode 4 next Friday at 9:00 PM eastern time. A Survivor simulator update will be posted over the weekend.

Update: With episode 4 now out, a voting chart has been added to the Totem Pole Simulator. This is the most complex voting chart yet with revotes and returning players included.

Feb
12

Celebrity Big Brother 2 Simulator Released

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The simulator for Celebrity Big Brother 2 US has been released on the day of its finale. This simulator contains the audience decisions from the season and a voting chart. It is is intended to be a complete release, and saving will be added by the weekend as long as no major bugs are found.

You can use the simulator here.

Any feedback would be appreciated. This was a quick development, so bugs are possible. Thanks to @TheeEric on Twitter for testing this season on short notice and reporting numerous bugs, relating to this simulator and others.

Update: A Twist Options menu has been added to the week page, so you can choose to set up the season based on your interpretation of these twists.

Update 2: Saving has been added.

Feb
10

Survivor Custom Template: Preview #1

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A custom template is coming for the Survivor Simulator that will allow users to have more control over the setup of the seasons.

After considering options, this should be the most efficient method to complete seasons 33 through 37 and regularly upgrade the older seasons with the newest features without having to maintain over 37 different season templates. You will still be able to select the individual seasons, but they will run through the custom template with pre-configured settings for each season. These settings will be adjustable, so for example, you can add more idols or eliminate them depending on your preference or change a final three to a final two.

Seasons 33-37 were designed on a newer system most similar to the custom template, so it will easier to translate their twists to the custom template. The goal is for it to eventually have the twists from the other seasons such as redemption island.

The first piece is a preview of what the cast selection will look like, with up to 100 players and tribes. Feel free to use it to create your own casts, but please keep in mind you can’t actually simulate the seasons yet. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Survivor Custom Template Preview #1 (keep reading for screen shots)

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Feb
3

Circle Simulator is now a Template

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An option to adjust the size of the cast from anywhere between 2 and 50 players has been added to the Circle Simulator. The Relationships and Sympathy attributes have been combined under Sympathy. All existing simulations can still be loaded.

This functionality had been coded in from the beginning. It just needed activated, and now serves as a good time to test a template with the Big Brother Advanced Template coming to BrantSteele.com (with saving and voting charts) and a Survivor Template coming in the near future. The Survivor template’s eventual goal is to contain customization options that should be able to produce seasons 33 – 37 and eventually all of the seasons. These 5 seasons will be loaded from the template with pre-configured settings for each season.

By reducing the size of the cast, you can advance to the end of the simulation quicker.
Jan
31

Survivor Edge of Excinction Cast Added

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Cast photos for the new castaways revealed today for Survivor: Edge of Extinction have been added to all of the simulators.

If multiple versions are released, the alternate cast photos will be added as well.

Additionally, a cast page was added to see them all together. Please report any issues in the comments or the Contact Form. Thank you.

The next step in finalizing the Survivor simulator seasons 33-37 will be releasing a custom Survivor template that can be configured to match the twists of the seasons, along with other seasons. More details will be shared this weekend.

Jan
25

The Totem Pole Simulator Released

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The Totem Pole Simulator has been released on BrantSteele.com. You can simulate the season here.

This is based on a new YouTube reality show by @wesleydbryant. The premise of the show is the following: 13 players compete to avoid the bottom of #TheTotemPole and try to survive the vote until only 1 player remains. You can watch the first episode here to learn more about the format. You can also follow the series on Twitter at @TotemPoleGame

The full cast and logo are also now available to use throughout all of the other simulators. The Totem Pole Simulator is currently a simple simulator in terms of logic, but it contains different twists to create a variety of scenarios simulating. If no major bugs are reported, saving will be added in 48 hours. Please provide your feedback on this simulator and report any bugs in the comments.

1/27 Update: Saving has been added.

2/1 Update: Episode 2 is out here! With this update comes challenge logic to the simulator and the new profiles page. Stay tuned for an additional update with Episode 3 next Friday at 9:00 PM eastern time.

Jan
24

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 Cast Photos Added

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The fifteen contestants in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 have been added to all of the simulators. This season will premiere following the completion of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 4 on VH1.

Please report any issues. Thank you!

Jan
21

Cast Photo Organizational Change

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Due to user request, I added an attribute to distinguish official cast photos from unofficial ones.

Each show will have just one set of “official” cast photos per season – which typically consists of the officially released photos of the characters/contestants active on that season. For example, the cast photos for the 32 finalists for Survivor Cambodia – Second Chance are now considered unofficial along with Mellisa McNulty from Survivor Fiji. Most recent Big Brother, Survivor, and The Amazing Race seasons have multiple sets of cast photos, but just one set will be considered official.

An attribute has also been added for ‘host’ images, which are also considered unofficial. There are only 2 host images currently included.

On BrantSteele.net, unofficial cast photos and host photos will no longer show up in Random Mode. On the BrantSteele.com simulators, you will have the option to use these or exclude these in your Random Cast.

If any cast photos are currently added that you consider Unofficial, please report them for review. Thank you. I believe a few contestants were added to various shows who didn’t actually compete in the seasons.

Using the above ‘Exclude’ option for Unofficial photos should prevent the 32 second chance candidate cast photos from appearing in your simulation.
Jan
18

The Challenge 33 Cast Photos Added

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Cast photos have been added for the 33rd season of MTV’s The Challenge: War of the Worlds, featuring 34 contestants from a variety of reality television shows. This season is set to premiere on February 6th, with a launch special airing January 30th.

In addition, a new set of cast photos was released for Celebrity Big Brother US 2. You can view the full cast here.

Today, more special characters (as in letters) were added to the BrantSteele.net simulators for season names, tribe names, and player names and nicknames. If there are any characters you’re trying to use that aren’t supported yet, let me know, and they will be added to all of the simulators.

Please report any issues you see.

Jan
15

Big Brother Brasil 19 Cast Photos Added

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Cast photos for the seventeen housemates in Big Brother Brasil season 19 have been added. This season just began airing.

Please report any issues. Thank you.

In addition, bugs with Big Brother seasons 1 and season 3 where personalized casts couldn’t be edited after loading a saved season were fixed.

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