Thanks for the nice supportive messages in this thread! After two weeks of careful thought I've decided to continue work on Buccaneer 2. I'm not going to give ANY estimate on when it will be done, because my Winter 2005 estimate was, well... very lofty.
m0ds, I'm hoping Jan is indeed still interested in working on Buc2. I'd better try and contact him to see if he's still interested.
My cutscene artist however, has left without any notice. So I'm once again without someone to draw the introduction sequence. I've sketched most of it on paper so if anyone's willing to help out there?
Rui, thanks for your offer to help with the coding! So far, I am able to code most of it myself. I have DAY 1 roughly completed (out of the 5 days in total) and am somewhat confused already by all the GlobalInts I keep calling for events, but hey, I've got 'em documented... the dialogue writing however, that would be nice. I'll get back to you on that!
To prove that I've resumed work, today I drew a nice screen to be used in the short prologue... this prologue can be likened to Fate of Atlantis' quest to search the statuette at the beginning.