During the last 9 months, I've had email exchange with a representative of 2k games about the release of the source code. They were not initially interested, but after I explained the idea, we started to get a little interest. With a small team of modders, we prepared a draft proposal, and we send it to 2k games. The idea was that the source code would be release to a small group of modders, who would use it to fix the bugs, and expand a little the game. It took a lot of time and email to try to move forward. I really hoped that something could be done at some point, hence I started my new expanded editor, hoping it could be expanded even further later with the release of the source code. But this week, I got their final answer... THEY WILL NEVER RELEASE ANY SOURCE CODE TO ANYONE. I wasn't given any explanation of their decision, except the possibility of the release has been blocked by their legal departments. So don't expect any change in Civilization III. We are stuck with the bugs and design flaws. So, personnally: - I will continue working on the expanded editor, but slower than I did in the past 3 months. - When the editor is done, and Sandris has finished unit lines for all the civ , I may work again on my mod. For the moment, I'm not really in the mood, as I know I won't be able to do what I wanted. - And more importantly, I will increase my work on my own game, where I can use all the units made here, and where I can make it work as I want.