HCl, who previously brought you the Secret Ops hi-res patch, reports that he's now got the game running in 32bit color. Positive side effects include increased capital ship viewing distance and asteroid count, as illustrated below.
Meanwhile Unknown Enemy is steadily progressing, with more missions and music being completed. There may be light at the end of this tunnel yet! And in case you missed it earlier, Pedro will be teaching a WCP/SO mission coding class. Details here.