Thanks down23 :)
Yeah I am still digging myself, I have found a few dead links that still happen to be archived on Wayback Machine - but the downloads are not archives :( google searching for the ZIP names presents no leads, but I still have a few things to try...
Hmm indeed, I installed the unofficial 1.52 patch and upon inspection noticed that the only changes are the title screen logo, the texture/tale map (but yours is better!) and the German help descriptions. Thus I have started translating them into the English Help descriptions for my own little use :)
I have also made a title screen from on your fantastic artwork Merri, thanks for the tips with the LBM/PBM conversion stuff. I am also a die-hard fan of PaintShop Pro haha. Anywho, I just stuck with the original palette for the title screen - am yet to discover the colour indexes used for the font and buttons so the dithering is quite poor at the moment.
Depending on what you plan to do next Merri, I might soon start redrawing some trees or buildings - and/or integrate some already done works in these fields - and create a "1.53" patch. Also made some other small changes like renaming "Line and hook" to "Fishing rod", and "Helper" to "Serf" but that's it for now, was thinking of renaming "Crucible" to "Goldcast" but I dunno about that. I just remember upon first playing S2 I was thinking "What the heck is a Crucible?" Heh...
Anywho, I have taken us off topic :) I may PM you here or make a comment on your page soon Merri, in regards to all this. I'm having quite a bit of constructive fun with it.