great to hear that you now have a laptop.
take good care of it.
also, yeah, being away does make us rusty. =/
i remember my four month break... i first went to scripting, and I forgot to add '0x6' in a message command. xD
Anyway, it's cool that you're going to test the multiplayer mode.
if you can finish that, probably, you'll be the first to ever make it available and useful.
I finally got a laptop so now I can hack again! :) Problem is, now I'm rusty. I can't decide what to do next for my hack until I learn how to script so at the moment, I'm reviving my Multiplayer project. I'm testing what can and can't be done in multiplayer so I can make a perfect expansion of the 3rd gen's multiplayer modes.
The whole Light Platinum drama is how Sarcastic Prince butchered it by adding his own crap when he only had permission to translate it. The only difference here is that you're allowing this guy to do what he's doing. It's not a remake, it looks like he's making his own hack loosely based off yours. I know it's your choice but I really don't think it's a good idea to let him butcher it instead of remaking it while keeping it's original glory.