I have been working on Nar Shadaa, trying desperately to leave. Modding Nar Shadaa is not for the faint of heart as you well know.
Squik lives and breathes with a new set of clothes, but it is all basic as hell and I am not happy enough with anything to post a screenshot. Haven't done any camera work, and the waking transition is not great.
[Griff]Unh... Aagh. My head!
[Griff]Well, uh, I was playing Pazaak with some creepy gangster types, and I was really on a roll - my Pazaak deck is... CHOOBIES, my deck!
<Check for T3-M4>
[Exile]Who are you? You are wasting my time.
[Griff]Heh, I was going by Squik, but I think the jig is up - it's time to get out of here. My name is Griff, Griff Vao.
[Griff]Ugh... Damned Whiphids, must have been working for those General Hardon guys I was killing at the table. A little spice, two lipsticked walking vacuums and next thing you know my deck is gone and I feel like I got thrown through a wall by a Rancor!
[Griff]Man, I gotta feed the sarlacc. Gimme a minute... <walks away>
<Journal Entry> Griff's Deck
<Journal Entry> Where in the Galaxy is Griff Vao?
This is a bit condensed, and not exactly the language used... Don't want to be too spoilery, and it is also a constant rewrite so keep that in mind.
Fallen is an interesting case. He started off as just another rookie modder, who had a particularly frustrating issue that I could never script around despite rearranging things 20 times at least, complete re-writes, etc.
From that process, I became confused and doubtful, and he grew and surpassed me - as has anyone I have helped in the past.
A shame it was never finished, but I cannot blame any modder for that.
When I inevitably watch this on Netflix or whatever streaming service it is on, I will be under the influence of spice and Ruby Bliel. If I can tolerate it as satire bordering on surreal, I may finish it.
In arguments with my wife about the movie (she has enjoyed TFA and TLJ, though R1 was a bore, I hated TFA and was also bored by R1), I see the divide.
The movie is divisive, on purpose. Thanks Disney. The Princesses now rule the galaxy. She likes it because it looks cool and Rey is teh awesomez, and because she is 5 years younger than me and not nearly as "serious" a fan (never read any of the novelizations, the EU books, and Dark Horse comics, no video games). Women are powerful, and that is cool, and attracts a new fandom of women, at the expense of lore.
Disney Wars hurts my feelings, bro. That's why I have passionate feelings about them, which I think I have veiled well enough for this family friendly forum. However, getting in arguments about it anymore just isn't worth it - I end up wishing for Global Thermonuclear War.
As a whole, the 3 prequels have been substantially better than the 3 Disney Wars, and it's not even close.
I will give you that AOTC is an abomination, there is no avoiding it. However, a simple fan edit (as you mentioned) makes Ep 1 an actually good movie, and despite my hating of several parts of that movie, it set things up and had interesting characters and felt appropriately Star Warsy. RotS is my third favorite Star Wars movie - wanna argue more?
I would still rather watch AotC than any of the three Disney Wars movies. AotC never made me say - "eff this, I'm done", which I did do after TFA.
The damage done to this franchise was not irreparable in the Prequels. The franchise is now destroyed, and you're happy about. You're also my age, so you've lived long enough.
...there's this crazy talk about the prequels being better than TLJ. Sure, you're entitled to your own opinions, but come on guys....prequels better than TLJ?! That's almost 'Turn in your SW Fan Card' territory right there.
Ok, kid, I have one question for ya, before I take your SW Fan Card and rip it into confetti...
How old are you? I went to see ANH as a 5 year old at a drive-in theatre in 1977. The prequels are a mile better than any of the Disney Wars movies. Lol at your mother's milk loving baby hands taking my SW Fan Card.