I have heard mentions here and there that, while Cataclysm’s source code is still missing, the original uncompressed source audio for Cataclysm was picked up alongside HW1’s source audio.
Thus, I have several questions.
• Does Gearbox have the original, uncompressed source audio (music, voices, sound effects, etc) for Cataclysm, despite not having the rest of the source code?
• If the answer to the first question is ‘yes’, then would it be possible for Gearbox to make that source audio available to the Homeworld community somehow? Even if Cataclysm’s hard-coded limits prevent us from using it in the original game, we can surely make use of it via mods in Homeworld: Remastered, yes?
• If the answer to the second question is ‘yes, it can be made available’, then why has Gearbox not done so by now?
I do hope these questions can be answered, lest they remain pure speculation and rumours…