Just found an article worth sharing. Paul Ruskay, as you know The Sound God Whose Ear Shapes What Is from both games, explains in detail the status of the original audio mixes done in '98 and '03, and the process to bring them back to life.
There’s a neat screenshot from an early HW1RM build there, with a unfinished Mothership model sitting in the Scaffold, when ambience lightning was still in development.
When are we gonna get posts like this but from the dev guys? I’m REALLY curious about the details of the 16 years old code you guys had to tinker with!