It's hard working on two games. I know I said work on SOI will not interfere with my work on Raciela, but the reality is that it has - I just love working on both. Also, about a few months ago, upon starting my computer, I was told "a hard drive failure was imminent." So, I tried making a backup of my everything on my external harddrive, but midway through, it failed completely. I took it to a local computer shop to see if it could be recovered, and they said "Maybe, but it'll take $200 to even try" and I don't have that kind of money to spend on a possibility. And even though I have all my projects backed to my external hard drive, my "work files," like sprite sheets were lost. Since then, I bought a laptop, and starting working from there. Now, I a lot of the mods I applied to the rpg2003.exe and rpg_rt.exe aren't working. My old OS was Vista, and the one on my Laptop is Windows 7, so I'm trying to figure out what's wrong.
Regardless, my goal is to release something by the end of this year. Not a complete game, mind you, but a substantial release none the less (once this became my main project I decided to extend the story). I hate giving myself a deadline, but if I don't try to hold myself to it, I probably won't get anything done. I've had this page up for nearly 2 years, but only seriously worked on it for about a year. I think year is enough time to have something tangible to release, so fingers crossed, I'll be able to get it done. In the meantime, here's a video of a small scene:
It's too bad about your harddrive, hope it doesn't impede progress too much. Glad you had backups of the game files, though. (PSA: Kids, make several backups of your work/material in several locations if you really value it!)