I tried to create a developer account and it wont let me without creating a new impulse account. If you read the SoA 2 topic lately I am retiring from the active modding scene. With my job and all else going on in RL i just dont have any free time anymore.
Everything that i can do with T.O.P. is there. SivCorp just needs to add his trade ship, and fighter meshes. MyFisto added his optimized sounds. The project will be complete once the meshes, and sounds are all bundled in and working. If anything further needs to be done use what i have done here so far as the foundation.
Modders feel free to incorporate the project into your mods. We have proven that this method works to stop the 2 gig crash issue, and it fixes the sins memory leaks while it is at it. Learn from what we have done here.
The cause of the memory leaks are because Vanilla Sins particle, and some mesh files are looking for textures that dont exist. This has been corrected in T.O.P.
A new topic needs to be made on another account so that the peeps working on it can access, and update as needed.
I leave this project in the communitys hands now. There is nothing more i can do. Use it. learn from it, enjoy it.