So I just went back and reread this entire topic to refresh myself. I can't believe I started this like 5/6 years ago, time really does fly. As I said, looking back into the mod is a really daunting task when you've not looked into it for literally a few years. It doesn't help that all the files are on a now defunked laptop (the hard drive is fine but I'd have to get some kind of adapter so I could plug it into a usb and put it on a working pc.). I had them backed up on a usb long ago that disappeared somewhere in my house. I have a mod copy (one with just the characters I was using for a test run with working battle animations, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't even the most recent base version of the patch) that I used for streaming on a working computer but not the necessary files that contain information on character stats, which battle animations best fit where since some have to be moved around for custom parties, and other important odds and ends that are kind of a must to get back into editing anything. A lot of the changes I made are not obvious at a glance into SF2 Editor and were written in a text file because I wouldn't remember it otherwise (especially if I happened to take a break for like 3 years
In any case, consider my interest in this very rekindled. No promises, of course. Would you believe them if I made them? I wouldn't!
I will most definitely retrieve the afore mentioned necessaries from my laptop and onto a working pc. I'm going to do a quick search for and buy an adapter for the hard drive right after I finish this post. I'll also update my first post with the most recent info on definite characters as well as definite 'alternates' we discussed for the future.
In the mean time, if anyone is still interested in this and would like to continue discussions on the addition of more alternate characters (I think we only decided on like 5 or 6 out of 10 that I said I'd do), please feel free. The so called 'definite alternates' are also never necessarily 'definite' or set in stone in any way, they were just ones suggested everyone seemed to like the idea of initially. Once we get down to all 10 characters some people might decide they prefer one character more than an earlier one that many agreed on so nothing is untouchable/unchangable. Keep that in mind when you read my first post (once edited) in regards to those characters.
Hopefully I can reignite interest in this with anyone still active enough to care. It has been quite some time and I have no idea if those who had initial interest are even still active members anymore. But if new people are around and find this interesting feel free to join in.