I have some questions about the Martian Dreams project. I just finished playing through the game, and am inspired to help out.
So, basic questions -
Is the project still alive?
Are you using the NN engine, or NN2? While there's prob a lot more content available for NN in the modding community, the new overhead map and party-system introduced in the newest NN2 expansion seems to make it a better fit for any of the Ultima games.
How close to the original are you sticking? Aside from some bugs I found in my playthrough, there are a bunch of tweaks I can think of that would be nice.
What are you looking for help with?
I played around with NN when it first came out. While I enjoyed the options available, I struggled a bit with the scripting as I'm not a C programmer. Still, I can paint environments well enough with those tools, and doing basic dialog porting shouldn't be that hard. I also have quite a bit of modding experience in a completely different format, Europa Universalis III.