So I decided to scrap my whole revision, and just copy that old version over to start off as a base. Behold, the mash-up programmer art and the new artwork! This is a screenshot that I just grabbed now!
I've committed this version to SVN (if you still want the moddable one that I worked on, go to the branches and download it from there). So go ahead and check it out. In fact, since I'm now blatantly ripping MoO 1 off, I'll keep the artist's original star system selection (shown above) since it matches the old one instead of the spinning selection!
That step done, the next thing on agenda is adding back my glorious mouse cursor!