A certain banned slacker has stopped being lazy and got his Tarellian Plague ability working. There should be an update for the weekend.
Some quality of life compatibility fixes for compatibility with the current version of Sins, along with strings, audio, and visual tweaks done by Myfist0 and NewHorizons back when someone got lazy and stopped updating things. Expanded functions for the Maquis and Talarian neutrals, and the Tarellian Starship random event, are additions that slacker finally finished up and got in working order.
It's going to be a super nasty plague that spreads through trade and infects orbiting starships, but it has short circuits for the AI so you don't find your game going to pot when it lets the thing spread across the whole map. Players that get the infection going will have to work around it or eventually wipe themselves out.