The challenges you've faced sound very confusing but I'm glad you got passed them, great job.
Thanks, after re-reading a lot of my posts here I'm inclined to agree, I should probably learn to explain things in a more concise manner.
Okay, it's been over two months since the last post. I'm worried, is the project still running?
Yes, the project is alive. The reason I haven't posted here recently is that we simply haven't had any major breakthroughs since mid-October, when me and esperknight managed to crack the in-game dialogue. I think the next big thing will be cracking Disc 2 open for editing but I have no way to know when (or if) that will happen.
Actually, I was going to post something here tomorrow and announce the release of our first patch. It's the first four missions completely in English.
Everyone interested can find it here, the post is titled "AC3E IE Playable Demonstration Release." It'll go live today at 12PM CET+1:00, which is about 6 hours from now: http://useatoday.blogspot.com/
I've also submitted the file and project page here on romhacking.net but that is probably gonna have to wait a day or two until it's up.