Glad you enjoyed the old OT mod. Mainly it was abandoned because under the hood there are a lot of issues, bugs, and very poor optimizations (this was in my very early mod days, and the OT mod was really just an asset compilation from warfull and some other SW mods).
FotG has far superior models, textures, and many, many other assets (so if you liked the OT mod stuff you are in for a real treat with FotG). Plus, the models, textures, music, etc are original creations in FotG, not compiled from various places like the OT mod. We've also worked to ensure FotG is stable, well-optimized, and looks just like the movies.
Sorry, got a bit off topic from starbug’s exciting post. Great to see quick updates!