Sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been busy with a lot of personal work and travel lately.
Unfortunately I’ve run into a complication with work on the mod. My laptop seems to have some severe hardware issues (possibly motherboard-related) and is basically unusable at this point.
I’m looking into options for buying (or possibly building) a new computer, and will hopefully be able to resume work on the project within the next month or two.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Using some diagnostic tools, I was able to determine that the issue was the dedicated graphics card.
I’ve been able to forcefully disable the dedicated graphics through the BIOS/drivers. This means that the laptop is now usable.
However, it severely impacts performance, since now all graphical processes (i.e. rendering anything on screen) are now forced onto the CPU. So it’s not really feasible for anything beyond basic tasks (i.e. web browsing, document editing, etc.). And even those tasks run slower and hotter than they would have previously.
There are also some bugs (e.g. can’t output video to an external screen, can’t adjust brightness, etc.). So I’m still going to be looking into getting a new computer.
Thank you for your patience.