the main point that here is that X-1 name was tarnished badly by the last incident.The modders banded together and I know several even had gone as far as to retain lawyers to help them.
As for the names being tossed around there was a hugh rift in the community..the majority of the Subsim banned with the modders and the few that took up for X-1 were never looked at the same again,and to my knowledge still aren't taken seriously in any thing they say.
Will X-1 ever be taken seriously by the SH3 main stream community..no I am afraid not.Every release they make will be looked over and taken apart and even if they do some work that doesn't use anybody elses work the bad pre release press will have hurt sells so badly that I doubt they will even cover their costs.
Can things be fixed??I doubt it..they can be fixed to a point,but I don't see them ever being trusted.The reason I have my attitude is that during the origional problem they made some very nasty remarks and then straight up lied about what they had tried to do.IF they had just taken time ot ask the modders for the permission and once it went on sell paid them for their work then this wouldn't have ever gotten to this point.that lead to alot of people using this sig.
So I if they want to try to fix it..I can tell you that Subsim won't reach out to them..they will have to come clean and come to Subsim and see if the community will take them back,in any small way.I don't think it will work at first but perhaps if they try over time it could happen.