Since I started working a second job I have found little energy left over to put towards Project Explore. A lot of the core issues with the modding engine are being sorted out slowly though. The author of the external sprite scripts that I use released an updated version of the scripts that now allow for dynamically created texture pages rather than a single one. This solves most of my issues right away.
I hope to continue work on the game and find a balance between my two jobs. Only time will tell if it is possible.