The closed alpha has started and I have no idea how long it will take before it is ready for a public beta. The main thing I need, though, is a decent patch program.
ClickTeam Patch Maker is what we used in the past, but it is inefficient and ugly.
IndigoRose Visual Patch would be my ideal choice, I worked with the demo and successfully wrote a very nice patcher, but the demo did not allow patches to be distributed. Unfortunately, it is $400 (though I managed to get a sales guy to discount me $100) and I can't afford that.
Does anyone out there know any decent programs or have the experience to create a patch from scratch?