If I remember correctly, he'd been working on the project for about five years...
Which reminds me, SW Quake2 TC is still going (five years as well if I recall).
Interesting theory Bart, although he never had anything playable available for download. Just a level tester utility (to see if your level would work with it) and a video and some screenshots. That's it. He never posted anything about any legal threats, and the page should still be up (want me to type "cybercraft" "dark3d" and "mattias welander" into google and find out?).
For a long time, MW's site was linked off of darkjedi.com (later known as code-alliance) and they never said anything about it either that I recall (about legal threats from LEC or LucasFilm).
[ November 08, 2001: Message edited by: Kurgan ]