The Outpost 2 technical review section contains detailed information on how Outpost 2 works and how it has been modified by the Outpost Universe team. For information specific to making new maps and scenarios, go to the Outpost 2 SDK Page.
Some information about how Outpost 2 works written in German can be found here: https://www.xi-intersection.de/article/20151119-datenformate-outpost2
Technical Review Index
The Outpost Universe does not have access to the Outpost 2 source code. In order to modify Outpost 2, the compilied code had to be reviewed and documented. This eventually led to the Outpost 2 SDK (see the Outpost 2 SDK Page) that allows for creating new Outpost 2 scenarios and in general improving Outpost 2's performance on newer computers. To review the compiled code, OllyDbg was used.
OllyDbg is a 32-bit assembler level analysing debugger for Microsoft® Windows®. Emphasis on binary code analysis makes it particularly useful in cases where source is unavailable. OllyDbg is considered Shareware but is free to download.