I am a Renegade expert. And I don't mean setup a BBS and called it a day, I have hacked the OVR (data file) 6 ways till sunday.
What always amazed me about Regegade is how well coded it was. It allowed for us to extend a whole bunch of things by merely changing ANSI logic in the OVR.
For instance Renegade was always limited to 5 line File_id.diz (filename desciption files) but was well enough architected that I was able to use ANSI escapes to exploit how it rendered the lines, and make it support an unlimited length of File_ID.diz
There were a few "mod releases" to accomplish this, but none of them actually work and in fact went about it the wrong way. To my knowledge no one has ever accomplished this hack of the OVR except for me. The day I made it work in Renegade by Hex editing a file was my "neo moment", long before the Matrix was a thing. It also made me pretty leet in my circle.