it doesn't incorrectly stretch anything, i.e. the aspect ratio of everything is intact.
no offense, but this is a preference.
if you look at the HUD, would you really say that that's not stretched? (or maybe i should say squashed.)
i prefer 4:3 over a messed up HUD and a smaller field of view..
i understand everyone when they say they have a problem with the 4:3 aspect ratio and the zoomed in view, but you will get used to both if you'd just play two missions like that..
i was shocked when i booted up this game because, like you all, i'm 'spoiled' by nowadays features.
but, in this case, i would recommend everyone to give it a proper try (as in suck it up for an hour or so).
despite the age (and therefore missing features), it is still among the best RTS games ever.
edit: woops, i didn't mean to talk your mod down. i think it's awesome that you've made an alternative. my only point was that a funny HUD is just as annoying to me as a stretched view. but what i really wanted to say is that i think people shouldn't dismiss this game so easily, just because of the zoom and aspect ratio. i am telling you; you will get used to it. and once you're starting to get used to it, you will have an awesome fucking time with this game.