AS for tools, Sndrec's mouse thingy would be perfect. And for the modders, How about Assembly/Ambiguous Alpha?
Also, include the Dedicated Tools. Maybe as a standalone thats included in the Self Extracting Archive?
I'd like to think of the ISO versions in increments;
The basics - All you need to have a really good experience on H2V
And the Enhanced - Only For the Modding Savvy! The tools required to create custom campaign scenarios and mod the game even further, and make custom maps!
Obviously, these tools won't be able to be used in MP for cheating purposes (I was thinking, have the dedicated servers run a CHECKSUM for any cheating tools/memory edits done to the game. If they're found, then players get a 4 hour ban with a message telling them why. If it's a recurring matter, then there would be a rule where they would just get flat out banned.) But this isnt about banning and cheating counter-measures!
Its about deployment people!
I was also thinking, Have two options?
One which requires no install, just extract and play (Like Eldewrito)
And The other, good to earth, good ol' fashioned install (Which is where the ISO comes in)
As for the post apocalyptic internet thought:
I like your style. And now I honestly think that could happen :P
Maybe have an easteregg in the mainmenu? >_<
Speaking of the mainmenu, I was speaking to Magic (AKA Supersniper) and i was saying:
'Hey how cool would it be if each person got a custom tag? Like the bungie.net staff tag?'
'So If your a part of the H2MT team, you get the H2MT Tag'
'If your a Project Cartographer Dev, you get the Dev Tag'
'H2V Hub member? H2V Hub Tag'
'Eldewrito Team? (Like Fish) ED Tag'
I've been really getting into the Aesthetic Hacks of the game (I coined the term, and its caught on! ^^ ) And I would really like this to come about. Maybe have it as an app/in the actual mainmenu? (Which makes it all that more Legit/Prestigious as anyone could then become a 'Project Cartographer Dev' )