Hoops, your steps are/were correct - I had two super-trivial nitpicks... neither of which made anything you wrote "wrong" in any way.
The seasons still start randomly, like it always has. The splash used to be a part of the mod, but was removed by accident some time ago (the port to MC 1.7.X? the 1.6.X port?).
vrackfall - Trak was the previous coder, while RAWRMaD would do the testing, forum maintenance, etc. It's because he's not a coder that he let me come and scoop it up for him. He took a bit of a risk/chance in giving it to me, since I hadn't even made my first post yet... ahh... good times.
I do program, I know how, though definitely not perfectly. I didn't have the confidence to take such a big weight on my shoulders and I have a habit of not being dedicated to what I do, I would've continued it for some time, but even then it would've stopped because I tend to be lazy.