I've got the new version ready. I'm sending it to you (SPD_Phoenix) shortly. Keep in mind, I finished it at work (I'm still here), so I have not tried loading a game with it yet. However, I compared the new item_kinds1.txt to the original, and it looks in order.
Anyways, if anyone wants this new version. let me know. If no one finds problems, I'll dump it to the repository.
For a quick review:
This will allow you to edit every aspect of the item_kinds.txt file except for the version number. You can edit, add, and delete items. You can set all flags, capabilities, modifiers, and even triggers.
Note: Trigger support allows you, for each item, to select any number of triggers the game uses, assign any number of operations to those triggers, and give any number of arguments to those operations. This means you can set triggers that may break your game. I also do not validate any of the arguments passed to the triggers, except to make sure they are numeric. I do not feel like writing code to validate the arguments for all of the hundreds of possible operators. It was a real bitch adding the item triggers as it is. I used a dataGridView, and it is damn complicated and not intuitive to code with at all. But in the end, I was able to keep everything in one simple form.