Following this with considerable interest - I am, after all, very interested in American history.
I've never played the original Gold Rush
, but I've read several books about the US in the 19th century (particularly the War of 1812, the Civil War and the Railroad Barons - very interesting stuff).
It appears that the central character is wearing dark grey trousers with an off-white shirt and a black jacket. I wonder if this sort of apparel was worn by men during that time period - late 1840s-early 1850s? It looks a little "modern day" to me - the length of the shirt, particularly around the neck, reminds me of a turtleneck sweater - but then I don't specialise in that time period, so please correct me if I'm wrong. Does anyone know? Curious minds and all that...
Anyway, I'm digressing. The graphics (as adeyke's pointed out) are significantly improved (particularly so from the original 16-colour EGA, of course). I look forward to seeing more... I'm fascinated.