First things first
Due to other work, there is not much time to spend on development of SimTor :-(
But I've worked on getting the showme part to work. In concept the flash engine is able to play a showme from the case.xml file (with captured bitmaps and hotspots defined in it).
Biggest problem at the moment is the difference in behavour of the OnPaint event in python for Linux and Windows. I hope I'll solve this quickly so I can focus on creating example showme's.