opentyrian — an open-source port of the DOS game Tyrian
DescriptionTyrian is an arcade-style vertical scrolling shooter. The story is set in 20,031 where you play as Trent Hawkins, a skilled fighter-pilot employed to fight MicroSol and save the galaxy.
Tyrian features a story mode, one- and two-player arcade modes, and networked multiplayer.
A summary of options is included below.
- -h, --help
- Display help and exit.
- -s, --no-sound
- Disable audio.
- -j, --no-joystick
- Disable joystick/gamepad input.
- -t, --data directory
- Set alternative Tyrian data directory.
- -n, --net host[:port]
Start a networked game;
is the IP address of your opponent. Use this option together with
to join game.
OpenTyrian uses UDP port 1333 for multiplayer, but in most cases players will not need to open any ports because OpenTyrian makes use of UDP hole punching.
- --net-player-name name
- Set name as your alias for multiplayer game.
- --net-player-number number
is either 1 or 2 depending on which ship you intend to pilot.
- -p, --net-port port
- Set local port to bind.
- -d, --net-delay frames
- Set lag-compression delay.
- -x, --no-xmas
Disable Christmas mode.
CopyrightThis program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.
Data files bundled with this package come from Tyrian 2.1 data files which have been released as freeware.
Daniel Cook released graphic files under very liberal license ("use and abuse them as desired").