opentyrian — an open-source port of the DOS game Tyrian


opentyrian [OPTIONS]


Tyrian 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; host is the IP address of your opponent. Use this option together with --net-player-name and --net-player-number 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
Select ship; 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.


This manual page was written by Patryk Obara <> basing on AshTR's README file.