A release that seems to somehow pass under my radar, and my apologies for that, was the vOpenTyrian update which fixes saved games, which is a pretty critical update. I was aware of the issue which didn’t come up during my initial short play through of the game. I knew that developer cpajuste was on the issue, but while I was travelling it seems the update did come out. Better late than never I guess. While GekiHEN hasn’t been going on for long, I’m sorta disappointed the only things we got out of it so far were this and Rinnegatamante’s LuaIRC. Hopefully things will pick up going forward!
What is vOpenTyrian?
In case you were too young to remember, OpenTyrian is an open-source port of the game Tyrian 2000. The game was released in 1995 for DOS, developed by World Tree Games and is a cult-favorite shmup (shoot ’em up) that is usually ported to every platform available just because people enjoy playing the game so much. It was previously available for users with VHBL but now everyone can enjoy this game with (somewhat) less pixel-y graphics now that you don’t have to play it at an upscaled resolution.
Changelog for vOpenTyrian 1.1
Add keyboard support (fix saves and highscores)
Fix configuration loading
Change default buttons
To get your hands on this freshly baked copy of OpenTyrian all you need to do is go over to its entry page over on the GekiHEN website and download the VPK file.