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OpenTyrian PSP+ (Looking for testers and feedback)

Post by PrinniesDood » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:40 am

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Tyrian is a classic DOS shoot-em-up which had the good fortune to be re-released under the GPL, and later ported to the PSP by deniska.

My objective here is to enhance deniska's original port to make it feel more like a PSP native game, as well as clean up various bugs and perhaps add new features.

The changes from deniska's original port thus far:

Beta 1 Download
- Major sound quality improvements.
- Replaced generic button names with PSP button names in Joystick Options.
- Removed the do-nothing mouse cursor from various screens.
- Added a Special Modes menu to the main menu for activating Super Arcade and SuperTyrian without a keyboard.
- Removed two-player modes from new game screen, as they are beyond the scope of this project.
- All difficulties are selectable by default to compensate for lack of a keyboard to enter their unlock codes.

Beta 2 Download
- Episode 3 ending animation now plays. If you are upgrading from a previous version, you will need to copy the 'ending' subfolder into your Tyrian folder.

Beta 3 Download
- Completely re-factored the virtual keyboard. It is now Tyrian-themed and sits beside the main screen when active.
- The virtual keyboard will auto-activate when a text-entry field is active, and close once text is entered.
- If you are upgrading from a previous version, you will need to copy the 'PSP' sub-folder into your Tyrian folder.

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Goals for Beta 4:
- Refactor the graphics code for improved speed and to remove the shearing effects visible on some screens.

Looking for feedback, playtest results, and feature requests.
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Re: OpenTyrian PSP+ (Looking for testers and feedback)

Post by RandQalan » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:42 am

Nice same frustration level I have for all flight shooting Sims 8-)
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Re: OpenTyrian PSP+ (Looking for testers and feedback)

Post by DS_Marine » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:50 pm

I have played this ages ago (psp) and eons ago (pc).
Have you decided which things are you going to improve?
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Re: OpenTyrian PSP+ (Looking for testers and feedback)

Post by PrinniesDood » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:18 pm

DS_Marine wrote:I have played this ages ago (psp) and eons ago (pc).
Have you decided which things are you going to improve?
I'm aiming for UI and performance improvements. I no intention of changing the core Tyrian gameplay.

However, a cheat/debug menu is not out of the question for some future release.

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Post by Casavult » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:01 pm

This looks great. I will definitely try this out. ;)
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Re: OpenTyrian PSP+ (Looking for testers and feedback)

Post by PrinniesDood » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:41 am

In tonight's nightly build, I refactored the video code. Framerate is better and the shearing seen on the right side of the screen is gone.

However, I broke the virtual keyboard, and won't be ready for a new beta release till I get that fixed.

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Re: OpenTyrian PSP+ (Looking for testers and feedback)

Post by SMOKE » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:17 am

Beta 3 works on TN-V

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Re: OpenTyrian PSP+ (Looking for testers and feedback)

Post by PrinniesDood » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:28 am

Beta 4 - Cleaner, Faster, Brighter!
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Changes for beta 4:
- As promised, re-factored the rendering pipeline. This has improved speed and gotten rid of the shearing effects on the right of the screen, as well as several graphical glitches.
- Game too dark? Added a gamma correction setting to the OpenTyrian menu.
- Some of the keyboard textures have changed. If upgrading from a previous version, you will need to re-copy the 'PSP' sub-folder into your Tyrian folder.

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Re: OpenTyrian PSP+ (Looking for testers and feedback)

Post by AnotherLife » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:09 pm

How did I miss this ? :D :D

Downloading .....


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Can you add a quit game entry in the main menu ? Also in the jukebox it says press ESC to exit heh.
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Re: OpenTyrian PSP+ (Looking for testers and feedback)

Post by PrinniesDood » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:59 am

AnotherLife wrote:Can you add a quit game entry in the main menu ? Also in the jukebox it says press ESC to exit heh.
I don't think there's any room left in the main menu for quit game, though pressing O at the main menu should still quit.

I need to fix that in the jukebox...

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