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#329553 by PrinniesDood
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:40 am

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.


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.
#329622 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.
#329673 by Casavult
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:01 pm
This looks great. I will definitely try this out. ;)
#331109 by PrinniesDood
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:28 am
Beta 4 - Cleaner, Faster, Brighter!

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.

#344888 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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