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       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

       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  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


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

                                           October 2009                             opentyrian(6)