Tyrian (DOS)

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Tyrian
Tyrian - DOS - USA.jpg
Platform: DOS
Year: 1995
Developer: Eclipse Software
Online: Download

Tyrian is a scrolling shooter where you play pilot Trent Hawkings as he battles the evil corporation, MicroSol. The game features a drawn-out story with several plot twists and as you fight through waves of enemy ships, you get more money to upgrade your ship's weapons, shields, and engine.

Screenshots

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The title screen and main menu.

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The four episodes in the game.

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Parts of the game's story.

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You get to customize and upgrade several aspects of your ship.

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Early in the first stage of episode 1.

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Combat above a floating island.

Music

Tyrian's soundtrack was one of Alexander Brandon's first professional soundtracks composed while he was with Epic MegaGames. Brandon composed in AdLib Visual Composer (DOS) and his music was converted to the Loudness Sound System by the Loudness programmer Andras Molnar, who was discovered by the producer Robert Allen. The bulk of the game's music is fast-paced action songs.

The titles are official and come from the in-game jukebox. The track order is also based on the jukebox, but someone familiar with the game should re-order the songs to fit with the game's story.

A couple of songs have a custom looping structure that the AdPlug player doesn't recognize. Once AdPlug has been updated, these files should be fixed.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Asteroid Dance Part 2 Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 3:34
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02 Asteroid Dance Part 1 Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 3:52
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03 Buy/Sell Music Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 2:10
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04 Camanis Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 4:00
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05 Camanise Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 0:39
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06 Deli Shop Quartet Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 3:34
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07 Deli Shop Quartet No. 2 Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 0:34
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08 Ending Number 1 Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 1:15
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09 Ending Number 2 Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 6:11
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10 End of Level Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 0:05
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11 Game Over Solo Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 0:10
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12 Gryphons of the West Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 2:05
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13 Somebody Pick Up the Gryphone Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 1:32
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14 Gyges, Will You Please Help Me? Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 2:21
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15 I Speak Gygese Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 1:32
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16 Halloween Ramble Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 4:08
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17 Tunneling Trolls Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 3:01
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18 Tyrian, the Level Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 2:43
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19 The MusicMan Andras MolnarAndras Molnar 0:05
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20 The Navigator Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 1:18
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21 Come Back to Me, Savara Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 2:58
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22 Come Back Again to Savara Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 1:01
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23 Space Journey 1 Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 3:21
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24 Space Journey 2 Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 5:55
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25 The Final Edge Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 1:17
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26 Start5 Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 2:06
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27 Parlance Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 1:26
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28 Torm - The Gathering Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 3:09
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29 Transon Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 3:01
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30 Tyrian: The Song Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 3:55
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31 Zanac3 Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 0:02
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32 Zanacs Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 2:05
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33 Return Me to Savara Alexander BrandonAndras Molnar 2:27
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34 High Score Table Andras MolnarAndras Molnar 0:07
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35 One Mustn't Fall Andras MolnarAndras Molnar 2:50
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36 Sarah's Song Andras MolnarAndras Molnar 2:36
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37 A Field For Mag Andras MolnarAndras Molnar 2:07
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38 Rock Garden Andras MolnarAndras Molnar 4:33
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39 Quest For Peace Andras MolnarAndras Molnar 2:54
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40 Composition In Q Andras MolnarAndras Molnar 1:59
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41 Beer Andras MolnarAndras Molnar 1:24
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Credits

(Source. Brandon confirms the songs composed by Molnar as such on his Bandcamp and Facebook.)

Game Rip

Format

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Size

LDS.png

Download 41 KB

The LDS files are concatenated in a file called Music.mus in the install folder.

The music was recorded using AdPlug v1.39 for foobar2000.

Audio Devices

Music

Icon - AdLib.png Icon - Maestro 32-96.png Icon - RAP-10.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Sound Blaster Pro.png Icon - Sound Blaster 16.png Icon - Sound Blaster AWE 32.png Icon - Soundscape.png Icon - Thunder Board.png Icon - UltraSound.png Icon - Wave Blaster.png

Sound

Icon - Maestro 32-96.png Icon - Pro AudioSpectrum 16.png Icon - Sound Blaster.png Icon - Sound Blaster Pro.png Icon - Sound Blaster 16.png Icon - Soundscape.png Icon - Thunder Board.png Icon - UltraSound.png Icon - Windows Audio.png

(Sources: Music 1, Music 2, Sound)

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
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Title: Tyrian
Platform: DOS
Released: 1995-??-??
Publisher: Epic MegaGames, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Tyrian
Platform: DOS
Released: 1996-02-??
Publisher: CDV Software Entertainment AG
  Australia.svg   Australia
Tyrian - DOS - Australia.jpg
Title: Tyrian
Platform: DOS
Released: 1996-??-??
Publisher: Manaccom

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