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Tyrian cover
Eclipse Productions
Epic MegaGames
Release dates
DOS 1995
Windows December 14, 2010[1]
macOS (OS X) October 18, 2012
Tyrian at Wikipedia

Key points

Tyrian 2000 is the re-release of Tyrian with additional content and bug fixes.
Officially available as freeware.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Fan Site with forums and downloads


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Windows and OS X. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
macOS (OS X)
Alternate versions and an Open Source port are also available.
The Ad Lib soundtrack is available for free here. Midi files for the General MIDI soundtrack can be found for free here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\TYRIAN.CFG
Windows <path-to-game>\TYRIAN.CFG
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\TYRIAN.SAV
Windows <path-to-game>\TYRIAN.SAV
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video settings[edit]

General settings in SETUP.EXE
General settings in SETUP.EXE
GOG DOSBox graphics settings.
GOG DOSBox graphics settings.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Sliders.
Audio Sliders.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
FM (Ad Lib) music is mono. Use General Midi for Stereo music.
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports General MIDI for music.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
Shared-screen. Arcade mode only.
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Gamepad is unplayable[edit]

Calibrating a gamepad in-game will cause control issues due to not reaching the corners during calibration.
Delete TYRIAN.CFG[citation needed]
  1. Delete TYRIAN.CFG.
  2. Run the game and set your sound and detail settings.
  3. Play without using in-game calibration (calibrate in the operating system if necessary).

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes VGA
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) 1 GHz 1.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 17 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 17 MB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM