Change the Music in Mid-Game!
Press Backspace and Scroll lock at the same time in the middle of the level to change to a random song.
Experimental PQZ Ship: techno
TX Silvercloud Ship: unknown
Stormwind - The Elemental Ship: stormwind
Ninja Star Ship: stealth
Foodship Nine ship: weird
Dragon ship: lizard
Captured U-fighter: enemy
Pretzel Pete Truck ship: pretzel
Nort-Ship Z: nortshipz
Destruct mini-game(Press F1 during Mini-game for controls): destruct
Super Tyrian mode on Lord of the Game difficulty: engage
Super Tyrian mode on Suicide difficulty: Hold [Scroll Lock]then type engage
Contributed By: prohacker.
Codes for Super Tyrian mode:
Caution: Possible spoiler-It may be more fun to figure these out yourself.
L,U,D,R,Fire------Laser Head attatchment
L,UR,D,R,Fire-----6-Direction Fireball Head attatchment
U,R,D,Fire--------Indigo Proton Head attatchment
D,R,U,Fire--------Blue Dual Sidekick
R,D,L,U,Fire------Red Mono Sidekick
Not permanent-*Requires Armor #Requires Shield
D,Fire------------#Convert Shield to Armor
U,L/R,Fire---------Diagonal Lightning Bolt
There are others we know of, but don't have the specific codes yet.
Contributed By: garrett0615.
Command Line Parameters
To use these codes go to your Tyrian directory in a DOS prompt and type "file0001" followed by one of these parameters.
Effect Code Alternate method of selecting items in the upgrade menu. NOROBERT Constant death mode. Your ship explodes when you enter a level but it keeps scrolling until the end. For testing purposes. DEATH Disables joystick detection. NOJOY Disables sound effects, but not music. NOSOUND Enables christmas mode in 2.01 only. A lot of the ships and weapons have their graphics changed to a christmas theme. YESXMAS Fixes problems with GUS MIDI. ULTRAMID Force Tyrian or SETUP to set the card's main volume to maximum if it is able to instead of reading the current value. MAXVOL Forces Tyrian not to wait for a retrace (enabled by default if Windows is detected). FLICKER Forces Tyrian to send keys to the BIOS just in case some other device driver needs input. It still uses the keyboard input driver, though. NOKEY Instead of typing (SQUARE) hold down alt and type 254 on the numeric keypad and a square will appear. This will start your games with 1 million credit LOOT(SQUARE) Makes your ship fire continuously while sweeping from side to side. Press C to toggle invincibility. For testing purposes. CONSTANT Network border mode (apparently useless). BORDER Records every level played and saves the last one to DEMOREC.? (? being a number in sequential order of the demo being recorded). RECORD Sets joystick sensitivity to maximum. MAXJOY Supposedly forces Tyrian to average the signals coming from the joystick. WEAKJOY Supposedly works like MAXVOL. VOLUME Type "setup.exe JUKEBOX" instead of "file0001.exe JUKEBOX" to use this one. Goes straight to setup.exe's jukebox, hitting escape exits to DOS. JUKEBOX
Hidden Difficulty Levels
Enter the following at the difficulty selection screen:
Effect Code Unlock Impossible difficulty Shift + G Unlock Lord of the Game difficulty L + O + R + D Unlock Suicide difficulty Shift + }
In the middle of a level, press F2, F3 and F5 at the same time to activate invincibility. You'll know it worked if the WARNING messages appear and the message ''Cheaters always prosper'' appears on the bottom of the screen.
Laptop VGA Mode
Set the game to Wild difficulty from Setup, then, in a level, press left when detail level is highlighted to get Laptop VGA mode.
Enter the following during gameplay:
Effect Code Warp to next level F2 + F6 + F7
Type one of these codes to unlock the effect.
Effect Code Alternate Impossible Mode Press shift + G on the difficulty selection screen. Alternate Lord Of The Game Mode After enabling Impossible and Suicide modes put the cursor on either of them on the difficulty selection screen and press L+O+R+D simultaneously. Alternate Suicide Mode After enabling Impossible mode on the difficulty selection screen press shift + ]. Alternate Super Tyrian Mode Type ENGAGE at the main menu. Cheat codes and command line parameters are disabled Armour Repair Hold down, Fire, Fire Atomic Bombs Right, Left, Down, Hold up, Fire BattleShip-Class Firebomb Left, Right, Down, Hold right, Fire Companion Ship Warfly Right, Down, Left, Hold up, Fire Diagonal Left Lightning Shot Up, Hold left, Fire Diagonal Right Lightning Shot Up, Hold right, Fire Forward Lightning Shot Hold up, Fire Gerund Companion Ship Down, Right, Hold up, Fire Guided Bomb Cluster Left, Right, Hold down, Fire Hold fire, Right, Down, Left, Release all, Up Mine Spray HotDog Blast Up, Hold down, Fire Ice Blast Down, Hold up, Fire Invunerability Up, Left, Hold down, Fire Left Lightning Shot Hold left, Fire MicroSol FrontBlaster II Left, Up, Down, Hold right, Fire Post-It Blast Left, Hold fire, Down, Right, Up Proton Canon Indigo Up, Right, Hold down, Fire Proton Canon Tangerine Left, Up, Right, Left, Right, Hold left, Fire Proton Field Up, Hold fire, Left, Down Repulsor Hold fire, Left, Right Right Lightning Shot Hold right, Fire
In the setup screen, put the cursor on Detail and press Shift+W this will enable the Wild Detail.
Contributed By: Commander Sanjuro.
You can unlock bonus games by completing some levels.
Unlockable How to Unlock Zinglon's Ale Complete Assassin at the end of episode 1 Zinglon's Squadrons Complete Nose Drip at the end of episode 4
Two Player Mode Super Sidekicks
If player two picks up two or more sidekicks of the same type in a row they will get something else instead.
Unlockable How to Unlock 2 Companion Ship Gerunds 2 x Mini Missiles 2 Companion Ship Gerunds 2 x Charge Cannons 2 Companion Ship Warflys 2 x Atom Bombs 2 Flamethrowers 2 x MicroBombs 2 Mint-O-Ships 2 x Single Shot Options 2 Satellite Marlos 3 x Single Shot Options 2 Side Ships 2 x Vulcan Shot Options 2 Tropical Cherry Companions 2 x Dual Shot Options BattleShip-Class Firebomb 3 x MegaMissiles Companion Ship Gerund + Wallop Beam 3 x Mini Missiles Companion Ship Warfly + Beno Proton System -B- 3 x Atom Bombs MicroSol Frontblaster II + Microbomb 3 x MicroBombs Mint-O Ship + Post-It Mine 3 x Post-It Mines Mint-O-Ship + Post-It Mine 2 x Post-It Mines Proton Cannon Indigo + Mint-O-Ship 3 x Vulcan Shot Option Tropical Cherry Companion + MicroSol FrontBlaster 3 x Dual Shot Options Tropical Cherry Companion + Mint-O-Ship 2 x MegaMissiles Zica SuperCharger 3 x Charge Cannons
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