Very interesting indeed! So basically we have yet another version of the game, except it needs to be assembled with the files from different sourcesLitude wrote:I did some more research into this updated version of the demo that you found and I found something interesting.
It has not been patched with t2kpatch01.exe and neither has it been patched with the SoundBlaster Live patch. Seemingly it uses some alternate version which has been compiled on the same day as v1.3 of the SoundBlaster Live patch but the version is not SoundBlaster Live compatible. And most curiously, the game is still called version 1.0 at start-up.
As for the corrupt Eclipse logo at start-up, it seems the updated TYRIAN.PIC is missing. This file can be found from the SoundBlaster Live patch.
I think Wikipedia mentions that Tyrian 2000 is v3.0. I guess it makes sense if v2.0 added the fourth episode and Tyrian 2000 added the fifth one.Litude wrote:It is too bad that the version numbers of Tyrian 2000 are really a mess. The freeware version also differs and identifies itself as version 3.0 at start-up (obviously to keep continuity with the original Tyrian version numberings).
What about the second SB patch?