OK, I'm going to assume you're an idiot now, but it's for the better as there's a smaller chance of failure with more detailed instructions. This tutorial also assumes you have DOSBox 0.65 and have downloaded Tyrian 2000 from this site.
Right click anywhere on your desktop and click "new" then "shortcut" copy and paste the following for location:%PROGRAMFILES%\DOSBox-0.65\DOSBox.exe -exit -c core=dynamic -c cycles=auto Name the shortcut "DOSBox droplet"
Find the file named SETUP in your Tyrian folder with that icon and drag and drop it over the DOSBox droplet you just created.
Now, Select music and press enter, select either "FM Sound" or "Midi 330h" and press enter. Select sound effects and press enter then find "SoundBlaster". Press enter again. Finally, select "Exit and Save" and press enter.
Remember this? Now find the file named "tyrian" with that icon, still in the Tyrian folder, and again, drag and drop it over to the DOSBox droplet you created a bit earlier. Press alt and enter at the same time if you want to play fullscreen.
Edit: what the hell. this tutorial gets more complicated and hard to follow for each rewrite. And Window's DOSBox port's ways of handling arguments confuses me. A lot.
This approach is too primitive to allow you to play multiplayer, but if you want to do that, join #tyrian on irc.freenode.org and we'll help you out sooner or later. I could do a detailed tutorial on how to do that too
I was thinking for the "really over-easy way to do it" though. There are people who think DOSBox is too complicated to use. Scary, isn't it?
But an over-easy way wouldn't be possible in any case, as in most cases, either side needs to do port forwarding. Suppose I could just write a really easy tutorial that'll automatically connect to my server, but that's subject to very random downtimes (for example, DOSBox's current uptime is 6 hours, not very much).
ok , so I am def an idiot. followed it up to the select music and press enter bit, then got lost, when tyrian.zip is extracted, all that's in the folder is "file0001.exe", so i used the files from the zip (or do I need to unzip 'em singly?) prob more idiocy. anyway, I dunno what you mean by select music. (in DOSBox or in the folder?) realy hope that you know what I'm on about as I sure as heck don't, lowle, etcetera.
Uh, you seriously have no clue what you're talking about. A Macbook is just a regular laptop, x86 processor and all. Except it can run Mac OS X. Which makes it capable of running more stuff than your x86 computer can.
Better stuff too, I might add.
It should be more than capable of running Tyrian 2000 at a decent speed as well, but I'm not going to write a tutorial on it when there's already tons of documentation available.