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MMFan  - 09.02.2016 - 18:23
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  news/t2002_tile_260.jpg04.02.2016
T2002X is out!
T2002 is, as you may know, a Windows version of Turrican, which was released in 2003, and now got a huge update.

Changes according to readme:

T2002X is a technical update for T2002. The main purpose is to ensure T2002 running on current Windows versions while maintaining the compatibility to existing level packs.
...

1. General changes:

- new graphics enginge based on DirectX 9
- uses fps downscaling on slow systems
- supports window and full screen mode
- supports any window and screen size
- can use desktop size as default full screen size
- rendering area can be set to any size and position on screen
- can use overlay and scanline images (for an extra retro feeling)
- better game controller support
- final level of the GBA version included
- modified boss sprites by Lukasz Maniewski

For level makers:
- supports other image formats (e.g. png)
- .psb files will not be coded anymore, you can simply rename your .bmp or .png file
- new graphics and animation for space ship added (check your flight levels)
- music (mp3) files can have the extension .psm or .mp3 now


Download at http://www.pekaro.de/t2002.html.

Thanks to Robert for the hint and big respect to Pekaro for the great work - now for over 13 years!

Also, have a look at our Turrican Levelbase where you can find a lot of levels for T2002.
 
   
 04.02.2016
Preview track for upcoming piano concert
Also, there´s a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/musikschule.siegburg
 
   
 news/pianokonzert2016_small.jpg20.01.2016
(Turrican?) Piano Concert in Siegburg
On February the 13. will be another game-music Piano-Concert in Siegburg at the Engelbert Humperdinck music-school.

What is played will be a surprise, but according to the flyer it seems to include Final Fight (the beat em up, not Turrican! Hopefully the brilliant Amiga "lost in Time" version.) The motto is "A small contemporary history of the computermusic-world from 1985 to the present".

In youtube, Kordian, the arranger and pianist, also stated to play Amiga and PS3 music (see comments).

See what you missed last year on youtube.

Please spread the word, print out the poster and come listen!

Download Flyer
Download Poster
 
   
 22.09.2015
Gunlord to be developed for Retro VGS console
And if we are lucky Gunlord gets released for the interesting new (is "new" even appropriate in this context?) Retro VGS console!
 
   
 22.09.2015
Lost Kid Ikarus by Factor 5, featuring lost Turrican reboot footage
It seems Factor 5 was working on a Kid Icarus game for Wii, which never was finished, as reported by unseen64.net/.

The video includes some very short test footage of a Turrican reboot (only a monster) at 08:37s.

And now I know how Eggebrecht is pronounced in english!
 
   
 22.09.2015
Turrican Cosplay
Check out https://twitter.com/Ravenlordess and https://www.facebook.com/ravenlordess for some awesome Turrican cosplay - surprisingly done by a female person!

Also features Giana Sisters, posing with Chris Hülsbeck and lots of other cool stuff.

Thanks to pArker for the hint! :)

I still have to ask her if I can archive some pictures at the SETA ;)
 
   
 11.06.2015
New Turrican Remix
Get "Turrican Track Start Screen 16 Bit memory's" by Jürgen Andreas E. at the Turrican Soundbase!
 
   
 news/insert_disk_2.jpg09.06.2015
Insert Disk 2
Even more music:

Jan Zottmann, the producer of the Amiga Immortal CDs is involved as producer in the Amiga-Remix-Album "Insert Disk 2", which can now be preordered.

Release date is 20.06.2015!

Description:
Second album of video game music remixer Instant Remedy, this time remixing music from famous Amiga games in a dance style.

Tracklist:
01. Battle Squadron "Ingame" (Klaren) 4:36
02. Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (Leitch) 5:00
03. Paranoimia Cracktro "Ready" (Cage) 4:07
04. Seven Gates of Jambala (Hippel) 4:14
05. Jochen Hippel Megamix (Hippel) 13:58
06. Lost Patrol (Glaister) 5:32
07. Project X (Brimble) 4:00
08. Chris Huelsbeck Megamix (Huelsbeck) 17:06
09. Battle Squadron "Game Over" (Klaren) 4:57
10. Full Contact (Brimble) 4:12
11. Turrican "The Tower" (Huelsbeck) 3:43
12. Pinball Dreams "Nightmare" (Gustafsson) 4:25


More Info
Preorder-Page

And a very fresh preview:
 
   
 09.06.2015
Chris Hülsbeck The Piano Collection
For the interested, the latest (still temporary) tracklist for Chris Hülsbeck´s The Piano Collection:

Shades
The Great Giana Sisters
Katakis Medley
To be on Top Medley
Hard'n'Heavy Medley
R-Type Title Theme
The Great Bath
Gem'X Title Theme
Theme from The Carl Lewis Challenge
On Stage
Jim Power Stage 1
Jim Power Stage 3
Apidya Credits
Turrican 3 Credits
Extreme Assault Credits
Christmas Theme
Daybreak Sonata
Apidya Credits (Orchestra Bonus)


And if you want to see & hear Chris Hülsbeck live, your next chance is the gamescom Piano Dinner!
 
   
 15.04.2015
Video of the Turrican Piano Concert in Siegburg
It took a while, but here it is: A video of the Turrican Piano Concert in Siegburg (see news below).

Composer : Chris Hülsbeck
Piano: Kordian Wiecek (left) , Alexander Wied (right)
Arrangement: Kordian Wiecek


Info: Turrican Suite for Two Pianos


Welcome to Turrican - Loading Screen 1 - Thunder Plains - Loading Screen 2 - The Great Bath - Loading Screen 3 - Laser and Enemies - Loading Screen 4 - Tower of Morgul - The Final Fight - Credits

Encore: Rafael Dyll - Gunlord(Murky Exploration)

Thanks to Kordian Wiecek and Alexander Wied for the wonderful arrangement and fantastic work & to Chris Huelsbeck for the permit!

Please give some nice Feedback at Youtube :).

MP3s will follow soon!
 
   
 news/klavierabend_dtkv_flyer_small.jpg15.03.2015
Turrican Piano Concert in Siegburg
I just got a mail from Kordian Wiecek, who invites to a classical concert where he will be playing Bach, Beethoven and a 30-minute arrangement of Turrican, written by him for two pianos!

The concert will be in one week on saturday the 21.03, in Siegburg at the Engelbert Humperdinck music-school.

So please spread the word and come to celebrate 25 years of Turrican! (I´m also looking at you, Chris Huelsbeck ;)

Schönen guten Morgen,

Ich hab schon in einigen Foren berichtet, dass es meinerseits ein Klavierkonzertabend geben wird, klassische Musik(Bach/Beethoven) sowie aber auch ein 30 minütiges Turrican Arrangement von mir für 2 Klaviere.

Das ganze findet am 21. März um 17.30 Uhr in Siegburg an der Engelbert Humperdinck Musikschule statt.

Vielleicht könnte man das als News auch noch weitergeben. wäre nämlich über jeden dankbar, der kommt.

Beste Grüße
Kordian


Download flyer

Discuss at the forum.
 
   
 23.12.2014
Leonas Tricky Adventure
KTX Software released Leonas Tricky Adventure, which is a remake of Gem´X, featuring music by Chris Huelsbeck and Fabian del Priore.

More info at http://www.trickyleona.com/.

Soundtrack can be bought at Steam.

Also, check out their newest SHMUP Redux: Dark Matters, featuring an awesome Soundtrack Composed by Andre Neumann feat. Chris Huelsbeck. More at Steam.
 
   
 news/amigaremix.jpg23.12.2014
Large Update at amigaremix.com
Amigaremix had a large update, including several Turrican remixes, go have a look!
Quote:
Merry X-mas! Yes, it's finally here. The biggest track update EVER. 56 tracks have now finally been released, way overdue.
 
   
 23.11.2014
Magniforce G finished
William Fay finished his Turrican Clone Magniforce G!

Get the downloadlink at the forum.

And give him some good feedback on the game and his musical projects, really impressive considering he is only 14 years of age!

His music, nice and chippy NES-Style, is also at the forum.

Edit: I´ve just uploaded the Magnifoce-G here.
 
   
 23.11.2014
Update for Pekaros T2002
Available as beta at Pekaro´s Homepage

Quote:
T2002X is a technical update for T2002. The main purpose is to ensure T2002 running on current Windows versions while maintaining the compatibility to existing level packs.

IMPORTANT: This version is in beta status currently. There may be bugs or even crashes. Please report any errors. We will update this version regularly.

Download: http://www.pekaro.de/t2002.html

General changes:

- new graphics enginge based on DirectX 9
- uses fps downscaling on slow systems
- supports window and full screen mode
- supports any window and screen size
- can use desktop size as default full screen size
- rendering area can be set to any size and position on screen

- can use overlay and scanline images (for an extra retro feeling) - better game controller support

For level makers: - supports other image formats (e.g. png)
- .psb files will not be coded anymore, you can simply rename your .bmp or .png file
- new graphics and animation for space ship added (check your flight levels)

(See the readme file for more.)


More info at the forum.
 
   
 23.11.2014
Morgul Returns 2014
A video of Lukasz Maniewski great Morgul Returns levelpack for T2002, more infos at the forum.
 
   
 news/magni.jpg24.02.2014
Magniforce G Demo
A demo of Magniforce G is available, get the download-link via the Forum and give some feedback!
 
   
 news/giana.jpg21.02.2014
Humble Indie Bundle 11
The Humble Indie Bundle 11 includes Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams and a fantastic Soundtrack (flac/mp3) by Chris Huelsbeck, Fabian Del Priore and Machinae Supremacy!

Oh, and a short Giana-Comic by Tikwa, which you might know from Space-Rat.

Go buy while it´s still available at https://www.humblebundle.com/!
 
   
 news/brent.jpg25.01.2014
Tech-Demo of Brent McGuires Turrican online
Get it while it is online, it looks promising.

Controls are Cursor-Keys, Shift, CTRL and Space.
Oh, and don´t press "a", it will make you explode ;)

The download-link can be found in the bulletin-board, quite at the bottom.
 
   
 25.01.2014
New Fact: Turrican 3 boss inspired by Marvel-character
The Turrican 3 / Mega Turrican Boss was inspired by the Marvel-comic-character "Stryfe", he even is named as such in the ASM source code of the Turrican 3 intro.

Source: http://astrofra.com, thanks to Florian Berger for the hint! :)
 
   
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