CorsixTH (Theme Hospital) for the Pi. Download Inside!


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by PhonicUK » Tue May 29, 2012 11:05 pm
I've compiled CorsixTH for the Raspberry Pi. Now you can play Theme Hospital on your tiny little machine!

Download it from http://mirror2.mcmyadmin.com/raspberryp ... _raspi.zip

A few notes:

  • The original Theme Hospital data is needed, either from the CD or the GOG version of the data is fine. It'll ask you for the location of the data when you start it the first time.
  • It will run without X in the framebuffer, but the foreground flickers very heavily, making it unusable.
  • It's slightly sluggish (but entirely playable) under X. The performance issues are down to the lack of accelerated X drivers at the moment.
  • Sound and music work fine.

Prerequisites:

  • Lua (lua50 package)
  • SDL and SDL_Mixer
  • Timidity (optional) for MIDI music
  • Original theme hospital data.

Enjoy!
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by dmf » Wed May 30, 2012 4:23 pm
Bit slow but does work nicely.
Can't wait for the new drivers to be finished.
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by LMCJT » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:06 am
I've downloaded the .zip and also have the GOG game data. But as a new user to Linux distros I'm struggling to understand what I need to type in the terminal for the prerequisites and how to run the game. Any help would be much appreciated (ie. just a step-by-step for what to type to get it to run and where the files need to be placed) :)
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by Museste » Sun May 19, 2013 6:05 am
@lmcjt simply ./CorsixTH to launch

@Phonicuk thanks for sharing with the community. Really surprised how well its runs. I have 2 questions i need help with
1. No patients are turning up at my hospital. I copied across the HOSP file from the cd, do i need any additional files from the cd?
2. It recommends I use luajit. I have luajit installed, how do i activate it?
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by rfsapiens » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:50 pm
Hello,

First of all thank you for porting Theme Hospital to Raspberry Pi! ;)
I installed your package of CorsixTH and I came across some bugs:

First of all there is no sound at all and I have installed sdl_mixer and rechecked installation of ALSA sound and also I installed trimidity and all is working correctly but I have no sound at all also I don't have any error due to the sound at all in the terminal Window. I'm running the game inside X.
The second bug is that the white dialog boxs are simply black.
How can I correct these bugs and make the game working properly on my Pi?

With the best regards,

rfsapiens.
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by mrpi64 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:51 pm
PhonicUK wrote:I've compiled CorsixTH for the Raspberry Pi. Now you can play Theme Hospital on your tiny little machine!

Download it from http://mirror2.mcmyadmin.com/raspberryp ... _raspi.zip

A few notes:

  • The original Theme Hospital data is needed, either from the CD or the GOG version of the data is fine. It'll ask you for the location of the data when you start it the first time.
  • It will run without X in the framebuffer, but the foreground flickers very heavily, making it unusable.
  • It's slightly sluggish (but entirely playable) under X. The performance issues are down to the lack of accelerated X drivers at the moment.
  • Sound and music work fine.

Prerequisites:

  • Lua (lua50 package)
  • SDL and SDL_Mixer
  • Timidity (optional) for MIDI music
  • Original theme hospital data.

Enjoy!


If it works for me, 'ur goin on the list.
I'm happy to help.
http://goo.gl/TAUaLS - List of games that work on the Pi.
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by Museste » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:20 am
@mrpi64 are patients turning up when you play the missions?
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by DouglasDerp » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:18 pm
I'm getting all the same problems as the above users.

No sound even with SDL/timidity installed

Event dialogues in the game are just a black screen (not game breaking but annoying)

No patients ever visit the hospital (basically breaks the game)

Can't save and load games (Lua error in console)

Don't know if this will ever get fixed as it will probably involve re-compiling the game to get it up-to-date :(
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by mrpi64 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:22 pm
Museste wrote:@mrpi64 are patients turning up when you play the missions?


Where can I get the data from?
I'm happy to help.
http://goo.gl/TAUaLS - List of games that work on the Pi.
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by Museste » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:11 am
@mrrpi64 You need the HOSP folder from the game cd.
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