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Theme Hospital game engine CorsixTH new release in testing

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CorsixTH is a brilliant free and open source game engine for Theme Hospital, enabling it to play smoothly on modern systems and other improvements. Theme Hospital is a true classic, one that absolutely should be kept alive. I may be a little biased there though, as it was a game I played a great many hours of in my youth.

It's been over a year since the last CorsixTH release but it's coming soon! CorsixTH 0.64 has a first Release Candidate now up and in need of some testing. A big new experimental feature landed enabling ISO images of the game to be used as a data source. In addition many game bugs have been fixed, multiple of which were somewhat game-breaking with rooms being stuck and level errors. Memory leaks were also plugged up, some UI elements are now sized properly in all languages and Epidemic patients previously couldn't be treated while they were seeking a room.

There's just the icing, a lot more bugs were solved over the past year to make playing Theme Hospital with CorsixTH better than ever. Like other excellent FOSS game engines openXcom (UFO: Enemy Unknown), OpenMW (Morrowind) and more it does require you have the data files which you can grab easily on GOG.com.

Find out more about CorsixTH on the GitHub.

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3 comments

vipor29 4 Jun
used to love playing this when i was younger,i think i still have the original cd
Mumrik93 4 Jun
Played this so much when i was a kid.. meh who am i kidding, I'm still playing it from time to time! xD Great to see it still fully playable, too many games from my childhood is no longer playable..
Pangaea 4 Jun
Played this as an adult too, for hours upon hours, and it was still a ton of fun. The Corsix version wasn't all that great back then (a few years ago), and I recall we couldn't place heaters properly and they took up a whole square instead of part of one, as in the original game. That probably works properly now, though.

A great game :)
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