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Theme Hospital continues living on with a new CorsixTH release

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CorsixTH is the wonderful free and open source game engine for Theme Hospital, featuring plenty of improvements and modern system support.

After a relatively short testing period for the Release Candidates and a year since the last full update, CorsixTH 0.64 has been released. This release comes with the ability to use ISO images of the original discs as a data source, since CorsixTH requires the original data files. With this release the UI was updated to be sized properly in all languages, Level 6 map issues were solved, rooms becoming stuck should no longer be an issue, potential memory leaks solved and a lot more done over the last year.

So what's the point in playing Theme Hospital in CorsixTH? Higher resolution support, bug fixes, quality of life improvements to various places and the list goes on. With it being open source, it means anyone can come along and fix issues or add new features too. They have a TODO list here if you're interesting.

Just like other excellent FOSS game engines openXcom (UFO: Enemy Unknown), OpenMW (Morrowind - which just had an update recently) 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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Zlopez Jun 16, 2020
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It's always nice to see when OS engine is maturing :-)

BTW the openXcom engine is for UFO: Enemy Unknown(1994) not XCOM: Enemy Unknown(2012). But it would be awesome to see open engine for something like the new XCOM.
Liam Dawe Jun 16, 2020
Quoting: ZlopezIt's always nice to see when OS engine is maturing :-)

BTW the openXcom engine is for UFO: Enemy Unknown(1994) not XCOM: Enemy Unknown(2012). But it would be awesome to see open engine for something like the new XCOM.
You're right, the naming gets confusing as it was known as both UFO: Enemy Unknown and X-COM: UFO Defense and somewhere I mixed it up.
thewho Jun 16, 2020
I never played this game, but bought it at GOG.com. For the full experience should i play it with this interpreter or just emulate the original game?
Are there any missing things from the original version?
JSVRamirez Jun 16, 2020
Quoting: thewhoI never played this game, but bought it at GOG.com. For the full experience should i play it with this interpreter or just emulate the original game?
Are there any missing things from the original version?
I haven't played in the last two versions, but there were certainly a couple of small issues that were drawbacks vs the original, but on the whole, the engine improvements over the original (which was a DOS game) are more than worth it.
ripper Jun 20, 2020
Quoting: JSVRamirezI haven't played in the last two versions, but there were certainly a couple of small issues that were drawbacks vs the original, but on the whole, the engine improvements over the original (which was a DOS game) are more than worth it.

Can you mention the drawbacks, please? Thanks a lot!
JSVRamirez Jun 21, 2020
Quoting: ripper
Quoting: JSVRamirezI haven't played in the last two versions, but there were certainly a couple of small issues that were drawbacks vs the original, but on the whole, the engine improvements over the original (which was a DOS game) are more than worth it.

Can you mention the drawbacks, please? Thanks a lot!

Rats weren't working properly, which meant that untidy hospitals weren't penalised. I think some of the awards didn't work at the end of the year and there were some UI elements that didn't work in the same way, so sometimes you'd select the wrong thing unwittingly .
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