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Some impressive work is coming to the next version of CorsixTH, the open source game engine for Theme Hospital.

Following on from the Beta release last month, it's been polished up some more and it's ready for further testing with a first Release Candidate for 0.63. It comes with many improvements like music supporting additional filetypes including ogg, flac, wav, aiff, voc. You can also save your camera position with ALT+number and jump to it with CTRL+number, announcements don't overlap now as they're queued up, hotkey configuration and more.

There's also numerous bugfixes like handymen no longer getting all stressed out and confused because you moved a machine, it won't crash when staff die in an exploding room (ouch), staff should no longer get stuck in rooms that support multiple staff, pathfinding was also improved and more.

Additionally, they've also improved how it should show up on Linux with appdata metainfo, desktop files and a scalable icon. Nice to see the smaller details also get worked out for us. See the full release notes here on GitHub.

As a reminder, it's another game engine that requires you have the original data files which can be grabbed easily enough from GOG. Well worth taking a look, works very nicely.

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14 14 May, 2019
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I tried getting it to work yesterday over my lunch break but wasn't able to... something about missing 'fls' lua module I think. I tried compiling from source as well as one of the AUR packages. :'( I'll try again sometime because this would be a good laptop game.
thykr 15 May, 2019
I love this project! Thanks for covering the news!
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