Installing CorsixTH and Theme Hospital
- These instructions are for Windows – Linux folk usually help themselves and Mac folk don’t know how to play games.
- CorsixTH uses the data files from the original Theme Hospital game. Where you find a copy of the original game is beyond the scope of this tutorial. Ask around.
- The data files need to be unpacked or mounted. In this tutorial we have installed Virtual CloneCD and mounted the downloaded image.
- You’ll need to download the second playable beta of Corsix TH.
Installing Theme Hospital
You’ve either unpacked the files somewhere or mounted the ISO using a DVD emulator (such as Virtual CloneCD). Either way is fine, as long as you can get to the game files.
We’re not going to install Theme Hospital, we’re just going to copy its files.
The rest of the files are not necessary. Only the HOSP directory contains the data files for the actual game.
It doesn’t matter where you paste them as long as you know in which directory you put the files. Choosing My Documents is easy because the directory is shown (see screenshot lower down).
That path, encircled, is what you’ll be needing later when you install CorsixTH.
Go to the download page of CorsixTH.
You have now installed CorsixTH and pointed it to the place where you have your original Theme Hospital data files.
If it works correctly you’ll see the screen below:
CorsixTH encountered an error during startup – consult the log window for details.
If you see this message it’s probably because the address to the data files is not correct.
Go to where you installed CorsixTH. The default is C:\Program Files\CorsixTH.
Double-click the config.txt file to open it with notepad.
When you type in the correct address for the files, make sure you include the double square brackets.
theme_hospital_install = [[C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\HOSP]]
If that still doesn’t work, join us on the #corsix-th IRC channel.