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    Default Theme Hospital [Full Version Download + Multiplayer Patch + Windows Vista/7 Support]

    Download Theme Hospital for Windows
    [Full Version Download + Multiplayer Patch + Windows XP / Vista and Windows 7 Support]


    Theme Hospital is a simulation computer game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts in 1997, in which the player designs and operates a hospital. Like most of Bullfrog's games, Theme Hospital is permeated by an eccentric sense of humor. The game is the thematic successor to Theme Park, a game also produced by Bullfrog.

    This is theme hospital which you have to put in to the c:/ directory for this to work. This classic comes with all the music and is great to play by yourself or over lan. It only uses ipx or a serial cable for lan play.

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    Download Theme Hospital [Full Version Download + Multiplayer Patch + Windows XP/Vista Support]

    At only $5.99 for a fantastic old game DRM free, why not get it?

    Tested on Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64, worked with UAC on and no compatibility options though results may vary depending on location. If you have problems, right click on Hospital.exe and select Properties then go to the compatibility tab and enable "Run as Administrator" and emulate "Windows 95".


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    Any posts below may be referring to the original unauthorised download which was all over the internet. People did this as you couldn't purchase the game anywhere and no matter how much fans asked EA/Bullfrog they wouldn't put the game up on Steam or anywhere to purchase. Well since the original post in 2008 it looks like they finally listened and released the game on GOG.com which is a fantastic site for buying old games, updated and DRM free. As such, we have taken out any links to unofficial copies people have referenced in the posts and added GOG.com links to the thread so you can purchase this game safely and legally!

    The trouble shooting related posts however are valid and apply to the GOG version to (which is exactly the same, latest version DRM free) and should hopefully resolve any issues you have running this! Please do not ask us to restore any old links in people's posts, as now the game is for sale for the extremely low price of $5 with no DRM there is no excuse not to purchase! Anyone posting links to unauthorised or illegal copies of this game will find their posts deleted and account suspended.
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    Default Windows 7 compatibility

    Good news every one it even works on Windows 7. No modifications needed.

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    Hi, thanks so much for offering the download for Theme Hospital for Windows XP (something which i'm looking for, for a long time!)
    However, i encountered a problem after downloading the file: after i unzip the file and click "hospital.exe", it says "need CD-rom to play"
    Please help me ! Thanks so much !!


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    Please read the first post and it will answer your question

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigBook View Post
    Hi, thanks so much for offering the download for Theme Hospital for Windows XP (something which i'm looking for, for a long time!)
    However, i encountered a problem after downloading the file: after i unzip the file and click "hospital.exe", it says "need CD-rom to play"
    Please help me ! Thanks so much !!
    Hi I'm also having this problem on vista. I did everything I was told to do by the first post. I extracted the files, went to HOSPITAL.cgf and changed the location to:
    INSTALL_PATH=C:\Users\User\Desktop\Kesh\theme_hosp ital\hospital
    then when that didn't work I right clicked on hospital.exe, clicked on properties and selected compatability, 'run as administrator' and then 'run this program in compatibilty mode for windows 95' and still it did not work. Please Help!!! What am I doing wrong?

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    Hi, I'm using Windows XP, and have read your first post and followed it's instructions, but my problem is that when i clicked Hospital.exe, the screen with the round theme hospital "CD" pops up (ie, the normal game screen when u start theme hospital) BUT underneath it, there's a line which says "Theme Hospital required CD-ROM"
    Please help me ! Thanks so much !!


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    Well, my English isn't very good, but it doesn't matter.
    You have to place the "\" character in the end of your path too. I guess, that all of you forgot to it (so did I).

    My example INSTALL_PATH=D:\Games\Bullfrog\Theme Hospital\
    Now I'm sure, the things are going to be better. However I have another problem. When I want to run "patch.exe", the error shows me, that the file is not compatible with Vista 64bit. I've already tried to run it as Administrator or emulate Windows 95. Nothing happened. Could anybody help me please?

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    The patch has already been applied, its a 16-bit process (which wont run on a 64-bit OS) so was ran it before compressing and uploading the game.
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    I changed the file hospital.cfg the first column and put where my exe file, but my game does not work says to the CD .... What can I do?

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    when i try to double click hopital.exe
    it's shown an error.. "This system does not support fullscreen mode. Choose 'close' to terminate the aplication"

    i already right click on the program n do what the TS said.
    my OS is Vista.

    i need help...

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    Have you tried changing your screen resolution? Some old games don't work in high screen resolutions. Or you can press alt + enter and that shows the game in a window on the desktop (if the game supports windowed mode).
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    Angry Theme Hospital

    AAArrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggg this is a nightmare, I'm sorting this problem for my mum, she brought the game on disc , the games loads but gives an error of : failed to initialise ?????? screen, so i thought I would try down loading from you and still have the same problem, please please please could someone tell me what i'm doing wrong ???

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    Hi i am also having the "need cd" problem anyone got any ideas im gutted was so excited when i got it all downloaded

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    Read all the main posts!!!!Read everything! Thats why we are here, to help you! Read the posts!!!!
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    Props to the guy who created this excellent work really excellent.

    Have purchased TH a few times the XP version and it worked great in XP but was never able to make it work in Vista it would never save my games.

    Now i am running Windows 7 64Bit RC been a couple of months now and i've been attempting to make this and Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 work in XP mode no luck at all.

    Following the 1st post and the Post from the original coder works perfectly, bit dodgy on the menu's due to i would assume colours being output by my graphics but removed shadows from the game and it plays like an absolute dream.

    Just to re-emphasise what others have said i extracted this to various places and changed the CFG file, don't mess around just extract direct to your CD drive it works every time.

    Excellent work

    Just wondering if the original coder still reads these forums is there any chance what ever he did with this game he can do with RCT1? anyway thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeshnieP View Post
    Hi I'm also having this problem on vista. I did everything I was told to do by the first post. I extracted the files, went to HOSPITAL.cgf and changed the location to:
    INSTALL_PATH=C:\Users\User\Desktop\Kesh\theme_hosp ital\hospital
    then when that didn't work I right clicked on hospital.exe, clicked on properties and selected compatability, 'run as administrator' and then 'run this program in compatibilty mode for windows 95' and still it did not work. Please Help!!! What am I doing wrong?
    How can we Fix this problem.... It says YOU NEED THE THEME HOSPITAL CD ROM TO PLAY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablocomm View Post
    I changed the file hospital.cfg the first column and put where my exe file, but my game does not work says to the CD .... What can I do?

    Quote Originally Posted by coolmum View Post
    Hi i am also having the "need cd" problem anyone got any ideas im gutted was so excited when i got it all downloaded

    Quote Originally Posted by audrianna123 View Post
    How can we Fix this problem.... It says YOU NEED THE THEME HOSPITAL CD ROM TO PLAY!!!
    Come on guys if you actually read this top you would know how to fix that problem…

    http://digiex.net/games-downloads/75...html#post11023

    Be sure to add the \ at the end of the install path.


    Incorrect: INSTALL_PATH=C:\Hospital

    Correct: INSTALL_PATH=C:\Hospital\

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    Also guys remember this probably use DOS based naming, so try to keep it close to the root of a drive, and don't use spaces.

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    Hi Guys i installed theme hospital on windows 7 32 bits and it works whit the patch but i only have some graphics issues i can save the game and my mouse is not so responsive in the game (i use razer copperhead ) it's not compatible in game i gues, but it works fine only some graphics issues can anyone explain me or have some fixxes for it ? thx verry much.

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    Hello,

    Although the game works really well I have one problem, which I hope you guys can help me with.

    Mymouse is really slow when playing Theme Hospital, is there anything to do to solve this and get the mouse back to normal speed?


    With kind regards,

    Koen.

    P.s: Thanks for putting this game on the internet so that all of us can play this again!

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    did you ever get that figured out? I just downloaded and the same thing happens to me. "Need CD To Play"

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    i need cd rom for this game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drfeelgood View Post
    did you ever get that figured out? I just downloaded and the same thing happens to me. "Need CD To Play"
    Quote Originally Posted by drfeelgood View Post
    i need cd rom for this game?
    No, without trying to sound elitist you really do just need to read the first post...

    Or even this post.

    Its not that hard is it?

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    hey
    nice of you guys putting this great game here

    I have a question, is there any way of playing it in a window ? I really hate spoilling my whole desktop for just 800x600 res.

    tnx for the post again and for your help

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    Hi, im wondering if anybody could help me. I am completely naive when it comes to computers and have tried to get theme hospital on my windows 7 laptop but it has been a disaster! I have tried to follow everyones advice on here but the jargon has proved too much for me! I have played theme hospital for years and really want to keep playing it, and was wondering if there was anyone who could explain to me in a way I will understand how I can get it onto my windows 7? If thats possible would be so great! I am a complete novice. Thanks! J

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    Also I do have the CD if that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jess View Post
    was wondering if there was anyone who could explain to me in a way I will understand how I can get it onto my windows 7?
    What problems are you having? We need to know the problem before a solution can be found.
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    hey what about my problem
    I can't watch House MD and play theme hospital at the same time... this is important

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    Quote Originally Posted by XfStef View Post
    hey what about my problem
    I can't watch House MD and play theme hospital at the same time... this is important
    House is that good you really shouldn't be doing anything else apart from watching it

    D3DWindower might work not tested it myself but maybe something to try?

    D3DWindower is application to emulate DirectX behaviour and run them in a window.
    If you like to often switch between apps, internet browser, instant messenger and game this app is for you !

    Unfortnately D3DWindower is in Japaneese but little bit translated version (optionss) exists aswell

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    it didn't work
    I'll start looking for other similar software, maybe I'll get lucky

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    Play it in a Virtual Machine? it should run and will be in a window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Scyth View Post
    What problems are you having? We need to know the problem before a solution can be found.
    I have tried the patch that was posted, and save it to my computer but its just comes up with the windows cant open the file error message. I know there is more that I need to do but I am really struggling to understand what to do. I just need some simple understandable instructions!!

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    It sounds like you need to install winrar, go to the winrar website and download it. You will probably want WinRAR x86 (32 bit) 3.91, download and install this.

    This should allow to open the file you downloaded from Digiex.

    Follow the numbers in the screenshot below



    Now to open the game you will want to Click on computer, either on the desktop or in the start menu, click on your C:\ drive, then click on the hospital folder.

    You can then load the game from the hospital icon as seen in the screenshot below.



    Hope that explains a bit better.
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    I have another problem...
    Don't know why, the game run very slow...
    my pc Pentium 4, vga 256 mb, memory 1Gb...
    Help need plz.

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    i got it to work, however it crashed randomy & i cant seem to get the cheats to work and i know im entering it correctly.
    any suggestions?

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    salve da tanto che cercavo questo gioco e vi ringrazio.
    ho un problema. ho eseguito tutto quello che spiegate nei post ma mi chiede sempre il cd rom!!!
    vi prego aiutatemi risolvere

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    Quote Originally Posted by ditta View Post
    salve da tanto che cercavo questo gioco e vi ringrazio.
    ho un problema. ho eseguito tutto quello che spiegate nei post ma mi chiede sempre il cd rom!!!
    vi prego aiutatemi risolvere
    L'estratto sul vostro PC in una posizione della vostra scelta, tuttavia se non estraete i dispositivi di piegatura alla radice di C:\ voi dovr pubblicare la lima di config ed aggiornarlo con una nuova posizione. Per fare questo, entri in indice dell'ospedale e trovi: HOSPITAL.CFG Apralo con il blocchetto per appunti o un altro sistema di editazione testi (non PAROLA!)
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    INSTALL_PATH= C:\hospital\ (noti \ dopo il nome del dispositivo di piegatura) 
    INSTALL_TYPE=MAX
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    I have the mouse-problem too. Mouse reacts so slow that i can't play!
    Can anyone help, please?

    And does anyone know if i can change the language into german? I tried "LANGUAGE=GER" and "LANGUAGE=german" - didn't work...

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    If I play in low resolution everything is fine... So problem fixed for me ;-)

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