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

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  1. CurlySteve

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    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".


    Important!

    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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    Windows 7 compatibility

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

    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 !!
     
  4. Hoffman

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    Please read the first post and it will answer your question ;)
     
  5. KeshnieP

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    Need CD-Rom to play

    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_hospital\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 !!
     
  7. Savoy

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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.(Y) 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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    Nimrod Exotic Vendor

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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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    thanks
     
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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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    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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    Sigh...

    How can we Fix this problem.... It says YOU NEED THE THEME HOSPITAL CD ROM TO PLAY!!!
     
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    Come on guys if you actually read this top you would know how to fix that problem… *-)

    https://digiex.net/games-downloads/...patch-windows-xp-vista-support.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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