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Theme Hospital on a Modern Windows PC

15/12/2012 UPDATE

To save you the hassle of going through all these technical tweaks, try Corsix-TH instead. It is still in its early development stages so you’ll spot the odd bug but from what I’ve tried so far, it is easier and a lot more stable than using these tweaks and supports today’s modern screen sizes. No more funny colours and blurry graphics to look at!

It’s very simple to setup. Install your copy of Theme Hospital or simply copy the whole “HOSP” folder from the CD. Now install Corsix-TH and let it know where you copied the folder. Then you’re ready to run the game!

http://corsixth.com/

Would be nice to have the cutscenes ported over too such as the board and opening animation but, oh well. Keep up the great work, guys! =)

Been feeling like playing Bullfrog’s classic “Theme Hospital“. It really is a brilliant game despite being over 10 years old and I highly recommend you try it if you haven’t already! You run a hospital trying to cure humorous fictional diseases like “Bloaty Head” by popping them like balloons, “Slack Tongue” or “Invisibility”. Then there’s the receptionist announcing the odd lines over the intercom in a sarcastic voice like, “Patients are asked to be patient,” “Patients are here at their own risk,” or even “Patients are reminded not to die in the corridors” every so often. Some hospital, eh? The game still plays (and looks) amazingly well for its age.

However, it doesn’t look like it’s getting a remake any time soon even though Theme Park got one on the DS. I tried getting the Playstation version via PSN but it’s very poor, lacking music and has poor controls.

Eventually I decided to try and get the more superior PC version but the catch was, it’s so old Windows Vista and later isn’t supported. That said, there are ways you can get the game running if you look around such as using the legit DOSBox emulator. There have also been people who have suggested installing the legit Windows XP Virtual Machine provided by Microsoft.

Or, if you want to avoid the hassle of installing more software just to get Theme Hospital running in Windows 7 (or perhaps Vista too), here’s how to get it up and running on today’s PCs.

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£30 Windows 7 Upgrade Offer for Students

Anyone who has access to an academic e-mail address and is currently running Windows XP or Vista, will have the opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of Windows, Windows 7 at a discount price of £30 starting from October 1st.

Beats wasting your time trying to find a working serial, patch or risk using maliciously modified software, right? Especially when you’ll be using it for the next 5 years at least.

Or if you’re on an IT related course, I suggest asking your lecturers or tutors if your university is a member of the MSDN Academic Alliance like mine is. You’ll have the opportunity to download legit copies of Microsoft software for free such as all version of Windows and developer suites like Visual Studio. Only Office isn’t available but you might want to take up the Ultimate Steal offer for that.

So why upgrade? It has all the good features of Windows Vista such as better video/photo thumbnail support, instant search, better start menu, a revamped taskbar, better resource monitoring and more. All taking up less resources than Vista.

Windows 7 Student Offer

Free Windows 7 Beta Downloads Ends

And just after I mentioned about the free beta yesterday as well. Oh well, apparently they’re still offering beta keys via the site which means anyone can still go ahead and download an “open source” copy then go ahead to get a legitimate test key.

According to PC Pro, Microsoft will be jumping to the release candidate version next which should be the final stage of testing if no major bugs are found. We could see it available in shops sometime in January 2010.

No official download anymore.

Windows 7 Starter Edition Limited to Three Applications

According to PC Pro, Microsoft will be releasing a “Starter” edition of their upcoming operating system Windows 7 and it will be specifically aimed at Netbooks such as the Samsung NC10.

It will also be limiting end users to only three concurrently running applications which is odd. I know Netbooks are slower than laptops but, they can definitely run more than that simultaneously.

The New Windows 7

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