CorsixTH (Wii Entry)

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  1. tueidj
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    Introduction
    Theme Hospital was originally released by Bullfrog in 1997. CorsixTH is an open source clone of the original game with the aim of being able to run on more platforms as well as correcting some bugs and adding new enhancements/features. Now it runs on the wii too!

    Game Setup
    CorsixTH requires the resource files from the original Theme Hospital game. If you don't have a copy of the original game you can get the demo version (available here) although it only has one level and is missing several features. Copy the HOSP folder from the original disc to somewhere on your SD/USB drive. When you start CorsixTH for the first time it should show a folder browser for you to locate this folder. It should then restart and go to the main menu.

    Downloads
    Game files (extract to /apps directory, launch from HBC): http://www.tueidj.net/CorsixTH-wii.zip
    Source Code (including SDL and LUA libraries): http://www.tueidj.net/CorsixTH-wii-src.zip

    Music
    The original Theme Hospital used midi music, and CorsixTH can play these files. However since the wii has no midi hardware you will need timidity-compatible instrument patch files such as those found at the Freepats project. Once you have a patch set copy the .cfg file you wish to use to "/etc/timidity/timidity.cfg" on your SD/USB drive and put the patch files in "/usr/local/lib/timidity". If possible try and use a smaller patch set which uses substitute instruments, since there's not a lot of memory available (for example if using the freepats set use crude.cfg instead of the default freepats.cfg).

    Bugs
    The CorsixTH project is still a work a progress, and there are bugs. Most of the time you'll get an error on-screen asking if you wish to attempt to continue - it's not really a good idea since you'll end up with patients and/or staff stuck in doorways or trying to perform other actions. The best thing to do at that point is to load the autosave file and hope it doesn't happen again.

    Controls
    If you want to play the game like the original PC version you can connect a USB mouse and keyboard. Otherwise you can use the wiimote on its own, wiimote+nunchuk or classic controller.
    Wiimote Pointer/Nunchuk stick/Classic left stick - Move mouse cursor
    Wiimote A/Classic b - Left click
    Wiimote B/Classic a - Right click
    DPAD - Scroll screen
    Plus - Pause
    Minus - Escape (clear topmost dialog)

    Video Demo
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    Credits
    The original CorsixTH project page can be found here.
     
  2. Donkey Plonk

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    You absoloute LEGEND you dude.
    Absoloutly loving the look of this, been thinking about a port of this ever since getting a wii years ago, so happy someone finally done one.

    I will waste frickin hours on this. So much for all the wii games I've gotta play through.

    I'll fire this up as soon as I get home from work tonight at 7pm
     
  3. shakirmoledina

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    wow nice work man... a great game this surely is. How did u get the mechanics?
     
  4. Sicklyboy

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    9:00 - Where do I put the radiator?!?!?!

    Nice work tueidj, I am gonna check this out over the weekend.
     
  5. tueidj
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    The damn toilets near the end were the real problem [​IMG]
    The radiators can be a bit tricky since with the way they're currently implemented they take up the whole square rather than letting people walk past them, and the game won't let you place any items that would block off empty space. That's why when I built the GP's office I put the radiator in the corner first (to occupy the empty square) so I could put the filing cabinet on the square in front.
     
  6. bandicoot

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    A NDS port should be awesome [​IMG]
     
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  7. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Ported to Wii? Wow
    I own a original copy of this for the PC.
    Absolutely love it! I remember the days, I spent all day playing it on "EASY" over and over again [​IMG].

    Sometimes picked bad doctors, nurses and Handy Mans on purpose just for the lulz.
     
  8. tueidj
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    Maybe if I win I'll buy one [​IMG]
     
  9. yyhung317

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    awesome job dude !! i like this kind of games as it fire up my thinking skills and knowledge and it is also one of the game when i play when i was still young ..
     
  10. yyhung317

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    there is another problem which i found out that the nurse when they become tired and go to staff room to recover, their tiredness wont decrease back to normal so can u fix that problem ??