Theme Hospital problem

  blulightning747 20:56 05 Apr 2005

I know that this game is a million years old but i'm having problems with it. I just bought it today it installed fine etc but then when i put it on the graphics are all weird. There is random colours all over the place and it just doesn't look right. I have the nVidia FX 5700LE 256MB so there's nothing wrong there especially when the likes of unreal tournament are perfect. Can anyone give me a hand please?

Resolution running at 1024x768 32 bit colour. Running XP Home SP2, 512MB RAM. I installed the patch that came with it so maybe that has something to do with it? Can anyone give me any ideas?

Much appreciated.


  Totally-braindead 23:01 05 Apr 2005

It is an old game, I see you're running XP do you know if the game is meant to run under XP?

  User-312386 23:05 05 Apr 2005

right click shortcut on desktop>properties and the click on compatibility and select windows98 etc etc

  Totally-braindead 23:07 05 Apr 2005

click here is the link to EAGames and theme hospital is there listed under stategy games see if that helps

  blulightning747 23:12 05 Apr 2005

Yeah, it's a sold out game and it says that XP is supported.

I'll try using the run with 98 thing.

  blulightning747 23:14 05 Apr 2005

Hell, that didn't work either.

Does it help that the game keeps switching the resolution down to 640x480??

  User-312386 23:15 05 Apr 2005

yes change the resolution within the game

there is normally an option

  Totally-braindead 23:18 05 Apr 2005

blulightning747 I've bought a few sold out games and some even though they say they will work with XP I've never managed to get to work on my PC, but I have managed to get them to run on other peoples PCs who also run XP. Why I really don't know I presume its something to do with my graphics but thats just a guess. As well trying the compatabilty mode 2 things to try, reduce your graphics from 1024x768 to 800x600 or even 640x480 and see what that does and have a look on the CD there should be a readme file that may help.

  ACOLYTE 02:21 06 Apr 2005

This wont help but i have run this game without problems under xp/sp2 at 1024x768 32bit resolution,mine is the bullfrog title not the sold out 1,and i am pretty sure i didnt install a patch just the game.The default in game is 640x480 but this can be changed at the top of the menu in game.

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