corsix-th — A Theme Hospital engine reimplementation.


corsix-th [--interpreter= luafile] [--config-file configfile] [--load= savefile] [--dump=strings]


Theme Hospital was a simulation computer game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts in 1997, in which the player designs and operates a hospital.
This project aims to reimplement the game engine of Theme Hospital, and be able to load the original game data files. This means that you will need a purchased copy of Theme Hospital, or a copy of the demo, in order to use CorsixTH.
On Debian systems these data files can be packaged with game-data-packager


This is a list of the options accepted by corsix-th
luafile Specify an alternative file to use as the main interpreter (bootstrap code)
configfile Use an alternative configuration file
savefile If specified, loads the given save file immediately on start-up
Turns on debugging mode


The save files are stored in ~/.config/CorsixTH/Saves/


CorsixTH was written by Peter "Corsix" Cawley et al.

Copyright © 2012 Chris Butler <> Copyright © 2015 Alexandre Detiste <> This man page was written for the Debian project, but may be used by others.