Retail release was Beta 4. The patch bumps it up to Beta 5.
At least, these are the version numbers reported by the patch :)
To run the installer you must set wine to Win95/98 and set up the cd drive.
You must change to the game's directory before you run it or you will get the "language setup error". The game requires the cd, but only for files in hosp. Copy the contents of that to your install dir (no overwrite) and you should be able to set your hospital.cfg to point to your install dir instead of cd/hosp and run without the disk.
What does not
The patcher is a dos program and must be run with dosbox.
Though this is apparently fixed in a wine patch, to be included in Wine 0.9.39 .
What was not tested
The multiplayer options are IPX, modem and serial. IPX doesn't seem to work but I can't test the others.
Bug 881 (X Mouse cursor not hidden) is still a problem, and can be quite confusing.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 16 2012||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 07 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Silver||Vanack Sabbadium|
|Show||Mandriva 2008.1 Spring||Sep 21 2008||1.1.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Skiperdrake|
|Show||Linux Mint 5 "Elyssa"||Aug 06 2008||1.1.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Ãngel Prada|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"||Mar 12 2008||0.9.57.||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Ben Klein|
If you followed the installation instructions above, you should now be able to run Theme Hospital in Wine. For those of you using command-line, the program to run is called Hospital.exe. Here are some problems you may have: