Here are some common questions that I get asked. If you feel like there’s something missing, please ask in the comments.


Q: Is this a demo version or can I play the full game?

A: You need to own the full version of Theme Hospital to play the full version, otherwise you will get the option to download the demo version when you first launch the game. Instructions on how to install the full version can be found here: Using the Full Version of Theme Hospital.


Q: Where can I get the full version of Theme Hospital?

If you have a physical CD, you can use that with CorsixTH. You can get the CD version from Amazon (UK)eBay (UK) or (UK) amongst others. Alternatively, the only known good source to download Theme Hospital is through


Q: What devices are supported?

A: You must have an Android device running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or greater. You must also have dual touch (ie. be able to do gestures like pinch-to-zoom) and a sufficiently large screen with a minimum resolution of 640×480. A quick Google search should tell you whether your device is sufficient or not.

A tablet is highly recommended.


Q: Is BlackBerry 10 supported?

A: Not at the moment.


Q: How do you pick up objects?

A: Press and hold on the object you wish to pick up. You should hear a sound effect.


Q: How do you rotate objects?

A: In place object mode or after you’ve picked up an item, press and hold anywhere on the screen to rotate it. You should hear a sound effect.


Q: What version of CorsixTH do you use?

A: Up to and including versions 0.4.x, the very latest commits from the CorsixTH trunk are included. Starting with 0.5, I use the latest released version with the exception of some critical bug fixes.


Q: How do I use custom maps?

A: You need to place the custom map files (.map and .level) into the following directory: /Android/data/ Do not confuse this Levels folder with the original Theme Hospital Levels folder (which should be full of .sam files), as custom maps here will not be detected by the game.


Q: Where can I get custom maps from?

A: The CorsixTH forum’s maps board is the best place to get good quality CorsixTH maps from.


Q: Can I use the saved games from the desktop version of CorsixTH or use the saved games from the Android port on the desktop?

A: Yes, this is possible starting with version 0.6. The saved games are located in the CTHsaves directory on your device.


Q: Where can I report bugs?

A: Bug reports should either be emailed to myself or submitted as issues on GitHub. Please search there first before contacting me or opening a new issue.


Q: The menu doesn’t appear on my Samsung Galaxy S4!

This is a known bug and only occurs on Android 4.2.2. If you can, upgrade to Android 4.3 where this bug is fixed. If you are unable to do so, a workaround is to press the volume button which should make the menu refresh.


Q: Do I need to patch or update Theme Hospital before playing?

No. Use the original files as they appear on your CD or as you downloaded them. Do not apply any patch or update. This includes the French patch to fix crashes.


Q: How do I pause or unpause the game?

Opening the menu will pause the game and closing the menu will return the game to its original speed. If you wish to pause the game to move around and observe the world, you can do so from the Change Game Speed option in the menu. Similarly, you can unpause from this same menu option.


Q: How do you scroll the map?

Drag with two fingers and the map will move.

  • ejw

    How do i unpause the game on my phone??

  • Emma

    How do I move around the map. Im stuck by reception and can’t build more as i cannot move

    • This has been answered elsewhere, but I’ve added it to the FAQ.

  • Zac Gallagher

    How do I get rid of our fix my xray room as it went black and the edit room option does not seem to work.

  • mary anne

    How to expand the hoapital?

  • Jamy

    Can you use cheats with this app?

  • plaer of

    Is there a way to flip the camera angle?

  • Robert Long

    I cant unpause the game, even though I came off the menu 🙁

    • MMJ

      You can resume by changing the game speed.

  • If you only have a tablet it’s a bit more difficult. I’ve an experimental app which may help, but I don’t provide any support as it’s really designed for power users:

    If you follow the instructions provided with that then you should be able to extract TH and play the game.

  • Jayo131

    1st u must install the .exe file on you pc then transfer the installed files from you laptop to your android via usb cable via media transfer mode install files to the TH folder you created on you phone memory and run the app simples

  • Alessandro Russo

    How do i zoom?

  • Nungaa

    How do you get rid of a room in order to build a new one?

  • Eric

    How to zoom in? I tried the custom screen size settings to no avail.

    • This is only available in the alpha versions at the moment. In the mean time you can try reducing the display resolution in the settings to 640×480.

  • Sarah Reader

    Sounds kinda strange but im missing the weird music. The juke box isnt working. It shows its working, as in all the buttons show green with a tick but i have no music but all the sohnd effects are fine. Bow do i get the jukebox working?

  • Cisca As

    1. How to remove the missplaced bench or radiator?
    2. How to rearrange furniture inside already built room? And how to add new furniture in it?
    3. Can I demolish the room previously built?