Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland cover
Windows Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows NA: February 6, 2006
EU: April 7, 2006
Metacritic 69
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland on MobyGames
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland on Wikipedia


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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Key points

Port of the PlayStation 2 version. PC version does not include the graphical improvements from the Xbox 360 release.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Russian copies use StarForce DRM.
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\Data\movies\bik\
  2. Delete, rename, or move: ATVI.bik, intro.bik, New_Aspyr_firelogo.bik


Patch 1.01 is the latest version.

The Mod 1.01 pak/pab

Makes it possible to skip the intro, change camera angle and more

THAW Game Launcher

Switch online servers from discontinued GameSpy to OpenSpy and features custom resolution (require Reloaded exe only!)

Require the exe to be set as Administrator and Windows 7 compatibility for later system!

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Game\Save\[Note 1]


Launcher - Video Settings
Launcher - Video Settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Camera angle can be possibly adjusted with The Mod
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Launcher - Keyboard Settings
Launcher - Keyboard Settings
Launcher - Controller Settings
Launcher - Controller Settings


Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound can be adjusted separately. Special sounds and music zones can either be enabled or disabled.
Surround sound
Cutscenes only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op, Versus
"Classic Mode" can be played in co-op mode. "2-Player" is versus.
LAN play
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows XP
Processor (CPU) AMD or Intel 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB or higher
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.5 GB free disc space
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA
  • GeForce 3 Ti series
  • Geforce 4 Ti series
  • Geforce FX series
  • Geforce 6 series
  • Geforce 7 series


  • X800 series
  • X1300 series
  • Radeon 8500 series
  • Radeon 9000 series
  • Radeon 9600 series
  • Radeon 9800 series
    64 MB of VRAM
    DirectX 9.0c compatible
Intel Extreme Graphics and SiS chipsets not supported.


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).


System Requirements