Tony Hawk's Underground

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Tony Hawk's Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground cover
Windows Beenox Shift
Release dates
Windows 2004
Tony Hawk's Underground on MobyGames
Tony Hawk's Underground on Wikipedia


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

Random Soundtrack options have always the same music order by default (can be fixed with the ThirteenAG's widescreen fix).
Port of the superior Xbox version


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Australia only.
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\Data\movies\bik\
  2. Delete, move or rename ATVI.bik, Beenox.bik, intro.bik and NSlogo.bik.

Modern Windows Compatibility and Online Play[edit]

Replace script files with patched ones[1]
  1. Replace THUG.exe and add patch.dll in the "Game" folder from thmods

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use DxWnd[2]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced through Nvidia Control Panel
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Fullscreen Anti-Aliasing
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Can be forced through Nvidia Control Panel
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at 60 FPS.[citation needed]

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Apply ThirteenAG's fix[citation needed]
1920x1080 fix[3]
  1. Download the 1920x1080 fix and Thug Cutscene Fix.
  2. Unpack the files in <path-to-game>\Game\.


Only compatible up to Windows 8.1 (may require to delete the Windows Update KB3086255)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
DirectInput only.
Full controller support
Switching through the menus and controlling the character works flawlessly.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Only keyboard key prompts are shown as letters.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
For XInput controllers see XInput force feedback vibration in DirectInput games.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
During dialogue, not cutscenes
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Horizontal or vertical split-screen.
LAN play
Online play
Originally based on GameSpy. GameSpy was shut down. Hex-edit THUG.exe to redirect all traffic to OpenSpy (Third party GameSpy substitute).[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

Windows 7/8/8.1 Compatibility[edit]

Windows update issue[citation needed]
  1. Delete Windows Update KB3086255 if installed to be able to run the game or use the Windows 10 patch

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
System memory (RAM)
Hard disk drive (HDD)