Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland cover
Developers
Neversoft
Windows Aspyr Media
Publishers
Activision
Release dates
Windows February 6, 2006
Reception
Metacritic 69
IGDB 75
Taxonomy
Genres Tricks
Sports Skateboarding
Series Tony Hawk's
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland on HowLongToBeat
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland on IGDB
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland on MobyGames
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland on Wikipedia
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Warnings

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

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

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.01 is the latest version.

The Mod 1.01 pak/pab[edit]

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

THAW Game Launcher[edit]

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[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Launcher - Video Settings
Launcher - Video Settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
Multi-monitor
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
Ultra-widescreen
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Camera angle can be possibly adjusted with The Mod
Windowed
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
Capped 60fps
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

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
Stereo only. Unlike the Dolby Pro logic II on the PlayStation 2 and GameCube, and Dolby Digital 5.1 on Xbox and Xbox 360.
Subtitles
Cutscenes only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Spanish

Network[edit]

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
8
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[1] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3.5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3 Ti series
ATI Radeon 8500 series
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Intel Extreme Graphics and SiS chipsets are not supported.

Notes

  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).

References

System Requirements