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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

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Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland cover
Windows Aspyr Media
Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows February 6, 2006
Metacritic 69
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Tricks
Sports Skateboarding
Themes Contemporary
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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GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person tricks game in the Tony Hawk's series.

The PC port is based on the Xbox version, and does not include the graphical improvements from the Xbox 360 release.[1] It is also missing Collector's Edition content from the PS2 version by default; see THAW Game Launcher to restore.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM.
Russian copies use StarForce DRM.

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.


Improves input handling and fixes bugs.
Adds support for widescreen resolutions.

The Mod 1.01 pak/pab

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

THAW Game Launcher

Switches online servers from discontinued GameSpy to OpenSpy and features custom resolution (requires no-CD executable for this).
Requires the exe to be run as administrator and in Windows 7 compatibility mode.
Can restore the Collector's Edition content from the PS2 version with the exception of the making-of video.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Aspyr\Tony Hawk's American Wasteland\Settings

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 or PARTYMOD.
Use ThirteenAG's fix or PARTYMOD.
Use ThirteenAG's fix or PARTYMOD.
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)
FSAA toggle. Force MSAA in the graphics card control panel.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
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.


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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


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 Use reTHAWed.

Issues fixed

Random soundtrack setting playing the same order by default

Use ThirteenAG's Widescreen Fix or PARTYMOD.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Total conversion mod for the game which aims to improve it at its core, restore multiplayer, increase core functionality and add new features.


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements

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.


  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).


  1. Verified by User:Averygoodperson on 2023-08-26
    I asked on a community discord and the PC version is based on the Xbox version, however there are a few file types from the 360 version included which indicates that there were plans to port the 360 version at first.

System Requirements