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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

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This page is for the original 2000 release. For the 2012 Unreal Engine 3 remake version, see Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD. For the 2020 remake, see Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 cover
Developers
Neversoft
Windows LTI Gray Matter
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
macOS (OS X) Westlake Interactive
Publishers
Activision
Mac OS Aspyr Media
OS X Aspyr Media
Engines
Apocalypse
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2000
Mac OS (Classic) May 31, 2001
macOS (OS X) May 31, 2001
Reception
Metacritic 91
Taxonomy
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 Pro Skater 2 on HowLongToBeat
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on IGDB
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on MobyGames
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on Wikipedia
Tony Hawk's
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 2000
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2003
Tony Hawk's Underground 2004
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland 2006
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD 2012
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 2020

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
The Mac OS X version of this game does not work on Mac OS X Lion (version 10.7) or later due to the removal of support for PowerPC apps.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person tricks game in the Tony Hawk's series.

The PC port is based on the PlayStation version instead of the Dreamcast version. Unlike the console versions, the PC port does not have split-screen multiplayer.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v2 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
Mac OS
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available.

Version differences

The Korean release has exclusive content (skaters and songs) related to girl group Fin.KL and is still fully in English.

Essential improvements

Cumulative patch

Adds support for widescreen resolutions in 32-bit color depth, removes the frame rate cap, along with additional fixes.
For the content from the Korean version download the content pack and add the songs to the game using the custom soundtrack feature.

Verok's patch

Modern system support, widescreen FOV and 32 bit.

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Install the game with a full install (so videos are accessed from the hard drive).
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Movies.
  3. Delete, move or rename ATVILOGO.dat, GrayMat.dat, NSLogo.dat and Intro.dat.

Remove fog

Edit TH2_OPT.CFG[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open TH2_OPT.CFG in a text editor.
  3. Set FOGSCALE=500.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\TH2_OPT.CFG[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
Saves are *.SAV; custom parks are *.PRK.

Video

Video settings.
Video settings.

Input

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound effects and music
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Hot seat
HORSE mode
LAN play
2 Versus
Tag, Trick Attack, Graffiti
Online play

Issues fixed

Crash on loading

Use dgvoodoo2 Wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download dgVoodoo 2
  2. Extract dgVoodooCpl.exe and the contents of the MS\x86 subfolder to <path-to-game>.

Trouble with CD installer on Windows 8.1

Play the game without using the installer[citation needed]
  1. Create a new folder on the hard drive, in an easily accessible location.
  2. Copy all game content with THawk2.exe from the CD to the folder.

Crash in career mode before playing a video

Run the game on Linux using Wine
  1. Alternatively, try getting the competitions' gold medals in a different order.

Random soundtrack setting playing the same order by default

Use the Cumulative patch.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
Software renderer
Available as a fallback, but with slightly higher system requirements.
ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac OS (Classic)

Mods

HQ Music and Videos for PC

Rips music from Dreamcast version and videos from Xbox version for highest possible quality.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz (with 3D acceleration)
Intel Pentium II 266 MHz (software rendering)
System memory (RAM) 32 MB (with 3D acceleration)
64 MB (software rendering)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 350 MB, plus 95 MB for Windows swap file
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7.0a compatible
Other
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 8.6
Processor (CPU) iMac G3 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) ATI Rage Pro


Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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