Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 cover
Windows LTI Gray Matter
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
macOS (OS X) Westlake Interactive
Mac OS Aspyr Media
OS X Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2000
Mac OS (Classic) May 31, 2001
macOS (OS X) May 31, 2001
Metacritic 91
Genres Tricks
Sports Skateboarding
Series Tony Hawk's
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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.

Key points

Cannot use Alt+Tab while in-game.
No split-screen multiplayer like in the console versions.


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

Essential improvements[edit]

Cumulative patch[edit]

Adds support for widescreen resolutions in 32-bit color depth, removes the frame rate cap, along with additional fixes.

NOTE: Website appears to have been flagged as malicious. Site appears to be safe. Most likely a false flag, as only one AV flagged it via Virus Total.

Verok's patch[edit]

Modern system support, widescreen FOV and 32 bit.

Skip intro videos[edit]

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]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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


Video settings.
Video settings.


Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse is only used for navigating menus.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See Cumulative patch for experimental XInput support.
Full controller support
Exiting some option screens requires mouse input.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


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[edit]

Crash on loading[edit]

Use dgvoodoo2 Wrapper[citation needed]
  1. Download [1] dgvoodoo2.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL,DDRAW.DLL,D3DImm.dll from the \MS\x86\ folder to the game install directory.

Running the game on Windows 2000 and later[edit]

Apply unofficial patch[citation needed]
  1. Use the Win2K Patch
  2. In addition, running the game in Windows 98 compatibility mode may help.

Trouble with CD installer on Windows 8.1[edit]

Play the game without using the installer[citation needed]
  1. Create a new folder on your desktop.
  2. Copy all game content with THawk2.exe from the CD to the folder.

Crash in career mode before playing a video[edit]

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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7.0a
Software renderer
Available as a fallback, but with slightly higher system requirements.
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

Level Pack 2[edit]

Includes additional levels taken from PSX versions of Pro Skater, Pro Skater 3, and Pro Skater 4.

System requirements[edit]

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
Mac OS
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


  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).