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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 cover
Developers
Neversoft
Windows Gearbox Software
Mac OS (Classic) Beenox Shift
macOS (OS X) Beenox Shift
Publishers
Activision
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows March 28, 2002
Mac OS (Classic) January 30, 2003
macOS (OS X) January 30, 2003
Reception
Metacritic 90
IGDB 89
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Genres Tricks
Sports Skateboarding
Themes Contemporary
Series Tony Hawk's
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on HowLongToBeat
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on IGDB
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 guide on StrategyWiki
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on MobyGames
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 on Wikipedia
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Warnings

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

Key points

Port of the superior Xbox version but missing the exclusive content such as X-Ray Skater and Oil Rig level, luckily these can be restored using Mods.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Mac OS
macOS (OS X)
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements

Patches

Patch 1.01 is the latest version.

PARTYMOD

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

Skip intro videos

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Data\Movies\
  2. Delete, move or rename ATVI.mpg, NSlogo.mpg, gearbox.mpg and THPS3.mpg.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data\Settings[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Video

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use PARTYMOD or ThirteenAG's fix.
Multi-monitor
Use PARTYMOD or ThirteenAG's fix.
Ultra-widescreen
Use PARTYMOD or ThirteenAG's fix.
4K Ultra HD
Use PARTYMOD or ThirteenAG's fix.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use the -windowed parameter or DefMod3.[1]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Available through LevelMod launcher.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped 59fps.

Input

Audio

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

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
Splitscreen is not available.
LAN play
8
Online play
8 Requires OpenSpy patch to play online. Included in LevelMod.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mac OS (Classic)

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy Master servers have been shut down. Use OpenSpy (included in LevelMod).

Mods

  • LevelMod Includes 27 new maps ported from other games of the series, while also restoring the exclusive Xbox level, Oil Rig.
  • Extended Trick System Mod Adds more tricks to the game, while also improving graphics and adding new features.
  • Project 512x Adds higher resolution textures. Requires LevelMod.
  • New HD textures Adds higher resolution textures.
  • DefMod3 Includes many hacks for the game, including windowed mode and first person mode.
  • HQ Music and Videos for PC Replaces the music and videos with the highest quality versions of them (7z password: thmods.com/forum).
  • Bonus Skaters Mod Adds x-ray from the Xbox version and the four exclusive skaters from the Japanese PS2 version. The shopkeeper's reactions couldn't be added because the game would crash on exit.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Riva TNT
ATI Radeon
8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 9.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 256
ATI Radeon
32 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.1
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 256
ATI Radeon
32 MB of VRAM


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

  1. Windowed mode - Thps-mods.com - last accessed on May 2023
  2. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-09-06
    The game does not recognize any inputs at all from an XInput controller such as an Xbox One controller, and the left analog stick could not work with a Logitech F310 in DirectInput mode when trying to configure the game's controls.