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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 cover
Windows Beenox Shift
macOS (OS X) Beenox Shift
Windows Aspyr Media
OS X Aspyr Media
Brazil Electronic Arts
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2003
macOS (OS X) August 15, 2003
Metacritic 88
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
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 4 on HowLongToBeat
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 on IGDB
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 guide on StrategyWiki
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 on MobyGames
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 on Wikipedia
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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).

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 is a singleplayer and multiplayer third-person tricks game in the Tony Hawk's series.

The PC port is based on the Xbox version.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
macOS (OS X)

Version differences

Polish release includes optional bonus music tracks by Polish hip-hop artists (Tede, Mezo, Tymon, Fisz, WSZ & CNE, Sweet Noise and O.S.T.R.), which can be installed by running setup.exe in the Dodatki folder on the first CD after installation of the game itself. A patch for any game release is available here.

Essential improvements


Patch 1.0.2 (OS X) - The patch only applies to the retail OS X version and the OS X demo, not the Windows or OEM version. If your Mac came bundled with THPS4, do not install this patch.


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>
  2. Delete, move or rename data002.tgr (Activision O2 logo), data001.tgr (Aspyr Media logo), data021.tgr (Neversoft lLogo), and data014.tgr (game intro).

Skipping the configuration window

Launch game directly[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game.
  2. Launch the game using Skate4.exe.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Aspyr Media\Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4f\Settings
<path-to-game>\Game\config.cfg[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Game\Save\[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)


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
Use ThirteenAG's fix or PARTYMOD.
Field of view (FOV)
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA toggle. Force MSAA in the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
The game is uncapped, Physics and animations is capped 60fps.


Force windowed mode[1]
  1. Install ThirteenAG's fix.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\Game.
  3. Create wndmode.ini and start the game.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
The game uses licensed songs with no option to change to other songs


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Local retail only, download.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Split-screen
LAN play
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[2] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed

Game crashing on Windows 8 and later

Disable AA setting[citation needed]
  1. Open the configuration window.
  2. Disable fullscreen anti-aliasing.

Window border on Windows 10

Use Borderless Gaming[citation needed]

Use Borderless Gaming.

Widescreen fix not working

Generate missing configuration file[1]
  1. Open <path-to-game>\Start.exe as administrator.
  2. Click on "Save settings and quit" to create config.cfg.
  3. The game can now be launched from Skate4.exe correctly.

Random soundtrack setting playing the same order by default

Use ThirteenAG's Widescreen Fix or PARTYMOD.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy


System requirements

Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce2 or similar
DirectX 8 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.1.2
Processor (CPU) G4 733 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce2
ATI Radeon
32 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 1.0 1.1 Verified by User:Keith on 2017-09-22
  2. Pricing | GameSpy Technology