Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 cover
Developers
Neversoft
Windows Beenox Shift
macOS (OS X) Beenox Shift
Publishers
Activision
Windows Aspyr Media
OS X Aspyr Media
Engines
RenderWare
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2003
macOS (OS X) August 15, 2003
Reception
Metacritic 88
IGDB 76
Taxonomy
Microtransactions None
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
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Warnings

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

Port of the superior Xbox version.

Availability[edit]

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

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

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.

Skipping the configuration window[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use ThirteenAG's fix.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See Windowed.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA only. Force MSAA in the graphics card control panel.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Stuttering may be present above 60 FPS.[1] Cap the frame rate at 60 FPS.

Windowed[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 split-screen
LAN play
8
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashing on Windows 8 and later[edit]

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

Window border on Windows 10[edit]

Use Borderless Gaming[citation needed]

Use Borderless Gaming.

Widescreen fix not working[edit]

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
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
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

Notes

  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).

References