Tony Hawk's Underground

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Tony Hawk's Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground cover
Windows Beenox Shift
Release dates
Windows 2004
Genres Tricks
Series Tony Hawk's
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Tony Hawk's Underground on Wikipedia
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Key points

Random Soundtrack options have always the same music order by default (can be fixed with the ThirteenAG's widescreen fix).
Port of the superior Xbox version


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Australia and New Zealand only.
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\Data\movies\bik\
  2. Delete, rename, or move: ATVI.bik, Beenox.bik, intro.bik, and NSlogo.bik

Modern Windows Compatibility and Online Play[edit]

Replace script files with patched ones[3]
  1. Replace THUG.exe and add patch.dll in the "Game" folder from thmods

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Game\Save\[Note 2]

Video settings[edit]

Launcher - Video Settings
Launcher - Video Settings

Input settings[edit]

Launcher - Keyboard Settings
Launcher - Keyboard Settings
Launcher - Controller Settings
Launcher - Controller Settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound can be adjusted separately. Special sounds can either be enabled or disabled.
Surround sound
During dialogue only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Horizontal or vertical split-screen.
LAN play
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Windows 7/8/8.1 Compatibility[edit]

Windows update issue[citation needed]
  1. Delete Windows Update KB3086255 if installed to be able to run the game or use the Windows 10 patch

Stuttering on HDD[edit]

Disable APM[5]

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Processor (CPU) Pentium III 800 MHz or Athlon 800 MHz or higher processor
System memory (RAM) 256 MB of RAM
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB of uncompressed hard disk space (plus 200 MB for the Windows swap file)
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA
  • All NVIDIA GeForce 2 series
  • All NVIDIA GeForce 3/Ti series
  • All NVIDIA GeForce 4 series
  • All NVIDIA GeForce FX series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6800


  • ATI Radeon 7500
  • ATI Radeon 8500
  • ATI Radeon 9000
  • ATI Radeon 9600
  • ATI Radeon 9800
  • Matrox Parhelia
    32 MB of VRAM
    DirectX 9.0c compatible


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