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
Sports Skateboarding
Series Tony Hawk's
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Tony Hawk's Underground on Wikipedia
Tony Hawk's
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 2002
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 2003
Tony Hawk's Underground 2004
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD 2012
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 2020


SafeDisc retail DRM does not work 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 ClownJob'd or 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 does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Use ClownJob'd


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


The purpose of this mod is to add some bug fixes and features asked about in the community, all while being self-contained and not making changes to any loose files.
Adds support for modern Windows, more resolutions and borderless windowed mode.
Allows to use PS2 style controls and XInput controllers.
Allows to play online via OpenSpy.
  1. Download archive from link above.
  2. Extract THUGONE.exe, ClownJob'd.dll and ClownJob'd.ini into <path-to-game>\Game.
  3. Run game using THUGONE executable.

Modern Windows Compatibility and Online Play[edit]

Use ClownJob'd


Replace files with patched ones
  1. Download archive from here.
  2. Extract and replace THUG.exe and patch.dll into <path-to-game>\Game.

Save game data location[edit]

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


Launcher - Video Settings
Launcher - Video Settings


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

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
DirectInput only. Use ClownJob'd for XInput support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Triggers are counted as one axis and cannot be individually mapped without external tools.
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired, Bluetooth
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Only keyboard key prompts are shown.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
For XInput controllers see XInput force feedback vibration in DirectInput games.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


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;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Compatibility[edit]

Use ClownJob'd
Windows update issue
  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[4]

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) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
AMD Athlon 800 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.7 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 2 series
ATI Radeon 7500
Matrox Parhelia
32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  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. 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).