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Tony Hawk's Underground

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Tony Hawk's Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground cover
Windows Beenox Shift
Release dates
Windows 2004
Monetization One-time game purchase
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 Underground on HowLongToBeat
Tony Hawk's Underground on IGDB
Tony Hawk's Underground on MobyGames
Tony Hawk's Underground on Wikipedia
Tony Hawk's
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 2000
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
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland 2006
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).

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

The PC port is based on the Xbox version. It was released only in Australia and New Zealand[citation needed]


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

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.


Fixes bugs and adds 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, borderless windowed mode and multiplayer via OpenSpy.
Allows the use of PS2-style controls and XInput controllers.
  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.

Alternative compatiblity fixes

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

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


Launcher - Video Settings
Launcher - Video Settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use ClownJob'd or ThirteenAG's fix.
Use ClownJob'd or ThirteenAG's fix.
Use ClownJob'd or ThirteenAG's fix.
4K Ultra HD
Use ClownJob'd.
Field of view (FOV)
Use ClownJob'd.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use ClownJob'd.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FSAA toggle. Force MSAA in the graphics card control panel.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
Capped 60fps
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


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


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
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


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

Windows 7/8/8.1/10 compatibility

Use ClownJob'd

Stuttering while installed on hard drive

Disable APM (Advanced Power Management)[4]

D-Pad not working

In the game's launcher under the "Gamepad binding" tab, bind the "Park editor specific controls" to the controller's d-pad.[5]

Random soundtrack setting playing the same order by default

Use ClownJob'd or the ThirteenAG's Widescreen Fix.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy


HQ Music and Videos for PC

Rips audio, music and videos from Xbox version for highest possible quality.

System requirements

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).