Tony Hawk's Underground 2

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Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 cover
Developers
Neversoft
Windows Beenox Shift
Publishers
Activision
Release dates
Windows October 4, 2004
Reception
Metacritic 85
IGDB 82
Taxonomy
Genres Tricks
Sports Skateboarding
Series Tony Hawk's
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 on HowLongToBeat
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 on IGDB
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 on MobyGames
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 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

Warnings

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.
Missing PSP exclusive content.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SafeDisc V3 DRM[Note 1].
Windows
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

or

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

ClownJob'd[edit]

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.
Installation
  1. Download archive from link above.
  2. Extract THUGTWO.exe, ClownJob'd.dll and ClownJob'd.ini into <path-to-game>\Game.
  3. Run game using THUGTWO executable.

Tony Hawk's Underground: Pro (THUG Pro)[edit]

Ported levels from the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater through Tony Hawk's Project 8.
More customization options in the Create-A-Skater creator.
XInput support.
Multiplayer enabled with Openspy.
No single-player campaign or splitscreen support.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

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

Video[edit]

Launcher - Video Settings
Launcher - Video Settings

Input[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound can be adjusted separately. Special sounds and music zones can either be enabled or disabled.
Surround sound
Uses center channel for sounds and front channels for music and cutscenes, other channels are barely used if at all.[3]
Subtitles
Cutscenes only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Versus
Can only be selected in the main menu if a second controller is connected. Split-screen can be changed to horizontal or vertical.
LAN play
8
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

Buggy blur effect on Windows Vista and higher[edit]

When using Windows Vista or higher, you will notice that if you use focus, use a teleporter, or be in the main menu, a weird blur bug will occur.[5]
Replace script files with patched ones
  1. Download this archive.
  2. Replace qb_scripts.prd, qb_scripts.prf and qb_scripts.prx in <path-to-game>\Game\Data\pre with dummy files from archive's Data\pre folder.
  3. Replace skutils.qb in <path-to-game>\Game\Data\scripts\game with dummy files from archive's Data\scripts\game folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
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) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 32 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  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).

References