Tony Hawk's Underground 2

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Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 cover
Windows Beenox Shift
Release dates
Windows NA: October 4, 2004
EU: October 15, 2004
Metacritic 85
Series Tony Hawk's
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Tony Hawk's
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD 2012
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 2020


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).
Main Menu
Main Menu

Key points

Port of the superior Xbox version


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 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_Shift.bik, Dolby_Digital.bik, Intel_intro.bik, intro.bik, introf.bik, and NSlogo.bik

Fix for blur bug[edit]

Replace script files with patched ones[citation needed]
This solution removes glitchy blur from the game.
  1. Download this archive.
  2. Replace qb_scripts.prd, qb_scripts.prf, qb_scripts.prx in <path-to-game>\Game\Data\pre with dummy files from archive's Data\pre folder.
  3. Replace skutils.qb in in <path-to-game>\Game\Data\scripts\game with dummy files from archive's Data\scripts\game folder.

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

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 must be installed to use this mod.
  • Ported levels from the original Tony Hawk's Pro Skater all the way up to Tony Hawk's Project 8!
  • More customization options in the Create-A-Skater creator!
  • XInput support!
  • Multiplayer enabled with Openspy!
  • And many more!
No single-player campaign or split support.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location

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


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
Stereo only. Unlike the Dolby Pro logic II on the PlayStation 2 and GameCube, and Dolby Digital 5.1 on Xbox.
Cutscenes only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


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
Online play
8 GameSpy services have been shut down;[3] see GameSpy for workarounds.

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) AMD Athlon 800 MHz
Pentium III
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 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).